Monday, February 3, 2014

My Heart on my Sleeve

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February has in recent years become my favourite month of the year. Surprisingly so, since the weather is dreary, there's not a lot to do, school is crazy and I'm not particularly fond of Valentines Day. February is a whole month dedicated to heart health here, raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, risk of stroke/cardiac infarction and raising money to develop new techniques to treat these issues.
Majority of you know why this is so important to me, as in June 2011 I underwent open heart surgery through a Thoracotomy to remove and replace part of my descending Aorta which was too narrow. It was a birth defect and the process of actually getting it fixed was incredibly difficult; I had several surgeries prior which ended in a lot of pain and complications. My post here explains things a little more thoroughly.
 So you can expect a lot of heart themed prints, posts and loads of red in the next month. I must say I am very excited to talk about heart health a little bit more. My surgeries really were an eye opening experience and really helped me find my passion in life in regards to fitness for cardiovascular health :)
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  1. Every time February comes around I always think of you now :-) It's amazing and so inspiring how you've come through your physical adversities so strongly. Looking forward to seeing lots of hearts around these parts..hehe. And that photo of you is adorable and completely stunning!

  2. You look so cute! Love the balloons too :)

  3. Oh, I'm excited for this and loved your posts last February- both for the cute heart-related outfits but also because I felt like I learned.

  4. I love that you so openly share your story on your blog. I too think of you when I think of February and Heart and Stroke Awareness. I'm sure you have lots planned for this month :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  5. i always enjoy your red/heart themed posts. here's to happy, healthy hearts :)

  6. Yay heart-themed posts! I always enjoy seeing all the heart prints and red you wear during February.


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