Sunday, 1 May 2011

Broken Hearted

I've seen the above sign numerous times since Wednesday evening when my dad suffered a heart attack. He was playing bowls at the time and managed to finish his game before he came off the green and told his friends that he'd got chest pain. They rang for an ambulance which took him to hospital.

The first I knew about it was a phone call from my mum asking if we'd be able to pick him up. Nobody realised at that time that it was a heart attack, we all expected him to be coming straight home.

To cut a long story short, he's had angioplasty and some stents have been left in the arteries to widen them. He's come home this morning with eight different types of tablets which he has to take, I think he'll be rattling after a few days.

Pinderfields Hospital is in Wakefield and awkward to get to from where we live if you haven't got a car. My mum doesn't drive so we've been going to both afternoon and evening visiting since Wednesday so I haven't visited many blogs since then. I'm hoping to catch up with you all in the next couple of days.


  1. So sorry to hear about your dad but glad to here he's back home.

    Thinking of you,

    Victoria x

  2. Sorry to hear that. My grandpa suffered numerous heart attacks so I know how difficult it can be. My thoughts are with you and your family, wishing for a speedy recovery. xx

  3. Sorry to hear about your dad, but it sounds like he got the best treatment really quickly so I hope he'll soon be on the road to recovery and back playing bowls in no time!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear your dad has been in hospital.
    Best wishes to you all, you must be exhausted with all the travelling and worry.
    Take care
    Lisa x

  5. Oh Jo, So so sorry to hear about your dad. A very upsetting time for you all. Thinking of you, take care

    Karen x

  6. How scary for you all Jo :-( My father in law had a heart attack some years back now and had the same op, he feels 100 times better even to this day than he did before that so I hope your dad feels the same. Take

  7. How stalwart of your Dad to finish his game of bowls! We have had my MIL for the weekend - its a major undertaking at pill time!

    I wish your Dad well.


  8. Sorry to read this about your dad and hope that he recovers soon. Flighty xx

  9. Sending best wishes to you and your family and I hope your dad is playing bowls again soon! xxx

  10. How scarey for you all. My best friend has a heart attack last year - she is only 58!! They popped her some stents in and she is like new. Get well soon to your Dad. x

  11. My best to you and your dad suffered from a couple of mild heart attacks. It's wonderful how far medical care has advanced. I do hope your dad is tip top in no time. Take good care..xxJosie

  12. Thanks for all your good wishes. He's recovering well at home at the moment so long may it continue.

    Scented Sweetpeas - It's so encouraging when you hear of others who have had the same and who are doing well, thank you, and all the best to your father in law too.

    Jeanne - Nothing comes between my dad and a game of bowls. I'm sure he'll be back on the green again in no time.

    Diane - How young to suffer a heart attack. Glad to hear that the operation worked well, let's hope it does the same for my dad.

    Josie - As you say, it's wonderful what can be done nowadays. I so appreciate all the care that the staff at Pinderfields have given.