Organ๐Ÿซ€Rejection: Sh!t Is Getting Real ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ’š

To be blunt...shit is getting real. I've had some serious health setbacks. I've been in the hospital for about 3 weeks. I'm home now and so grateful for the peace and quiet. In the middle of all of this, Adam had surgery on his knee to repair a torn minscus.

How to Live in Technicolor: Cancer, Tori Amos & Taking a Journey ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸŽ—๐ŸŒˆ

Twas' the night of my first chemo to treat lung cancer (non-small cell) and I was all hopped up on steroids. Impulsively, I booked a bucket list trip abroad for a Tori Amos concert.

I have lung cancer, seriously wtf. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ค

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.

Setbacks After Heart Transplant ๐Ÿ™„ & Seeking Joy ๐Ÿ’— (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 ๐Ÿ™„ & Seeking Joy ๐Ÿ’— (Originally Published in November 2016).

The Day I was Officially Listed on the Heart Transplant Wait List โค๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„

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 โ™ก 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!"

My 5 Tricks of How I Deal with Pain… ๐Ÿ’ชโค๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ–

As a heart transplant recipient and cancer survivor, I have experienced intense physical pain and prolonged mental anguish. I have a few tricks I use to endure pain and I will share them with you. I hope it brings you some measure of relief.

Learning I needed a Heart Transplant…

When I first heard that I might need a transplant, I was in disbelief. It was a trip-the-light-fantastic thought... in my mind other people, sick people, dying people got transplants, not me. I pushed transplant out of my mind and continued on with life. I donโ€™t even remember when or where I was, when I … Continue reading Learning I needed a Heart Transplant…