Here is me the day after my 52nd birthday late 2013.
I was told a few years earlier that I had been born with a heart defect and that in time that it was likely that I would need heart surgery.
Anyway come 2013; I was told that I would need to prepare for the 'big one' as my condition going downhill. "Make a will Mr Harrison...". It was the all singing all dancing job, the full-nine years and I was needed to be cracked open. The BIG one... In June 2013 I had the surgery, and I come through fine. However I nearly died as a result of a collapsed lung some days later once I had come out of intensive care File under 'what a pisser'! The story is all a bit wow, as is my recovery, as was the kindness and the support from my small group of close friends, none more so than my immediate family.
I was many months in recovery and my fitness regime was initially limited to the house.
This selfie photograph was taken cos I was feeling good, and I felt that I was actually finally making some progress... walking, swimming, weights etc.
A seminal moment and indeed an important photograph of me. Very ‘Steve’ I would say… maybe one of those reason's for writing this book as I never had any form of epiphany to deal with. No regrets, no guilt, no reappraisals of stories, no skeletons in any cupboards and I already knew where God was. I knew I was properly in recovery.
My publisher Unbound is looking to kick-start the launch of “Here Are the Young Men… a life in Music” this week.
It’s a case of stimulating interest and re-engaging with that unique sense of community and ‘kinship that existed. It’s a lot of people’s story. The Omega ‘way’ was always about good taste, people, opportunity, presentation and the realisation of potential.
I’ll post the links this week.
Lots of good stuff.
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