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).

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.

Getting the Call: Heart Transplant & Uber

I am often asked, โ€œwhere weโ€™re you when you got the call for transplant?โ€ For months I was vigilant, perhaps hyper-vigilant with answering my phone. Nothing would prevent me from picking up an โ€œunknownโ€ call, not even the sacred space of the movie theater was going to cause me to miss the call for a … Continue reading Getting the Call: Heart Transplant & Uber

A Little About My Journey: Heart Transplant & Cancers

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At 15 years old, I had bone cancer and one of the chemo drugs gave me heart failure. At 39 years old, I had a heart transplant. Four months after my transplant, I discovered I had breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy, then weeks later and just 2 days before my 41st birthday, my … Continue reading A Little About My Journey: Heart Transplant & Cancers

F*ck was my favorite word as a 15 yr Cancer Patient

During my first bout of cancer, I was a horrible, rotten no good teenager. This is one tale of my defiance during a Chemo treatment. Now at 42 years old, I reflect on this time with raucous laughter and embarrassment.