I thought I would re-post the photo of me snow shoeing on the day before my heart attack. A good reminder to those of us as stupid as me!!!who firmly believed the pain and shortness of breath was just a matter of fitness?A main blood vessel to my heart was over 90% blocked, the slightest increased blockage and I could have dropped dead on the spot. Heart surgery and four bypasses later and I’m on the road to recovery. I think I have learned a good lesson here, if something is amiss in the future I’ll check with my doctor and leave the snow shoes on the wall. Lots of blog issues to deal with, Herr Harper is at it again plus much more, but it will be a while before I’m able to do daily blogs, the mind is a bit muddled due to the many med’s I’m taking. What was that I heard you say? seems normal to me!!!
The above was my blog posted one year ago on the 17th February 2011, I was just a couple of days out of hospital and still feeling quite weak and sore. Certainly in no condition to snowshoe. A year later I’m out every day walking or snowshoeing for 45 to 50 minutes and covering approx 4 klms per walk. I feel great and enjoy going back through the snow covered fields with Linda and our two dogs. I’m a very lucky person and not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks to my doctor and God.
Cheers and keep reading.
Ben, I haven’t visited your site in a while obviously, and was shocked to hear of your heart attack. Very happy to hear the recovery has gone well. Still looking forward to your third book.
Nice to hear from you and thank you for your kind wishes. No third book as yet, but have a few short stories,some have been published in Canadian and international mags. If you are interested in reading them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Best Wishes Ben.