Monthly Archives: November 2010

On Quitting ~

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Hospital Visit

After Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to revisit my local hospital, where my journey to transplant started. A relative had a pacemaker implanted this weekend and we took, visited and then retrieved him from the hospital over a couple of … Continue reading

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Dinner With Friends

This week has been ROUGH on my normal diet control. With both Thanksgiving and my birthday in the same four-day period, I’ve not paid as much attention as I normally do to my food intake. We’ve had a huge Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Everyday is Thanksgiving for me!! I’m simply THANKFUL for life and ALL that comes with it. My precious family and fantastic friends (YOU). Good days and bad. Warm sunny days as well as cold, rainy ones. Aches and pains (God’s way of reminding … Continue reading

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Kindred Hearts

On the eve of Thanksgiving, my mind has been in full-time “grateful” mode and a bit of the birthday party mode this week as well. (See previous post) Regardless, I want to write a bit about the above subject, “Kindred … Continue reading

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Half a Lifetime

The photo below is of me exactly a half a lifetime ago ….. today. How do I remember this? Well, simply put, because it’s written on the back of the photo. I have a vague recollection of the event, it’s … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure

One of the things that Heart Transplant Patients have to monitor on a daily basis is our blood pressure. I’m fairly typical as a HTP, in that mine is slightly higher in the morning, and lower in the evening. (I … Continue reading

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Life Continues

After a couple of busy months where my Mom and father-in-law were both in hospitals for surgery and then the subsequent rehab facilities, plus going on the road to babysit our 2 grand kiddos for 2 weeks, it’s good to be back to “normal” … Continue reading

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Sleeping

Proper rest is a very important part of a heart recipient’s life. I know a lot of heart transplant patients have trouble sleeping. I do occasionally as well. There are many factors involved in why this happens. Our medicines (immunosuppressants) … Continue reading

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LifeFlight

About the only vivid memory I have from my 28 day journey from heart attack, triple by-pass, being listed on UNOS, to heart transplant to back home was my ride in the belly of the LifeFlight helicopter from my local hospital … Continue reading

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