My Dad

My Dad has suffered a bit of a setback of late. He suffered a heart-attack back in 2000, had a stent inserted the following year and another five years later. This time, having had an angiogram on 24 August, they didn’t allow him to go home. Instead, he’s awaiting bypass surgery, likely to take place this coming week in Leeds.

My Dad is without doubt the biggest and most important inspiration in my life. He is selfless, solid, utterly dependable and is, with a single exception that I’m aware of, the most morally upstanding person I know. His sense of humour resonates beautifully, while his advice is always valuable, always valued.

Without him saying so, I know that he loves me. And he cannot hold back his effusiveness in showing his love for our daughter, his grand-daughter. She means the world to him.

I love my Dad—unconditionally. And I wish him all the best in the days and weeks to come.


4 Responses to “My Dad”

  1. Britt_W on September 5th, 2010 22:20

    So do I. My family have been suffering from cardio-vascular conditions through the generations and I know what you’re going through. I can only say that things have moved on and what was considered a risky operation some years ago has turned out to be a common procedure today.
    I wish your dad – and you – all the best.

  2. CarlaDelvex on September 6th, 2010 06:05

    Your Dad sounds like a winner.

    He’ll win this battle too.

    Best wishes, C.

  3. Yasmine on September 6th, 2010 10:12

    Really hope he gets better soon – my best wishes to your dad – he sounds great

  4. HadleyBeeman on September 6th, 2010 11:43

    I’m sorry to hear that he’s not well, but glad that he’s in the right place. And hopefully the fact that they caught it on an angio (before any symptoms were showing) is a good thing?

    Anyway, I’ll be thinking of you all. It sounds like he’s an amazing man and a foundational part of your life. Hope he’s recovering soon.

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