Dad: Update

Well, my dad had an angiogram today and they found out that he’s going to have to have bypass surgery, but it’s not an emergency.

I am relieved that they found out what was up but scared about the idea of bypass surgery. Fat old dudes in offices get bypasses. Not my ultralight-flying, world-sailing, biked-to-work-for-30-years dad. Not my walked-around-Philly-last-spring-all-day dad.

When I talked to him he said jokingly that Carol was cooking up bacon and eggs with fried bread and lard. I jokingly told him he should probably follow it with an ounce of cocaine if he wanted to die quickly.

And when I hung up I sat on the bus and shuddered and cried a little, but not enough to make the bus strangers too uncomfortable.

2 Comments to “Dad: Update”

  1. By Beth, August 14, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

    Arwen’s grandad had quadruple bypass surgery twice something like 30 years apart and is still going strong. They are good at it these days and he’ll be fine because they found the problem and are treating it. It’s scarey, but he’ll be fine, I’m sure.

  2. By Liz, August 14, 2007 @ 10:38 pm

    I know it’ll be fine, Beth. It still freaks me out.

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