Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Emotional Wringer

My dad commercial fishes in southeast Alaska. He was docked in Sitka, fixing up his boat and preparing for the next salmon opening, when he started experiencing pain in his chest and left arm. He knew it wasn't right, and flew the next day into Anchorage to visit a cardiologist. Turns out he's got 90% blockage in two vessels and needs a couple of stents, so he's in the hospital today undergoing the procedure. The very common procedure. The very common procedure that is performed every single day on lots and lots of people. The very common procedure that takes place in a controlled environment with trained medical personnel right there. So I can stop worrying. Right?



Dinner last night: sour cream enchiladas, refried beans, corn, green salad


Exactly two years ago:

8 comments:

Katherine said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. At least he paid attention to his symptoms. I hope that everything goes well. Keep us updated.

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Yes, like Katherine said, thank goodness he listened to his body.

Of course you're going to worry. But you will not worry alone. I'll keep you and your Dad in my prayers. {{{HUGS}}}

Michele said...

I'm worrying and praying with you from a continent away. So glad he went to get checked out while there was still time.

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Sorry to hear about this. I hope all goes well. I am sure it will but I know it is different with someone you know. My father-in-law had it done a while back and he is doing great.

AngieB said...

I'd feel the same way if it was my dad and I've been a cardiology nurse for 18 years. Most important: make sure he takes his medications when he goes home! He's in my prayers!

The Shultzs said...

I am a worring right with you. =\ So glad he went to get checked out right away. Continued prayers.

CambridgeLady said...

How worrying. I'll pray for your Dad. I'm sure he'll be fine x

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

As another cardiology nurse (well, ER now), my heart goes out to you.

Wait.

That was a BAD pun.

I'm SO glad he's doing better, and didn't ignore the warning signals.