13 November 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Matters of the heart

I thought today's shot of the Westbank aerobatics team drawing a heart would be appropriate for this weeks Sky Watch.


A year ago today I had a heart attack, which was followed by a bypass operation. I am now as fit as a fiddle, my cholesterol is under control, I am fanatical about my diet and swallow pills every day. The sad fact is that this was all avoidable, had I just heeded the warning signs. But I did not, so there is no point looking back on the past and lamenting the fact that I could have done a better job looking after myself. I have been given a second chance and will embrace it and enjoy every day.


Don't take your health for granted - if the warning signs are there deal with them - once you lose it you don't get it back.

For a great selection of photos and posts visit the Sky Watch site for links to sites all around the world.

27 comments:

willow said...

That is scary. So glad you are still with us today and thanks for the warning.

Delightful sky pix!

Anonymous said...

Wow a year already. Time sure does fly by. So glad to hear that you are tip top again. So right you are about the warning signs and prevention. Keep up the good work Max.
Kelly

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent shot. These guys are good :-) Have a nice weekend

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great shot, and wouldn't we all be better off if we do what we should, but unfortunately we don't and suffer the consequences. But i am happy that all is well with you now and keep it up

RuneE said...

I support your warning that you are note to take your health for granted. You might even be struck down by diseases that are unavoidable.

Glad you are doing fine and can show us such pictures!

Picturing of Life said...

I see heart/love in the first shot

My SWF post this week : in HERE or HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Jeanette said...

Wow, time has flown! I can't believe it's been that long since your heart attack!
gorgeous photos!

Leslie: said...

I guess we should say Happy Birthday - on your second chance at enjoying life to the MAX! Lovely photos here today to celebrate! :D

Photo Cache said...

I adore the first picture. I'm glad you're good as new and are taking all necessary precautions to stay healthy.

Grammy said...

Oh I love the heart. Great photos & amazing shots
Happy SWF!

babooshka said...

Ah this is so cute.

nina said...

That must be fun--dontcha think?

Nina at Nature Remains

dot said...

I'm glad you are doing so well. Your sky pictures are fantastic. I haven't seen a sky show in years.

Suz Broughton said...

Glad you are okay. It is kind of you to remind us to take care of ourselves.
I love that first picture--true, very appropriate.

Kay said...

What a perfect shot, Max! I love it! I'm so glad you're doing better with your health. It really is a wake up call for me as I'm fighting diabetes which is no fun and I'm not always good.

AphotoAday said...

That is SO cool...

Snapper said...

A heart in the sky...love it. Cheers from BC!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great photo's and very wise words too, glad you are back to fitness if not total health

Jeanne said...

Great post - very true. Glad that you are still around to share your glorious photos with us :)

RuneE said...

Re your comments: I hope you bless your climate.

We live in the mildest part of Norway. This link will show you a place we lived in the 70s...

sonia a. mascaro said...

Congratulations, Max! What a great post! So glad you are well and healthy. This post brings an important warning to us. And the pictures are great too!

photowannabe said...

That means I have been following your blog for a year too. Thrilled you were given a second chance. Love the heart cloud.

Leedra said...

It is great that you are doing ok. Great way to celebrate.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awesome photos (love the posts above too) and Congratulations on taking control of your health... Hugs Laura

Anna said...

Wow Max-e already a year, where did this time go, I remember when it happened, I was worried. I have this feeling about virtual friends, that we are untouchable, but yes we are all people. I am glad that you are on the right track, and you are right no reason to lament, the point is we can never go back in time....Excellent shots, love the heart. Anna :)

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Gary said...

Your advise is well taken. I'm now a senior and have had some little changes that are of concern. I've checked with my MD and now have some tests scheduled with a Specialist.

Your site is spectacular. I enjoyed the pictures of the long-eared cat. The others are very interesting, as well. Keep up the good work.

Gary