Surprise Party

“For a detective, a surprise party is the ultimate insult.”

~ Thank goodness I’m not a detective, LOL


On Friday, my family and close friends honored me with a SURPRISE 10th heart transplant anniversary party. I mean I was TOTALLY clueless.

Being almost a week ahead of my actual anniversary date probably made it a tad more emotional for me, but it was fun and we did have a wonderful evening. A couple days later and I’m still thinking about the evening.

At the party, there were 10 Red Heart helium filled balloons to honor my 10 years post transplant. Yesterday, I decided to attach a note of explanation to them and let them head off toward heaven and where-ever the winds would take them. At 4:02PM, with a ton of thoughts about my donor, and a few tears in my eyes, they were turned loose and the steady 15mph winds (and a light steady rain) from the North-West took them quickly out of sight in a South-Easterly direction …… in the general direction of Pittsburgh, PA ……. and maybe Maryland/Virginia beyond ….. perhaps, heaven?

I know emotions will rule the week ……. I am forever GRATEFUL.


The #1,293 is my transplant number …… I was the 1,293rd Heart Transplant at my hospital.



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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