“Whether it’s sharing out stories with each other in social media support groups, in a rehabilitation gym or via mass education campaigns like those the Heart Foundation uses, knowledge is power. Taking our discussions of heart health out from behind closed doctors’ doors or from whispered conversations about someone’s ‘broken ticker’ empower us all to get curious and get serious about taking care of our precious hearts.” (p193)
I’d like to say thank you to everyone on this forum that has helped me get through the dramas of the last few months (and no doubt into the future). I’ve learnt a lot from you.
I’ve just finished reading this book, written by a young, female cardiothoracic surgeon who lives and works in my home town. It’s a really easy read looking at the heart and health in general. Nikki is very active in the media and in social media. I’d like to meet her one day (and with Perth being Perth I probably will) but I don’t want to meet her in her operating theatre 😀 Here’s her website for anyone that’s interested.