In the past, thanksgiving has been about football, way too much food, and sleeping on the couch. This year, I have a different perspective. A heart transplant just might do that to someone.
I am not the sappy kind, but this year has special meaning. Maybe it’s the medicine I am on, but I can’t help but think about all the things I took for granted. Here’s a few:
- My new heart
- My family, friends, and co-workers
- My experiences and challenges
- The cardiac team and COLTT team of IU Health
- Having an opportunity to reboot my life
Having a heart transplant is no walk in the park. Saying that, it is better than the alternative. While we all celebrate Thanksgiving in different way this year, we can reflect on what we can give thanks for.
I hope your Thanksgiving is good and safe.
A new perspective on Thanksgiving – beLithe