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Nick Lappos - Get Well Soon

Old 24th Sep 2016, 19:31
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Nick Lappos - Get Well Soon

It was Reported in another thread that Nick is inn the hospital, recovering from massive cardiac arrest.

Nick - We will keep you in our prayers as one of the family. Speedy and full recovery is wished for you.

Maybe some R&R will get you to be soon chiming in here.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 19:48
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I have heard from Nick.

He is recovering and expects to be out of Hospital very soon.

Long story short...he did not have a typical Heart Attack and in effect there is no damage to his Heart as a result of what happened.

He has had a De-fillibrator installed which should prevent any catastrophic events as he experienced in Church last Sunday.

He described it as being a Hereditary Malady that can be passed down and is usually discovered prior to about age Forty.

The very good news is the lucky Sod managed to find the exact right time and place to have that problem manifest itself....something like seven Doctors sat around him in the Pews....one being a Cardiologist.

He expects to be back at work in a week or so but the bad news is he has permanently lost his Medical.

I am sure he will be along to tell us of his progress.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:03
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Get well soon Nick, always love your posts.

Glad you're ok.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:46
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Get well soon Nick.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:47
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Just shows how dangerous religion is.

Best wishes and get well soon, Nick!
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 21:00
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I'm sure you'll be back to full speed very soon! I lost my license too after 45 years & it's surprising how I don't miss flying anymore & I don't have all your qualifications.
Get well soon & enjoy your new life. We do expect to hear from you still!
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 21:47
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Get well soon.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 22:03
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Agree with all the above, best wishes Nick.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 22:26
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Get well soon Mr. Lappos, all the best :-)
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 22:26
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Get well soon Nick. I look forward to learning more from your posts again soon
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 23:11
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I had a long chat with Nick on Friday, and as SASless says he chose the right place! Apparently Mary asked if anyone could help as he slowly collapsed (as most of us doze off during the sermon it wasn't immediately apparent!) and 5 doctors and two nurses (one from the hospital emergency admissions) saved his life

In his words:

My heart went into fibrillation while sitting in church and my blood pressure went to zero, next thing I knew my head went down on the pew!

As divine luck would have it, in the congregation were seven medical professionals including a cardiac surgeon. Mary organized the best CPR money could buy that kept me alive for the 10 minutes it took for the ambulance to arrive with a defibrillator.

My heart is entirely undamaged and there is no blockage so it really wasn't a classic heart attack.

The MRI found an inherited 3/4" growth on the interior heart wall that is the absolute cause. It is possible that my kids can have it. They will check my genetics to see.

On the internet: "an inherited condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which causes a thickening of the heart muscle, especially the wall between the two ventricles. In severe cases, the extra muscle obstructs the passage of blood out of the heart and may cause fainting or even sudden death. This disease usually occurs before the age of 40 and can affect children as young as age 10. It has been responsible for the deaths of several young athletes. "

To fix it, a defibrillator/ pacemaker works like a charm. They put one in this week.
He should be back home now and approaching a time to start traveling and enjoying life: get well soon Nick.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 00:39
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Great news Nick. Thinking of you!
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 01:14
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...and on the third day he rose again, but no longer sitteth on the right hand of the copilot. Nick was lucky to have doctors in the church, if he needed a lawyer he would have been clean out of luck there. Wish you a speedy recovery.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 01:34
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+1 to all the above. The wings may be folded, but the spirit lives. You'll be playing touch with the kids in no time I'm sure Nick. All the very best.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 02:05
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Nick has helped me out and the people I work with on many occasions. He'll be along again in no time I am sure. Get well soon Mr L !
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 07:26
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Echo everything....
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 09:01
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Get well soon Nick. Just means you'll have more time to pass on some more words of wisdom on PPRuNe.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 09:48
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Nick, glad you're okay. Best wishes on your recovery!
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 09:53
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So many times has Nick clearly, unequivocally and undisputedly sorted out many of the grey areas of them egg-beaters that live as preconceptions in our mind.

Your job's not over sonny, instructors can only know so much, and your impeccable knowledge on the subject is very much respected, listened to and absorbed.

Get well soon Nick, and we look forward to hearing from you very soon.
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 09:57
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All the best wishes for a quick recovery Mr. Lappos.
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