Cheers & Kudos: Fernley man grateful for support through medical challenges
Early in the morning of Jan. 21, I suffered a massive heart attack. As I was being rushed to Renown Regional Medical Center, I could vaguely hear the ambulance attendant describing my condition to the emergency room team waiting to receive my person strapped on a gurney. Major medical procedures were employed to save my life, including placing stents in my arteries.
I was intubated and heavily sedated for the first 14 days. When I could finally assimilate the evidence of my senses, my wife, Anita, was caressing my forehead — her sister, Jan, from Missouri, at her side.
After being hospitalized for 21 days, I was transferred to Advanced Health Care for rehabilitation. I spent 12 days there before having a setback that sent me back to Renown for three more days.
During that stay, they put a defibrillator/pacemaker in my chest to keep my heart beating correctly. Then, back to Advanced Health Care for rehabilitation for another 23 days.
The purpose of this note is to acknowledge and appreciate the mailbag full of get well wishes I received from so many friends and relatives from Fernley, Fallon and elsewhere.
The thoughts, prayers, emails, cards and visits were as medicinal as my treatment plan.
After two months, I am finally home. Thank you all for caring.