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. 4 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

Day 33 of My Colon Shutdown… 🙄

For over a month I've been fighting a stomach bug. At the same time, the US gov't has been in a historic, longest ever shutdown. Maybe together me and Uncle Sam are finally on the mend.

Chronic Illness & Cancelling Plans: The Story of My Life…

Last week was difficult. While I got the all clear to finally drive again after shoulder surgery, I also got a PICC line for IV antibiotics. I have recurrent drug resistant urinary tract infections (UTI's). I've done this so many times, I'm bored with it. I'm also angry because I've had to cancel trips that … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Cancelling Plans: The Story of My Life…

Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?

Dear Breast Cancer Patient, Are you trying to decide between lumpectomy vs mastectomy? Unilateral vs bilateral? To have reconstruction or be flat chested? It's fucking overwhelming. I can't tell you what to do, but I can tell you what I did. I was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) only three months after my … Continue reading Breast Cancer: So Many Decisions, What Should I Do?

Shoulder Surgery Today!

5am. Today's the day for my long awaited shoulder surgery! Dr. Khazzam (bam!) will be "staple gunning" my dislocating shoulder back on and then doing a bone transfer to repair the bone knocked away from each of my 6 dislocations. Adam is at my side and here's our obligatory hospital picture, were both blurry eyed … Continue reading Shoulder Surgery Today!

Be kind ‘Merica!

Last week, I was at a resturant during a large gather of visually impaired individuals. As the state capital, Austin has a large community of those whom are visually impaired, deaf & hard of hearing individuals. The group was in a party room in the back of the restaurant. To get to the restroom, exit … Continue reading Be kind ‘Merica!