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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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