Bugger-Spike by 10000_pixels

Highs and lows

All was right with the world.  We won entry into the World Cup.  Now one of our very, very best friends is in hospital after having a mild heart attack.  He turned 50 at the start of the year.  His wife is my sci-fi mate and my very dear friend.  BM and I will head to the hospital this afternoon to see how he is, and bring him a new supply of Lost to watch.  We're hoping for the best for him and his family.

  • Current Mood: worried worried
I'm so sorry... my thoughts and best wishes are with your friend and his family, as well.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. He seemed to be OK when we visited this evening, sitting up in a chair, using his laptop. He was grateful that I brought him more dvds (Stargate SG-1). He'd watched the "Lost" dvds I gave him - you have to remember that if it wasn't for the wonders of the internet, us folks downunder wouldn't get to see these shows until mid 2006!!! He's up for an angiogram tomorrow, so we're waiting to see what damage there may be to his heart. Good thoughts all round.
Mild heart attacks are so much easier to treat these days. My brother is doing fine 4 years after a severe heart attack he suffered at 52. Still, scary stuff I'm sure for your friend.

Even I, non-sports fan that I am, cheered at the shoot-out between Australia and Uruguay.
We're all just a bit shocked I guess. He seems to be fine, bored out of his mind waiting for the tests to be completed. My dad had his first heart attack at 45, and lasted till 70, so I logically know I shouldn't worry too much, but the heart (shit there's another bad pun) doesn't always think logically.
Unexpected sickness always has that WTF factor, and does make you worry what dysfunctional stuff is lurking inside you. Seems logical.