Thursday, January 15, 2009

I danced with the Tin Man today

I just got a new lease. After several attempts, the procedure to replace my left lead from the pacemaker to my heart – WORKED.

Forgive me for being a little groggy. I earned it.

Heartfelt (emphasis added) thanks to everyone who tossed up prayers, good thoughts and other positive vibes.

Special thanks to the medical team for not giving up on me. X-rays demonstrate how difficult their approach was because of the unusual construction of my heart, veins, arteries, chambers, pumps and stuff. My doctors, nurses, and technicians all hung in there. Lesser doctors might have demurred. Too difficult. But not for the Wizard. Thanks, doc.

I’ll have to double check but through the fog of pain killers, I think they said this new wire would not drain the pacemaker battery as fast. So, with luck, I may not have to have replacement surgery for five to seven years instead of every three years.

Later, I’ll probably write more but I just wanted everyone to know. I'm home. I'm happy. Now, more painkillers.

(Honey, he did too prescribe a corkscrew.)

7 comments:

Ross said...

I prayed, and also did a chicken dance. Dunno which, if either, worked. But this is great news.

Ken Martin said...

Way to go, George! You're the man!

Anonymous said...

Many prayers were said for a quick recovery!! Now that covers the Mystery Woman and we also prayed for you!!!----Goose

George Phenix said...

Either you are getting funnier. Or the drugs are kicking in.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! It's about time you were feeling good, George. You're a tough guy, that's for sure!!! Rest up, watch Oprah and jot down those ideas for future blogs. Can't wait to see your words back on my screen! -- Denise

Escaped Waco Alive said...

I think it's pretty damned amazing your doctor is prescribing sex for you so soon after surgery, but I think it's swell, no matter what position you use..."corkscrew" or whatever.

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. George Phenix will be that man. Better than he was before. Better ... stronger ... faster...." (Cue music)

Go, George, GO!

Max Fischer said...

Rejoice. Nice work, George. Here's wishin' you a speedy recovery.

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