Knee Pain Leads to Heart Issues

Discussion in 'Health' started by ~JB~, May 31, 2022.


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  1. ~JB~

    ~JB~ Member

    Location:
    Murrieta/Temecula
    Name:
    Juan B Garcia
    Current Bike:
    2019 RFX
    Little past history for this. 2003 while on active duty (Navy) I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. After three surgeries plus radiation treatments was made fit for duty and retired in 06. Twenty years later with the last 10 MTBing I had a CT scan to search for cancer. My body is still producing Thyroid hormone (cancerous) even though my Thyroid was removed and been having trouble finding the cells. There fore annual checkups and all sort of scans. Well this last Jan was riding and had a little brake fade incident and placed a huge amount of weight on my left knee (2001 ACL reconstruction). Thought of nothing but going up and down ladder (Christmas light n paint rooms) knee would hurt. Here it starts.. make appointment to see Family Doctor for referral (orthopedic) to get knee checked (scare ACL again). First thing Dr says "Where have you been?" (2years of Covid) Tell her a year ago Endocrinologist order a CT scan. So she starts searching and reading the write up. All good until the word "Aortic Ectasia Thoracic" (a bulge of the aorta). Referral to Cardiologist and Orthopedic. After X-rays and MRI knee ligaments are fine. Do have water, meniscus tear, the your old word "Osteoarthritis". Doing rehab (lame).. Back to the real issue.. Heart stress test plus echo cardiogram revealed I can no longer lift weights because of the bulge of the aorta (Minor Aortic Ectasia) keeping an eye on it. But the stress test failed (you are not biking he said). Appointment Jun 6 to view the heart's blood flow and possible stents. The end.. For Now.. Symptoms as I now sit down feel and listen for things (lower the volume). I do have a raising heart (out of breath like) on a short walk from ref to couch and doing work outside. Not all the time though but its there. Wonder what the heart was doing keeping the rate avg 138 max 169 while riding:gag:.. The rate might drop now? Can I say cancer was a blessing? My grandmother passed milking a cow.. yelled and dropped (heart attach?) Hereditary? Caused by MTBng..? The only young relative that passed was my father but that was lead poisoning. Not getting into that subject but it is on the site..
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Wow!! Best wishes and prayers sent.
     
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  3. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Epic Evo
    Glad you found out before was too late. Wish you the best, and hope you get back to the mtb!
     
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    A bulge on the aorta is also known as an aortic aneurysm, which is nothing to sneeze at. Aortic dissection will probably kill you - just ask John Ritter.

    Better to ease up for a few months than keel over on the bike.

    Best wishes to prompt resolution.
     
  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    Take care of yourself... best to sacrifice a knee to keep the heart and blood tubes healthy!
     
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  6. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Welcome to the club. Except my HR will reach +200 every other day (was everyday and is now becoming everyday, just not yet). My Cardiologist does not have an issue with that and my max HR is 220- my age so that= -10. Good luck, and keep moving is all I can say. I call it John Ritter disease, herniated aorta, his ripped. I do get ultra sound every year and nuclear stress tests. Those are big bucks, but it makes me glow inside. 40 minutes 4 days a week, so I do 60+ 6 days a week if I can
    Happy heart healthy trails
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    It sounds like you have a history of comebacks... Here's hoping you bounce back from this one as well.
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9 / SC Hightower
    :mad: Dammit JB!
    Just knock this Sh!t off!:whistling:

    Just do the right thing, and call it a season of recovery. Hang in there brother. Thanks for sharing with the Hooligans.
    My prayer list is long, but you just got added.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    ^^^^^ What he said!

    Holy Sheets - that's scary. Please go easy - no heroics for a while. Like @Mikie said - it's a recovery season. Issuing thoughts, prayers, mojo, karma, kismet, positive vibrations, and any other manner of cosmic force to help you out!
     
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  10. ~JB~

    ~JB~ Member

    Location:
    Murrieta/Temecula
    Name:
    Juan B Garcia
    Current Bike:
    2019 RFX
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    Spent the day at the Hospital yesterday.. After being shaved on both wrists and manscaped:speechless: (as a backup entry) went in for the procedure. They used the wrist. Not exactly a sleeping procedure felt and heard everything. Good news.. NO Blockage.. Good Flow.. False Stress Test.. :) Want to Thank all of you for your kind n fatherly words:rolleyes:... The cosmos have aligned. Aortic Ectasia is still there but its minor will discuss some more with the Dr. on Tuesday next week.. Now knee..(lame physical therapy) hope for a scope to make sure whats causing of the pain.
     
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  11. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Good news, and I hope you were at least manscaped by a hot nurse. :laugh:
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
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  13. ~JB~

    ~JB~ Member

    Location:
    Murrieta/Temecula
    Name:
    Juan B Garcia
    Current Bike:
    2019 RFX
    Oh yes.. looked hot from nose up..:giggle: Wife in the room:sneaky:
     
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  14. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    You couldn’t ask her to leave? :p

    Glad all of the news is good news… :thumbsup:
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    The wife, or the nurse? You must be clear on this point. :facepalm::Roflmao
     
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  16. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    @~JB~

    Glad you turned out okay!

    True Story.
    I was in a pretty solid car accident in my twenties on Christmas Eve night.

    I had a head injury so they couldn't give me any pain medicine but they needed to stitch up my forehead and my chin. I'm sure they gave me a little local.

    And I distinctly remember the very attractive nurse sitting right in front of me keeping my attention while they were stitching me up.

    I was such a dude!.. Easy!
     
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