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Early start

Pete

Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Early start

7 Jul 2009 6:47AM   Views : 4490 Unique : 1867

Up early today...for me anyway...I'm off to hospital for the application of a stent in the heart. The surgeon is going to try and fit one, even though the artery is fully blocked. I'm told there's a 70% chance of success. Fingers crossed.

Tags: Heart Stent Artery

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tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 7:24AM
Best wishes Pete.
Just been finding out about them and their applications.
I am sure there is nothing to worry about,but that is easy for me to say I suppose.

See you around soon

Adrian

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Boyd Plus
14 11.2k 11 Wales
7 Jul 2009 7:34AM
Good luck pops.
conrad Plus
13 10.9k 116
7 Jul 2009 10:40AM
Hope all goes well!
davidburleson Plus
11 3.0k 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 11:23AM
Good luck mate! Will be thinking of you today.
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Jul 2009 12:51PM
Good luck Pete!
annaliese Plus
13 421 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 12:55PM
Thinking of you! Think positive Smile x
fauxtography Plus
12 6.6k 36
7 Jul 2009 12:56PM
Good luck Pete... hope it goes well.
joolsb Plus
13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
7 Jul 2009 12:57PM
Been there, done that. The worst part is having to lie on your back for six hours after the op. Have you ever tried to pee while lying on your back???

All the best. Smile
John_Frid Plus
11 514 57 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 12:59PM
All the best Pete - all fingers fully crossed (which is why it took 20 mins to type this message)
phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
7 Jul 2009 1:00PM
Good Luck Pete, I will be sending out lots of positive thoughts your way.

Phil
7 Jul 2009 1:04PM
Good luck Pete
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
7 Jul 2009 1:07PM
good luck Pete, hope all is well and it is successful

rgds
Dave
crookymonsta Plus
10 834 10 England
7 Jul 2009 1:07PM
All best wishes Pete
User_Removed 15 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:11PM
My very best wishes Pete.
I hope all goes well.


Gerry.
zed Plus
13 551 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:12PM
All the very best.
Zoe
x
mark2uk Plus
11 795 8 England
7 Jul 2009 1:15PM
Good luck, hope all goes well.
Mark
andytvcams Plus
15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:15PM
Fingers crossed for you Pete.


Andy...
strawman Plus
14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:16PM
Good luck my mother had it done and it was like a new lease of life. even within two weeks it had improved her health a lot.

So good luck and I hope it helps.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
7 Jul 2009 1:16PM
Best wishes Pete
Sarah x
Strobe Plus
10 1.3k United States
7 Jul 2009 1:19PM
Best of luck Pete, hope it goes well.

Marc
Anthony Plus
16 5.6k 17 Scotland
7 Jul 2009 1:19PM
good luck to you Pete.

Anthony
digicammad Plus
14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:20PM
Good luck Pete. I'm living proof of how good they are at messing around with hearts these days.

Make sure you take it easy for a while after too.

Ian
helena Plus
14 134 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:21PM
Take Care & Best Wishes,

Tara x
7 Jul 2009 1:26PM
Wishing you all the best Pete, you will be in good hands

Take it easy

Vince & the Owls
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:32PM
Good luck mate.

Chris
7 Jul 2009 1:38PM
Best wishes, hope everything goes well.

Take care

Stuart
MikeA Plus
13 1.3k England
7 Jul 2009 1:50PM
Keep your pecker up, wish you every success with the op. Pete.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
7 Jul 2009 1:51PM
Hope you are feeling better now Pete, thinking of you and sending all my best wishes!


Quote:Have you ever tried to pee while lying on your back???


At least you men have a 'hose pipe' - pity us poor ladies!!
7 Jul 2009 1:52PM
Fingers crossed here too Pete Smile
Best wishes.
Geoff.
7 Jul 2009 1:53PM
Good luck Guv, see you later.


Ian
thewaiter Plus
16 1.2k 9 England
7 Jul 2009 1:57PM
best wishes Pete
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:59PM
All the best Pete, good luck.

jk
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 1:59PM
Good luck Pete Smile
javam Plus
13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 2:05PM
Hope it all goes well Pete.
bppowell Plus
16 2.2k 2 England
7 Jul 2009 2:05PM
Hope it all goes well, they are good these surgeons.

