John Pytlak recovers from a mild heartattack

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Post by Rusty » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:28 am

Get well soon

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Post by Nigel » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:05 am

I am glad you're not dead...

Good Luck

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Post by StoneBuilder » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:25 am

Good luck, old man.

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Post by gianni1 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:47 pm

Get well soon!

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Post by blanka » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:00 pm

a speedy recovery, take it easy, and get well soon!

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Post by dgs8film » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:49 pm

Hope you have a speedy recovery and time for some R & R!
Best wishes!
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Post by Uppsala BildTeknik » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:45 pm

Hope for a complete recovery, get well

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Post by jusetan » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:31 am

Sorry to hear the news.

Speedy, safe recovery John!
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Post by teadub » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:19 am

sorry to hear. hope you have a quick recovery...
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Post by arnaud » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:37 pm

Get well soon John, the best is yet to come.
Best wishes from Paris,
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Post by kentbulza » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:07 am

We need all your technical film expertise!! Get well soon!!

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Post by ropbo » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:11 am

I hope you have a fast recovery.
Best wishes !

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Post by HTTK » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:11 am

John get well soon like so many others have said. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm sure you'll be back up and running at 24fps in no time! 8)

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John Pytlak - Tough Road Ahead

Post by John_Pytlak » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:04 pm

As you may have noticed, I have not been participating here on Filmshooting.com or other forums during the past few weeks.

On Labor Day, I found signs of severe abdominal bleeding, and had felt increasingly weak the week before. I was admitted to the hospital, and required a transfusion of four units of blood to bring my hemacrit from a low of 20 (normal is above 40). The stress on my heart from the loss of blood precipitated a mild heart attack, as indicated by elevated Trioponin enzyme levels.

I was subjected to a week of testing, including upper and lower GI endoscopy exams. The internal bleeding had stopped, but no definitive source was found, except for an area of "thickened tissue" near the appendix. So a biopsy was taken.

On Friday, September 8, I had two angiograms and a 95% blockage was found in one of my coronary arteries. The blockage was opened with an angioplasty and insertion of a bare metal stent. I was released from the hospital on Sunday, September 10.

Unfortunately, this past Thursday, I received word that the biopsy was positive for cancerous cells. A CAT scan Friday showed two areas of suspicion along the middle small intestine. I will need surgery, but it cannot be done until late October, since I am on blood thinners to prevent clotting around the new coronary stent.

For now, I am feeling well and staying active, but with all the doctor visits, do not have much time to log on to the Internet user groups that I like to help on.

Hopefully, I will be returning to health again after the surgery. And maybe get back on line during the next month, between doctor visits.

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

John
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Post by paul » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:20 pm

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
We will John!

I wish you a lot of strength and luck, :wink:

paul

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