Hi there and thanks for visiting.
It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had some personal things going on which took priority over my online marketing business. You see, I hadn’t been to a doctor in over 20 years, no health insurance since 1999. As far as I knew, I was in good health, except for being overweight and my bad hips. Well, I finally got health insurance due to bogus Massachusetts State Law and Obamacare. I didn’t want to get fined, again, by the feds for not having said insurance. I finally went to see a doctor back at the end of March. Here’s what happened.
I found out that I have atrial fibrillation. It’s a weak heart muscle which prevents my heart pumping the blood out of my upper left chamber completely. So, my doctor put me on aspirin and referred me to a cardiologist. She put me on blood thinners to keep a blood clot from potentially forming in my heart. A blood clot could be pumped to my brain causing a stroke down the road without the thinners.
I was also put on medication to slow my heart rate down to help the muscle to try and heal. I have been zapped three times to try to get my heart back into rhythm. End result, when it did take, I went back into atrial fibrillation within minutes. For the first time as an adult, I spent two days in the hospital to get used to a new medication before the third zap. It didn’t work, so she stopped that med and put me on another med. Now I take a combined 4 pills twice daily. She also had me do a stress test to check for possible blockages which could be a potential cause of the a fib on Wednesday. Found out yesterday that the stress test results looked okay. Whew!!
This was just for the heart problem. Now let me tell you about the hip problem.
My primary doctor took x-rays of my hips and I told me that I have arthritis, severe wear and tear in my right hip and congenital defects in both hips, according to him anyway. So, he referred me to an orthopedic specialist.
I met with her just this past Monday. She examined my legs, twisting and turning them, the right one with limited mobility and a lot of pain. She told me I needed to get a cortisone shot first, since I had done nothing to take care of the problems I’ve been dealing with since I was 17 years old, now 49, in my right hip. Got that done yesterday. Feeling the pain now that the sedative has worn off. I won’t feel the relief of the cortisone shot for about another week, when it sets in completely.
Then, I need to start getting physical therapy 1 to 2 times weekly for 8 weeks to get more mobility in my right hip. I had been thinking about a hip replacement and asked if it was an option down the road. She said yes but she usually doesn’t recommend it until the person is 55, unless it’s really needed before then. Dodged surgery, for now anyway. Whew!!
If I had taken action 20 years ago, regularly visited a doctor, I could’ve been in a better situation physically. Possibly no a fib and not as much pain in the hips, than I am right now. It’s the same with online marketing. If you know what you need to do or are willing to learn, take the action needed to do it. Use the knowledge you have, or gain the knowledge and use it. There are many successful people online. I guarantee you, they not only learned what to do. They put what they learned into action to get where they are today.
Luckily, we are at a time in history where we can learn plenty about online marketing. Whether it’s from watching videos on YouTube, purchasing a course, or through some mentoring program, we can learn. There’s no excuse anymore as to why we all can’t be living the lives of our dreams. Now, I know there are certain basic things you need to know that you may not even know about. Hell, I never knew about traffic generation or blogging until a couple of years ago, after years of making nothing. That’s where a training or coaching program can teach the basics of starting and running an online business.
I know that not everyone can afford the 4-figure mentoring programs that are out there. There is one that is much cheaper. You can still learn what you need to do to get to that dream life you want.
It’s called The Affiliate Club and was created by my friend and partner Dean Holland. It’s a monthly membership program, created for those who need online marketing coaching but can’t afford to spend thousands. I created a video explaining everything that is included and even give you a sneak peak inside this program. For more information, click here and check it out for yourself. What’s special about this program is if you join, you get all the tools you need. You also get the opportunity to earn while you learn. How’s that sound? Again just click here and check it out for yourself.
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Have a good one….Chris