We had left yet another doctor's appointment and I was taking him home.
While driving on a winding country road, we passed a large tobacco field. My father looked out the window and SCREAMED, "I wish it could all go to HELL!"
Dad had been a smoker. He had quit over twenty years ago, but the damage had been done. He now had difficulty breathing and had been using an oxygen machine for eight years.
No longer able to work, my father struggled to do the things you and I take for granted, such as getting out of a chair or going to the bathroom.
What hurt him the most was not being able to play with his grandchildren.
Eventually, he could not make it up the stairs to his bedroom, so he slept downstairs on the den couch. Before too long, they replaced the couch with a hospital bed. A Hospice nurse was there now too.
One day Mom was in the kitchen. All of a sudden, she heard Dad GASPING for air.
She ran into the den and saw him STARING at the ceiling. She yelled, "Breathe, Paul! BREATHE!"
The next thing she knew, my dad was gone.
Early that evening, I received a phone call from my mother. "I guess you know why I'm calling."
"Why?" I replied, though I already knew the answer.
"Your father has passed away."
In high school, my dad was an All-American football player.
He took his health for granted. He never DREAMED he would be sick and disabled one day.
How about you? Do you take your health for granted too?
P.S. Because of what happened to my dad, on a regular basis I read about health and nutrition.
I was SHOCKED to discover, according to recent statistics, 7 out of 10 people will die of heart disease, cancer or stroke. You may be one of them.
Will you beat the odds?
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