28 Aug Change or Die
It has been 7 weeks since I underwent a quadruple bypass and my physical recovery is going really well. I have lost 2 stone since that through diet and exercise, added to the 1 stone I lost while in hospital, adding up to a 3 stone total loss (42 lbs). This is even before I start the cardiac rehab which is seemingly top class in my local Letterkenny University Hospital.
The treatment, care and kindness I experienced from everyone attached to the HSE in Ireland is something I will never forget. My level of gratitude has gone up by 300% at least and I don’t take for granted that I got the second chance that many family and friends did not get. I therefore am complying with the advice I’m given because it will get me fit and well and its out of respect for those who have passed on as well as for others struggling to find the mental strength needed to improve their health.
I am learning very very valuable lessons and have had a great three months since the heart attack. Ironic but true. My medical advice which I am following to the letter is quite blunt – Change or Die. I kind of know which I prefer. Business and organisations are like that as well. If we don’t change or innovate, just like I didn’t exercise or change diet, we can die or get left behind.
I got away with this but only just. I had 4 blocked arteries in the heart which I was totally unaware of. I want to carry my story and my message so that others as individuals or as important businesses and organisations can hear what I have to say and hopefully take some learning from it. By having a project of re-inventing and refurbishing a beaten caravan while at the same time treating my body with respect that I hadn’t for years I am standing in my own truth and telling my own story so therefore I can’t be wrong. My work allows me to work with businesses that require change. My recent experience of a heart attack, quadruple bypass but much more importantly my recovery and hope has given me an even greater belief that change is the all-important constant.
Looking forward – with great gratitude, to the next steps in my recovery.