Sunday, 16 August 2015

Heart Day #MySundayPhoto

Today is the day we celebrate my girls "Heart Day"....The day we all went went to hospital.....This time 6 years ago my girls were both getting ready to have open heart surgery.....Yes both of them. 

We found out they both had problems with their hearts a few months before & six years ago today we travelled to the hospital for their surgery.....Becky had her surgery on the Monday and Ellie on the Tuesday.....It was a hell of a week but we all survived!!

It may seem a silly thing to celebrate but it was the start of my kids being the fit and healthy girls they are today....Without the surgery they would have probably been dead by their late teenage years....Most definitely by their 20's....

You can read our full story....Part One & Part Two as well as Our latest Check-Up.

This was my girls the day they came out of hospital....


I have covered Becky as she is 12 now and she didn't want herself on show.....She had the same wound/scar as Ellie....It's crazy to think only a few days before their chests were cut open and someone had their hearts in their hands......

And now....


Happy & Healthy....

OneDad3Girls

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  1. Wow I had no idea. And I cannot believe how hard that week just have been for you all but look how fab they are now. Happy heart day guys!!! x

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    1. Thank you! It was a tough week but worth it to have my girls healthy...

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  2. How frightening for you! In so glad they're both so well now, thank goodness for modern medicine xx

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    1. Thank you! Modern medicine is amazing..

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  3. Love those big grins in the second set of photos. A big happy heart day to both of your girls - how wonderful to be six years on from it all and seeing how well they both are. Definitely something worth celebrating :-)

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  4. It's great to see them both so healthy and happy after having had such an invasive procedure. Long may they remain so! :-)

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  5. So scary for you and how wonderful to see them both now, the wonders of modern procedures!

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  6. Can't imagine how scary it must have been for all of you! Brave little ladies and look at them now, love the second set of photos x

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    1. The were so brave....They are my heroes!
      Thank you!

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  7. It's wonderful that they both had successful surgery! You must have been terrified that week.

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    1. I was a wreck but I made it through.....They were both troopers!
      Thank you!

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  8. My goodness, I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been for you. So pleased it all worked out. They seem like lovely young ladies now :) #MySundayPhoto

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  9. Oh my goodness! How scary for you. Thank goodness they had the surgery when they did, but I can't imagine what you must have been going through at the time. So glad they are your happy, healthy girls now.

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    1. Thank you! It was an awful week but we got through it!

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  10. Oh my word, both kids having open heart surgery in the same week??? How on Earth did you stay sane? Not a silly thing to celebrate at all. Think I'd be celbrating daily. Great images to mark the occasion. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I barely did stay sane....Lots of coffee, breaking down and the nurses got me through! They were amazing! Thank you!

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  11. Oh my, I am so glad they are ok now and their smiles say it all. X

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  12. what a week that must of been! love the way that Ellie's smile is still so cheeky & mischievous x

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    1. It was horrible....
      hehehe! Ellie is a cheeky so and so....She rarely stops smiling :)

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  13. Crikey, must have been so scary, but I love how happy and cheeky they always seem in your photos. They're definitely loving life.

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    1. They do love life....They are always full of smiles :)
      Thank you!

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  14. Grrat photo to remember it all and see how far they've come xxx

    #mysundayphoto

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  15. Oh my goodness, can'y imagine how you must have felt with both of them going through that!

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    1. It somehow seemed like a good idea getting it all over in one week....lol It was worth it!
      Thank you!

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  16. I did not know about your girls' heart problems, TG they were discovered and fixed and glad they are now fit and healthy xx

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  17. Amazing. The wonders of modern medicine never cease to amaze. I love that you still mark the occasion too. It must have been so terrifying for you to have to go through this with both girls x

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    1. Medicine is amazing....It was the biggest thing to happen in my girls life so far so it has to be remembered and celebrated....Thank you!

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  18. You are all so brave! I would have been a crazy woman that week. So glad that you are all well now :-)

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    1. Thank you! I was a crazy woman...lol The worst week ever but the best at the same time!

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  19. What amazing photos and what a wonderful thing to celebrate! Isn't modern medicine just wonderful

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    1. It is amazing.....The doctors, surgeons and nurses too!
      Thank you!

