Friday, June 17, 2016

Facing Forward: Danielle

Facing Forward is a series that shares the lives of people living with arthritis and other invisible chronic illnesses. The goal of the series is to see how we are similar and how we are different - and to remind us to keep moving forward because we aren't alone!

Name: Danielle
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Diagnosis:Atrial tachycardia, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, sick sinus syndrome
Age at Diagnosis: 21

How are you currently treating your condition?
Pacemaker, invabradine, water, salt
What are the biggest challenges you have faced since your diagnosis?
Having a baby and going ahead with a third ablation that would either cure or damage my heart for good.

What are your favorite tips and tricks for managing everyday tasks?
Listen to your body. Your body knows you better than anyone. If something feels too hard at that time, it probably is - so take life one step at a time.

How do you manage to keep facing forward every day?
By seeing the smile on my son's face and also by the help and inspiration my blog gives to others faced with the same problems.

If you could go back to diagnosis day and tell your past self one thing, what would it be?
You have to accept how it is and face your problems head on with a smile. It's ok to break down from time to time - everyone does it and it doesn't make you weak. You will learn the true meaning of love and friendship the hard way. And, most importantly, you will learn how precious life is.

Do you have a blog you would like to share?
Life of the Inappropriate Tachy Mummy

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