One night last January my dad went to the hospital in terrible pain in his stomach. Six weeks later he was dead. We found out after that the mesh patch they used to repair his hernia 2 years earlier broke apart inside him strangulating his bowel. He was never sick...ever! He still worked full time and loved life. My life kind of stopped that day because for years it's only been him and I. he used to tell me that he thought it was a waste of time sleeping because he couldn't get out and enjoy life when he was sleeping! My father, my hero, my best friend. I miss you dad.