A very common thing when entering the New Year is for people to set some personal targets. Whilst I was in Hospital I realised that we shouldn’t step away from opportunity. The saying “YOLO” really does mean something. You never know when things could change and whilst you have the opportunity to do something and you can do it, you should do it. There are so many things that Ive always wanted to do, had the opportunity to do it but told myself “I’ll do that in the future”. A lot of those things are action packed or give you a really big adrenaline rush, which I cannot do and handle at the moment. I now have to wait till after my heart transplant to do many of those things.
My New Years resolutions for 2017 are -
Take a couple of minutes everyday to reflect back and on my day and appreciate all that im able to do
Every night before going to bed, send out some positive vibes to the universe about the heart I will receive (This is to mentally prepare my body for accepting the organ rather than rejecting it)
Make the best out of every opportunity I receive
I think these New Years resolutions are quite solid and they all have different explanation behind it.
The first one, even though I can do less than some people due to my cardiac problems eg; I can’t play contact sports, go swimming and go out in the rain. I can still do so much and I should appreciate it all because there are also people out there who can do less than I can. Always be grateful for what you have and what you can do.
The second resolution, I read on a lot of blogs and articles about Organ Transplants that rejection is quite common. Sometimes a body doesn’t adapt to the new organ and it can start affecting other organs and the well being of the transplant recipient. A lot comes from the mental strength a person, any transplant is tough on a person and knocks their immune system down. If I prepare my body in advance to accept an organ and I tell my body that this is live saving, hopefully it can help my body adapt to the new Organ and there will be no rejection.
Lastly, I used to be really scared when given the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary. Im trying to change my mind set because if you don’t try something or have never done it, how can you know that its so bad? Each person has a different reaction to a specific action, for example some people may enjoy going on roller coasters but some don’t. You never know which one you are until you go on a rollercoaster. So in that sense, when I’m given the opportunity to do something, ill try my best to do it and then I can see if its something I enjoy and want to do again in the future, or I really don’t enjoy it and never want to do it again….
Hope you guys have some great New Years Resolutions!
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