Have you ever won the lottery? I’m talking about winning it big not just the free ticket or or the $10.
You are more likely to:
*Be killed in a terrorist attack while travelling (1 in 650,000).
*Die — during an average lifetime — of flesh-eating disease (1 in one million).
*Be killed by lightning (1 in 56,439).
*You are three times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident driving 16 kilometres to buy your ticket than winning the jackpot.
*In 2002, you were about 10 times more likely to die after being bitten by a poisonous snake or lizard than to win a Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Odds for the snakebite death are one in 1,241,661, according to the U.S. National Safety Council.
What about second chances? Surely the best second chance anyone can have, is the second chance at life. Oprah has a great post on second chances in life.
The number one cause of death continues to be heart disease. Although it has been classed up there with other silent killers, I do believe there are symptoms.
I am thrilled to introduce you to one such person. Meet Richard. Richard is an business acquaintance. Being connected with the health and wellness industry Richard “heard” his body speaking to him. Thank you Richard for allowing me to share your important message in it’s entirety.
To you Richard and any and every other second chancer, I celebrate the breath of today for you.
“WOW, I am so grateful to have just won what I call the Lottery For/Of Life!! You may have noticed I have been a bit quiet as of late…and for good reason….
You see a great mystery has been unraveling since convention and it came to a head on Friday…
To make a very long and concerning story short…Myself and of course Pauline along with a team of physicians and 3 different hospital facilities have attempted and finally got to the root cause of a medical problem that has had folks (particularly me J ) mystified…. You see I did not fit any particular profile for what I was experiencing and fortunately I kept, as did my medical team, focused on one Mantra that should sound familiar…My Health-My Life-My Way!!! There would be NO throwing up of the hands!!!
Severe but only at rest times burning and pressure just below my left clavicle set up interdentally….no indication of Coronary issues…. (strong and steady resting pulse of 65, PB 125/75, negative enzyme tell tails, great resting and moderate stress test EKG’s, tests for pulmonary function and occlusion , questioning about stress/psychology, even x-rays and other test for masses and even more)….and all we knew was in the end and never under physical activity…I would experience short burst of troubling discomfort!!
But this past Thursday brought this to a stark and confirming course of positive action….We Went Nuclear!!! With a combo of isotope injections, other stress inducing drugs and physical stress at the Cardiac Investigative Unit in Hamilton…BANG and on monitor we finally got a witnessed and pretty dramatic event!!!! And by 9am Friday had the pictures and solution in place…..You see I, Richard Cameron, had my Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery 90% occluded….. and here is the kicker…..all else is perfectly clear and way better than “Normal” (I have the pictures)…..The great news is with some magic metal 90% is now 0% blocked!! (By the way BP now 105/70 and resting pulse 62)
So why do I say I won the “Lottery of Life”…. It pretty much is obvious….This is the classic case suffered by so many..that no physical would ever pick up….and what I will absolutely attribute to my embracing of the USANA Difference!! It would appear that this can be very Hereditary in Nature (all blood family member have been notified)….that the Cardiac Surgeon was amazed that with an occlusion like this there was no collateral artery issues, no tissue damage…..and of course vitals never even gave a hint…… My USANA regimen had my back!!! Make sure it has yours too!! You have heard me say..”USANA is NOT an immunity bubble, but it can make the difference between Life and Death and Quality over Drudgery”!
I’ll have to share an extra anecdotal story or two with those that are interested….But Indeed, I Feel Like I Just One the Lottery of Life as the majority of folks in this situation find out that hard way..a premature visit to the Pearly Gates…..so much time for reflection these past weeks….
It feels good to get this behind me..Yes I have some personal physical objectives and undoubtedly you will see them or even better yet enjoy the journey with me….But even more profound the embracing of the Very Direction of making a difference in many others Life….I have really come to appreciate the moving forward mantra of USANA..it has such a strength of purpose….
“Everything We Do Helps You Love Life And Live It”
Well….the above mantra about sums it up…..
Below my signature is an excerpt for all to ponder….
Connecting People With Purpose
“Your time is limited.”
Those are four words from the Stanford University commencement speech Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs gave in 2005.
Right after those four words he said the following…
” …so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly
want to become.”
A source of inspiration for many, Steve Jobs lived an enviable life…
He enjoyed spectacular success, had enough wealth to do whatever he pleased, worked in a career he loved, and achieved total autonomy in his business
Jobs would be the first one to tell you that you too can live an enviable life with the wealth you desire and personal time to enjoy the things you love most in life.”
REMEMBER, there is no such thing as just “a little heart attack”