I am prompted to write this due to a few post I have read on here lately.
Over the last several months I have came to realize how important each one of are, no matter who you are or what you do.
I have stated before in other posts about hows this year both my mother and my (biological) father have died. When my father passed it was no big deal to me since I did not know the man that well and the last time I saw him was close to 30 years ago. But it really hit hard when my mother at the age of 57 passed away. She had been sick with diabetes, heart disease and other ailments for some time. The past year she was starting to be in pain and in the last few months she wouldn't know what was happening around her, get forgetful and have a real hard time just doing minor daily things. When she passed it was both a blessing and a great loss as she was not only mom but my best friend. I miss her tonight and everyday I think of her.
Even before she passed I knew I had issues but being a man and pigheaded nothing could hurt me. After her early passing I realized I am not invinsible and started having even more health issues. I finally went to the doctors after having chest pains for over a week. Comes to find out I have had several heart attacks, blood pressure was way out of control, 240/130, and several other issues going along with this. I found out my heart was enlarged to 2x the size of it being normal.
I started treatment for all these conditions and the doctors had considered doing double b ypass surgery on my heart and angiplastic on my kidneys as the artereys to them were blocked also.
After being faced with all this I came to realize that I am not invinsable and need to start taking care of myself. I am on several medications to correct these items and I am happy to say it is working. My Chloresterol is done, blood pressure is about normal, and my heart muscles are shrinking back to normal. The weight is coming off, 50# so far with another 50-60 to go.
The reason I am writing this is I see how perfect strangers here on this web site care for others and want to help out in their tim e of need. Just imagine those who know you, those around you every day feel. They may not show it but they care. Just yesterday I had to go back to the doctors for a check up and was late for work. Work had forgotten that I had the appointment and was calling the hospitals around town thinking I had another heart attack and was back in the hospital. These are just people I work with.
With all the kidding we do with each other and all the bad mouthing we do to certain others I have came to realize that most, not all, but most people are just damn good people and care for each other.
I just wanted to say this and let you know that I care for a lot of you guys and even though we have never met face to face I have gotten to know and like you guys and consider you friends.
Now don't take this as being a whacko or something because I have taken my meds already and have a good buzz going right now.