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Suffer With Me

“Suffer with me then we can cuddle without worrying about sickness.”

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Always Near The Surface

As a heart transplant patient, I’ve found that my nerves or nervousness is always near the surface. During my first year post transplant, the nerves were on the surface. Every little issue, ache, pain, odd sound, out of “spec” vital … Continue reading

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Winter …… and Our Gloves

I will admit to being something of a germophobe. It comes naturally to many people who have been given a new lease on life via an organ transplant. I was taught early on by my medical team that cleanliness is … Continue reading

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Compliance ~ Non-compliance

I have had some VERY interesting discussions about patient compliance with some people in the medical profession. These discussions started from an innocent remark that someone made to the effect that transplant patients are VERY compliant. While I am a … Continue reading

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The End of the Road

Here’s a little story from a week or so ago. To preface this story I will tell you that I got a GPS for my birthday a few weeks ago and I had not used it. So, I took it … Continue reading

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H1N1

I had my last clinic visit at the end of September. At that time, my Dr told me I had to get a seasonal flu AND the H1N1 vaccine. No problem. Or so I thought. I received my seasonal flu … Continue reading

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Petri Dishes

Virtually every person that has had a solid organ transplant practices safe health practices by washing our hands frequently and avoiding hazardous places as much as possible. Some organ recipients are staunch “germ-o-phobes” and take cleanliness to an extremely high level. … Continue reading

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