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Posted by: Bob O'H on Jan. 11 2010,02:53

< David Rintoul, aka Albatrossity, had a bad week >


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Yes, "under the weather" is a mild term for it. I was admitted to the hospital early Thursday AM, and at the time I suspected that I was having a heart attack. No such luck, it was a pumonary embolism in both branches of the pulmonary artery. In other words, my heart was unable to get much blood to the lungs or much oxygenated blood back from the lungs. The back pressure on the right side of the heart apparently sent it into atrial fibrillations. I sepnt 2 nights in the ICU, had two catheterizations done (one to put a "filter" in my vena cava to catcah any new clots from my legs, and am now in a period to testing dosages of various anti-coagulants before they will let me go. Probably at least 4-5 more days in the hospital, but at least I am out of the ICU and improving every day!
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Owwwwww.  I hope the whole Albatrossic family is coping OK, and you get out soon.  And also you've been given a window bed, and your bins.  If not, enjoy Grrl's mystery birds whilst you're recovering.

Thankfully it looks like we don't need to start writing the obituary yet.
Posted by: olegt on Jan. 11 2010,06:11

Get well, Dave!
Posted by: Amadan on Jan. 11 2010,06:14

Clearly evidence of dodgy design. A stiff dose of Enlightenment will, we all hope, do the job.

A few cute nurses wouldn't hurt, either.
Posted by: Albatrossity2 on Jan. 11 2010,06:32

Thanks for the good wishes. Things are looking up, although I will be here in the hospital for a while longer! Since I had been noticing an exercise-induced shortness of breath for a couple of years now, I suspect that it took a while to get me in this state, so I'll be patient in getting better as well. I do have a window in the room; it overlooks the parking lot for the KSU football/basketball complex, so the bird diversity is minimal... (Those are avian birds, Amadan). I'll keep you updated as the case warrants. I think I dodged a bullet, based on the CT scans and the rest of the symptoms, so it's good to be on the mend.
Posted by: Reciprocating Bill on Jan. 11 2010,06:48

Get yourself well soon, Dave.
Posted by: Alan Fox on Jan. 11 2010,08:21



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I think I dodged a bullet...
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You were very lucky! Very pleased to hear the prognosis and best wishes for an ongoing recovery. I suggest a complete ban of ID watching until fully recovered to keep stress levels down!
Posted by: Richardthughes on Jan. 11 2010,08:23

Great to have you back, Dave.
Posted by: J-Dog on Jan. 11 2010,08:26

I'm sure that FTK and Casey Luskin are praying for you.  And if I find out where they are hiding, I will make them stop.

Take care of yourself, and good luck with the nurses.  And I am sure this is totally NOT Louis's fault for failing to meet up with you,when you were doing your last European Tour.
Posted by: Ftk on Jan. 11 2010,09:58

Dave!  Jeremy told me a few days ago that you were in the hospital, but we weren't sure how serious it was.  I was worried about you!  I'm glad to hear you're on the mend, and I'll be praying thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. :)  I sent an email to your KSU address, but it's probably buried by now.  

Get well soon!!!!
Posted by: Louis on Jan. 11 2010,10:00

{delurks}

Have you considered the healing power of prayer, positive thought and magnet therapy? I've heard that homeopathic doses of echinacea and tea tree oil are very effective for your condition. Also, considering the principle of treating like with like, take some coagulated blood, dilute to 30C with proper succussing at each stage, pour it onto a sheet of blotting paper and fax it to yourself on an organic fax. Eat the recieved fax as a series of little pieces over the next lunar cycle.

Converting to a major world religion is also recommended. I'm sending FTK to your bedside with some Chick tracts and a copy of everything Denyse O'Leary has ever written...

...oh alright, the above is obvious bollocks.

Get well soon Dave. I hope you and yours are coping and your recovery is going to plan. Double P.E.? You must be a tough old bird!

Maximum one nurse per day until fully recovered. Until then here is a soothing picture of a Dartford Warbler.



Enjoy!

And again, get well soon!

Louis

P.S. J-Dog, I blame myself. The guilt is awesome.

