Every day I am asked, "How are you?" I ask the same of my husband and children each day. I ask it of strangers on the street, friends on the phone, and dance moms at practice. I can't imagine the number of times a day that, "How are you?" is uttered. How many times do … Continue reading How are you?
When I was in the hospital waiting for my new heart. This video of Trevor Sullivan, 15 years old, was circling the internet. Trevor was the recipient of a heart transplant in November 2015 and the video shows him shortly after surgery and just how he felt. Take a minute and give it a look … Continue reading Think before you speak, type, etc.
So a month ago I wrote that my blog was back in action. Then I did nothing. It wasn't that I didn't have anything to say. Quite the opposite, I have so much to share I don't know where to start. Finally, I decided... just start already. I created this blog after I was out … Continue reading Personification
It's been a long while since I've posted a blog. Truth is I've been working with the American Heart Association here in Kansas City in preparation for their big luncheon that was held in early April. I didn't want to blog too much as I probably would have had to #spoileralert before you saw this … Continue reading Back in action!
Today started as a same ol' same ol' day at the hospital. The kids came down for a visit and I started my daily walk. I've walked in circles all around the 4th floor since I got here 34 days ago. I've walked anywhere from 1-3 miles each day. My nurses tell me all the time … Continue reading #689
I've seen this picture before. It gives a numerical value to each letter (i.e. A=1, B=2 etc) and shows that if you apply that formula to the word 'knowledge; you receive 96%. Apply it to 'hard work' and you'll get 98%. Finally, is shows you that 'attitude' gives you 100%. I think initially this was … Continue reading Attitude
Friday February 5th is National Wear Red Day and is the big kick off to American Heart Month. I would like to invite you to join me in wearing red. By sporting your favorite red clothing on Friday you are showing that you are informed and advocating for your heart health. Heart disease will kill 1 in … Continue reading Friday
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.