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April 28, 2010


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Chris Fricke

That all sounds really neat - a bit scary but neat nonetheless. Best of luck Marc though I'm sure you don't need it.

marc farley

Thanks Chris, Everything went well and I didn't need any stents. The time the catherter was inside was very short - probably less than 15 minutes. The dye injection was nothing - it felt slightly warm, but was barely noticeable.

The hardest part was about 6 hours after the procedure, the industrial strength pain killers had worn off and the place where the catheter entered my leg was pretty grouchy. But a little Ibuprofin took care of that.

All in all, not a bad experience. They brought me a breakfast after it was over, but I turned down the hospital oatmeal. It had "the look", if you know what I mean. Today's good news doesn't explain my symptoms or my stress test results. Maybe I am just too heavy for my mid-range cardio system.


Best wishes my friend! You ever need a break come to Boston and we'll do a SWCSOA from the Boston Harbor on the Boat!

Chris Fricke

It's actually probably all that time you've been spending with Greg Knieriemen!

Tom Trainer

Glad it all turned out well, Marc. I have moved swiftly to salads - lots of salads after installation of the new back hardware. Hope we can 'salad' sometime soon.

Sean Clark

It's probably all the podcasting. You're only one man, Marc. Hope you get your mid-range cardio system upgraded or find good way to reduce I/O to that bad boy. :)

Chris Mellor

Best wishes and your post on the procedure above was brilliant.

marc farley

Thanks Chris,

I'm expecting to talk to my doctor next week, but I'm wondering if I might have something called Cardiac Syndrome X. If, so that's not a very bad thing at all. Then I could be a real X man!

George Crump

Marc, Awesome post and I'm glad you came through OK. I have to be honest if I was having that done my last thought would be my blog. You were either stuck for a blog idea or are truly committed. Either way I am impressed. Recover quickly. -George

marc farley

Thanks George, AFAIK, I'm going to be just fine. When I went looking for information online about my symptoms I didn't find much. Probably because I didn't know what to look for, but just the same I wanted to post this - thinking that it could be helpful to others in similar circumstances. Then there was the fact that I thought it was pretty amazing tech that gets used everyday.


glad your doing well! keep up the good work!

marc farley

Thanks Nate.

Dylan Locsin

Yikes. Scary stuff, Marc. Glad to hear you're recovering well.

marc farley

Thanks Dylan, how are you doing anyway - long time no see. The only thing that is scary is not knowing what the situation is and now I know a lot more than I did a few days ago.

Matt Simmons

Can I just say, thanks for sharing this. We all need to be more cognizant of our health, and discussing things openly in a public forum like this makes others who need to talk to healthcare providers more likely. Every person who talks about their issues reduces the shame factor that someone else feels.

Great post. Thanks.

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