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?
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
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…
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