{relurk}

ADDED IN EDIT: Ok that was a coincidence. I in no way planned THAT! lol Speculation will now run wild.
Posted by: J-Dog on Jan. 11 2010,10:26

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 11 2010,10:00)
Maximum one nurse per day until fully recovered. Until then here is a soothing picture of a Dartford Warbler.



Enjoy!

And again, get well soon!

Louis

P.S. J-Dog, I blame myself. The guilt is awesome.

{relurk}

ADDED IN EDIT: Ok that was a coincidence. I in no way planned THAT! lol Speculation will now run wild.
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Louis - Please save your 6,000 post for my recovery from the inevitable double secret cardio bypass surgery, or for Dembski's Radical Rectum/Cranio Removal surgery, whichever comes first.

Dave should be totally cured by then after ingesting the
Darford Warbler that Louis sent him. :)

ps:  Very nice post FTK!
Posted by: Ftk on Jan. 11 2010,10:46

[whispers]Actually, Jdog, I really am praying for him, but he doesn't need to know that *wink*[/whispers]
Posted by: fnxtr on Jan. 11 2010,10:58

Hear hear, we all send psychic internet healing powers.
Posted by: ppb on Jan. 11 2010,11:49

Some people will go to any length to get Louis to come out of hiding.  :)

Get well quick!  So many birds, so little time.
Posted by: JJS P.Eng. on Jan. 11 2010,11:52

Dave, good to hear you're feeling better. Take care of that ticker, eh? I guess it's Bran Flakes and oatmeal for you now (with maybe the odd grease-soaked french fry now and then).



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I'm sure that FTK and Casey Luskin are praying for you.
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Well, I can't speak for Casey, but I'm praying for you, too, you loveable "heathen" you.  ;)  :p
Posted by: Dr.GH on Jan. 11 2010,13:59

OOhie! Best wishes.  :(
Posted by: Richardthughes on Jan. 11 2010,14:11








Posted by: KCdgw on Jan. 11 2010,14:12

glad to hear youi're on the mend!
Posted by: JohnW on Jan. 11 2010,14:16

Glad you're feeling better, Albie.  FTK's doing, I'm sure.
Posted by: khan on Jan. 11 2010,15:51

Take care of yourself.
Posted by: silverspoon on Jan. 11 2010,16:53

Here’s hoping you get more better real soon.
Posted by: Texas Teach on Jan. 11 2010,17:31

Albatrossity--Get better soon or we will be forced to send a parade of increasingly annoying creationists to hurry you along.  We have GEM of TKI set for day 5, and he has a few words he'd like to share with you...

Louis--Good to know you're ok as well.  You are missed*

*Mostly by Arden and Carlson's mom**
**Who we hear are very happy together
Posted by: Albatrossity2 on Jan. 11 2010,18:27

Thanks, all. I am recovering, and yes, I am probably a tough old bird. But if Casey really is praying for me, I suspect I'm a goner.

Louis - Beautiful pic, and thanks for the suggested therapy. Is this something you learned in your discussions with the French?

Ftk - Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. I did get your message at my KSU address, but, as you suspected, I had too many messages and not enough time or energy to answer them all.

JJS - I keep telling you that engineers need to learn biology before they discuss it! Thankfully my diet won't change, since my blood lipids are good and my coronary arteries are now proven to be clean with that angiogram. The clots come from my legs, and may be caused by a hereditary clotting factor problem. The hematologist here has ordered a bunch of blood work, but the results won't be back for a week or so, since they have to send the samples off to the Mayo Clinic. Not many labs can do those specific tests, apparently.

