Recently on Facebook I posted this status:

Life is full of wake up calls. Some stronger than others. I had one of my biggest this weekend. I’ll share soon. #thinkpositive

I posted the status after I had returned from a weekend in the hospital for chest pains.

While I was at work, installing a DirecTV system, out of nowhere came this intense pain in my chest. So much so I dropped my tools, clutched my chest and buckled over in pain. Thankfully I wasn’t on a roof or ladder and not to far from my customer. When I was able I made my way to the basement steps and got her attention to call 911.

 

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The time in between the onset of the pain and getting the attention of my customer seemed like an eternity. I can’t say I wasn’t scared because I was on many levels. When the pain hit, I experienced what may people have in seeing your life flash before your eyes. It wasn’t quite like a feature film but what I saw were flashes of people, events and all the things I cared about. It was then I snapped out of it and spoke with the little breath I had “The Devil is a liar…not like this….not like this” Soon after I was able to make my way to the basement steps.

While in the hospital they had me on a constant EKG and I couldn’t do anything but get tested. Thankfully my stress test was negative and my heart is very healthy. It could have been a number of different other reasons why I had the pain like stress, muscle strain etc…etc. But again, thankfully my heart is healthy.

So that brings me back to my Facebook status. This was a wake up call for me in many ways, because the thought of being cut off forever to the people I love and things I have to do changed my view on how I handle it all. I know I can’t do everything at once but I didn’t like the fact I saw all the things I wanted to do and didn’t for what ever reasons.

I wish my wake up call was a little less painful, but hey…it did the job. Now I have to do mine.

until then…

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