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Monthly Archives: January 2010
A few days ago I wrote a post called “Readers & Readers, click HERE to read that post. When I wrote that post, I forgot one major “generational” item that I should have included. I should have titled it “Readers, Readers and … Continue reading
This is one of the few weeks out of the year where it seems I have had NO time to actually get anything accomplished. On Monday, we worked in the guest room that we’ve painted and I also prepared for my (tri-annual) clinical … Continue reading
It’s been a busy week here at My2ndHeartBeat World Headquarters. I’ve already made 2 trips to my transplant center and both went well. On Tuesday, I had an outpatient visit that included labs, EKG, chest X-ray, Echocardiogram and a heart biopsy … Continue reading
I love my readers. No, that’s not a slang term for my bifocals (see below) that I have to wear to read virtually everything, it’s for 2 different things. Reader # 1 ~ It always interests me as to who is reading … Continue reading
“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” I hope you can hear the music!! Music is life, and life is GOOD!!!
It’s very common in my part of the world to have snow, either a little or a lot, followed by melting. rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat until about April. I haven’t been a fan of cold weather for quite some time, so … Continue reading
I’m writing this now as a reminder to get myself organized and ready in advance for April, which is DonateLife Month. Last year, I ran a daily series on my blog, that I had at that time, on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace … Continue reading
Giving “thanks”, straight from the heart should be the easiest thing in the world. Especially for a heart transplant patient. Don’t you think? Often, I am a man of few words, but I can’t simply say, “Thanks for the heart!” … Continue reading
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson This is so very true, even in the world of organ transplant recipients. The first part alone … Continue reading
I’ve previously written about an online forum for transplant recipients, donors and their families. It’s a great way to connect to others that have similar questions, concerns, or simply need to connect with others in the transplant community. See that … Continue reading