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 :)