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As serious as a heart attack

Hearts are complicated matters.

My father’s wanted to stop working, blocked and barely providing his body what it needed. The surgeons opened him up on Thursday, cracked his chest and gave his heart new paths to function. A 5-way bypass that would give him a new lease on life and an opportunity for many years.

They fixed his heart.

His pain is awful right now, he looks fragile and vulnerable and I look forward to when all the healing is done and he can enjoy that newly strengthened heart.

Oh how I wish I could wheel Heather and Mike into an operating room and know that when they came out they’d be hurting, but they’d be on the road to recovery…better than ever.

The pain would fade day after day, leaving them more energized, more alive.

The memories of the surgery would start to dim over time and they’d never remember how bad they felt to start with.

The agony would be a bad dream.

I wish all problems of the heart could be repaired as easily as my dad’s.

Still hoping you’ll donate to sponsor me as a member of the Friends of Maddie team for the March of Dimes Walk.

5 Comments on “As serious as a heart attack”

  1. #1 Maura
    on Apr 12th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Your heart has had a difficult week. I’m glad your dad came through the surgery okay and I hope he heals well. I feel the same way about Heather & Mike’s pain — I think most of us would do almost anything to find a way to take that away. The pain for us is knowing we simply can’t.

    Mauras last blog post..For Too Short a Time

  2. #2 Ashley Hast
    on Apr 12th, 2009 at 3:23 am

    I’m happy to hear your Dad’s heart was fixed, and pray he has a quick recovery. I also continue to pray for Heather & Mike’s peace for something I could never even begin to imagine going through.

  3. #3 Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire
    on Apr 12th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Glad to hear your dad is on the road to recovery.

    I wish we could do the same for Heather & Mike. My heart is breaking for them, but I have no idea what they are actually going through.

    Hugs to you my friend ((hugs))

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  4. #4 Janna
    on Apr 12th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    How is your heart? It seems like your heart has had a rough week.

    I am glad that your dad’s surgery went so well. He will definitely be a new man soon!

    As far as Heather and Mike, their hearts may never completely heal but their hearts are in the hands of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with them, and with you as you travel.

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  5. #5 Magda
    on Apr 12th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I am praying for your dad’s,Mike and Heather’s and your heart….. I think everybody could use a little TLC and maybe a visit from their friends Mr.Curevo and Mr.Grey Goose


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