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All about the ups and downs of living with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure.

Cardiomyopathy: What REALLY Happens When You Get Chest Pain?

2019-02-05T02:31:27+00:00Cardiomyopathy, LifeStyle|

Up until recently, I was very lucky to never have had any kind of chest pain. ...Until recently! In June 2018, I woke up to get ready for work at 5.30am after having a lovely nights sleep and hit the "Snooze" button so I could have my routine 15 minute lay-in (for some Mindfulness). My "Get [...]

Living with a Heart Condition: Cardiac Rehab

2019-02-04T23:10:20+00:00Cardiomyopathy, LifeStyle|

I recently completed the final stage (Stage 4) of my Cardiac Rehab programme! HERE IS A SHORT INSTA-VID OF ME DOING STAGE 3 AT THE GYM!   Cardiac Rehab (short for Rehabilitation) is a programme dedicated specifically to people with a heart condition, that has, or will affect their daily lives.   My Dilated Cardiomyopathy [...]

Exercise Resources for Complete Beginners

2019-02-14T12:48:36+00:00Cardiomyopathy, LifeStyle, Personal Growth|

Regular exercise is proven to improve heart health and mental and emotional well-being. Exercise is also known to reduce stress and help to prevent depression and anxiety. This list is a short collection of completely FREE resources to get you started on your fitness journey. You should always make sure you allow enough time in [...]

Living with a Chronic Illness: 6 Simple Survival Tips!

2019-02-04T22:23:58+00:00Cardiomyopathy, LifeStyle|

Just three months after the birth of my first child in January 2017, I was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure. I was devastated! I freaked out...did NOT take the news well at all! Once I started to pick myself up, I found certain things that really made me feel better about the whole [...]