Last Friday a good friend of ours went for a walk and returned home with crushing chest pain that landed him in the hospital.. He had been experiencing pain and burning for a couple of weeks but just figured it was indigestion or heart burn. On Sunday, he had angioplasty and it was discovered that he has 90% and 70% blockage in two arteries and 50% in both of the other arteries.
A stent was inserted in the artery that is 90% blocked and tomorrow one will be placed in the 70% blockage. This comes as a bit of a shock as he is in his early 50s and one of the healthiest people we know. He eats right, walks, swims, plays volleyball, doesn't smoke.
It makes you wonder.
We try to make the right choices but is that enough. Or maybe what we think is right isn't so right after all. Hard to figure out sometimes.
For lunch today I felt like a short order cook. Spicy tomato shrimp stew for Zack served over rice. For Yusef, a lemony shrimp pasta and spinach salad. And for myself, I sauteed fresh spinach in a little olive oil til wilted, added canned chickpeas, salt, pepper & garlic powder, squeezed in some lemon juice, heated through and served over rice.
Afternoons are reserved to spend time with my college boy. Starting to feel those heart strings tug as he only has two more days here.
Wishing you well,