Elliot Lewis plays Dan, and Cathy is Vicky. Dan is an overworked businessman who isn’t looking forward to an evening with friends. Though he agrees only out of obligation to his wife and friends, a sudden heart attack puts a somber tone in the show as we join Vicky in the hospital as Dan recovers. Being at the ripe old age of 38, Dan faces his personal ordeal with having to slow down, and face a new lifestyle. With his wife, they enjoy the gift of living, but also realize how fragile good health is.
The day comes, and the two step back into their lives at home. With their group of friends and those at the office informed, Dan has a support group to hold him accountable. Can he fend off being overworked? He needs to excersize, but how much is too much? Fears of inadequacy, and lost dreams threaten to ruin their lives. Should Vicky pamper him, or is she just being overly cautious? Dan’s fear of returning to work have him paralized by fear, and forced into a self imposed state of being handicapped. What should Dan and Vicky do? Talking it out would be a good start?
Dan’s job is still waiting for him, and he is able to find a middle ground to ride out his new life and get back in the swing of things.
PS: The show highlights how priorities can change without warning, but it is also a short word of encouragement for those going through this, or even other kinds of disabilities, that life isn’t over. Adaptations can be hard and scary to make, but with people who give you the chance to use your remaining abilities, the disabilities can be adapted, and minimalized.