Recovery

Recovery is Not a Science

It has been six months since that fateful day when my heart went into trauma. I can’t decide if it is the longest 6 months of my life or the shortest! Some days it seems like life is moving in slow motion. Yet more seems to happen in one day than it used to. Perhaps, I am just more introspective these days. I do know that I am not taking things for granted – Not even ...

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2014 – A Year to Remember

2014 – A Year to Remember

This has been an emotional week. Remembrance Day has meant a lot to me ever since I stood on Juno Beach a few years ago, but this year has added personal significance since I survived my near-death experience in July.

That day on Juno Beach I was somehow transformed into 1944. I knew I should not have been there but I stood fascinated as Allied soldiers, including my Dad, stormed the beaches ...

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The Moment Everything Changed

 

Almost two months ago now, I was having a wonderful day at the lake with my lifetime buddy when I suffered a major heart attack. It came out of nowhere and in many ways I know I am fortunate to still be here. I am writing about it partly for therapeutic purposes and partly to share the experience with others.

Have you ever wondered about something like this happening to you? If so, what would be your biggest concern? Many people have ...

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Blog #7 The Aftermath

We played all day yesterday in the North American C Championships. What a challenge! They were the toughest bridge hands we have ever played. They tested every aspect of our game and at times exposed our weaknesses. After a poor start, we stayed positive and made a great comeback.

Alas, after 50+ hands of bridge we fell just a little short of qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Of course, you can look at times when you could have done better ...

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