An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Heart of a Lion

Let me tell you about my dad. He’s 75 years old. He doesn’t smoke, and he doesn’t have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. He eats healthy meals. He works out and plays golf. And yet, he has heart disease. He’s had two bypass surgeries (the first one at age 40). Last November he had a cardiac catherization and had a stent put in. 

This morning, he underwent yet another cardiac catherization and received yet another stent.

Why am I telling you this? Because despite all this, my dad never complains. He’s poked and prodded and patched up, but still he smiles. He jokes with the doctors and charms the nursing staff and flatters the technicians. Everyone likes him .... really, really likes him.

(And so do we.)

After three days in the hospital, tomorrow he’ll be home again, and like always he’s not going to let heart disease stop him.

Hear him roar.



1 comment:

Gigi said...

I'm so glad he will be coming home tomorrow. And I'm so glad that he takes such good care of himself.