Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OK, looks like I'm going to live a little while longer. (Waco Jim Cavanaugh, please contain your disappointment.)

Arteriogram this AM showed 40% blockage in one artery, others nominal. The angina apparently came from a failure to control my hypertension adequately. (My initial congestive heart failure came from that cause, with the heart actually swelling from the pressure and pulling the valves apart so my ejection fraction was dangerously inadequate.)

My sincere thanks for all the many prayers and kind words from Sipsey Streeters and Threepers. Will be out of the hospital tomorrow morning and hopefully back in the fight by tomorrow night.

Mike
III

56 comments:

III more than them said...

Good deal. I hope the doctors have a smart plan for you, and that you follow it. Can't have any celebrations coming from the thieves of freedom now, can we?

skipelec said...

Gooood news!!

danieljalmond2004 said...

Great to hear, Mike!

Eagleclaw1 said...

Enjoy the chow. Thats reason enough to get well and get the Hell out of there.

No ones fighting yet anyway. Get well before they do. 2010 will be interesting to say the least.

And Merry Christams too.

Mike/III

Dakota said...

It has been a long day Mike. I was very worried about you. I am looking forward to seeing you again and sharing a Bushmills with you. I will continue to pray for your return to good health.

skybill said...

Hi Mike,
Glad to hear you're on the mend!! Prayers were prayed. Hope all is up to snuff.
III,
skybill

PS Fly the "Bravo Flag"

Old Pablo said...

This is meant to be kind . . . working on your novel will help. Good luck and Godspeed.

Flight-ER-Doc said...

Glad you're back, and take care of yourself. Especially pay attention to your hyptertension. I suffer from it as well, and the last way I want to spend my life is gorked out after a stroke - the other alternative...

Top Ward said...

God Bless and get better soon.

Oldfart said...

BTDT Mike. Now you get to change your life style a bit. The work won't hurt you much but the wrong foods will. You're finishing one book and talking about a couple of others so make an effort to hang around, will ya? We'd like to read 'em.

Brock Townsend said...

Back in the fray, and welcome, Sir!

AlphaWolf said...

welcome home Mike, greetings from Wyoming , and damn glad your back
Alphawolf
III

aughtsix said...

Huzzah!!

Welshman said...

This is truly great news, Mike. So happy to hear it. Our prayers for you continue.
Tony Martin
The Liberty Sphere

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you'll be OK.

I, like many others, was dreading clicking on my link to this page in case the worst came to pass.

I'm thankful that it didn't, and best wishes to you and your family in this holiday season.

Now finish up that book, and try not to get TOO riled up by the collectivists. Thankfully, you're not just shouting into the wind; others have noticed, and that wind is rapidly changing direction.

Anonymous said...

Ouch bro, I am glad you are going to be around for a bit longer- we need more like you!

Happy D said...

Glad you are back now watch your health I don't know what we would do without you.

Anonymous said...

Great news. Take it easy. Pace yourself and do the cardiac rehap routine. Take time to walk. You can get in a lot of good thinking while walking.

Anonymous said...

hang in there, i know you will

prayers

Anonymous said...

Good to hear you are still alive and kicking. Best wishes for you and your family.

Take it easy.

bacsi

doubletrouble said...

Glad to hear you'll be with us a while longer Mike- hang tough.

Take care...

Clark Kent said...

Welcome back, Mike. Glad it was only a scare.

Rick said...

We've not met in person, but I read your blog and we share the same opinions. My prayers and thanks to God for your recovery and continued health. Rick

typeay said...

You have a lot of people praying for you, sir. Thanks for the update.

MamaLiberty said...

That's wonderful news, Mike. Please, please take good care of yourself. :)

Oh, and I'm simply DYING to get my hands on that book!

PolyKahr said...

Coming late and seeing you were in trouble. Good to hear it worked out alright, but you need to take better care of yourself. I know your family needs you, but we need you too!

W W Woodward said...

Mike,

I've never had the opportunity to shake your hand but, from your posts and obvious commitment to the Constitution, I am convinced that you are a friend as well as a loyal patriot.

Take care. Heal up and stay with us.

[W-III]

jeff said...

Good to hear. You've inspired me to get back on my blood pressure meds.

pdxr13 said...

Glad to hear that you are keeping an eye on treatable conditions. You don't have to fix the leak, but fluids must be kept topped up to avoid pump damage.

