I was diagnosed last week with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). I'm told of all the types of lung cancer, NSCLC is the "best," most treatable type of lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Scare & Texas Power Outage 😭❄🚫🔌🚱
During the recent Texas power outage & winter storm, I thought I might have lung cancer. Doctors found a mass on my lung. Yesterday, I learned that the mass is benign. I'm still going through testing and figuring out my treatment because a benign mass on my lung remains an issue, but at least it's … Continue reading Lung Cancer Scare & Texas Power Outage 😭❄🚫🔌🚱
Dear Cold Heartless Politicians RE: Texas Power Outage of 2021 🤥🤬
This is a list of Texas politicians who showed exceptional coldness during the epic Power Outage of 2021.
My 2 Falls in 2 Days! 🙄⚠️🍌
Pretty sure my foot is broken...waiting on MRI results to confirm, but a week after my *2 falls in 2 days* and my foot remains on fire!
Setbacks After Heart Transplant 🙄 & Seeking Joy 💗 (Originally Published in November 2016).
I originally wrote this 4 years ago in November 2016 as a Facebook post. Trump had just been elected and I was 9 months post heart transplant and experiencing a series of setbacks: back to living 3 hours away from home, so that I could be near the transplant hospital, healing from a Grand Mal … Continue reading Setbacks After Heart Transplant 🙄 & Seeking Joy 💗 (Originally Published in November 2016).
How I Survived Quarantine After Heart Transplant…
I've been in quarantine before coronavirus. For the first year after my heart transplant, I wore a mask everywhere I went and was homebound for months. The first 3 months, I even wore a face mask when I was sat outside in the backyard. My immune system is suppressed, so that I won't reject my … Continue reading How I Survived Quarantine After Heart Transplant…
I’m in PAIN from my Cholesterol Medication, no really. 😟
I'm statin intolerant (which means, I can't take typical cholesterol medication) because the med causes me debilitating muscle cramps. This side effect happens when people are just starting out on the medication and usually subsides.
5 Secrets About Blogging About Death, Dying and Surviving 🤯
I thought I would take a moment to reflect on some patterns in my writing, some secrets about writing about death, dying and surviving.
Organ Donation: Receiving the Ultimate Gift of a Heart Transplant ♻️❤
This is my first public speaking event about my heart transplant. I talked about my journey and the need for people to register as organ donors.
The Day I was Officially Listed on the Heart Transplant Wait List ❤🌈🦄
A 4 year update, since the day I was list on the Heart Transplant Wait List. "As of today at 4:26:05 CST I'm officially on the ♡ Transplant List! I'm excited because I've given blood, sweat & tears since mid-June to this process, so I'm relieved. I'm also fearful. Mixed emotions-today is a big day. I'm so grateful to you for your ongoing support. I need it!"