Author Archives: DAP

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.

15 Years Ago Today, May 23, 2007

My first “Bump in the road.” There would be others during my first year post transplant, but this was the first one. Woke up in the early AM and noticed a large lump in my groin. I dutifully told my … Continue reading

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Regrets

“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.” ~ D.H. Lawrence

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Gratitude Journal, 5/22/2022

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15 Years Ago Today, 5/22/2007

Today was another very busy day …… filled with doctors and nurses checking on me, labs, x-rays and the like. I also had my first conscious “heart biopsy” to check for rejection. Later I found it showed minimal rejection, which … Continue reading

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Joy

“Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa

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Gratitude Journal, 5/21/2022

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15 Years Ago Today, 5/21/2007

After a fairly quiet weekend, I was about to see what the weekdays were all about inside Cleveland Clinic. Like every morning, I was awakened early (430-5am) and labs were drawn. A bit later the nurses brought a LARGE bag … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Heart

“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.” ~ St Jerome

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Gratitude Journal, 5/20/2022

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15 Years Ago, 5/19 & 5/20/2007

15 years ago on Sat, 5/19/07 & Sun, 5/20/07 were the first full days in step down after my heart transplant. Even with it being a weekend I was still somewhat confused and I was also learning ….. to deal … Continue reading

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