jamie Posted September 6, 2005 Share Posted September 6, 2005 Hello to all. Im not sure how many of you guys remember me, I havent been on the board in a long time. Im writing to all of you because...well... I guess I just dont know what else to do. My dad passed away last Wednesday. He had been cancer free since July of last year, and died suddenly now of a heart attack. I cant figure out why or how, and am having trouble sorting it all out in my head. I know he didnt die from cancer, but I remember how more at ease I felt after talking to all of you when he was diagnosed, and am hoping that maybe this will help. My dad was doing great. Feeling good, back to work, went to Chicago Bear training camp for a big camping trip only 3 weeks ago. While there he thought he had an asthma attack of some kind. He had a dr. appointment coming up, so thought he'd mention it there. He never made it. They said he had blockage in a major artery and that he was having heart attacks. Took him for a test with no time to spare, and he died for 20 minutes. They did bring him back, but it looked really bad. I knew. I knew right there that they werent going to be able to help him. We gave the ok to try the stint, but they were back out of the room in 15 minutes saying he died again. So thats it...my dad is gone. What will I do without him? We buried him in his Chicago Bear #99 Dan Hampton jersey. My son also wore his jersey to the wake. We played the bears fight song at the funeral, and also the "Super Bowl Shuffel" (Those close to Chicago, may know it- a really bad rap song the 85" bears made". The funeral director also blew a whistle at the beggining of the funeral and yelled out "PLAY BALL". His wake and funeral was one of a kind just like my Dad. I dont know what else to say. Jamie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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