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    Back in the saddle again

    I would like to thank all you guys for the prayers and well wishes I received.

    I Had the heart surgery yesterday and just got back home this afternoon. Ended up being much more complicated than they thought. What was supposed to take 1 1/2 hours ended going 4 1/2 hours. They had to go through both my legs at the same time and approach the damage from either side simultaneously. By the time it was all said and done they had drilled though the artery with a diamond coated drill bit called the diamondback 360, put in 3 stents and performed 6 angioplasties. Truthfully, I can't say I feel much better. I kinda feel weird. Hopefully, it is just exhaustion. I was awake for the whole procedure and wasn't allowed to move either one of my legs for 12 hours. That is exhausting and painful. We will see how I feel in the next couple days. Gotta go, I have a double at work tomorrow. 14 hour shift,. woohoo. lol
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    Congratulations! Amazing that they let (insisted that?) you return home so quickly.

    Am hoping you're kidding about working soon.

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    Good to hear from you, Son. Hoping you get your energy back quickly. Take it easy during your shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrybard View Post
    Congratulations! Amazing that they let (insisted that?) you return home so quickly.

    Am hoping you're kidding about working soon.
    nope working tomorrow. 140 reservations for brunch and no spare cooks to cover it. Chef's life.lol
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    Insane. Feel better, Son.

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    Best of wishes. Had my finger surgically pieced back together 2 months ago and while being a minor issue was annoying enough. Can't even imagine what you just went through. Speedy recovery!! Show goes on!

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    We'll I can't believe you are going back to work. That's amazing. I hope they give you some time off.

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    You shouldn't be working.

    I don't find that amazing. Just to be frank. It's great to be a bad mo-fo and dedicated to your job - not calling out, working through the cuts, burns, pains and all that jam. We all know that. But it gets to point where having a heart attack, being shot, whatever else sort of craziness you've had in this life - and then going to work and slaving away for peanuts - isn't cool.

    Tell your owner, staff, and all 140 guests sitting down to go get f--ked. Seriously. There are other jobs, other kitchens, and other cities. You only have one life. It seems pretty obvious the owner of that restaurant, from your stories at least, doesn't give two ***** about you. A brunch double after heart surgery?

    I'm not trying to be rude. I don't know you but I'm happy that your surgery went well and that you're doing better. But going into a hot, stressful kitchen and working a double directly after surgery is plain stupid. Some one has got to say that.

    Edit: I guess what I'm trying to say is that we all know that this industry (and life in general) will more than happily chew you up and then spit you out. Knowingly letting yourself be part of that process, or going out on your shield so to speak, is not the honorable thing to do. Best wishes and please rest up.
    Last edited by brianh; 09-06-2014 at 01:30 PM.

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    See, that's why we need a like button In any case, I agree with JDA.

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    So glad you're ok. PLEASE be careful and take some time off from work. This can't be healthy for you

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