Barry
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
7 Jul 2009 2:25PM
Fingers crossed here in Birmingham for you Pete ...... hope all goes well and best wishes.
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
7 Jul 2009 2:32PM
Good luck and best wishes Pete.
User_Removed 13 17.9k 8 Norway
7 Jul 2009 2:39PM
Got 'em all crossed for you Pete...
NevP Plus
12 853 13 Canada
7 Jul 2009 2:43PM
Good luck Pete.
Gaucho Plus
16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 3:04PM
Guess we're all thinking of you. I'm sure you'll be fine.

Malcolm
Big Bri Plus
16 16.3k United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 3:06PM
Too much curry my friend! All the best for today.
7 Jul 2009 3:32PM
Good Luck Pete hope it all goes well, these heart surgeons know what they're doing

Keith
Fishnet Plus
13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 3:34PM
Good luck Pete, thinking of you.
rowarrior Plus
10 4.4k 9 Scotland
7 Jul 2009 3:44PM
Good luck, hope it's successful
7 Jul 2009 3:51PM
Good luck and take care.

Pete
7 Jul 2009 4:07PM
Good luck and best wishesHeres to a speedy recovery.
geoffash26 Plus
13 2.5k United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 4:29PM
Hope all goes as planned
Geoff
Carabosse Plus
14 41.0k 269 England
7 Jul 2009 4:30PM
Very best wishes to you, Boss! Smile Hope the op is a success and this helps you towards a complete recovery.
whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 4:36PM
All the very best wishes Pete. Fingers crossed here for you as well.
croberts Plus
13 2.2k 8 Ireland
7 Jul 2009 4:49PM
good luck! and a speedy recovery. Smile
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
7 Jul 2009 4:53PM
Hope all goes well Pete and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
justin c Plus
14 4.9k 36 England
7 Jul 2009 4:53PM
Best wishes Pete. You'll be fighting fit in no time.
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
7 Jul 2009 5:14PM
All the best Pete Smile

Mark.
7 Jul 2009 5:52PM
You will be back at it in no time!

Stu
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 7:21PM
Fingers and paws crossed here that all went well today Pete.
Grin
xanda Plus
13 244 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 7:34PM
Best wishes, Pete Smile
StrayCat Plus
13 19.0k 3 Canada
7 Jul 2009 8:07PM
All the best Pete; you'll feel like a new man in no time. Stay positive.

Denny
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
7 Jul 2009 8:07PM
fingers, arms, legs, toes and anything else I can cross for you Pete, good luck Smile
Rob_Taylor Plus
13 661 5 Wales
7 Jul 2009 8:09PM
Wishing you the best of luck Pete. Smile

Rob
kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
7 Jul 2009 8:09PM
best wishes Pete
Mounters Plus
11 85 2 England
7 Jul 2009 8:09PM
All the best Pete, you'll soon be back to your old self.
Take it easy
7 Jul 2009 8:22PM
All the very best Pete, hope all went well for you today..
Take Care
Mark
looboss Plus
11 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 9:13PM
Wish you the very best..

chin up..
7 Jul 2009 9:55PM
ALl the best, Pete.
macroman Plus
14 15.3k England
7 Jul 2009 10:18PM
V.Good luck and best wishes and to a speedy recovery.
Tom_H Plus
13 48 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 10:44PM
Hope all went well, and wish you a swift recovery.
7 Jul 2009 10:56PM
Very best wishes
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 7:00AM
Good luck Pete, hope this gets you sorted
cdm36 Plus
14 391 7 England
8 Jul 2009 7:15AM
Hope everything went well Pete, take your time and get well before coming back.
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 7:48AM
Hope all went well Pete and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

gill
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 508 England
8 Jul 2009 7:55AM
Best wishes, hope it went well.

Quote:Have you ever tried to pee while lying on your back???

