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This week, I've had two reminders of our mortality.
A friend had a stroke and died on Thursday, another friend went to the hospital with chest pains.
He was diagnosed with an aortal dissection - a tear on the interior wall of his aorta and given a 60% chance of surviving surgery.
After 9 hours, we were told he was in the ICU.
He is a law enforcement officer and stays in shape, but he wasn't immune.
I lost a son-in-law last week, total surprise, he was supposedly in good health.
Of course I had a stroke 3 years ago. The doctior told me that people who havea massive stroke like me and don't get help within 4 hours, 90% die. I was on the floor for 2 days!
My younger brother was driving around town, felt pain in his chest and drove himself to the closest hospital. While in the ER, he had a major heart attack, they moved him up stairs and then put in 4 stents. Thankgully he's doing fine now!
One never knows, life can change or end in an instant.
I keep asking myself
What would I do if this is my last day on earth? And how do I know it isn't?
CQ de W5ALT
Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
My Dad passed just over a month ago from cancer, my mother-in-law passed about 3 months ago from an aneurism and there's a funeral today for a good friend of my wife.
My wife and I both work excessively...I've had a Saturday job for over 10 years now, which leaves me only Sunday to spend with her. Almost four years ago, we bought our dream home with a pool and an acre lot that pretty much demands at least one day a week for yard and pool maintenance, so there goes Sunday. The point is, we used to golf every weekend...now it's once or twice a year.
So, I've resolved to quit my Saturday job and spend more time with my wife who deserves it. btw, my last round of golf was with my Dad just 6 months ago. Even on chemotherapy he still bested me! That's one goal now I shall never attain.
You are right, life is too short and unpredictable not to enjoy every day. Cheers!
Time does not affect God. He is still the same holy, amazing, kind God He was when He created the world. No matter how uncertain your life looks, you can trust in God’s constant love and faithfulness (Psalm 100:5).
He has always been here and He always will be.
You can win $250 from me if you don't ask me how.
(Did I denote dollars? I meant ha' of a ha' pennies.
Or, just "ha ha"; I forgot which...)