Love & Healthy Thoughts
In the coming days I'll be reading a lot about this, and about cardiac rehab. Of course, he'll have good therapists working with him, but I want to do my own research so I'm informed of what's expected. This is the same thing that I did with myself with my cancer, and before that with my spinal injury. It's what we all must do: educate ourselves about our disease/condition/injury. We must be our own best advocate! We are the only ones who are responsible 100% of the time; it's our life! Our doctors may be great, but they are only on our case for a limited amount of hours. We have people who love us, but they also have their own concerns some of the time. So it's up to us. We can't know everything, but we need to understand enough to ask the right questions.
So, I'll be reading up on cardiac rehab, and maybe contacting some colleagues who know more about this than I do. It's what I can do.
My dad is one of my biggest fans, and a frequent reader of this blog. Lots of love to you, Dad. And to you, too, Mom. Although Dad's the one in the hospital, Mom is the one who drove him there. It's never easy to be the one in the waiting room. Poor thing, I'm afraid we've really put her through her paces over the years: me being run down by a taxi/spinal injury, followed by cancer; my sister with dystonia; my brother getting shot when he was an Army Ranger; and now Dad. Love you both! Rest well tonight.
And if you have a minute in your busy lives, send out some healthy thoughts for my dad - I'd so appreciate it. Thanks!
|Bundled up for a chilly Michigan sunset|
- BY Julie Goodale | 04.02.2011
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