“Unremarkable”


A week or so ago, I wrote about “Normal” (Click HERE to see that post), in how the doctor described me after my annual heart cath. As a patient, that is a sweet word to hear, especially from a doctor. Now whether we, as heart transplant patients, truly believe we will ever be “normal” is up for debate. Usually, I refer to my state of health as a “new normal”.

Recently a family member had to have an abdominal CT scan, with contrast. In reading the actual “hard copy”of the report some time later, we could only laugh at one of the words that was used a number of times …….. “Unremarkable ……. as in the following quote, “the gall bladder, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen and stomach are unremarkable”.

That single word reminded me of the doctor saying “normal” to me. Though, normal seems to have a bit more flair than “unremarkable”.

We’ve had a lot of fun with the VERY remarkable family member with UNremarkable parts.

There is a LOT to be said for being normal, or unremarkable!!

And, if you have normal (unremarkable) parts and wish to recycle them, please consider becoming an organ donor.  Give the ULTIMATE gift ….. give LIFE!

An UNremarkable Heart (Chest CT)

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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2 Responses to “Unremarkable”

  1. Steve Ford says:

    March 2010 I took a downward turn. I was not on the transplant list yet. I was having numerous problems. They performed a brain scan. The next day my doctor came in and told me that it was unremarkable. I must have looked at him very perculiar because he said, “don’t worry that is a good thing.”

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