I dislocated my shoulder for the..um...6th time. I was in the pool and I rested my arm up on the ledge, the perfect angle to pop it out of socket. I knew instantly that I made the wrong move, despite my gentle efforts to prevent this from happening. The intensity of the pain has not … Continue reading Oops, I did it again!
I share with you my thoughts about organ donation and my experience as a heart transplant Recipient, because I believe communication can be beneficial, but I also know that this is a very sensitive topic and taboo.
On average, the data suggest you could wait between 2 months (64 days) to 2 years (726 days) for a heart transplant. If you're reading this blog then you're either on the wait list (or your loved one is) or you're my friends and family. If you're on the waitlist...
Of course my new tattoo would get infected. It's my first tattoo ever. I'm 41 years old and finally a rebel, well sort of. I'm immunosupressed, so usually tattoos are forbidden in the post-Transplant patient. But since they are 3D nipple tattoos to finish my reconstruction after a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer, my heart … Continue reading Tattoo’s & Transplant: Taboo!☠️
I woke up to doctors and nurses hanging over me, telling me I had dislocated my shoulder and then mercifully I heard, "push Ativan," and my light went back out. The night before the US elections, in which Donald J Trump became President, I had a Grand Mal Seizure. I never had a seizure in … Continue reading My Election Seizure of 2016
Denied ADA acommodation. I was in an electric cart with a portable IV hanging from my arm when I asked for carryout--3 times. The Cashier was rude and said they don't offer carryout, even after I explained I really need it and can't shop there if they don't help me. I am on the Heart … Continue reading My 1-star Yelp Review: Denied ADA Accommodation (11/3/2015)
I have a small collection of stories from the transplant battlefield that I hope you'll find humourous and thoughtful. Please follow my blog, https://anewheartrocks.com A Journey from Cancer Warrior to Heart Transplant Recipient to Bad Ass Survivor