Monthly Archives: July 2012

heart beat medical

Everybody A-fib tonight

My latest setback is brought to you by the letter ‘A’ and by the numbers “all over the place.” I woke up yesterday morning to my heart rate racing, skipping, slowing, pounding…you name it. It was very disconcerting to say

heart beat medical

Everybody A-fib tonight

My latest setback is brought to you by the letter ‘A’ and by the numbers “all over the place.” I woke up yesterday morning to my heart rate racing, skipping, slowing, pounding…you name it. It was very disconcerting to say

Yes, my surgeons actually posed for a picture in the middle of my operation. I expected nothing less.

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Yes, my surgeons actually posed for a picture in the middle of my operation. I expected nothing less.

Tales from the OR

WARNING: This post contains my blood and guts, literally. If you’re squeamish, I recommend skipping this one. What follows is my journey through the operating room at Columbia-Presbyterian on July 18, 2012. Apologies, but I couldn’t help starting off with

Message from your heart

I got this album by Kina Grannis last fall and had it on repeat for many a week at one time. You may know Kina from her 1000’s of jellybeans video, but the entire album is worth listening to if

Message from your heart

I got this album by Kina Grannis last fall and had it on repeat for many a week at one time. You may know Kina from her 1000’s of jellybeans video, but the entire album is worth listening to if

Long distance dedication

So my friend Dana Jean is currently teaching in Thailand for a year after graduation from Princeton this spring. Her long distance dedication to me comes in the form of the video below. It’s a video of her students singing

Long distance dedication

So my friend Dana Jean is currently teaching in Thailand for a year after graduation from Princeton this spring. Her long distance dedication to me comes in the form of the video below. It’s a video of her students singing

Doing the Cha-Cha

This is what post-hospital life feels like without the eye candy of a young Val Kilmer. Every hour it seems is one step forward, one step back. Sometimes two steps forward, two steps back. And just for fun, every now

Doing the Cha-Cha

This is what post-hospital life feels like without the eye candy of a young Val Kilmer. Every hour it seems is one step forward, one step back. Sometimes two steps forward, two steps back. And just for fun, every now

My first moment outside the hospital walls with my new chest art.

Freedom!

Apologies for taking to long to post a new update, but the transition out of the hospital took a lot out of me. I was officially discharged at 5pm yesterday (Monday, July 23rd). By 6pm I was trying to find

My first moment outside the hospital walls with my new chest art.

Freedom!

Apologies for taking to long to post a new update, but the transition out of the hospital took a lot out of me. I was officially discharged at 5pm yesterday (Monday, July 23rd). By 6pm I was trying to find

Hospital Update #7: Little Miss Cranky

Today was a mixed day. Summer did her part, but the various physicians (3) who visited (separately) seemed to have different information, different ideas and different criteria for discharge. Two of them were fairly indifferent. It took all of Summer’s

Hospital Update #7: Little Miss Cranky

Today was a mixed day. Summer did her part, but the various physicians (3) who visited (separately) seemed to have different information, different ideas and different criteria for discharge. Two of them were fairly indifferent. It took all of Summer’s