Reader’s Digest Feature . . .

My favorite message is my sick to fit message. How amazing it was to learn that I could be a person living with chronic illnesses and still be really fit and physically active.

Who knew???

I was graciously asked to be one of the national spokespeople for Heart & Stroke’s Heart Month campaign this year. And . . . I got to share my sick to fit message in this widely read publication.

Readers Digest 1

Photo Credit: Sat Nandlall

Readers Digest 2

Photo Credit: Sat Nandlall

I love that Trinket gets a little shine too. She is a very good horse that takes good care of me.

My goal in all of this is to help people understand that even with the challenges of living with heart disease – you can still have an amazing life.

 

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www.facesofhealthcare.ca feature . . .

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 Photo Credit: Seema Marwaha http://www.facesofhealthcare.ca

I want to share an amazing experience with you. I had the tremendous opportunity to be interviewed for a blog called, Facesofhealthcare.ca. Kind of a Humans of New York but about the people in Canadian healthcare.

Graciously, Dr. Simpson, (a Cardiologist and the former head of the Canadian Medical Association) suggested me as a feature subject. He introduced me to the blogs founder, Dr. Andreas Laupacis, (an ER physician) and photographer, Seema Marwaha (a medical student).

Although I’m pretty confident with sharing my journey and my opinions, I did feel a little nervous about being so frank in this interview.

I got over it though.

No point in sharing what I’ve been through if I’m going to sugar-coat it.

I believe I am still here because I can make a difference in medicine – in the act of sharing my story.

Please read. I have also really enjoyed reading other people’s stories . . . especially since http://www.facesofhealthcare.ca is a forum for the full spectrum of healthcare. Patients, doctors, care-givers, etc. Amazing, touching, interesting reading.

http://facesofhealthcare.ca/karen-nicole#karen-nicole-1

Here are some of Seema’s photos. I am getting used to my short hair!

Photo Credit: Seema Marwaha http://www.facesofhealthcare.ca

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Why I DISAPPEARED . . . (podcast)

Hello!! I’m baaaaaaaaack.

I’ve taken the time to explain what’s happened since I was last present on social media. To say my health has been eventful would be an understatement!!!

I wasn’t ready to do a video so I did an audio instead. (Videos to come.)

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Here is the link to hear what happened this December and January – from my perspective. Open-heart surgery, lung issues and a rare cancer.

My health is a trip . . . LOL!

Not sure what’s ahead for me.

A few little surprises ahead to share with you. I’ll keep you posted.

xo

 

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I am not my Hair . . .

This video straddles both my health and my boundlesslife.

My health has taught me more than anything else in my experience.

Losing most of my hair will NOT prevent me from being happy and from enjoying my life.

#iambiggerthanmyillness

#iamnotmyhair

#iamnotmyillness

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When my ILLNESS is like a bad EX . . .

If you decide to change your orientation to life.

If you decide to change your priorities.

Prepare to be TESTED.

*slightly pained giggle*

It’s a good thing I have a lot of support and a good sense of humor!! And faith.

Life is too short to be upset.

I needed a moment to vent though.

And now . . . I’m back to my #boundlesslife

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#skinimin

This video is for my new blog boundlesslife but I thought I’d share it here too.

Frankly, it was terrifying sharing such a candid video of myself (and photos too) but . . . if I can have peace with my body (medical devices, defibrillator, scars and all) maybe other people can be inspired to love themselves too?

Here is the video on YouTube. If you like it, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

 

Here is one of the photos.

Nude - far (small)

Thanks for sharing my boundlesslife with me.

#skinimin #thrive #boundlesslife

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