Ben Pollara – July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015

Ben Pollara – July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015

Ben Pollara July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015 When I think of Ben, I want to laugh, have one more cocktail, watch that brain in action.  In fact, when Tampa came up as a possibility for a transplant, I contacted Ben, who had relocated to Tampa General Hospital. It was Ben who gave me […]

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Buttless In Tampa

Buttless In Tampa

From that day on, Lily has called me “Beepa,” apparently 4-year old speak for “buttless.”

| February 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Energy Drinks And Your Heart

Energy Drinks And Your Heart

Seemingly innocent enough, this industry is largely unregulated but a recent study, from the University of Bonn, Germany, suggests we should pay more attention to the effects of these beverages, especially as they relate to heart performance.

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
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4 Years And Counting

4 Years And Counting

We spent my 4-year heart transplant anniversary with Kip and Judy and the 5 hockey boys in Hanover.

| November 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
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PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

Two-time heart transplant recipient, Erik Compton, a member of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, a highly competitive calling.

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
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So, This Is The Point!

So, This Is The Point!

Then, I remind myself that this is why I received the heart transplant. These very special, precious time frames are the point.

| August 7, 2013 | 12 Comments
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Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

As of July, 19 2013, there were 3,558 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.

In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.

From January 1 through April 30, 2013, 783 heart transplants were performed.

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Meranol: My Happy Pill And The Rest

Meranol: My Happy Pill And The Rest

I filled my weekly pillbox this evening. It is a lot lighter than it used to be. Now, I take 15 pills a day, 7 in the morning and 8 at night, and about two diabetes injections a day. I filled my weekly pillbox this evening. It is a lot lighter than it used to be. Now, I take 15 pills a day, 7 in the morning and 8 at night, and about two diabetes injections a day.

| June 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
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No Longer Sleepless In Albany

No Longer Sleepless In Albany

At that point, I could not sleep more than three hours a night and even then it was not restful. It may have been part of the detoxification that ignited this but I was exhausted.

| June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
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