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The Doctor as a Patient

I loved growing up with a doctor in the house. It always gave me a sense of security, like if anything went wrong, he’d know what to do. My father was, and still is, an amazing man. He always put on a strong face and was there for my family when we needed him. He was our foundation, and he never let on if anything was troubling or not well within himself.

During high school he suffered a heart attack which embolized and lead to a minor stroke. I count my blessings every day that somehow, despite being temporarily paralyzed on the left side of his body, he made a full recovery. 

My father has had a plethora of other health issues which, in my opinion, can largely be attributed to living an unhealthy lifestyle; smoking cigarettes, poor diet, lack of exercise, high stress levels and excessive alcohol consumption.

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