My Adventures With Heart Failure

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An artist sketches her way through a heart condition in a notebook chock-full of evocative images and emotions.

"In 2008, after recovering from breast cancer, New York artist Vicki Behm contracted what seemed to be a bad flu. But symptoms persisted beyond the usual time. She eventually found herself in an ER, gasping for breath. Then she was diagnosed with a disease she had barely heard of.

This is Vicki’s visual diary, annotated with her words, from her symptoms to her hopeful new life with a weakened heart."

View her work @ Health.com

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