“My heart is on fire because I am alive and grateful for every second!”

This morning I had a very early appointment to see my urologist. It was a simple follow-up appointment as she continues to monitor my high PSA levels. I’ve been plagued with high PSA levels for years and have endured 3 rounds of painful biopsies (all negative) and too many PSA blood tests & DRE’s to count over the past decade.

But that’s not the story here ……. as I sat there in the waiting room this morning I did my normal “personal fret and worry” ….. hoping all is well, and I’ll simply return for another follow-up in 6 months or so. Once I get myself calmed down, I people watch …… Wondering why they are there? Have I ever met them? What is each person’s story?

As I sat there this morning fretting and people watching, I was over come with gratitude. I am grateful for so many things, each and every day ……. not only the heart that was gifted to me by a hero …. family and friends ….. also that I have such good, caring medical providers in my life. They watch me, they take care of me. I’m thankful that I am able to go to an early morning appointment and endure my self-induced torture, that quickly becomes relief when I’m told, “See you in 6 months”.

Thank you, God!






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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1 Response to Grateful

  1. Ms. A says:

    Glad the appointment went well, except for the worrying!

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