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Chris Jericho Explains How He Survived Pulmonary Embolism In 2021

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• Chris Jericho Explains How He Survived Pulmonary Embolism In 2021

WWF Legend & current AEW Superstar Chris Jericho faced some health issues in late 2021, due to which he got hospitalized.

During the latest episode of his Talk Is Jericho podcast titled “How I Survived A Pulmonary Embolism”, Jericho went into detail about the issues he faced.

Below is what Y2J said:

“I did have what is called a pulmonary embolism. Back on December 7th, I believe, of 2021. I found this out when I was in London, England. I’ve been waiting a while to tell the story.

I kind of wanted to wait until some things were settled and figured out, and make sure that everything is back to where it needs to be, and is back to normal, and is back to the new normal.

Pulmonary embolism basically means blood clots in your lungs, and that’s what I had, a whole bunch of them, which are now pretty much gone. All of them are gone, which is great to hear.

I got to the hospital and I can barely walk. I mean walking across the lobby to get to the car to go to the hospital was a real task. It was terrifying. Like after three steps, I was just huffing and puffing and my heart was pounding. You know something is really, really wrong here. Then the walk from that car to the hospital, same thing. It might as well have been 1000 miles when it was 100 feet, if it was even 50 feet.”

I was cleared and finally able to fly home. After coming home, I had to do more tests. I got on a scale that measures everything. One of the things that is measured is your visceral fat.

Well, what’s visceral fat? Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds your organs. He said you need to lose some visceral fat. Well, how do you lose visceral fat? Well, you lose weight.

When I went in there, I was 241 pounds. Now looking back, was I too big? Absolutely. Was I overweight? I guess, but never ever out of shape cardio wise.

No, I never was blowing up or anything like that. But I gained some weight after I worked with Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome. I was going through a Bruiser Brody phase, and I thought, well, I can be bigger than all these Japanese guys just because of the way things are now. I’m one of the taller guys. Everyone’s a little bit smaller. The Japanese appreciate the bulkier physiques.

So let me just get a little bit bigger and just beat the crap out of them, which is what I did. It worked out to the point where I had three Tokyo Dome main events. I just never lost weight.

Then the pandemic comes and you know, you just don’t even realize it. So I went to the medical weight loss clinic and followed the diet. I wanted to lose 10 pounds. I lost 11 in the first week, and I thought, well, let me just stick with this and see how it goes. I currently weigh 209 pounds.

I wasn’t able to wrestle because I was on blood thinners, and after a few weeks, I went down to 5 milligrams twice a day. So that’s good. I also did some very extensive research on athletes who are on blood thinners.

I found a couple guys in the NBA and a couple guys in the NFL, and found these guys are able to play and coexist on blood thinners. What they do is they just don’t take a blood thinner 36 hours before the event because it’s not a matter of getting cut open and bleeding, it’s a matter of your blood being thinner.

If you hit your head or something, you could hemorrhage. So I was very cognizant of that. After talking to Doc Sampson with AEW, who’s our team doctor, and just keeping an eye on everything, and once again, now all of these exams that I’m going for, they’re all coming up great. So then it’s just a matter of when I can go back to the ring.

“I also found something very interesting as well. When I went to the hematologist who once again checks to see what could be causing these blood clots, she came back and said that I had a factor V gene in my blood and that basically contributes to blood clots.

You could have a two sided factor V, which means that both parents have it. But mine is a half gene and not a full one, which means I may not have to take blood thinners forever.”

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On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.

Here’s the card:

The Invaders vs. Mac Rivera & Israel Matia

George Steele vs. Nick DeCarlo

Tiger Chung Lee vs. Pete Sanchez

Salvatore Bellomo vs. Frank Williams

Jimmy Snuka vs. Alec Gerrard

Ivan Putski vs. Don Kernodle

Sgt. Slaughter vs. John Callahan

Tito Santana vs. Bob Bradley

        
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