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    This all took place very quickly, last night wifey and I were sitting watching TV, I was snacking on some Melba toast wafers, like a dry Rusk, being engrossed in the programme I swallowed a mouthful and right away realized it wasn't going down. I sat up and tried to cough it up only to realize I could not breath in. straight away knowing a serious situation was happening, not being able to cough or breath, I started working my throat muscles to try and dislodge the lump, some came up but not all, still couldn't breath fully, I was trying not to panic but wifey was, she asking over and over what to do, I managed to say 911. In the mean time I managed to get a little amount of air in through my nose before it closed off again. again I managed to bring up a little more. The ambulance and paramedics arrived within ten minutes and by that time while bending over the sink I managed bring more up and was able to breath more through my nose.... The medics suggested I sip on a coke, as the carbination would help dissolve and help move any further obstruction. After all the vitals were taken and further assessment done they asked if I wanted to go to the hospital for further assessment because of my age and such, I felt much better and more relaxed and didn't think I needed to go. after more checks they left, stating if anything changed to call or present myself at the hospital.....On reflection I must say that was the most scariest moment I have ever experienced, I had no overall control of my breathing and in the back of my mind I knew time was limited....Over the years I have been in some very scary and dangerous situations, but this was by far the worst...
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    Glad you are OK Stan, must have been terrifying. Once had a scare, not as bad as yours, with a piece of bacon which was stuck halfway down, fortunately manged to reach it with my fingers and pull it out, scared the you know what out of me. Always very careful nowadays or try to be anyway.
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    Moments like that are really scary i am sure,as with me many Years back now when i was sitting as now on the Puter,suddenly a sharp pain starting right through my back and into the Front of my Chest,i too did not know what to do,i was alone as the Wife was at work.
    Quick thinking i managed (dont ask me how) to get in the Car and down to the Medical Centre in Penrith (Those Days)
    On entering the Centre the Nurse just took one look at me and rushed to my side,called out so loud to the other person behind te Counter to cakk the a Doctor fast!
    Withij a few minutes i was in an Ambulance and being rushed to Nepean Hospital.at that time there was not much that i recalled.
    I awoke with my Daughter by my side realle worried.
    Not long after the Wife arrived.
    Had many tests etc and two drips one in aech arm,on observatiojn for two days then off to Westmead Hospital,where i was Operated on for Heat Attack (Three Ateries to the Heart badly blocked} Had Stents inserted and spent next 7 days in Hospital.
    Close call I was told but all worked out well.
    That was my scariest moment.
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    Hope all is now well with you Stan and do take it easy,its a very easy thing to get chocked and especially as we get older.
    Good to see you back here anyway that does indicate that you are a lot better.
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    Hi Stan.
    Glad to hear you got it right, panic is the last thing you need but when it is sudden like that you can't help it your poor wife would have been beside herself. Have had a few including heart attack in 62, but cross legs no problems since.
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    scary Moment for me happened on the morning of the 30th day of October. never will forget it. I had just woke up 5- 30 am sat on the edge of bed, when all of a sudden things started spinning around I remember saying to myself hang on Charlie & gripping on to the edge of the bed real scary. It looked like I was on the fo'c's'le head and everything was falling down around me Said to myself Hang on you will fall off the edge. When things went back to normal I got dressed and got in my car Foolish I know !
    Any way they rushed me to a bed they kept me overnight then sent me to Newcastle kept me two days flew me to Port Macqarry they kept me over night then flew me back to
    Newcastle, They again kept me overnight then back to Port Macqarry Over night stay again then flew me to Prince of Wales hospital Sydney. A couple days later they operated and put a Pace Maker in. Two or three days later flew me back to Port Macqarry After a couple of days they released me from hospital. All that flying as put me off flying for ever. !Had to go to Port Macqarry about 6weeks later saw two specialist. They both gave me appointments for end of May. Everything seems ok so far apart from pain were never been any pain before real heavy pain just started new medicine yesterday. . My Mate called Kempsey Hospital on the 5th day found out were I was paid a visit gave him my car keys and house keys he picked my car up for me. Very surprised it was still were I had parked it. Very lucky in Kempsey. Cheers Feel fine now!
    Just one more Statement. The treatment and attention I received was Fantastic. The food they fed you was of the highest Quality. You would never get better any were.
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    In the September of 2013 few months after my Prostatectomy we were walking along the beach front when a sudden need for the toilet took me.
    I found one not far away and went in, what came out of me I have no idea but thought it would not stop.
    Got up and almost fell down again. Sat there for a minute or so and managed to get back to the vehicle where I slumped across the wheel and passed out.
    How long not sure, maybe 30 seconds.
    Came to and had a very vigorous chat with huey out the vehicle door.
    Then the wife screamed, on the mat below all manner of crap and blood.
    Called the ambos and they said get me to the nature strip by the road side and keep still.
    Ambos arrived, took one look and put me inside.
    With the blues and twos going like mad I was rushed to the nearest hospital into emergency.
    Put on a gurney, stripped of all clothing which was in a mess and seen by the doc.

    Put on a drip, one of four I was to have in the next 6 hours to rehydrate me.
    Taken to a ward and put to bed.
    Next morning further examinations and told that I had suffered a ruptured polyp or two.
    Kept in for two days and sent home.
    Colonoscopy the following week where a further 4 polyps were burned off.

    Since then have had another colonoscopy with a further 3 polyps removed.
    Not the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon and evening.
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    Recently I had a fall with our walking group. Landed awkwardly and knew straight away that I had dislocated my shoulder. Unfortunately we were way out in bushland so no mobile signal. One of the group ran ahead to find a road and signal to call an ambulance. I had to continue walking for about an hour to this road. The ambulance was busy so waited an hour for them to arrive. Thank goodness for those old fashioned panting techniques they taught ladies for childbirth I was in so much pain but couldn't shift my arm, which was quickly going numb and cold.( later told that was indicative of nerve and blood vessel compromise)
    The ambos took one look said can't fix that and rushed me to the local hospital. After xrays which confirmed a severe posterior dislocation no one seemed to want to have a go to put it back. By this time it was over 3 hours which I was told could cause permanent nerve damage and I could lose to use of that arm.
    Fortunately a tall guy with a pony tail told me in his own country he was a shoulder surgeon Hoorah. I said either rip it off or put it back as I am way past the pain.
    He did that all the time giving the other registrars a lecture on techniques for dealing with this type of injury. The minute it went back the pain went, the nurse monitoring my BP said that worked your BP has dropped 30 points!!
    It took 3 months of physio to finally get use back so I was extremely lucky that guy was there otherwise they were going to put me into another ambulance and send me to another hospital where there was a orthopaedic surgeon. After I went to fracture clinic and the ortho guy there said he was glad he didn't have to put it back.
    Trust all of you are now doing well. They used to do the Haemlick manoeuver years ago for food blockages guess that has been outmoded. Pretty scary though

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