Many people manage this no problen in city centres on Friday and Saturday nights.
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
8 Jul 2009 7:58AM
I'd been wondering how you were...thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery Pete
Nic
jakabout Plus
13 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 8:06AM
Good luck Pete! 70% is fabulous odds Smile x Judi
bangalicious Plus
10 1.3k 5 England
8 Jul 2009 8:30AM
All the best Pete.

Anil.
pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 9:36AM
All the best Pete, hope it goes well for you. Penny
ColinT-B Plus
11 38 3 England
8 Jul 2009 1:14PM
Hope everything went ok. Rest, relax and dont rush back too soon.
Colin
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
8 Jul 2009 1:19PM
I'm back Smile and really touched a by the number of kind messages here. I wasn't expecting this response as I didn't think anyone read these blogs Wink
I have to take it easy for 48 hours so I won't be active for a few days, but just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone Smile
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
8 Jul 2009 1:30PM
So glad you are fine, Pete.
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 1:34PM
Great News Smile
ade_mcfade Plus
13 15.2k 216 England
8 Jul 2009 1:35PM
Went well then?

Excellent Smile
Anthony Plus
16 5.6k 17 Scotland
8 Jul 2009 1:36PM
welcome back old boy. Smile

Anthony
conrad Plus
13 10.9k 116
8 Jul 2009 1:38PM
Great news, Pete.

Make sure to take enough rest before you come back!
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 1:43PM
Well done Pete, a friend of ours had a stent a few months back and reckons it transformed his life for the better (could it be that we shall call you "Petra" in future? Smile )

I hope all continues well
helena Plus
14 134 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 1:46PM
Have a good rest Pete,
Kind Regards,

Tara x
8 Jul 2009 2:10PM
May I also add my best wishes.
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
8 Jul 2009 2:15PM
Good man. Well done.
8 Jul 2009 2:19PM
Excellent, can i uncross everything now Smile
roxpix 14 2.2k 11 Scotland
8 Jul 2009 2:24PM
cool, thats good news, now if you're still drugged up, hurry and look at the gallery and we'll get some weird awards Smile
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
8 Jul 2009 2:33PM
Good news Pete!

Sarah x
8 Jul 2009 2:44PM
Glad to hear all went well Pete

Keith
rowarrior Plus
10 4.4k 9 Scotland
8 Jul 2009 2:48PM
glad it went well, enjoy your rest
dougv Plus
14 8.4k 3 England
8 Jul 2009 2:59PM
Glad to hear things went well Pete.
Take it easy mate (says the guy who just spent 18 out of 24 hours at work!).

Doug Wink
8 Jul 2009 3:25PM
Here's to a speedy recovery Pete.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
8 Jul 2009 4:29PM
Brilliant to see you back Pete!! Take things easy!
8 Jul 2009 5:00PM
Nice one Pete!!!!!!!!! You can't beat a bit of great news. Take it easy.

Vince & his feathered friends
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 7:01PM
Good on ya'

Adrian
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 7:30PM
glad it went well Pete
my ex had it done & it worked a treat for him

take care
Jo
phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
8 Jul 2009 7:55PM
Great to hear all went well, take care of yourself.

Phil
8 Jul 2009 7:57PM
Welcome home guv Wink
Geoff.
StrayCat Plus
13 19.0k 3 Canada
8 Jul 2009 8:08PM
Day one of your new life. Rest up well, and all the best.
Gaucho Plus
16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 10:33PM
Take it easy and don't rush it. Good news!

Malcolm
Good news Pete, best wishes for a return to full health.
Ganto Plus
11 769 2 Ireland
9 Jul 2009 1:05AM
Great stuff Pete, I'll have a few pints on your behalf!
LisaRose Plus
11 172 4 United States
9 Jul 2009 3:53PM
Just logged on and found this. So glad things went well Pete! Thinking of you.......

Lisa
10 Jul 2009 7:37PM
Glad everything went well, take it easy and get well soon.

Regards, Stuart
dianah Plus
11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2011 8:38PM
You didn't tell me !!! All that lovely advice you gave me and I didn't know that you were going into hospital. Am so glad that it went well Pete..take it easy and have a rest for a few days..thinking of you !
Di x x

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