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Living with a chronic illness that has no cure, the work is never-ending. You have got to be working hard, all the time. The hugely stressful events, the accumulation of little tense and stressful moments, altogether make life challenging. Often, it is simply impossible to cope. In my case, I have to strictly follow the prescribed therapy, adhere to the medications and the restrictions, eat well, exercise regularly, be good with my self-care, etc. [...]
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My submissions for Health Union's Heart-Failure.Net that have been published to date:



12. Panic, Revisited - Part 211. Panic, Revisited - Part 110. Solutions for Daily Living9. Heart of a Giant Support System, Part 3: My Medical Care Team8. Ask the Advocates: Mental Health (Social Support)7. ​Heart of a Giant Support System, Part 2: In Sickness and in Health6. Heart of a Giant Support System, Part 1: Even a Giant Needs Shoulders to Stand On5. A New Way of Moving Through Life, Part 2 4. A New Way of Moving Through Life, Part 13. Cardiac Rehabilitation2. [...]
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“What’s your deepest fear?” is a question I often ask my good friends. With this single question I get to know so much about them, just listening to what s/he responds with and more so, the way they would answer. Death is a recurring theme I hear in the replies, either one’s own death or that of a loved one or someone influential in our life. I too consider death as a big one, but my answer to ‘what’s your deepest fear?’ is unfulfilled potential. [...]
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Summer got here, but my body was not ready. Also, my scale decided to start bugging and show me some numbers I couldn't accept. So, we had a little squabble. In any case, I had no good excuses - not my illness, not the pandemic, nothing... It was time to get a grip and get back on the tracks, so, did I, three weeks ago, on Monday. After a week, I manage to shed 8lb and keep them off.



Why am I getting back to running? My body needed a tougher challenge in terms of exercise. [...]
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