Defective heart girl solutions

Today marks 549 days or 18 months or 1.5 years since my surgery. To my brain that sounds simultaneously like a lot of time and no time at all. To my body though, it feels a lifetime ago. I pretty

Defective heart girl solutions

Today marks 549 days or 18 months or 1.5 years since my surgery. To my brain that sounds simultaneously like a lot of time and no time at all. To my body though, it feels a lifetime ago. I pretty

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:

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

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