(Closed) My father had a heart attack and bypass surgery on the 18th

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I can’t say I’ve gone through anything similar, but I’m really sorry that’s happening to you Cry.

Hang in there. 

Post # 4
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had somewhat of a similar situation! 2 weeks after I got engaged my dad wasn’t feeling too well, he went to see his doctor – they send him to the hospital for some tests and he never got to leave the hospital! They basically told him that he needs to have a bypas surgery now because if he doesnt he will most likely have a heart attack any minute.  So he had surgery – and throughout all of that time I sat there thinking to myself what am I going to do if my dad can’t walk me down the aisle.  I do have a mom though, so it wouldn’t have been an issue of not having a parent there but still – I always felt it was my dads job.

Long story short – he had his surgery, he recovered way before our wedding and is perfectly fine now! 🙂 try to stay positive and good things will happen.  I know it can be very emotional because for me it was a big emotional rollercoaster, but as long as you do your best to stay positive you will be ok.  I wish I had better advice, but I really don’t 🙁 just go on with wedding planning and know that he’ll be there for you.

Post # 5
1035 posts
Bumble bee

I’m so sorry 🙁 My father has had a heart attack before, AND a quadruple bypass. It was devastating to see my dad in so much pain, and hooked up to so many machines. He was far from a model patient (he gave those nurses so much trouble!) but he was fine within a couple of months. 

Maybe take a break from the wedding planning until your dad is home and resting? I know that for me, I felt A LOT better when my dad was home from the hospital, making jokes, acting like himself, and getting his appetite back. I think once he’s home and healing, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief and be ready to hop right back on wedding planning!


Post # 6
2185 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I have/am going through this with my father, he has major health issues and is not a model patient either so I totally get where you are coming from. I have literally broken down bawling to my dad about how if he doesn’t do what the doctors say he’ll never see his current (my nephews) grow up and he’ll never see my future (maybe) children. He gets upset and says he’ll do what he’s told because he can see how much it hurts us all but then he’ll slide back in to not doing what he is supposed to. After the latest bout (in hospital for over a month) he has promised to do what he is told and take meds when he’s told everyday so he gets better.

I guess I don’t really have advice but wanted to let you know that I’m currently going through something similar and have been for years, feel free to PM me if you want. I hope your dad starts listening to orders!

Post # 7
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

I can sympathize. My dad had a few heart attacks and strokes a few years ago (well, almost ten now!). It’s scray worrying how things can change in an instant. I hope your dad has a speedy recovery and listens to his doctors (mine refuses to).

Post # 9
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I feel for you! I am literally going through the exact same thing with my dad….if you ever need support I know where your coming from!

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