One Step

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." ~Lao Tzu I glanced at the date today and remembered that on this date 11 years ago, I began a journey by taking a single step literally 61 days after my heart transplant. It was a milestone, a red letter, write home about it kind … Continue reading One Step

Thanksgiving Debrief

That moment that I found myself in the hospital the week before Thanksgiving and it finally hit me; 'I can't do this'. So, I made an executive decision to cancel Thanksgiving meaning that I could not possibly host those we'd invited. My husband has an international travel component to his job as a software engineer … Continue reading Thanksgiving Debrief

Pace Yourself

When I woke up from my heart transplant, I had these wires called pacing wires that would pace my heart rate up or down depending on what was indicated at the time. There are times like the holidays that I wish I had pacing wires to slow me down when I am exceeding my limits, … Continue reading Pace Yourself

Giving Thanks

Part of survivor life is knowing that you're never out of the woods, so to speak; there is always a part of you that wonders if/when the sword of Damocles is going to drop again. I shared how I organize my healthcare such that I do all of my follow ups in May and November … Continue reading Giving Thanks