Don’t you find that good health is something we often take for granted? A large number of us will do all the things we’re supposed to, like getting fresh air, exercising, eating sensibly, not drinking to excess, stopping smoking, watching our weight, etc. But it’s not until our health, or the health of a loved one fails, it brings home to us how frail our bodies can actually be.
I hope today’s post emphasises that point.
“He has something wrong with him from head to toe,” they joked, but for me it was no laughing matter.
Dad had always looked after himself and had a physique most men of twenty would kill for! Mum looked after his health, making sure he ate sensibly despite his rampant sweet tooth. But as he grew older, the ailments increased.
Narcolepsy, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis and six major heart attacks – and he survived them all!
I remember the phone call, walking into the hospital room, seeing him with tubes everywhere, and weeping at the words, “terminal cancer”.
Now he’s gone . . .