Sometimes, life hits us in ways we never expect. Ten years ago, I received a heart transplant and a new life to explore and live. While generally healthy since, it isn't always wine and roses. But the fact that every day is a new day, a new dawn I never thought i'd have has turned me into a positive, optimistic 50 year old guy.
I know that taking a chance with someone who my history can be scary. But in today's medical world, we are blessed with long term health and a real future. Perhaps we aren't who we thought we'd be at 50. But if we were, it would be boring.
So, I suppose everyone has their own story to tell and I'm no different. I have my good points and I'm sure I have my less than great points also. On the positive side I'm a mensch and I truly do care about people. I'm honest (or at least I try to be), affectionate and chivalrous. But most of all, I'm a very open person. There aren't many layers you need to get through to know me. I'm very optimistic and confident and I always try to see the good in people. Of course, these profiles only show the side we want them to show and I get that. But I do believe that with me, what you see is what you get. I enjoy driving out on the open road and I'm equally comfortable staying on the couch, snuggling with the one I love. Since I don't have to list my faults, I won't. But I am someone who is not so arrogant to believe that I have nothing to work on. One thing I know for sure is that the woman I love will be treated with love, kindness, respect and deep affection. I don't like to play emotional games and I guess if I have to say a fault it's that I wear my heart on my sleeve, which is ironic since I'm also a heart transplant recipient (9 years and going very strong).