Catching Up


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 (right heart cath). All of the results are back at this point, except for the biopsy and all is EXCELLENT. My “ejection fraction” was 59% and my cardiologist and transplant coordinator both told me I was doing very well. And, to keep doing what I have been doing because it’s working ……. mainly that’s eating correctly (most of the time) and getting plenty of exercise. I also took another “thank you” note for my donor family. I am approaching my 1,000th day of extra life and had the desire, the need to thank them once again for this precious gift that I have received.

My other trip was to volunteer, which was yesterday. It was a good day and there were a two more heart transplants in the past few days. I know both people, so it’s a good emotional event for me. Both are doing well.

And, today, just to complete a “Trifecta”, or for you hockey fans, “The Hat Trick”, I am making my third trip in as many day to my Tx Clinic to have dinner with many other heart transplant recipients. It’s a monthly event, and it’s a wonderful thing to see so many people celebrating life!

Tomorrow, maybe we’ll get back to work on that guest room project.

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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