For over a month I've been fighting a stomach bug. At the same time, the US gov't has been in a historic, longest ever shutdown. Maybe together me and Uncle Sam are finally on the mend.
Life after a heart transplant has a new set of unique challenges.
Getting a PICC line, UTI and canceling my Turkey Day.
Dear Breast Cancer Patient, Are you trying to decide between lumpectomy vs mastectomy? Unilateral vs bilateral? To have reconstruction or be flat chested? It's fucking overwhelming. I can't tell you what to do, but I can tell you what I did. I was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) only three months after my … Continue reading Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?
Quick update on my Shoulder Surgery
A financial breakdown of the $1.2 Million USD it cost for a heart transplant.
I dislocated my shoulder for the..um...6th time. I was in the pool and I rested my arm up on the ledge, the perfect angle to pop it out of socket. I knew instantly that I made the wrong move, despite my gentle efforts to prevent this from happening. The intensity of the pain has not … Continue reading Oops, I did it again!
I share with you my thoughts about organ donation and my experience as a heart transplant Recipient, because I believe communication can be beneficial, but I also know that this is a very sensitive topic and taboo.
On average, the data suggest you could wait between 2 months (64 days) to 2 years (726 days) for a heart transplant. If you're reading this blog then you're either on the wait list (or your loved one is) or you're my friends and family. If you're on the waitlist...
Of course my new tattoo would get infected. It's my first tattoo ever. I'm 41 years old and finally a rebel, well sort of. I'm immunosupressed, so usually tattoos are forbidden in the post Heart Transplant patient. But since they are 3D nipple tattoos to finish my reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer, … Continue reading Tattoo’s & Transplant: Taboo!☠️