I must admit that since I wrote a blog post, quite a bit has happened.
I was sitting at my desk working and I got a phone call that no one ever wants to get.
I had texted my husband and within minutes, he had called to say that he had left work early and had been admitted into the hospital. Doctors said he was having a mild heart attack and more than likely had already had two more over the last few days. He was a “ticking time bomb” with the BIG one on the way.
As he was telling me this, my mind began to wonder, worried about what the outcome might be. I had a decision to make. I could totally freak out (been there and done that with his cancer diagnosis) or I could remain calm and collect myself and realize that he was in the BEST place anyone could be when/if it did happen.
And I chose the later. He truly was in the BEST place. He was being looked after and cared for and in a place that could offer him something I couldn’t other than support.
I collected my things and we spent the next few days in the Hospital where they cleared out his arteries and put a stint in. Thank God for modern medicine and the Doctors, Nurses, Ambulatory staff and everyone else who touched our lives. Those are truly some AMAZING people!!!
Bob’s now home, resting and doing what the Cardiologists have instructed. He’s has been given a second chance at life and for that we are all grateful.
We’ve talked about all of the things that might have lead up to this….heredity, diet/exercise and stress for example. And while some of those things we can control, we can’t control them all (heredity is one).
I share this all with you because he was beating himself up a bit about it and we had a heart to heart about it.
Just like I told him, here’s what I’m telling you…the past is the past.
Those decisions we made…eating poorly/healthy or to exercise or not for example are gone. It is what it is and it can’t be changed. This really applies to any choice in life we make. We must make do and accept where we’re at because of the changes we did/didn’t make. And, most importantly is that we can’t remain stuck. We have to move forward.
So, how do you do that?
You begin living in the PRESENT moment.
You make a decision that every choice you make is going to move you towards creating the life you desire and you work to find a balance in your life so it doesn’t feel like it’s overwhelming or sucking the life out of you.
For Bob and I, this past week allowed us to look back and evaluate things. Are we getting enough water in each day, are we eating right and getting enough physical activity in and are we finding ways to reduce our stress.
As we begin implementing more “healthy living” into our life, I’ll be sharing it on my facebook page. You can join us here. You’ll find motivation, support, recipes, tips, techniques and more. And, we’re always open to suggestions on what’s worked for you.
Hope to see you there!