TTeach - No thanks, we've got plenty of annoying creationists here; practically a bumper crop!
Posted by: carlsonjok on Jan. 11 2010,18:41

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,18:27)
Thankfully my diet won't change, since my blood lipids are good and my coronary arteries are now proven to be clean with that angiogram.
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HA HA THIS IS YOU


Posted by: Timothy McDougald on Jan. 11 2010,19:17

I hope you get well soon. It is no fun being in the hospital. My advice, if this happens:



you should probably seek a new doctor.
Posted by: Kristine on Jan. 11 2010,19:23

My best wishes and all my shimmies are with you Albatrossity. I'm glad you're feeling better - and everyone, any shortness of breath and/or chest pain - go to the doctor! Please. Thank you.
Posted by: Jim_Wynne on Jan. 11 2010,19:27

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,06:32)
I suspect that it took a while to get me in this state, so I'll be patient in getting better as well.
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Are you referring to your physical condition or Kansas?   :p
Take it nice and easy and get well soon.
Posted by: Louis on Jan. 11 2010,19:34

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,23:27)
Louis - Beautiful pic, and thanks for the suggested therapy. Is this something you learned in your discussions with the French?
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I do remember a discussion with the ghost of Jaques Benveniste last week...

I am very glad to learn that things are progressing in the right direction. The Mayo Clinic? Honestly don't you Americans think about anything but food?*

Louis

* I know, I know. I had to put at least one bad pun in for old times sake.

P.S. TexasTeach:



I wanted to make a special 5000th post chock full of exciting chemistry, but Dave deciding to dice with death dragged me from the dungeon of self imposed silence. It will now have to be a 5XXXth post chock full of chemistry. But then irrationally clinging to some specific number as if it had significance is silly. Teach me to be all OCD about it.

P.P.S. Afarensis, you should also get better dammit. Too many fine folk getting sick around here. Stop it immediately!
Posted by: dvunkannon on Jan. 11 2010,20:25

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,19:27)
The clots come from my legs, and may be caused by a hereditary clotting factor problem.
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If they offer to solve the problem by cutting your legs off, suggest they practice on themselves first.

Seriously, get better! There are birds you haven't seen yet. Keep in practice by oogling nurses.
Posted by: Badger3k on Jan. 11 2010,20:26

Don't really know you, but I've read your posts, and since you're a human being - that's enough to wish you the best.  Hope your on your feet and back to what passes for normal soon. May all your clots be homeopathic ones (too tiny to do anything, that is).

Is this where I sacrifice someone to Cthulhu now?  I keep forgetting.
Posted by: BWE on Jan. 11 2010,21:28

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,04:32)
Thanks for the good wishes. Things are looking up, although I will be here in the hospital for a while longer! Since I had been noticing an exercise-induced shortness of breath for a couple of years now, I suspect that it took a while to get me in this state, so I'll be patient in getting better as well. I do have a window in the room; it overlooks the parking lot for the KSU football/basketball complex, so the bird diversity is minimal... (Those are avian birds, Amadan). I'll keep you updated as the case warrants. I think I dodged a bullet, based on the CT scans and the rest of the symptoms, so it's good to be on the mend.
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good news. Get better.
Posted by: raguel on Jan. 11 2010,22:36

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,18:27)
Thanks, all. I am recovering, and yes, I am probably a tough old bird.
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Glad to hear you're doing better.
Posted by: Ptaylor on Jan. 11 2010,23:20

Quick wishes for a best recovery.
Posted by: Wolfhound on Jan. 12 2010,00:46

Shit, dude, get outta' there, quick, afore the hospital food finishes teh job!  :O
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Jan. 12 2010,02:07

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 11 2010,11:00)
{delurks}

Have you considered the healing power of prayer, positive thought and magnet therapy? I've heard that homeopathic doses of echinacea and tea tree oil are very effective for your condition. Also, considering the principle of treating like with like, take some coagulated blood, dilute to 30C with proper succussing at each stage, pour it onto a sheet of blotting paper and fax it to yourself on an organic fax. Eat the recieved fax as a series of little pieces over the next lunar cycle.

Converting to a major world religion is also recommended. I'm sending FTK to your bedside with some Chick tracts and a copy of everything Denyse O'Leary has ever written...

...oh alright, the above is obvious bollocks.

Get well soon Dave. I hope you and yours are coping and your recovery is going to plan. Double P.E.? You must be a tough old bird!

Maximum one nurse per day until fully recovered. Until then here is a soothing picture of a Dartford Warbler.



Enjoy!

And again, get well soon!

