Recovery

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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Enjoy A Healthy Heart in 2012

Enjoy A Healthy Heart in 2012

My first New Year’s Resolution is that I promise this will be my last holistic health article this month.  The response to these last few articles has been really gratifying.  Thank you! In the last two articles I discussed Epigenetics and the Release Technique.  Somewhere along the line, I came across a healing therapy called […]

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Heart Disease And Epigenetics

Heart Disease And Epigenetics

After spending a good amount of time researching heart disease statistics on the website for the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I thought sharing some bitter statistics about heart disease is important.  Several of the surveys are dated and I found no statistics for 2011. These statistics support the need for donors and […]

| December 10, 2011 | 1 Comments
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The Wait List and Heart Transplant Up Close And Personal

The Wait List and Heart Transplant Up Close And Personal

Today marks the nineteenth month since my heart transplant at Tampa General Hospital.  It also marks the 44th month since I was referred by Dr, Mehmet Oz to the Columbia Presbyterian Heart Transplant Program under the care of the renowned cardiologist Dr. Donna Mancini. At Tampa General my cardiologist is the very qualified and very […]

| June 2, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Your Heart Transplant Coordinator

Your Heart Transplant Coordinator

Once you are enrolled in a heart transplant wait list, you will be assigned a heart transplant coordinator.  At Columbia Presbyterian, there were four coordinators to handle more than 150 wait list patients.  The role of the coordinators at Columbia Pres was different than the role of the coordinators at Tampa General Hospital.  At Columbia, […]

| April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
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The Heart Transplant Shrink And I

The Heart Transplant Shrink And I

There are subtle differences between the way Columbia Presbyterian and Tampa General qualify applicants before admitting them to the wait list.  Both processes were intense and very tiring.  At Columbia Pres, one of the physicians that candidates meet is the staff psychiatrist.  The first time we met, my bride and my youngest daughter, Abbi, were […]

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Hiland’s Heart Transplant Recovery Continues

Hiland’s Heart Transplant Recovery Continues

I took a bus to a place that left me an eleven minute walk to LifeStyles, my fitness center in Tampa.

| February 28, 2011 | 10 Comments
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November 28, 2009

November 28, 2009

Heart Transplant Journal  By November 28th, 2009, I was in our Tampa Bay apartment resting and recovering from the heart transplant.  I had been released from the hospital 17 days earlier.  Suzanne and I found navigating through the day was filled with prescription medications, five insulin readings and injections of varying magnitudes per day, two […]

| January 16, 2011 | 3 Comments
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April 9, 2010 – Something Goes Awry

April 9, 2010 – Something Goes Awry

There is no good time to be hospitalized.  Generally, weekend nights are the worst times to go to an emergency room.  During my recovery, I have needed to visit the emergency room on three weekend nights.  Those experiences led me to delay my final emergency room visit until a Monday. On weekend nights, the Tampa Bay […]

| January 3, 2011 | 1 Comments
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The Long Road Back

The Long Road Back

Hiland Doolittle – 10-18-10 Please accept my most humble apology for the extended time between posts. Here’s hoping it does not happen again. I have much information and many experiences to share. So many of the things in our lives evolve around numbers. Athletic scores, golf scores, business budgets, income, accounts payable, days on the […]

| October 18, 2010 | 5 Comments
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