I've been away because my dear hubby, Bob, had a massive heart attack Monday morning.
This was something that had not presented any symptoms until it happened.
He was at his ProBus meeting yesterday morning. ProBus means Professional Businessmen.
He walked there, just a couple blocks away and during the meeting it started. Luckily, there were 2 members who were doctors who gave him aspirin, and nitro spray and called for ambulance. He was taken to Hamilton General, BEST cardio hospital in Ontario.
When I got there, I was told he was having a massive heart attack; and was being prepped for immediate surgery. Luckily, Dr.Chu (pronounced Dr. Show), was made available, as he happens to be the best cardio surgeon in the hospital.
So glad for our Health System here in Canada, as all this and for however long Bob's in hospital, including medicine is all free. Dr. Chu told me that the swift action and damned
good luck as to where he was when it happened most likely saved his life.
After that, the room started to sway, I wasn't registering anything.
Good thing I got a couple of texts out to my kids and to his eldest son before
one of Bob's buddy's who's also a member of ProBus drove me to the hospital.
My daughters, granddaughters, and all their partners showed up within a
few hours and stayed with me until 8pm. I'd been there since at 10am.
Anyway, after many hours, Dr. Chu came to me and told us that Bob
had survived a 6 bypass surgery. Yes... 6 bypasses! We were all stunned.
He had a ticking time bomb in his chest and no one knew.
Bob's been in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) these past two days, and was just allowed
to stand up yesterday.... My hubby's is an active and very fit man for a 76 yr. old
who weights 170 lb. We eat right and exercise daily.
Goes to show you that you never know...
Even when you're doing everything you can to be healthy.