You, Aging And Surfing

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Veterano, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. shapewright

    shapewright Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    USA California
    Well guys, here I am in Scrips Encinitas, had a heart attack last night, I knew the hard breathing wasn’t a good sign while surfing last week.
    I couldn’t get comfortable last night, my upper back and chest kept throbbing, I had made an appointment for today with my doc, didn’t get to see him
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  2. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Best wishes for a prompt recovery Jim. There are more Mexican beachbreaks in your future!
  3. Tlri

    Tlri Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2017
    Rhode island
    Nooo, feel better, glad you paid enough attention to your body to get yourself to the hospital.
  4. Makawaosurfer93

    Makawaosurfer93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    USA New Jersey
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  5. Sax-son

    Sax-son Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2019
    Three Rivers, CA
    Oh boy! I know that feeling. About 5 years ago I was out with a couple of friends body surfing and just couldn't catch my breath. I thought to myself, I might be a little out of shape but I can't be that out of shape. Made an appointment with a cardiologist and they ran some tests. At first they couldn't find anything wrong, but the cardiologist had a hunch and ran an ultrasound. They discovered something called "shadowing" on the ultra sound. That was a dead giveaway that I had a blockage somewhere. I had to have an angiogram and they discovered I had almost a complete blockage in one main artery. They had a stint put in and I could almost feel an instant result. My breathing is was much easier.

    The good news is that I still feel really good! These things don't come on all at once, it takes some time for all this stuff to build up and over time you live with it until you start having problems. I had to really change my diet around and cut way back on my drinking. I rarely eat any red meat or greasy food anymore. All that partying and late night activity finally caught up with me. Provided there is no damage to your heart, you should be able to get back to your normal self in no time. The marvel of modern medicine. Good luck and good health.
  6. slosurf

    slosurf Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    USA Maryland
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jim. Take care.
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  7. strez

    strez Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hamilton, Massachusetts
  8. pintail

    pintail Active Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    LA, California
    It's good that this was how your blocked coronary artery was discovered, rather than a massive heart attack down the road. Best wishes for a good recovery and renewed enjoyment of the ocean.
  9. jdogger

    jdogger Active Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    USA California
  10. SMUKES

    SMUKES Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    USA California
    Shit Jimmy, hope you are okay, you're more than just my shaper, you're my good good friend and teacher of radness.
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