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  20. Wow! I can't imagine what hell thOse two days were for you... One after the other. Glad the ops were successful and the beautiful girls will have long healthy lives. Xx

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    1. They were the worst but it was worth all the tears and stress! Thank you!

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  21. Wow what an amazing story, that sounds like on hell of a week

    Thank you for linking up

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  22. That is amazing that they both had such massive surgery within days of each other. It must have been a very tough time for you all. Lovely to see how successful the surgery was.

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    1. Thank you! It was the first time ever some of the nurses had seen sisters in within a day of each other....We were quite the attraction...hehehe

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  23. Such an astonishing milestone, no wonder it's something you celebrate. I can't even begin to fathom how utterly terrifying that time must have been for you all.

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    1. It was the worst but we got through it....Thank you!

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  24. What a fantastic thing to celebrate! How brave they must have been, and you! I am so pleased you can now talk about it as a distant memory! xx

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    1. Thank you! For a long time I couldn't talk about it without crying....Now it's something to celebrate and yes it's a distant memory x

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  25. How completely terrifying that must have been. So glad they are both happy and healthy now!!

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  26. I can't even begin to imagine what you must have gone through then! So glad to see them happy and healthy now xx

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  27. Gosh - Happy heart day to you all indeed! No wonder you celebrate and I hope you all had a wonderful heart day!
    Hugs
    Wren x

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  28. Wow, Happy Heart Day Girls and what an amazing way to remember. Such a celebration knowing that both girls are fully recovered and have the rest of their lives ahead of them. x

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  29. Oh my word Kim, I cannot imagine what that must have been like at the time. It's so good to see them so healthy and grown up now

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    1. Thank you! It was the worst but they're fine now :D

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  30. Oh my, bless them.. Glad to hear they are both healthy :):) Happy heart day x

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  31. Oh my goodness, I can't imagine how stressful that must have been! Lovely to see them looking so gorgeous and healthy now :-)

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  32. It is so wonderful to see their happy, smiling faces. That must have been such a stressful time for you all. Happy heart day xx

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    1. It was but it all ended well....Thank you!

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  33. Whoa Kim I had no idea.
    I'm going to have to read your story now. Thank you so much for sharing your story ;D
    Happy Heart Day to you and your gorgeous girls. You are all an inspiration

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    1. Aww! Thank you! I did what I had to do....

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  34. So they both had surgery in the same week? wow, I can just imagine how hard that would be for you. But look at them now, they look really healthy and happy x Happy Heart Day x

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    1. Yep...One Monday the other Tuesday....It was a nightmare but at least it was over quite quickly!
      Thank you!

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  35. Wow. Happy Heart Day! What a tough few days that must have been for you.

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    1. It was awful but we made it through! Thank you!

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  36. Oh my good grief, I can't even begin to put myself in your shoes. You are amazing and the girls are beautiful. What a relief it must be for you that it's over. Lots of love to you all x x

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    1. Thank you! It was an awful week but we all survived!

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  37. oh my goodness. i had no idea about this. both your girls?! must have been heartbreaking and wrenching. thank goodness all went well. how fabulous to see them healthy and happy now.

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    1. It was awful but we're all fine now! Thank you x

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  38. what a fantastic celebration to have here's to the girls having a long and happy life

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  39. Can't imagine what that week must have been like for you, I'm sure it means you take absolutely nothing for granted. Wonderful the girls haven't looked back xx

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    1. It was awful but we made it through....Thank you!

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  40. Such a very trying time for you, glad they are happy and healthy now :) x

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  41. Two awesome and brave girls! #mysundayphoto

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  42. Iglad they are happy and healthy now :) xx

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  43. So lovely to read this and see how much they have come on. Happy <3 day to them both x

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  44. My God. I can't even imagine how stressful and frightening it must have been for you and your family.
    Please come link up these photos of your happy & healthy girls at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/double-play-on-way.html

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  45. These are such poignant photos. Your girls look so happy :) #mysundayphoto

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  46. Wow what a rough week for you that must have been. Modern medicine amazes me everyday - what beautiful strong girls to have come through all that x

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