“The day before your whole life changes forever, it’s just like any other day.”
I heard the above quote somewhere, TV perhaps, the other day and it is true. When I think back at how my life changed so quickly and dramatically after my heart attack and subsequent heart transplant, I think about the day it started, the moments, the flashbacks of that point in time. Paramedics, ambulance, ER ……..
But, what about the day BEFORE? I don’t remember a lot, because it was like any other day. I remember the day before being a Friday. The weather was dreary and cool. I remember walking 17 miles that day (I had worn a pedometer for years) in the factory. It had been a HIGH stress week and I remember I was looking forward to a full 2 day weekend, which was a rare event. Being that it was a Friday, I was exhausted that evening, but that was fairly normal.
There wasn’t a lot else that I remember. Can’t tell you where I had dinner … home or a restaurant …. can’t tell what we might have watched on TV, can’t tell you who I had spoken to that day …. can’t tell you much of anything. Those memories and details escape me.
Gone forever, I suppose.
But my life did change forever that next day. Never set foot back in the place where I had worked for 38+ years. Never worked again. Retired. Lost some friends, but gained a lot of amazing new friends. Medications, insurance, doctors appointments and the like were added to my life. I think my attitude changed as well to a more positive outlook.
Am I sad that my life changed …. at times, yes. But when I really look at my life today and the people I have met on this journey, and those that have stayed with me for the ride, or have joined me along the way I am no longer sad. I embrace and love life ….. I don’t want to have, “any other days” again. I want then all to be amazing!!
I’m simply GLAD TO BE ALIVE!
The day before my whole life changed forever ….. it truly was like any other day!
“Today … just like any other day … is a GOOD day … to celebrate all the little things in life ….. to love, to give, to be thankful …… for we know not what tomorrow brings”