Whoooot Tooot. !!!!!!!. Another milestone for me.
As most of you are aware, I am a triple bypass heart surgery survivor. On April 11th, 2016, I underwent the surgery after problems were discovered during a routine annual medical check up. Today I celebrate my second anniversary, “Of my second chance at life.”
After the surgery I was advised to change my life style. Food, exercise and mental health included. I made that decision and have since tried to live by it to the best of my ability.
The big change was my personal life style. I went “back to the bush”. I have spent every single free minute outdoors. My biggest medicine. Changed to a almost meat free diet, mainly vegetable and fruit. with some boneless skinless chicken, tuna or a pork chop, once or twice a month to keep the Anemia at bay. I have lost 65lbs, and gained a wealth of knowledge of the outdoors. Made 195 videos of my second chance, Met new friends from this blog and my YouTube channel ( 2nd Chance George)
All this has been possible because of the unwavering support of my family. Who stood by from the moment I left the operating theater. My 2 girls, Big Sister, Brother and their families, Long time friends, All put up with my new shenanigan’s. Bless them all. Of course my other adopted family here in Minnesota. (They know who they are).
Well how will I celebrate?. Yep you guessed it. A quick favorite salad (fresh avocado and tomato drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar). Grab my day pack, fly fishing setup and heading outdoors. (I am working on a fishing daypack…lol. It will have all I need to pickup and go Fly-fish….).
Spring in Minnesota is finally winning the battle against winter.
So here’s to more extra time, See you out there
Remember Knowledge is a survival skill!
The Novice survivalist (2nd Change George)