Tag Archives: Heart Biopsy

30 Days of Gratitude to My Organ Donor – Day 3

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul” – Henry Ward Beecher April is Donate Life Month. A month where we focus on registering new potential donors and celebrate our donors. My donor lost his or her life and … 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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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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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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What Goes Through Your Mind?

Now that my 3rd “annual” heart cath and testing is over and I’ve had a few days to calm down, I have had a bit of time to reflect.  What the heck happens to me that makes my mind go … Continue reading

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Our Medical “Charts”

My post a couple of days ago titled “Face in the Crowd” brought me a couple of interesting comments from friends. My dear friend “B” that I’ve known for years, reads my words when she has the time. Like most people who are … Continue reading

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Philly Cheesesteak

At my transplant center I have the support of an excellent post transplant team. One of my transplant coordinators has been with the program since the very first transplant, which was 25 years, 6 months ago. One on my cardiologists … Continue reading

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Busy Week

This is one of the few weeks out of the year where it seems I have had NO time to actually get anything accomplished. On Monday, we worked in the guest room that we’ve painted and I also prepared for my (tri-annual) clinical … Continue reading

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