tger greenhaddock: That time of life

Saturday, September 23, 2006

That time of life

During the last weeks my family back in the UK had a few health issues. My Grandmother was taken to hospital with a mild stroke. She is now back at home and recovering well. A few days later my Father suffered a heart attack, but after being hospitalised is also back at home. He needs to change his lifestyle to stay alive, so after 50 years of smoking he has quit, and has made it through his first week nicotine free with no real problems. He now has to change his diet and take regular gentle exercise. This he will do as well. Life or death is quite an incentive.

Technorati Tags: ,

10 Comments:

Blogger Ms Mac said...

I shall keep my fingers crossed for him. Smoking is so hard to quit. A fact my father-in-law has discovered after 3 heart attacks now!

September 23, 2006 10:38 AM  
Blogger The Naked Nerd said...

Something I've been meaning to do is quit smoking.

September 24, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Sorry to hear this news Haddock. It's a tough thing for everyone. Mortality of grandparents, parents and ourselves is a real eye (and heart) opener.
Greta passed hr DTK exam with a Vorzüglich!!!! The best of all marks. I am delighted! For pictures visit us.

September 24, 2006 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Deepblue said...

So sorry for your grandma and your dad! Hope, they will recover soon! Thank you all very much for such a nice sunday with your family!

September 25, 2006 9:43 AM  
Blogger J said...

Sorry to hear about your fam. I know what you mean by 'That time of life' because I'm sort of going through it with my family also.

September 25, 2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Sorry to hear about all the health problems in your family lately, but I'm glad to hear that they are on their way to recovery. Wishing you and you family all the best :-)

September 26, 2006 12:04 AM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

yeah health problems aren't good. I think my father has something wrong but my parents are speaking about it... But my grandmother was told keep smoking and you'll have 3 months to live. She quit and lived some 20 years more! All the best too!!!

September 26, 2006 3:41 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Oh my! Sorry to hear that. My dad got the "stop smoking or die" prognosis when he was only in his 40s and he did manage to stop, thank goodness.

Hope your dad and granny are doing well.

September 26, 2006 4:19 PM  
Blogger EuroTrippen said...

Nothing like a health scare to put things into perspective. Here's hoping everyone makes a speedy recovery...

September 26, 2006 5:46 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and thoughts. Both my Dad and Nan are doing well, and my father is now into his 3rd week of not smoking.

September 27, 2006 2:32 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home