Monday, December 17, 2012

Best Laid Plans

Last Wednesday, my 92 year old, jazz-loving, suffer-no-fools, take-no-prisoners, bullet-proof, (we thought)  father suffered a heart attack.




Although still in intensive care, he is doing remarkably well considering his age.  The doctor commented on his unusual strength for a 92 year old and asked if he had been to be a farmer.  The answer is yes.    "Dang!  I knew I should have been a farmer," was the doctor's response.  He said that  in his rural practise, he has many elderly men of considerable strength and they have all been farmers. 

Dad's career as a farmer was followed by a career in Real Estate and throughout both and into retirement he has been a strong believer of exercise.  In fact, for a  couple of days prior to the heart attack, he had been short of breath.  He was disgusted with himself for being so out of shape and  decided to do extra exercises to get into better shape.  Bet that didn't help the situation.

Yesterday he asked the doctor to write a letter to his fitness guru so his exercises can be properly tailored to his new condition.

Our plans for the season, have now, of course, changed.  Christmas dinner?  Who knows.  Gift exchange? Who knows.  Blogging?  Sporadic, I''m sure.


8 comments:

LaurieM said...

Oh dear! Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your dad.

It sounds like he doesn't plan on being ill for long....

Needles said...

Oh Brenda, sending you mojo upon mojo for him feeling up to snuff soon.

Sel and Poivre said...

So great to hear he has a positive attitude that only speaks to getting better and getting out of there...and that you already recognize you'll just need to swing loose for Christmas to accommodate him! It bodes well for everybody! Take Care!

Sandra said...

Whatever happens over the next few weeks will not matter. What matters is that your Dad get healthy and back where he belongs. Sending good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery. I love your Dad's attitude!

Maria Janssens said...

Sending lots of positive vibes your way and for your Dad. He doesn't seem to be the kind of man to give up without a fight and is all the stronger for that kind of attitude. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Jan said...

Thinking of you.

freshisle said...

He sounds like a strong and determined man. Take care of yourself, too.

Christy J said...

He sounds like a real trooper. Best wishes for his recovery and a lovely Christmas wherever your family have to gather, home or hospital.