If they lost you, there would be panic and scurrying as the Fed's search for the next "leader" of the leaderless resistance to keep an eye on and write endlessly circulating internal memos about.

You are actually doing them a favor by continuing, even though they won't admit it.

Looking forward to Absolved Amazon-dot-com book bomb day.

Best wishes.

Warthog said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. How long to get all this stuff repaired?

Santander said...

Stick around with us Mike...

I thought you might enjoy this one.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2396276/posts

I hope you're feeling better.
Tony

straightarrow said...

I'm very glad to hear that. Having much the same problem, I had hoped it would work out this way or better. Informed expectations? I don't know, but you were in my thoughts and I am very pleased that you have come through it as well as you have.

Now take your damn blood pressure medicine!

Henry Bowman said...

Mike, that is great news. Rest up and get well soon.

MPA dragon said...

gald to hear that great news, and glad to have you back...

Is there a status update for Absolved? Just wondering how long until i can get an autographed copy..

Patrick Sperry said...

Glad to hear that you will be alright. Still, an angiogram may well be in the future.

Ride Fast said...

[...] Godspeed Mike [...]

Thinking kind thoughts and prayers for you.

DirtCrashr said...

Scary (my big fear anyhow)! Get well, we can't afford to lose you.

Anonymous said...

Best news I've had all week!!!
When you go home, remember don't sweat the small shit. And remember everything is small shit!
We will all keep up the good fight to stop all the fantasy land libs from enacting their little control laws of all types, and ignore them if they are passed. until we can get them repealed. I have been reading your blog for years and agree with most (not all) of the things you have to say. As a former member of 5th. Group
(Provisional) I can assure you that there are a LOT of us who can make life miserable for the federal
enforcers who would try to take our God given rights away. Rights we were promised by our government that they would not try to take.
Paul in Texas

Ahab said...

I thank God, you're ok, and yes, you had my prayers. Do what your doctors tell you, and don't fudge. You'll be ok. Go for a walk every day, too. Exercise keeps every part of you fit.

Ahab627

Anonymous said...

Most Excellent News...

G III

Mayberry said...

Glad to hear it Mike. Rest up and take care...

Anonymous said...

Jim better thank his lucky stars you're OK - we wuz worried...

III

Firehand said...

Glad you're coming through this ok.

You know, it'd make an interesting epitaph: He infuriated his enemies simply by failing to die.

They gnashed their teeth because he kept breathing.

Lots of possibilities there.

Texas Shooter said...

Mike, I always figured you as a big-hearted kinda guy, but don't you think the swelling/tearing business was a little extreme?

I once heard that writing is a good task for folks on the mend.....

Above all, Take Care!

Anonymous said...

Whew! Thankfully you're going to be OK!!!!

Kim said...

Mike,

You and I have had our differences in the past, but that does not stop me from wishing you a VERY speedy recovery so you can go back to taunting the gun-fearing wussies.

Kim du Toit

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, take care of yourself. No more aurguing and fighting, even in your dreams fella...(g)

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself my friend. My prayers go out to you. Always knew you had a strong heart!
A friend in the Kalifornia Republic...

Anonymous said...

I prayed for you and will continue to do so!

Anonymous said...

EDTA - 2 in the morn and 2 in the evening before bed. Apple Cider Vinegar (Tastes terrible) 4 oz in the morn, 4 oz in the evening before bed.

Do that for about 3 months then once a day thereafter and see how your blockages fair.

Prayers.

Davidwhitewolf said...

Take it easy, follow doc's orders and get well. Heart stuff's not to be trifled with.

Sean said...

Sorry to hear you got all that trouble, boss. May the healing of the Lord be upon you. You are still needed and wanted out here. III.

thetexan said...

Hang in there Mike, we need you. Our prayers are with you sir.

monkeyfan said...

God Bless and preserve.

Anonymous said...

God Bless! I am glad you are doing better!!!

Anonymous said...

It would be to your benefit to try an herbal preperation before you allow anyone to do by-pass. Try Strauss Heart Drops. It stopped palpatations with me and others. It clears our arteries, and prevents cholesterol/fats from deposting on the arterial walls. Never subject yourself to by-pass. The arteries will clog, again!! Don't put yourself thru that nonsense.