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Blog entry by Jim Reeves posted 07-07-2012 01:43 PM 2253 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, been a long time since l have wrote here been having very rough time.
I had 2 heart attacks 6 days apart in Nov/2010, chest pains every day filled with stress and worry.
Then had stress test done March/.2012, to check why having so much chest pains heart doctor had to stop early not far into stress test because l was starting to go into cardiac arrest, so sent me to a another heart specilists and July/03/2012 went to kingston ontario, hospital to have a dye test to check my heart.

That didn’t turn out good very very painful, a few mins into the test doctor said you need a stint which l didn’t want i asked him if i don’;t get stint what will happen to me will i die.
He said your main artery from foot to heart is 90-95% clogged it will likely blow in 3-4 weeks which will likely be a fatal heart attack so no choice signed paper to put in stint.
Can’t get off couch or bend over nothing for 7-8 days really messing me up to finish renovating inlaws house has to have someone living in it be mid august only at insulation stage so have to start back at it this coming tuesday my wife not happy with it.

Looking forword to getting back to my shop hope soon been over a year allot steps to basement which past year each attempt chest pains increased.
Anyway wanted to let everyone no l haven’t lost my love for woodworking have not stopped thinking of you all here maybe soon can make some sawdust lol.
Keep on having fun building buddies.
Good bye for now
James Reeves, Ontario, Canada

-- jim

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 02:01 PM

prayers are with you jim
and your family

one thing at a time
just get well

then see about working

pay attention to your doctors
and your family

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 02:08 PM

Glad you are still on this side. Follow the Dr.’s advice and take it one step at a time. It can be frustrating but you can only do what you can do.

Keep smiling, it confuses the devil ! ;0)


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 02:09 PM

I’ve been wondering where you had gone ,I’m very sorry to hear of your trouble and hope you have a complete and speedy recovery. God bless.


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#4 posted 07-07-2012 02:48 PM

I add my concern for your health situation and sincerely wish you Godspeed and a full recovery. It’s great of you to take on what I imagine to be a huge project for your wife’s folks, but it’s time for you to jump through the necessary hoops to get the help you need and to get well. Pop

-- Drilling holes in wood is a boring job

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 02:53 PM

Listen to your Docs and stay steady on your course of recovery. Best wishes.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 03:01 PM

Very sorry to hear about your health my friend, but don’t loose hope think positive, enjoy yourself as much as you can those kids you have needs you.
Get well soon buddy.

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 03:07 PM

God speed on your journey to recover. I’ve had multiple heart attacks and heart surgery, but recovered and spend a lot of time doing things I enjoy. Everyday is a gift.

-- Nicky

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 04:46 PM

Hello Jim, glad to here you are better. It is hard to sit around and do nothing but sometimes that is best. Wives are great, they worry about us all the time…:) Stay the course to insure your health improves.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 06:22 PM

Hi Jim,

I hope you are back to normal soon, and able to do all the things you want to be doing.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 07-08-2012 02:11 AM

Jim, DO what they tell you, no matter how good you start feeling. Hang in there.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 07-08-2012 10:37 PM

We send our prayers for a speedy recovery, Jim.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Reeves

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#12 posted 07-09-2012 07:05 AM

To My Great Lumberjocks buddies ( Friends )
To Patron, Jack1, a1jim, Popsshop, Schwieb, GMman, Nicky, Bob Kallman, Lee, GaryD, Lew
Thanks to you all very much for your kind words, l was happy to hear from you all.
You all are like family to me, so many of you have helped me in woodworking and been so kind and helpful to me.
I am doing as my doctors and my wife and 4 kids are telling me what to do, normally have a hard time staying still.

Wednesday will be 8 days since operation and then can get off couch, to then slowly try to build myself to skowly start working on other house. If dont finish before insurance runs out before Aug/34 mort company could bankrupt us loose both house if they order loan to be paid off if insurance exsprires this is why need to finish only at insulation start stage and to not sure if will have funds to finish makes stress pressure hope for the best.
Didn’t know about mold and structure problems which cost over $ 20,000 messed up budget.

My plan is to start l hope this coming wed try to start insulation working 1-2 hours then go home lay down for 2-3 hours and then go do 1-2 more hours for first 2-3 weeks hire out what heavey stuff l can afford.
My son will be with me if l run into problems he can call for help biggest problem just stint wouldn’t likely be as bad. But cleaning out artery clogged from ankle area to heart just have to be careful, don’t want to be reason my wife looses our main home have lived in since 1986. Other house father inlaw gave her wouldn’t bother me as much, but a bankruptsy would loose everything and thus my fault promised help has never come in the past year.

Thanks all again for such kind words and caring hearts
Your buddie jim, Ontario, Canada

-- jim

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#13 posted 08-08-2012 10:56 PM

Jim, you’ve not posted for a while. How are you doing? How is you health. You had a lot of other things on your plate as well.

-- Nicky

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