Monday, April 19, 2010

A little bit of perspective

This week I will be visiting a friend who had a heart attack last week. It is a bit of an eye opener when you reach the point in your life when your friends start having angioplasty and bypasses. Our friend is fine for now and home now so hopefully he will make a full recovery though he is very excited that he was airlifted to a city hospital - 30 years on the police force and getting taken by helicoptor to the heart surgeon is the highlight of his week!  In a small town, whenever the Life Flight helicoptor is fired up everyone hopes it isn't someone we know - everyone knows when it is in the air.  I think his wife is going out of her mind as they got him through leukemia 14 years ago and now this.


I had a great post all ready to put up...whinging about the housekeeper and and the trials and tribulations in my life right now but I deleted it.  I spoke with my friend's wife and she said they just came home from the doctor who told them the odds of him having a massive heart attack are extremely high.  My little problems are meaningless compared to what their family is facing right now.

I am going to visit them on Friday which will hopefully cheer him up - the Little Prince is always good for a laugh!

In the meantime life goes on, birthday party plans must come together in the next few days and we should all hug our spouses a bit tighter tonight.

16 comments:

Maggie said...

Everything you wrote was very true... you just never know when something like that will happen. You and your friend and his family have my prayers. XOXOXO

High Heeled Life said...

Life is what happens when - are busy making plans. Your post is so true, we should always try to look at the positive and all situations (not always an easy thing ... we are all human - after all)be grateful for what we have in our lives. Your friends are in my prayers.

North of 25A said...

How very true! And I also am of that age... Less than 2 weeks ago I attended the funeral of a 56 year old woman - so very sad. Your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Best,
Colleen

KatiePerk said...

You are right. It does put things in perspective. My dad had a massive heart attack 6 years ago and has made a full recovery. I am thinking of your friends.

Tammy B said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope that he makes a full recovery. My best friend thought she was having a heart attack and drove herself to the ER. It turned out to be low potassium and high blood pressure. It was a wake up call to us both. We need to take better care of ourselves.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

This kind of event is happening more frequently in my circle as well...hope things improve and that the outcome is a happy one.

April said...

I am so sorry. I am glad your friend is okay.I had a client the other day whos son (28 years old) had a massive heart attack at the gym and died totally unexpected. I had to hold back so hard during her appt to not cry for her. She told me that their family is so different now and they no longer take each other for granted or argue. My husband and I were arguing the other day and her and her family actually crossed my mind and I dropped it. Really makes you appreciate your loved ones when you realize what truly matters.

Travelbug Mom said...

Wow, thank heavens your friend is OK. It does STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS when you hear something like this. It can happen at ANY time and at ANY age, but when it becomes "close" to you....it's different!
Well wishes!

Town and Country Mom said...

I know your visit will be a comfort to your friends! Don't worry about what to say, just tell him how happy you are to see him! Y'all are in my prayers!

The Mrs. said...

AWful. I know you will be a great pick me up!

Pink Martini said...

Life can have so many zingers along the way. We can only hope to be comforted and to comfort others. A visit will mean more than you will ever know because you are giving your time and love face to face. It's the best thing we can do for someone that needs healing. :) xoxo

Sherrie said...

I will keep your friend in my prayers. Last year I knew two people that died of heart attacks in a one month month period right before Christmas. Just tragic.

Kim Reese said...

All are in our prayers.

EntertainingMom said...

so poignant and so true... sometimes it takes something big for us to be able to properly see what it is we need to really see... best wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery XOXO

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Thinking of your friend ... hope he makes a full recovery very soon!

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