It’s been 5 months since my heart attack and yes, the tests keep going and the related bills keep coming in, but I’m still here and happy to be so. The fact that we are preppers has made this whole experience much more manageable and one of the big keys was the financial aspects of prepping; cash on hand, emergency fund and little or no debt. The disaster you may actually face might be far different from what you expect, it was for us! If you haven’t been working on this element you might want to have a look at our post on financial prepping for a few tips.
Lots of things fell to the wayside during this time as all our plans were forcibly changed and all those dreams we had for the summer were quickly erased. The timing couldn’t have been worse when it comes to our gardens as we had just started planting. We did still get to enjoy fresh strawberries and blueberries along with some green peppers and tomatoes, but the harvests were small and rather disappointing as my dear wife was busy taking care of EVERYTHING while I was out of commission. Our prepper pantry became severely depleted and we are just now able to start replenishing a few items at a time. I can’t imagine how much more difficult this situation could have been if we weren’t preppers.
We have always said that we were ‘all of the above’ preppers or lifestyle preppers instead of ‘doomsday’ preppers, as we attempted to prepare for any major disruption that might come along. This event has further ingrained in us the absolute necessity of being prepared. Life came to a screeching halt, almost permanently, in just a matter of moments; one minute I’m just driving home as normal and less than 30 minutes later I’m being life-flighted in cardiac arrest. I sincerely hope our experience can serve as a cautionary tale for others as ‘normal life’ can come crashing down in mere minutes. If you haven’t started prepping, stop procrastinating and get started today!
I hope to get back to posting and reviewing products regularly and as always, thanks for reading!