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JamesPL, December 23,  2018  11:44pm EST

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!


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  • marshamd59
    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
    JamesPL, January 3,  2019  7:33pm EST

    Thank you Michelle. Same to you!

  • DolphinWrite
    DolphinWrite, January 7,  2019  8:05pm EST

    Thank you, James.

  • DolphinWrite
    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
    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.

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