Last saturday my mom phone me up to let me know my dad need an emergency surgery. Thankfully it was not something serious like heart bypass or brain hemorrage, but rather for his Achilles muscle.
It's no surprise for me that a man his size (100kg++) broke his Achilles tendon at his 60ies. In fact the same old story already happen few years ago with his own brother. His body is to big and the muscle is too weak to support it. He definitely need to go on a diet or else he will loose another Achilles.
But my poor dad has to be hospitalise on his own for 5 days, while my mom had to go back to the village to attend the clinics (can't left the surgery back in the village with no doctor). It must be strange if you are doctor and had to be hospitalise for your own illness. On the other hand, imagining the situation makes me and my sister feel rather "useless" because we are far away and unable to offer any help.
But anyway, he making a good progress and on the way forward for recovery. Please pray for him (and... his diet).