Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It's almost a year to the day since my last blog post. On Dec. 28th, my husband died totally unexpectedly from a Type A dissection of the aorta from its root at the heart to his groin. From onset of his symptoms until his death took 6 hours - 6 hours when the rest of the world was asleep. Was so glad that the children brought the grandbabies to the hospital. We stayed at the hospital for about an hour after his death and it was very comforting to go back and forth between his room in emergency and the family grieving room. Every time I went in, I was carrying a baby. My eyes could turn from seeing the newly dead to seeing new life with all its promise. I knew it hadn't been long since Stephen had passed his last physical. When I returned to sparkpeople today, there was the blog entry that I had made in Oct. 2011. Having a physical won't necessarily save your life but it does confirm that you had valued your life and had done everything in your power to prolong it. My husband and I always made medical appointments for the same day so even though I didn't mention it in the post his annual physical was on the same day as my annual physical.