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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Love, Live Life, Proceed, Progress

This week has been a very emotional roller coaster for my entire family. My brother in law, one of the greatest men in my life (2nd to my wonderful husband) had a heart attack. He is only 36 years old, a loving husband, and father of 3. None of us saw it coming, he thought it was something he ate.

My brother is not your typical man, he is a jokester, he puts everyone else before him and nothing is more important than family. My sister, his #1 fan sleeps, eats and breathes him because he means that much to her. Whats crazy is he woke up, told her he wasn't feeling well got in the car and drove himself to the hospital. Yes, that's right he drove himself to the hospital while having a heart attack.

They brought his blood pressure down, gave him all the medicines he needed to get him to where they needed him to be physically, then they did a angiogram. After that we were told he would have to have triple by pass surgery! That being said, he had his surgery yesterday 11/01/08. With him being the person he is he joked and made us laugh until they wheeled him away. The surgery was a complete success and now we are awaiting his full recovery.

The purpose of me sharing this with all of you is simple:
Love long and hard with all your heart!
Live Life to the fullest, don't stress because life will always have obstacles, and there is no need to stress over things we can't change.
Proceed with ambition just because were afraid to try doesn't mean we shouldn't, and it definately doesn't mean it's not worth it.
Progress because without struggle, there is no progress

Written with the utmost Love & Respect

8 comments:

Laura said...

We had a similar scare. My husband, who was 40 at the time, was found to have a 90-95% blockage in one of is arteries. He was a couple ticks away from a fatal heart attack. We thought it was indegestion or gastritis, or reflux, all of which he has had, including Crohn's disease. We were thankful. He had a stent put in, and changed his diet.

One year went by and he started having more chest pain. They put him in, did a stress test and -- you know what? another stent. Same artery, further down this time. We changed his diet even more.

We don't know why he's having these problems, but it's made me a LOT more thankful for every minute we have together with our 3 year old son. Jimmy was 7 mos. old when my husband had his first surgery.

I encourage you to Google search Dr. Esselstyn of the Cleveland clinic andbuy his book. He has diet tips, and info on why this could be happening to your brother. We've made major changes, and hope that it will be what we needed to do all along.

My heartfelt sympathy to your family on the loss of your brother-in-law. He can't be replaced, but perhaps his story will motivate others to make changes for their own good. God Bless.

Lady Language said...

I am so sorry to hear about this unfortunate event and hope his recovery goes well. My support goes out to you dear!

Dani' said...

I'm sorry. My mom had one at 40 at her college campus (she was getting her masters). No one it was bad at first. The student clinic ran some tests and made her go to the hospital. She is 48 now and hasn't had another one.

Dani' said...

and that should be on one knew..ugh erased part of my post.

Cassy said...

I hope your brother-in-law is doing well. For sure, everyone needs to get back to what's real and important, and not let little things bring you down. And eat healthier!

SortaFlowering Designs said...

wow. that is amazing, so glad that he came through and you shared this personal story here... I lost my Great Uncle this last week and have been pondering life and death, I agree wholeheartedly to your prescription, and plan to take one a day: love, live, proceed, progress, well spoken. ;)

Zen Ventures said...

I'm glad he is ok now. I lost a father and a brother to heart problems so I know how you must all have felt. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Btw, found u via EC drop :)

Colin said...

Hello, thanks for dropping on my site, secondly, you have my sympathy, I lost my mother at 42, she had her first heart attack when she was 32!! Anyway, I wish your family lots of happiness and Joy, and I trust that your brother in law, (you never mentioned his name) will recover fully, his attitute is definately the right one. That is normally what makes us or breaks us. Merry Christmas also to you and yours! Love to all and God Bless!

 
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