Category Archives: medical info

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 2: Trauma Drama

I think there is a big misconception about how fast “young people” heal from a surgery like this. There’s healing and then there’s HEALING. On one hand, being young and strong and in good health (with one obvious exception) means

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 2: Trauma Drama

I think there is a big misconception about how fast “young people” heal from a surgery like this. There’s healing and then there’s HEALING. On one hand, being young and strong and in good health (with one obvious exception) means

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 1: The Bionic Heartbeat

Many of you have probably heard me refer to my post-surgery heartbeat as “bionic“. While I don’t, in fact, have any bionic parts, I stand by my description because the strength of the beat is just so frickin’ strong that

Heart Wars Trilogy Part 1: The Bionic Heartbeat

Many of you have probably heard me refer to my post-surgery heartbeat as “bionic“. While I don’t, in fact, have any bionic parts, I stand by my description because the strength of the beat is just so frickin’ strong that

They tried to make me go to rehab…

And I said: yes, yes, YES! Apologies for the LOOOOOONG silence on my end. It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to say, but rather I’ve been having trouble balancing my creative/communicative self with my work responsibilities. And on top

They tried to make me go to rehab…

And I said: yes, yes, YES! Apologies for the LOOOOOONG silence on my end. It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to say, but rather I’ve been having trouble balancing my creative/communicative self with my work responsibilities. And on top

Post-op update: Total recall

SPOILER ALERT: Arnold Schwartzenegger does not make an appearance in this post, except for where he just did. Apologies for the long silence on my end. It seems the healing process is asymptotic and as my recovery began to plateau,

Post-op update: Total recall

SPOILER ALERT: Arnold Schwartzenegger does not make an appearance in this post, except for where he just did. Apologies for the long silence on my end. It seems the healing process is asymptotic and as my recovery began to plateau,

Post-op Update: 28 days later

SPOILER ALERT: there are no zombies in this post. Today is officially the four week mark since my open heart surgery. It feels like both forever and yesterday at the same time. So what have the last four weeks been

Post-op Update: 28 days later

SPOILER ALERT: there are no zombies in this post. Today is officially the four week mark since my open heart surgery. It feels like both forever and yesterday at the same time. So what have the last four weeks been

Incisions, incisions

I’ve been thinking a lot about the different post-op paths for different types of heart surgery and I’ve come to realize it must depend upon the type of incision required. I’ve been hearing so many stories about friends, friends of

Incisions, incisions

I’ve been thinking a lot about the different post-op paths for different types of heart surgery and I’ve come to realize it must depend upon the type of incision required. I’ve been hearing so many stories about friends, friends of

Lists

I was just thinking about how far I’ve come and how much farther I have to go. It’s been 17 days since surgery and here are two lists for your edification and amusement. Things I still can’t do by myself:

Lists

I was just thinking about how far I’ve come and how much farther I have to go. It’s been 17 days since surgery and here are two lists for your edification and amusement. Things I still can’t do by myself: