As it turns out, my Dad has a healthy heart. It surprised the cardiologist more than anyone. He was sure he was going to find more than one blockage when he got in there. Instead, the culprit is a combination of stomach ulcers, a hernia and some wicked acid reflux. Apparently, all of that combined can mimic heart problems. We are so thankful that this is something that can be fixed easily. Sort of. My Dad has had a wake up call with all of this and I really hope it causes him (and my mother, for that matter) to change their lives and take better care of themselves. My Dad's job is stressful and he needs to do something about that. They are both smokers and...well, you know the drill.
Don't worry, they have four kids who are all over this issue. They'd do the same for us. We are just as stubborn as they are and we will
Again, thank you guys so much for all of your sweetness and your prayers. You are awesome and I hereby proclaim you the best people I know.