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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Ken’s Heart Transplant Recovery Battle

Ken’s Heart Transplant Recovery Battle

Ken’s transplant recovery is not the happiest transplant experience but it says a lot about the survival instincts you may need to summon if things go wrong and especially if you encounter the dreaded aspergillius mold infection.

| March 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Vata Derangement, The Shrink and Heart Transplantation

Vata Derangement, The Shrink and Heart Transplantation

The battle from the effects of heart transplantation continues here in Albany NY. Of late, a combination of dreadful weather, two bouts with the flu and some surgical procedures have left me reeling. I have pretty much been confined to quarters since December 27th. My only escapes have been to see physicians. These appointments have […]

| March 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Causes of Heart Disease And You

Causes of Heart Disease And You

It makes sense that if you want to understand the risk of heart disease, you should have a working knowledge of how the heart works. At least, the Mayo Clinic thinks so. This is their overview of how that mysterious organ keeps us ticking. “Your heart is a pump. It’s a muscular organ about the […]

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Symptoms For All Types Heart Disease

Symptoms For All Types Heart Disease

The Mayo Clinic website is an excellent source for all things medical but the information about heart disease, heart transplantation and related heart issues is comprehensive and for the most part plain language. Yippee! In honor of American Heart Month, it seems a good time to learn more about heart disease. The Mayo Clinic describes […]

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Downton Abbey’s Bates And Hope

Downton Abbey’s Bates And Hope

Maybe it was Bates from Dowton Abbey or an interview with a Syrian refugee or a comment by a destitute organic dairy farmer from Vermont, but one of these persons spoke about the power of hope. It may have been all three.

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Heart Disease and American Heart Month

Heart Disease and American Heart Month

Heart disease moves center stage in February, the American Heart Month. The CDC reports that 1 in every 4 fatalities is caused by heart disease.

| February 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Blood Tests for Heart Transplant Patients

Blood Tests for Heart Transplant Patients

As a heart transplant enrollee, you are going to have hundreds of blood draws before and after your transplant. It may not seem like it, but they all serve a purpose.

| January 22, 2013 | 3 Comments
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New and Improved Anti-Coagulant Approved

New and Improved Anti-Coagulant Approved

How would you like a new anticoagulant that does not increase the risk of excessive bleeding?

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
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