I got my insulin pump this weekend. I won’t get trained on it until next week, but it’s here which means I can visualize it working, knocking my out of control A1c down. If you’re one of the people who so generously contributed to my GoFundMe, thank you. …

A couple of weeks ago,I saw a post on one of my transplant support boards, the poster had received his transplant 3 months earlier and he had developed a complication. An infection that was transmitted from his donor heart. He had been in the hospital for six weeks, his third…

I realized the other day that I have been focusing perhaps a bit too much on the negatives-the side effects of the medications, the limitations on activity, the scary, freaky, possibly even morbid aspects of hear transplants. With Thanksgiving upon us, I spent yesterday thinking about the positives a bit…

One thing that I have noticed in reading the heart transplant pages is rather comforting. We like to engage in dick-measuring contests as much as the Healthies. I thought my ejection fraction (the measure of blod remaining in the ventricle after the heart contracts) was pretty bad at 20%. …

I spent the last couple days planning for my death. I know-Dude! God, man, way to just bring the whole room down! Yeah, I know, but it has to be done. Because-and this is serious for-real shit going on here-I might just die.

Realistically, I need to consider that possibility…

I saw a post last week, a woman had tried going back to work three months after her transplant; she hurt herself and had to go back on disability. She was told by her team that she probably wouldn’t be able to work for the first year after her transplant…

Mark Golub

In 1998 I had a heart attack. I remember the ED doc telling me “You probably won’t die tonight.” I didn’t.

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