Shoes dropping all over the place! I got down to OR holding and found that the pediatric balloon sent was expired. Luckily my medical team caught it before we were in the OR. Unfortunately I will not be have surgery today. As of now, I will get my new balloon pump Monday. My hope is … Continue reading Puppies and chocolate
I am not a large person. I'm about 5'2" (on a good day with impeccable posture) and 118 pounds. My medical team has said, "Well you're just so small..." so many times that it now elicits an instant eye roll. My last post was about "the other shoe" and how in my heart journey I've … Continue reading Well you’re just so small…
There is a saying that seems to explain what I'm going through pretty well. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. This phrase means that one is waiting for an inevitable event to occur that is usually undesirable. I usually don't use this to describe my transplant, because that is quite desirable, but to … Continue reading The other shoe.
Mary Ann said the dinner prayer tonight. It went something like this: Dear God, I want my mommy to come home. Please find her heart soon. It makes me teary eyed that I can't be there for her. At the same time I count my lucky stars that my inlaws, Bob and Susan, can be … Continue reading Prayers
I have two children. Mary Ann is four years old and William will be two in May. Raising my kids is obviously the hardest and most joyful part of my life. There are so many things I want for my children. Most of all I want them to be happy and healthy. I also want … Continue reading Resiliency
Earlier this week I was admitted to the hospital. I was having some troubles with a cough and my doctors needed to figure out what was causing the cough. They looked at infection (i.e. pneumonia), blood clots and heart failure. Here's how I came to feel about this. If I had pneumonia I would be … Continue reading 1A
I spent the days leading up to the New Year sharing my 'Why' with everyone and embracing the fact that my 'Why' can change on a daily basis. Now I'm focused on the New Year and my new heart which will hopefully be here soon! Keeping this short and sweet, I want to flood Facebook/Twitter … Continue reading Show me your heart!