Episode 33

My heart health story started from birth. My first trip to the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne took place when I was 6 months old and continued on for 18 years. I grew up in a small country town called Sale which is 200 kilometres away from Melbourne and back...Read More

Episode 28

It’s been a while since I have written and I think I owe you all an explanation! Not long after my last heart surgery which was in September 2014, I felt tired. Not tired as in “not getting enough sleep” tired, or not even “come off it man, you’ve had 5 open heart...Read More

Episode 9

As part of having open heart surgery, the way doctors get access to your heart is roughly like this: Your chest is cut open. This is known as a sternotomy and is usually 6-8 inches long. The breastbone is cut. Your rib cage is pulled apart. Full access is now gained...Read More
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Episode 8

One Thursday night in February 2011, Stephen and I were heading out for dinner with a friend. We waited at the restaurant for a while and then we just ate because she hadn’t arrived and wasn’t answering her phone. When we got home, I went straight to bed as I didn’t...Read More

Episode 7

I used to hate clicking and ticking noises. Just any ongoing, same sounding noise. It could be the sound of a clock ticking. Or even the subtle doof doof coming through another person’s headphones. MAKE IT STOP! To give you an example, years ago, I used to travel with...Read More


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