Catching Up

Vacation ended earlier this week. It was a truly wonderful trip. I got to spend a lot of time on the beach and I ate some really great food. As a matter of fact, I gained 3.1 pounds during the week we were gone and that a first for me. Thus, now I’m paying the price and am on a diet. Regardless, it was a really good trip and the relaxation level was perfect.

About 10 hours after I got off the plane on Tuesday night, I was at my transplant center volunteering. After missing a week I had some catching up to do. It was bittersweet, as I found out that one friend of mine was called home to God. Yet, another friend got the call for that ultimate gift, the gift of life and had a heart transplant earlier this week. Both were total artificial heart patients. I said a lot of prayers for a lot of families.

Since then, I’ve been to see my urologist. My standing bi-annual appointment where I get bent over the exam table, but without a kiss. Fortunately all is well and I’ll get to see her again in another 6 months.

The heat in our part of the country is doing a number on my garden. We lost a number of plants while we were away. At least my prized tomatoes are doing well.  ((They aren’t “prized” in a county fair sense, only in my heart as I love tomatoes)

I have not been out on the golf course at all this year, but my Mom took us to lunch at one yesterday. We had a nice meal and conversation on the patio until the heat finally chased us inside. (See below)

Slowly, we are getting back to “normal” here. Whatever normal is for a heart transplant recipient.

Life is good!!



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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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