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I wasn’t ready for it….

If I was to tell you about one event I wasn’t ready for, it all begins with two little words….

Heart Failure.

Heart Failure is something I have just been through and am still recovering from.

I was diagnosed with a hole in my heart when I was 18 months old and had open heart surgery when I was 8 and a half years old. Until a few months ago I had been doing very well.

In February at the age of 34 I got a chest infection, which is a usual ailment for me once the weather changes and it gets a bit cold. The infection however didn’t go away and I continued to get new and different symptoms. I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know just how wrong until I went to my Cardiologist and he put me straight in hospital.

After a lot of tests I finally got my diagnosis….Heart Failure, which means my heart was not pumping how it should be and was beating way too fast.

Six weeks later and I am slowly recovering. I am on a lot of medication and attend Cardiac Rehab twice a week, at the moment.

The hardest part of all this for me is not being able to do all I want to do. Even now I have to remind myself, slow down, take it easy.

I know that my recovery will take time and while I am very hopeful I will get back to my old self again, I do fear there will be times when I get frustrated with it all.

When times get tough I just try to concentrate on what I have and what I can do.

My new motto….

A grateful heart

 

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Day of Hope

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Today is a day that many people may not be aware of.

It is a day for remembering our lost children.

The grief that comes with losing a baby, before you had a chance to meet them is unbearable. 

The Day of Hope is the one day of the year we can all remember our lost children. So  please be kind to each other as many people will not know who has been through this tragic event.

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It’s The Little Things….

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Today has been a great day.

I am so happy and would you believe it is a matter of three little things.

To start off the day I found out that there is a new Bryce Courtenay book to be published in October. Bryce Courtenay is my favourtie author and I was so upset when he passed away. I just kept thinking what am I going to read now. With the news today I will have one more by the title of The Silver Moon to add to my collection. 

Secondly I was able to get tickets to see Missy Higgins live. I love Missy Higgins, and spent most the morning trying to get them, but I did succeed.

Thirdly, I received a call regarding a possible Foster Caring opportunity. Which I am so excited to explore.

Life gets so busy sometimes and you seem to forget the little things. 

Sometimes I think we need to take a step back and be thankful and grateful for what we have.

These three things may seem little things to other people, but to me, they are little blessings that I am truly grateful for. And I have been smiling all day today.

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