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Old 01-15-09, 01:33 PM   #1
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Almost lost my dad. (Again!)

Last Tuesday my dad was playing racquetball, which his cardiologist had forbidden, when he collapsed in the gym. I get a phone call from his cousin that something was wrong with him. I fly over to the gym and find an ambulance and fire truck outside. Right away my heart sank. I thought this time it was it for sure. It hadn't even been a year since his massive heart attack. Long story short, he's back home since yesterday and hopefully this time he will heed his doctor's advice. The one thing that was amazing as the outpouring of love and prayers we got. He had a whole group of guys from his church come to see him, and to pray with the family. That meant the world to us. Yesterday I spent a little time with him at home till my mom got home to take care of him. Wow. It was harder than taking care of my 3 kids. The dude was all over the place. You'd never know he was 63 and had 2 heart attacks. So hopefully I will NEVER have to post a thread like this again.
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Old 01-15-09, 01:37 PM   #2
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Damm, keeping you and your family in my prayers & thoughts.

And tell your Dad, I told him to slow down
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Old 01-15-09, 01:40 PM   #3
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And tell your Dad, I told him to slow down
Thanks my friend. Will do.
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take care velocity....you and him are in my prayers.
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Velocity, I know it is hard, but for some of us, living doesn't mean changing our life. Though I enjoy very good health now, I know when I start to get more rundown (instead of just looking that way) I am not planning on slowing down. If that makes me check out a bit earlier, well, so be it. Better than sitting around wishing I could do what I used to do.
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Velocity, I know it is hard, but for some of us, living doesn't mean changing our life. Though I enjoy very good health now, I know when I start to get more rundown (instead of just looking that way) I am not planning on slowing down. If that makes me check out a bit earlier, well, so be it. Better than sitting around wishing I could do what I used to do.
I guess in a vacuum that sounds good. But the truth is that there will be alot of people who are hurt, and worse, when just making a few minor changes can make all the difference in the world. I'm sure no one wants to live a miserable life, but it doesn't have to be that way. If we all only thought about ourselves, what kind of world would this be?
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Add my prayers to the others lifting up your father and your family.
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He better heed the doctor's advice or it will happen again, I'm sure.
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Add my prayers to the others lifting up your father and your family.
Thanks man. I really appreciate it.
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Wow, poor guy wants to keep doing things I'm glad it worked out and he's home and OK!
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Sending my best wishes to your family.
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Thank you all. He's doing great today. I think this time it really has sunk in.
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