I walk because I suffered from a Pericardial Effusion after giving birth to my second daughter in February 2019, which is basically fluid retention around the heart. It made everything feel impossible; going up stairs, holding my girls, walking across the room, lying down to sleep... everything hurt, I could not take a full breathe and I was very unsure as to what was happening and if I would eventually feel better or not. Luckily, my Pericardial Effusion resolved about 10 days after I gave birth and I have not had any lingering issue, but I will forever remember that time of my life and how terrifying it was.
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