Friday, 1 December 2017

December theme day: gift

Hi there. This is me, 7 years ago, recovering from open heart surgery in the ICU, at St Paul's hospital in Barcelona. I was given the gift of life.
A few years later, in Skopje, Macedonia, I suffered a severe stroke. And I died, my "new" heart just stopped. The doctors there, at the university hospital, brought me back, after 2 minutes. Again, the gift of life. Life changing experiences, both of them.
You guessed it, this month's CDP theme day is: gift. Being half german, I just HAVE to tell you that Gift is german for poison...;-) Waiting for german posts about that theme...
Anyway, just click here to see what my dudes and dudettes did about it! Do it now!

15 comments:

Linda said...

Great take on the theme! Stay well.

Stuart said...

That truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

BarbRad said...

So glad your gift lasted long enough for you to tell us about it.

Dina said...


What a picture!

Kate said...

Your gift to us: an appreciation of the gift of life. Thank you for your amazing story!

Jack said...

Powerful! A perfect personal interpretation of gift . . . of life!

OJ said...

Best wishes! Did you know that Dr Christian Barnard's first heart transplant op. occurred exactly 50 years ago at the Grootte Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

magiceye said...

Who said you only live twice? ;)

Mike Nice said...

Great choice for the gift theme!

Small City Scenes said...

Life is indeed the 'best' gift of all
MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh Rob.. this is the perfect post for the theme.. I did get a bit of a shock though before I read the words ☺

AsAeenBySusan said...

Again, great minds think alike. You have survived more than most can even imagine. Bravo! Keep on keeping on.

William Kendall said...

A good interpretation on this theme, Rob!

bill burke said...

The ultimate gift, the gift of life. You've come a long way baby, keep healthy and stay strong.

Klara said...

powerful.