He Does Hair is Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice
UPDATE: I hate to ask but bills keep piling up and I have no income to speak of at the moment. I have been approved for Medicaid and SNAP (food stamps), but have recently found out that disability could take up to six months to get approved. I've setup a Go Fund Me Account. Any help that you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
UPDATE: I had my Doctors appointment yesterday with the defibrillator implant surgeon and we have decided we are definitely going through with the procedure. At this point I'm just waiting for them to call back to schedule the specific surgery date - most likely in the next four weeks (probably and a early birthday present). I have to say the worst part of this whole project is not knowing exactly what date anything is going to happen. It's a wait and see game that this Virgo is not very good at playing... In the mean time I will continue to tackle my disability claims, which probably will induce heart failure with their complexity.
UPDATE: To save on some expenses I have disconnected my business line. If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to call my personal number at 317-603-7282. Thanks!
UPDATE: If you're a Facebook kind of person, please feel free to follow my personal account. I'll be providing more frequent updates about my experience there. Thanks!
Sorry for the long note, but 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 rehab program, and upon it's completion started seeing a personal trainer. On July 20th all of this changed.
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 and all of my other options. The bad news is that I am no longer allowed to work. Doctors currently estimate if things go well I could possibly return to work within 1 1/2 to 2 years.
At the urging of a friend I setup a GoFundMe account so that I could maybe get some help with medical expenses before I have my surgeries and spend the next couple of years recovering. So far everyone has 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. Please feel free to contact me, I have specific stylists in mind to help each and every one of you!
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, for any reason)