Tag Archives: Nurse

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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Calling From a Coma?

This week I became the proud owner of a new iPhone 4S. So, right now I’m working my way up the learning curve with the latest technology. The phone change prompted family members to remind me about the little story I’m going to share. … Continue reading

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Fabulous RN

My passion for nurses continues …… I’ve been following a new blog the past few days. I’ll warn you she’s a bit “R” rated at times ……. but the blog makes me laugh. (There are times I’d love to be … Continue reading

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Passion for Nurses

“A nurse is compassion in scrubs.” Nurse + AED = “Come on baby, light my fire!”

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Thank A Nurse

My love for all nurses has never been hidden. I’ve professed it before on this blog. Four years ago my heart transplant journey took me to 2 hospital facilities, where I coded countless times and these Angels of Mercy were there, … Continue reading

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Did You Take Your Pills??

Like virtually every heart transplant recipient, or any solid organ recipient, to sustain my life and keep me from rejecting this precious gift heart beating in my chest I take a number of medications (immunosuppressants). Over the past 3 years … 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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Hospital Visit

After Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to revisit my local hospital, where my journey to transplant started. A relative had a pacemaker implanted this weekend and we took, visited and then retrieved him from the hospital over a couple of … 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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