Artist's Notebook: My Adventures With Heart Failure
Bigger, yet weaker: A picture diary of my failing heart
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.
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