Originally Posted by dramaqueen
My mom has type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, atrial fibrillation, 60% blockage in her heart and a twisted colon and sleep apnea.
My dad knew he was very unhealthy and didn't go see someone until he had his stroke last year. It scared us because we had to have a talk about what would happen if my dad died.
When my mom took him to the hospital, he had a stroke, blood sugar at 399, high blood pressure, high cholestreol, and something else that I don't remember. My dad's side of the family has a history of heart problems and cancer. I could very well contract one of those.
My mom has to be tested for sleep apnea, thyroid, cancer, diabetes (she is overweight), and colon issues as well. Recently she got a fissure in her colon, had to have surgery for kidney and bladder stones, had her golbladder removed, and another surgery for something else that was really serious.
My dad died in England, but was resurrected moments later. He had a blood cot and died at the airport, and I was only 10 weeks old.
Overall, my parents have had a variety of health issues. It's really hard being the only healthy one in the family (my sister had to see a nutritionist and tested for diabetes), as I can keep at a low weight whilst my family struggles to lose weight. I get these looks when we go places, like "Why is she with them?" and comments and such. I even gained weight in my dark times, but lost it in a few months.
I am trying to occupy myself, like trying out hip hop, but I can't because my family can't afford much, so I am in a tough spot.
I fear that my dad will die soon if he doesn't do something about his weight. If he dies, my family is screwed because we won't have anything to fall back on...