A New Normal

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is so very true, even in the world of organ transplant recipients.

The first part alone is extremely profound, “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else” ……. after I had my heart attack and went through the most incredible single journey of my life, I was worried about everything. A missed career, missed time I’d never get back, lost health, etc ……… but, I gained more than what I missed. I didn’t lose anything, I gained experience, knowledge, a life after a long career. I feel I am better now, in many respects.

The second part, “for everything you gain you lose something else” ……. again, very true. I lost a lot of friends from work and from other various aspects of my life, but they have been replaced by even more friends, closer friends. I gained time with my family, as I lost time working. Again, an even better trade-off.

The other day a friend mentioned that my heart transplant was “The End” of that chapter of my life. I disagreed and said it was merely a small part of this “new” chapter in my life. I have so many new friends, new feelings, and a new way at looking at life …… it’s what I call a “New Normal”.

Enjoy your day, each heart beat, each breath …….. LIFE IS GOOD!!!

Life life, love life!!

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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1 Response to A New Normal

  1. Rise' says:

    I love your blog! WOW! I found your link under google alerts. Rise’

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