Back in 2013 much like today I was strong, fit and getting in shape for a competition. But little did I know (until it was too late) while I was fit, I was far from healthy.
In fact I was sick. Really sick.
I'm talking 14 days in hospital, on a drip, strapped with oxygen, and all sorts of investigations going on. It was bleak people.
Truth is, being fit and leading a healthy lifestyle doesn't bullet proof you from sickness - but it sure does stack the odds in your favour, that you are less likely to get ill, and if you do your chances of kicking it's arse are pretty good.
And personally, I like those odds.
I'm sure that many of you reading this have faced your own heath challenges, and probably even looked death in the face too.
Maybe you are wrestling with an illness now and want something to hold on to. If you answered "yes" to either, then this post is for you.
Here are 7 lessons Major Illness Taught me....
7 Lessons Major Illness Taught Me
1) Spend more time with those who matter and less time with those who don't.
2) Spend more time doing what you love and less time doing what you don't.
3) Your health is the most important thing you possess. Cherish it.
4) Whatever you want to do or aspire to be, become that.
5) Let everyone that you love and is important to you feel that everyday.
6) However invincible you imagine yourself to be, you are not.
7) We are far more stronger and capable than we realise.