would have had some preventative care for my heart. I
now meet regularly with a cardiologist and an expert in
Tetralogy of Fallot, one of the conditions for which I had
Know that you’re not invincible, but
don’t live in fear.
Over the years I did a lot of shoveling. This is not smart
if you have congenital heart problems.
Now that I’m over the shock of going into cardiac
arrest, I know that I have to live each day to the fullest
and appreciate it.
Strive to be healthier and reduce stress.
My near-death experience changed me. I work at
being healthier. I relax more and try not to sweat the small
stuff. Some hints: Take walks and naps. Play with your
pet. Listen to good music.
Remember, most people only live once,
so smile and laugh more.
Life can be pretty serious, but a sense of humor is
vital. Laugh all you can to relieve the pressures that come
with recovering in today’s volatile world. If you’re going to
die — and we all will sometime — it’s better to die happy
Connect with friends.
There’s nothing like dying to teach you the value
of friends and the importance of connecting and
re-connecting with friends. True friends love you in good
times and bad. They cry when you almost die and laugh
with you after you come back to life!
Be grateful and life is greater.
I see more of the good in life now. Simple things I took
for granted mean so much. I always loved things like
dipping my toes in the ocean, hearing a favorite song or
holding Angela’s hand and hearing Marissa’s laugh, but
now those pleasures are greater than ever. Appreciate
the simple things, and when those around you make you
happy tell them with words, a kiss or a hug!
I’M PAUL GEORGE
WHEN I WAS SIX
MY MOM HAD A STROKE
NBA All-Star Paul George
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