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I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one – This time with a theme, Music!

So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Vase
  2. Grave
  3. Hospital
  4. Head
  5. Mask
  6. Bed
  7. Heart
  8. Moustache
  9. Balloon
  10. Bus

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Flowers
  2. Grief
  3. Appointment
  4. Sore
  5. Disguise
  6. Sleep
  7. Surgery
  8. Beard
  9. Bang!
  10. Band

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

So today is the last day of 2018, and me, like many others I’m sure, have been thinking about this last year – the highs and the lows, the memorable events and the immediately forgotten events, the friendships strengthened and those posted missing.

I discovered that in my first blog post of 2018 I said:

We may not know what lies ahead of us this year, but whatever 2018 may bring our way, I pray you will find the love, strength and support to face it all, both from your family and your friends, but even more so from God.

Little did I know when I wrote these words, what 2018 was going to have in store for me! 2018 for me has been a very unusual year, as having not felt great since the start of the year, I was told at the start of June I needed major surgery, so from then until my surgery it was a struggle as I didn’t feel great and had to watch what I wasn’t overdoing thing. Then since my surgery at the start of October I’ve spent the remainder of the year off work recuperating and gradually trying to build up my strength and get back to my ‘normal’ (whatever that is!).

So for me this had been a difficult year health wise, however on other levels it’s been a great year, as my faith has probably never been stronger.

So now as I look forward to 2019, I pray for a health and happiness in this coming year for myself, my family, my friends and each of you who follow and read my blog.

At the heart of life #1

Posted: October 29, 2018 in GP, Health, heart, hospital, life
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One thing many of us think of when we think of an important organ in the body that needs to work is the heart. Our heart is an amazing organ.

From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime, our heart will apparently beat more than two and a half billion times, without ever taking a rest.

The amazing thing about our heart is that it provides the power we need to live. That’s probably why this life-sustaining power has, throughout time, had an air of mystery surrounding it. However technological advances over the years have found out so much about the heart that it’s not such the mystery it once was. So much so, that these days, when we find there is a problem of some kind with our heart, doctors/surgeons are able to either repair or fix many problems without even needing to put the patient through major open-heart surgery.

There are of course still some heart problem that do still require the patient to undergo major open-heart surgery. But even that is not the huge risk that was in the past because, as I said earlier technological advances mean techniques and equipment used allows the surgeons to achieve so much better results for the patient than they used to.

Yes, open-heart surgery is still a very major and complex operation, but many procedures/surgeries done these days as far more common place than they used to be, so the chance of a good outcome for the patient is far more likely than once it used to be.

So if you find you have to undergo heart surgery, you can be assured that improved techniques and equipment, and recover strategies mean you will likely make a full recovery.

Your heart is a complex and amazing organ, so do all you can to look after it, as it needs to last your life-time.

The most meaningful presents we receive might not come wrapped in shiny paper or frilly ribbons. They are often the ones that lift your spirit, brighten your day or trigger your imagination.

I’ve been curious what others consider to be their ‘best gift’ so have been looking at other people’s stories about their ‘best gifts’, so here’s one I want to share with you.

Sometimes a gift may be a just what we always wanted.

Sometimes that always wanted gift will be the only always wanted gift you’ll ever receive, so cherish it and keep that memory special.