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Labels In February of 2012 I celebrated fourteen years of marriage with my best friend Lollie, in a hospital. We organised for our children to stay with their grandparents and planned to spend a few days relaxing, eating and doing those things people do when they...

Lent is an angiogram

On the Thursday after Ash Wednesday 2012 I was in an Intensive Care Unit at the Saint Augustine hospital in Durban. I waited for test results that would determine whether I would need another heart surgery. It was like being in a wilderness of sorts. Earlier in the...
Deo Volente – we are part of a bigger Story

Deo Volente – we are part of a bigger Story

These days I am thinking about two fields. On these fields, I learnt how to play rugby Scrumming and practicing for hours I scored my first try to the absolute delight of my dad. I can still remember the exact place I scored on these fields We played any and all...
Learning to be vulnerable and dependent

Learning to be vulnerable and dependent

In the aftermath of my heart attack I am learning a lot of new skills. The toughest so far has been being vulnerable and dependent. Since being hospitalized I have depended on doctors, nurses, friends and my family for almost everything. I am not allowed to carry...
Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid

Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid

The night before my open heart surgery the nurses explained to me that I would be on a ventilator when I woke up from the anaesthetics. They said that many patients freak out and sit up in bed. The nurse explained that I would be totally drugged and that I must listen...