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Today I Love My Stalwart Heart

Recovery room
They have nice curtains here

Today I love my stalwart heart that hung on until the specialist got a camera in there and found the big problem. I love that I am okay, though I am lying in a cardiac recovery room and am not able to use my right hand so I’m struggling to write this with my left hand, and specifically my left thumb, on my phone. I love that I can do this, love that I live in this amazing place at this amazing time when I am able to have my heart checked and a problem fixed when I’m awake and watching, and then lie on a gurney in a recovery room and write this post. I love that I am able to keep in touch with people while all of this is going on. I love that I am going to be back to adventuring in forty eight hours. I love that this will be a good excuse for me to take a couple of days off maybe. I love that when I was in the procedure room I asked my cardiac specialist if I could go curling on this Friday night and he said … YES! I love that he seems to understand how important curling is to the health of one’s heart. I love that my doctors, Canadian Health Care, writing, music, and curling have kept me alive so far and I am not done yet.

Today I love good places to eat that are quiet and cheerful and happy and family run and serving good food. I love that we go out of our way to find those places and patronize them. I love knowing the owners of such places, being on first name terms with them. I love finding places where it feels like that would be possible. I love going to places that feel like part of my home.

Today I love traveling even if it’s for medical reasons because it’s all an adventure. I love that we’re having a soft day with misty rain pressing the snow down. I love that we walked in down town London Ontario last night and I love old city architecture. I love how much we laugh when we go exploring. I love my life and I’m glad I’m still living it. I love that I intend to live it for a lot longer now that my heart is ready to keep going.

Today I love drinking coffee while I lie on a gurney recovering and getting ready to live some more.

Today I Love My Stalwart Heart

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love My Stalwart Heart. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 3, 2020, from


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