Tag Archives: Clinical

Heart’s On Fire

When your heart’s on fire, yeah. That’s the only time your soul runs free. When your heart’s on fire, runnin’ on the edge. Do you know what I mean? Whoa, Oh. Heart’s on fire. ~ Hearts On Fire, 38 Special … Continue reading

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Do You Have “MD” After Your Name?

“Foolish self diagnosis is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Some background info, before I write the balance of this post. My career, of almost four decades, was mostly spent in a large … Continue reading

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Preventive!

Yesterday I had the honor of escorting my younger brother on his quest to see a preventive cardiologist. Based on our family history of heart issues that runs rampant on both sides of our family …. and probably even more due to MY history that … Continue reading

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Fear

“Remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” The above is VERY true, yet each and every one of us has fears. Some are simple and some are VERY scary fears. I know I have some. Some that keep … Continue reading

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“You’re Normal”

Earlier this week was an my annual heart check up at my transplant center. As the heart cath was ending, my doc leans over to me and says, “You’re normal, though your family may not think so.” A bit of … Continue reading

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Battle With the Vampire

Yesterday was my semi-annual heart biopsy and clinical visit with my transplant team. Since the heart biopsies are done by going in through the right side of the neck, after a while the resulting scar tissue makes it look like a vampire … 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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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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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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Information is Power

I am a true believer that information is power. It’s good to know, to learn as much about things as possible. It’s even better to share your knowledge with others. Part of the goal of this blog is to share … Continue reading

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