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Monthly Archives: March 2010
Per Websters ~ Humble, adjective 1. not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive 2. reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission – a ∼ apology 3. a ranking low in a hierarchy or scale … Continue reading
“No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever”….Francois Mocuriac. Back in the days before I needed a heart transplant …. back when I was working, I came in contact with so … Continue reading
Virtually everyone that has had a solid organ transplant is on anti-rejection medicines, aka immunosuppressants. There are different combinations, different manufactures and different doses for the patients. And, lots of different drug reactions Among many of my transplant friends, there seems to … Continue reading
Late on May 10th , or very early on May 11th 2007 ….. or, maybe even days before ….. someone died an untimely death and I was the TRULY blessed person to receive a donated heart. It was the ULTIMATE gift that … Continue reading
I have made a large number of friends through my volunteering efforts at my transplant center. As people are transplanted, I will see them more often at the beginning, but as their biopsies get further apart, I often won’t see … Continue reading
Can make me smile …….. God, I love these kids ……… Thank you for allowing me to live a while longer ………..
Again, yesterday I encountered multiple people who thought a heart transplant cures everything that ails you. That you can leap tall building, stop a speeding train, run faster than a bullet ………. As much as I wish that were true, … Continue reading
After a very long, record-setting winter we are starting to see the first signs of spring. Most of the snow has melted and there are some signs of plants starting to pop out of the ground. For the next couple … Continue reading
I was blessed on my heart transplant journey by not having LVAD, BiVAD, or CardioWest surgery before my transplant. At one point, when I was at my worst, the doctors had told my wife that I needed to go on “Big Blue” … Continue reading
I saw the below PSA last night on a news site and loved the title!! DO SOMETHING BIG!!! Saving a life is truly doing something big.