He has an even bigger appreciation for his wife and two children and the friends and family who stood by him during this ordeal.
He also has some advice for other men who may be ignoring what their body is telling them.
"Don't wait until you have as close a brush with leaving this Earth as I did before you decide that you're worth going to see a doctor. ... Don't say 'Eh, I don't need to go see a doctor' --yeah you do!"
Harris continues to recuperate and is back at work. He returned to the anchor desk on September 9.