With only 10 mores days until the #chd walk in nyc, i’m so glad i accepted the challenge of participating in the congenital heart walk to raise funds for research and programs dedicated to fighting congenital heart disease. myself and others are 1 out of 100 who are diagnosed with chd.
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the congenital heart walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the adult congenital heart association (acha) and the children’s heart foundation (chf). we walk to honor and remember the millions who have been impacted by congenital heart disease (chd).
the congenital heart walk shows the nation how a team of inspired individuals can join together to make a difference. funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations who are uniting to fight chd! since 2010, chw has raised more than $10 million in total.
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do you want to make a difference?
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Ekg. echocardiogram. six times to get a normal bp reading. many tears shed over the course of a 90-minute appointment as the bottled-up anxiety of the last month leading to this appointment was released. an amazing cardiac fellow who listened to me, and hugged me, and told me i wasn’t crazy.
diagnosis? in the words of my (slightly woo-woo) beloved cardiologist, a heart that’s giving me space to enjoy the sun, flowers, and life (e.g. perfect working order). prescription for one hour of daily self-care, along with some form of daily exercise, not to be missed under any circumstance. (he actually said “not to be f****d with,” but i’m trying to keep it clean here for the ‘gramming children.) also, lighter workload, and less doing for others whenever and wherever possible. because, basically, stress is a badass mf, and can unleash a can of whoopass if you’re not careful. message. heard. biannual cardiology check up complete. see you in 2020. ❤️❤️❤️ #asdrepair#vsdrepair#adultcongenitalheartdefect#healthanxiety#brighamandwomens#childrenshospitalboston#heartsurgery#hearthealth#openheartsurgery