How I lost my heart to Zwift

How I lost my heart to Zwift

A few weeks ago, I saw an amazing lady posting in a Facebook group about using Zwift as part of her rehab from a traumatic brain injury. I found her story incredibly inspiring, and it made me feel more comfortable about sharing more of my own. For those who do not...
Dear 21-year old me

Dear 21-year old me

Dear 21-year-old me I know you think you have something to prove, but you don’t. Those eyes of judgement which you feel nipping at your soul, they don’t matter. I promise that the heart condition which you were born with is going to become one of the least remarkable...
A ‘hearty’ relationship

A ‘hearty’ relationship

I’ve always asserted that my health challenges have brought more positivity into my life than they have taken away, but I can’t fail to acknowledge the gaping hole under my life resume of success where a significant relationship could be. It has left me wondering what...
Coping with change

Coping with change

I was reading the comments on a post in an open-heart surgery Facebook group earlier this week, relating to how people cope following a dramatic change in their health. It got me thinking about my own approach to my condition, which as much as possible is one of vague...
We Can All Make A Difference

We Can All Make A Difference

We can all make a difference. On two occasions in just the last six-months, I have been moved to donate to a GoFundMe for someone who has met with massive physical misfortune. The first was someone I have known of for many years, but never met in person. He was...
Determination beats positivity

Determination beats positivity

Contrary to popular belief, I am not always positive! Living with a chronic health condition can be hard and some days are a real f****g struggle. I feel rubbish, I flop around, my get up and go has got up and gone. Worse still, I then berate myself for my inability...