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  • Hi!

  • Bob the Canadian here!

  • It's been a while.

  • I haven't made a video for almost three months, and there's a reason for that.

  • Way back in May, on May 31st of this past year, I had heart surgery.

  • I had an operation to fix a valve in my heart.

  • And if you watch some of my videos from April, you'll see that I'm sometimes a little

  • bit out of breath.

  • As I'm walking along and trying to talk, I'm having just a little bit of trouble

  • breathing.

  • So I went to my doctor.

  • In English we say, “I had a doctor's appointment.”

  • So I made an appointment with my doctor and that led to a number of tests and they determined

  • that I needed to have a valve repaired inside of my heart.

  • So on May 31 my wife brought me to the hospital and she brought me into the hospital entrance.

  • I had a scheduled operation.

  • In English we say, “You have an operation.”

  • You can also say that you have, “SurgerySo I was scheduled for a heart operation.

  • I was scheduled for heart surgery.

  • May 31 I went in and you can't really see it, I'll back up, but I have an incision

  • now right here.

  • It was a minimally invasive procedure so they did not have to go in here, which I was very

  • thankful for, but they were able to go in through the side and the doctor was able to

  • to access my heart and to and to fix the valve.

  • I came home from the hospital I think it was June 5th.

  • And, honestly I have to say, the month of June is little bit of a blur.

  • In English we say, when it's hard to remember something, we say it was all a blur, or it

  • was a little bit of a blur.

  • I'm gonna turn a bit 'cause it's getting a little windy.

  • You can see the nice flower fields behind me.

  • The month of June was a little bit of a blur.

  • I had planned to make a video, a video to help you learn English in June, but I didn't

  • have the energy and I just didn't feel well.

  • In July I had what you would call a complication, in that my heart rate was not constant.

  • My heartbeat would skip a beat.

  • So it would go thump thump thump thump…….. thump thump thump thump.

  • My heart would beat, but every once in a while it would miss a beat.

  • So July was a little bit of a slow down in terms of my recovery.

  • After you have a surgery, or after you have an operation you have what's called your

  • recovery.

  • So my recovery time was a little longer than normal.

  • This past August 1st I started what's calledCardio Rehab”.

  • Cardio Rehab is when you go and work out.

  • They put me on a treadmill almost every day I walk about 45 minutes to an hour to get

  • my heart rate up and to help things get better.

  • So here we stand.

  • I think it's August 27th today.

  • I feel a lot better.

  • I don't feel 100%.

  • In English when you feel great you say I'm feeling 100%.

  • I don't quite feel 100%.

  • I feel about 90%.

  • But I feel pretty good.

  • I'm healthier.

  • I have been eating healthier foods.

  • And I just have been doing everything the doctors and nurses tell me to.

  • Anyways, what does this mean for you?

  • It means that I'm back.

  • I'm back to start making videos again.

  • I know this is my second big break.

  • I know I took a big break a year and a half ago because I had other heart problems.

  • But I think I'm good now.

  • I think I'm good to go.

  • I think I'll try to make 1 video a week.

  • Don't forget to come and find me over on instagram or on facebook as well.

  • But just super excited to get started with this again.

  • Thank you so much for all of you that were watching my videos while I was gone for the

  • break.

  • But again, I'm feeling way better.

  • My heart working really well.

  • I look forward to making you guys a whole bunch of new videos so look for another video

  • next week and the week after.

  • As you can see, we're growing quite a few flowers on our flower farm as well.

  • And as promised I will do my next video, I'll do another tour of the farm.

  • I'll put a link up here.

  • I did a tour of the farm way back in the spring when there wasn't a whole lot to look at.

  • I'll do another tour of the farm for next week and you can see all of the gorgeous flowers

  • that my wife and I have grown.

  • Sorry to talk to fast in this video.

  • I'm just excited to be doing this again.

  • It's just feels great so I hope you're having a great day.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

  • Look for new videos coming up!

  • Thanks a lot.

  • Bye.

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