Let's get to the point - I don't have the greatest news. As many of you know I had a heart attack at the begging on this past December. When I had this first heart attack my left anterior artery was 100% blocked. After having angioplasty to clear the blockage they put a stint in and at the time my ejection fraction (the amount of oxygenated blood your heart pumps out) was at about 45% capacity.
Despite the circumstances things didn't look too bad. I drastically changed my diet, attended a cardiac rehabs program, and upon it's completion started seeing a personal trainer. Then came last Sunday.
I wasn't feeling good at all last week (I was blaming my allergies) and finally Sunday morning at around 2am I decided my symptoms we close enough to scary heart stuff that I should probably make it down to the hospital.
It turns out I wasn't having a heart attack but things weren't looking good. Since December my ejection fraction has dropped from 45% to below 20%. Monday they put another stint in my Right Coronary Artery less to clear it and more to see if it would help boost my ejection. The initial effect was negligible.
Now I've been moved from Cardiac Care to Advanced Cardiac Care. I have a lot of doctor appointments this coming Monday to find out about Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplants.
At the urging of a friend I setup a GoFundMe account so that I could maybe take a vacation and help with some other medical expenses before I have my surgeries and spend the next couple of years recovering. So far everyones gone above and beyond with their help and there really are no words to tell you how this makes me feel. I only hope I can return the favor tens times over for another soul someday.
Unfortunately for you, my clients, I'm not going to be able to work with your hair anytime soon. I'll be in touch with all of you though and I have specific stylists in mind to help each and every one of you.
Look forward to a call from me in which I will promise to at least try not to cry and we will get you taken care of no matter what.
Cutting hair has been a passion and a joy, not a job and it is all because you ladies and gentlemen. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my crappy little heart, I love you guys, you are all truly the best!
-Todd (317-603-7282 (personal cell, feel free to call any time)