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  1. Carolyn Thomas
    January 26, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    Jilliane! I love the way you write! Thanks so much for following me on Twitter – otherwise, I might not have found your fabulous site. I’m already looking forward to reading your next post, and keeping fingers and toes crossed for continued uneventful (boring even) health status as #1.

  2. Carolyn Thomas
    January 26, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    Ooops, so sorry, I just realized that I spelled your name wrong. It’s past my bedtime (6:30 pm) and I’m tired, what can I say? 🙁

    • Jillianne
      January 27, 2014 @ 10:53 am


      Thank you for your kinds words of support – and the retweet!

      I am not sure but I think we met at a women’s heart group at RJH?

      I hope that once I get through this to find a way to continue to educate people about heart failure, especially in young people, and to teach about the importance of heart health in general. Perhaps we can work together?


  3. Don Beadle
    January 27, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    Hello Jillianne
    You are tops on my list anyhow.

    I went through the Healthy Heart program at St Pauls in 2010.

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way
    Hope to stay in touch, Don.

  4. Vivian Forssman
    January 27, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

    Been thinking about you, and so went looking for some news, and was glad to learn from your late Jan post that you are Number 1. Please don’t forget, when you are feeling low, that there are lots of folks rooting for you that perhaps you would not even think are paying attention. Hope that hearty heart comes your way, very soon.

  5. Dad
    January 28, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    To my “little girl” –

    (a.k.a. #BatteriesNotIncluded)

    When you were married, I asked to read the gospel in our Anglican tradition, and Dean Neil announced that in all his experience, the passage I selected had never been read for a wedding. But we all got the message, and his homily was complete, as he said.

    Mark 5:41 “He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha Cumi” (which means, “Little Girl, I say to you, get up!”)”.

    In reality, this was only a part of the message, because in the previous verse, he put out all the spectators and took her father, mother, and disciples into the room, quite deliberately, to be witness.

    Whatever her malfunctioning units in the passage, He installed new “batteries”, and “Little Girl” arose hungry for feeding.

    So now the message is complete.

    You have been years now in heart failure, and yet have accomplished so much. Whatever happened on that fateful day of your first heart incident, you and Mom and I, have a new energy, and we had to tell it at your wedding.

    Today, this energy is is not depleting, and is increasing by all the prayers in our Church, and among all our friends and those who know you, from all faiths.

    You know you have the spirit to keep going, and that is the part I see #BatteriesIncluded.

    I only have one Little Girl, and she is so easy to Love.