You just never know what the day is going to bring. Got up normal time on Friday to find my husband sitting on the couch with chest pains. Got dressed in a whirlwind and off to the ER where we found that although he did not have a heart attack, he did need a cardiac catheterization. Turned out there were three blocked arteries, but not blocked enough to send us to Albany (closest place with a medical center) to have a stent put in.
Although I've been through my share of health crises with both my parents, my husband's parents and brothers, you just somehow aren't always prepared for what the day can bring.
It struck me while waiting for him to come out of the procedure how difficult it must be to have a family member chronically ill, how much energy it takes just to go to the hospital every day to visit. And to boot, you have to try to do so with a smile.
We are blessed that the results are hopefully just an eye opener to start living a healthier and less stress-filled life. (At least I hope that's all!) Of course, January is the perfect time to start making some of those changes. I hope that my husband can find the strength to make those changes.