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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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Random Act Of Kindness – Smile At A Stranger

We all know the sayings:

“We all smile in the same language.”

“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear, to hide every pain.”

“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”

But my favourite is….

Smile

So today, along with every day….

Smile At A Stranger

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The Big C

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite televisions shows ever.

The Big C.

In short The Big C follows the life of reserved, suburban wife and mother, Cathy Jamison, in the wake of he terminal cancer diagnosis. Cathy vows to dramatically shake up her life, and face her diagnosis while trying to find humour and happiness.

The characters became like friends to me. I laughed with them, I cried with them, and I was inspired by them.

Cathy Jamison is one incredible person, who inspired me so much with her wonderful words of wisdom.

Here are a few of my favourite words….

The Big C

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