A Viking Heart Within Starts Ticking

Naked Viking
Me before diagnosis

To my fellow Heart Warrior, relative or friend of a Heart Warrior.

You may wonder and yonder as to what the purpose of this site might be, and what I could possibly teach or share.

I’m not a doctor.  I’m not a scientist. I’m not a super athlete.  I’m not a dietician. So, what am I?

In my humble view.  I’m a survivor!  This makes me a heart warrior.  And the fact that I have bloodlines to the first Viking King in Denmark, makes me a Viking Heart Warrior.

My cardiologist uttered that, when I first met him, I should not be walking, given the readings on the EKG and the fact that my heart was clearly visibly jumping out of my chest, I calmly and honestly stated to him that “I have Viking blood and a Viking heart, and we do not surrender easily”.

On this site, I want to share my experiences.  The emotional rollercoaster and how I’ve overcome many challenges.  The biggest to date has been to accept that I cannot control my own destiny and that I have to put my faith in God’s hands.

I’ve come to the realization that my time was not up and that I have been kept here for a reason.  My reason is my family 🙂  They need me here and I need them.

But I also have an opportunity to share my stories with fellow heart warriors, and that is what I want to do next.

The second biggest event has been to change my lifestyle.  Not because that caused the heart failure, but because a healthier body is better for my heart.  I was not obese, although fighting to keep buttons on the shirt from popping at times, and this health change has been good.  The weight journey began early October at 229lbs (roughly 104kg) and today I’m down 47lbs (about 21kg) and feel great.

Please read my posts and share with people who you think might find this informational, and who would like to provide their feedback.

Let’s embark on this journey and make life wonderful!

“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.” — Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


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