Louis

P.S. J-Dog, I blame myself. The guilt is awesome.

{relurk}

ADDED IN EDIT: Ok that was a coincidence. I in no way planned THAT! lol Speculation will now run wild.
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LAMEST 5000TH POST EVAR

btw albie hang in there.  no more cocaine and white likker and strippers!  no less, either!
Posted by: Erasmus, FCD on Jan. 12 2010,02:09

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,19:27)
Thanks, all. I am recovering, and yes, I am probably a tough old bird. But if Casey really is praying for me, I suspect I'm a goner.

Louis - Beautiful pic, and thanks for the suggested therapy. Is this something you learned in your discussions with the French?

Ftk - Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. I did get your message at my KSU address, but, as you suspected, I had too many messages and not enough time or energy to answer them all.

JJS - I keep telling you that engineers need to learn biology before they discuss it! Thankfully my diet won't change, since my blood lipids are good and my coronary arteries are now proven to be clean with that angiogram. The clots come from my legs, and may be caused by a hereditary clotting factor problem. The hematologist here has ordered a bunch of blood work, but the results won't be back for a week or so, since they have to send the samples off to the Mayo Clinic. Not many labs can do those specific tests, apparently.

TTeach - No thanks, we've got plenty of annoying creationists here; practically a bumper crop!
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casey is one of the few who is capable of fucking up a prayer.  can't get through it without lying.  your humor hast maintained, thou shalt heal!  but stay away from FTK.
Posted by: J-Dog on Jan. 12 2010,11:56

Quote (Badger3k @ Jan. 11 2010,20:26)
Is this where I sacrifice someone to Cthulhu now?  I keep forgetting.
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Yes, and I think it has been proven that you get the best results from sacrificing a virgin.  Louis' Mum perhaps?
Posted by: dnmlthr on Jan. 12 2010,13:10

Get well soon!


Posted by: csadams on Jan. 12 2010,16:53

Hang in there, bud!  Let me know when I can bring you something from Liquid Bread Brewery . . .
Posted by: Timothy McDougald on Jan. 12 2010,19:17

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 11 2010,19:34)
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 11 2010,23:27)
Louis - Beautiful pic, and thanks for the suggested therapy. Is this something you learned in your discussions with the French?
---------------------QUOTE-------------------


I do remember a discussion with the ghost of Jaques Benveniste last week...

I am very glad to learn that things are progressing in the right direction. The Mayo Clinic? Honestly don't you Americans think about anything but food?*

Louis

* I know, I know. I had to put at least one bad pun in for old times sake.

P.S. TexasTeach:



I wanted to make a special 5000th post chock full of exciting chemistry, but Dave deciding to dice with death dragged me from the dungeon of self imposed silence. It will now have to be a 5XXXth post chock full of chemistry. But then irrationally clinging to some specific number as if it had significance is silly. Teach me to be all OCD about it.

P.P.S. Afarensis, you should also get better dammit. Too many fine folk getting sick around here. Stop it immediately!
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I am totally recovered now, but thanks.
Posted by: Bob O'H on Jan. 15 2010,11:35

< An update >: 9 birds seen from the hospital window.  Oh, and he might be allowed out today.
Posted by: Albatrossity2 on Jan. 15 2010,13:51

The doctor just signed my parole papers, so I can walk the streets again. Thanks for all your good wishes and uplifting attitudes!
Posted by: Richardthughes on Jan. 15 2010,14:31

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 15 2010,13:51)
...so I can walk the streets again.
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back to work, eh?
Posted by: Robin on Jan. 15 2010,14:44

[quote=Albatrossity2,Jan. 15 2010,13:51][/quote]
 

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The doctor just signed my parole papers, so I can walk the streets again. Thanks for all your good wishes and uplifting attitudes!
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Congrats on the recovery and welcome back to the land of the living. We've been waiting:




Posted by: Robin on Jan. 15 2010,14:45

Darn...not sure why I can't post the pic. Here's the link instead:

< http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GU66E0....ces.jpg >
Posted by: Lou FCD on Jan. 15 2010,16:31

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 15 2010,14:51)
The doctor just signed my parole papers, so I can walk the streets again. Thanks for all your good wishes and uplifting attitudes!
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Go you! That's very good news. The Wildlife thread misses you greatly.
Posted by: oldmanintheskydidntdoit on Jan. 15 2010,19:39

glad to hear it.

