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An Inspirational Story
I found this story I was eager to share with the support network about a young woman who was a runner and ultimately required heart surgery. She celebrated part of her recovery by training for and running in the London Marathon. Although any of us can be inspired by it, I found myself being able to relate well to it as much of what she experienced in her recovery is similar to my own return to running after surgery. When I completed my first race after my bypass operation, I had tears in my eyes. I felt like I had returned. I felt like I could again do those things I had done before and I was so thankful for that! This Christmas, I hope to reach all of you here in the network with a little bit of this inspiration. Consider it my own small gift.
I wish all of you a very warm and Merry Christmas!
marshamd59, January 3, 2019 10:29am EST
Thanks for sharing James. I loved reading her story. She has such a positive outlook and I thought it was neat how she raised money for BHF to help get her mind off of worrying about her surgery. Our attitude plays a huge role in our health and well being. I also liked her comments about going to Rehab and how it built her confidence. I know both you and I are big proponents of cardiac rehab. Anything we can do to get back to doing the things we love goes a long way in our recovery.
Happy New Year to you, and all our "heart strong" friends!
JamesPL, January 3, 2019 7:33pm EST
Thank you Michelle. Same to you!
DolphinWrite, January 7, 2019 8:05pm EST
Thank you, James.
DolphinWrite, January 8, 2019 8:04pm EST
Thanks, Jim. Having been healthy all my life, exercising every week, I'd been cycling a good 3000 miles each year on top of walks and hikes. Gad mine in the middle of a ride. I coudn't believe it, even as they put the stents in. I'm in rehab and riding 3-4 x week. Thank you, again. David
JamesPL, January 8, 2019 9:22pm EST
I too was in shock when I had my diagnosis as I've exercised my whole life. You're doing the right thing.