WB!
Posted by: Timothy McDougald on Jan. 15 2010,22:14

Glad to hear you are out!
Posted by: carlsonjok on Jan. 16 2010,05:52

Quote (afarensis @ Jan. 15 2010,22:14)
Glad to hear you are out!
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.....of the closet.

HOMO.
Posted by: Louis on Jan. 16 2010,09:46

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 15 2010,18:51)
The doctor just signed my parole papers, so I can walk the streets again. Thanks for all your good wishes and uplifting attitudes!
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Hurrah! Let joy be unconfined etc!

Louis
Posted by: Freelurker on Jan. 16 2010,12:07

Glad to hear that you're on the mend, Dave.
Take it easy for a while; spend a little time watching engineered birds.


Posted by: fusilier on Jan. 17 2010,16:21

Missed this, somehow.

Sorry to hear you were ill, glad things are getting better.
Posted by: Schroedinger's Dog on Jan. 18 2010,01:18

[delurking from UK vacations]

Welcome back Dave!

[relurking to UK vacations]


ps: Louis, beer offer still standing...
Posted by: Kattarina98 on Jan. 18 2010,15:20

Oh dear, just came in from the New Zealand outback to get a fix of THE FORRUMMM at an Internet Cafe - and the first thing I read is the news about Albatrossity.
Please keep getting better!
Best wishes
Kattarina
Posted by: J-Dog on Jan. 18 2010,16:31

I want to hear more - and see the pictures - of Shroedinger's Dog and Katarina's vacations...

It's World Peace breaking out - Dogs & Cats, Frenchies and Frauleins vactioning together!
Posted by: Texas Teach on Jan. 18 2010,18:32

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 18 2010,16:31)
I want to hear more - and see the pictures - of Shroedinger's Dog and Katarina's vacations...

It's World Peace breaking out - Dogs & Cats, Frenchies and Frauleins vactioning together!
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And trying to get a Welshman like Louis to come join them...
Posted by: Albatrossity2 on Jan. 23 2010,12:10

I thought I should give you all a short update, and thank you once again for the good wishes and concern.

I've been out of the hospital now for 8 days (which is as long as my hospital stay), and starting to feel like my old self again. The emboli are clearing out (my oxygen saturation levels are back to 98%), and the atrial flutter problems induced by the back pressure on the right side of my heart seems to be gone as well. I have more energy than I have had in several months, and the doctors assure me that this improvement will slowly continue until I am as obnoxious as I used to be. In a couple months they will take out the < filter > in my inferior vena cava, and daily doses of an anti-coagulant should keep me clot-free for the rest of my life.

Thanks again for everything, including Louis's 5000th post, and I'll be back to full CBEB activities very soon.
Posted by: Louis on Jan. 23 2010,12:21

Woohoo! Glad to see you are seriously on the mend and will be out harrassing the birds of Kansas as soon as humanly possible.

Louis

P.S. Texas Teach. I R NOT WELSH! Although given that Ospreys have just beaten Leicester in the Heineken Cup, I probably should be.
Posted by: Reciprocating Bill on Jan. 23 2010,13:51

So, it wasn't the blood clotting casket for you.

Good.
Posted by: Albatrossity2 on Jan. 23 2010,17:59

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Jan. 23 2010,13:51)
So, it wasn't the blood clotting casket for you.

Good.
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Not yet! I suspect that those prayers from Casey did the trick...
Posted by: Kattarina98 on Feb. 11 2010,18:30

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 18 2010,16:31)
I want to hear more - and see the pictures - of Shroedinger's Dog and Katarina's vacations...

It's World Peace breaking out - Dogs & Cats, Frenchies and Frauleins vactioning together!
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Hi J-Dog,
I just came back from sweltering NZ to freezing Munich and am going to post some pics in "Wildlife" as soon as I have sorted them.
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