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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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Wait List & Recovery Heart Transplant Survival Tips

Wait List & Recovery Heart Transplant Survival Tips

Basically, I am a creature of habit. Whether you are on the wait list or have already received your new heart, our habits have advantages and disadvantages. Some of those habits we can throw out the window. Diet is likely to be one of the most difficult habits to change. In my case, my daily wait […]

| March 21, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Your Heart Transplant Team

Your Heart Transplant Team

I have spent three weeks in Albany hospitals. Two of those weeks were at Albany Medical Center. Albany Med used to be a heart transplant center, but due to some irregularities transplants were suspended before I entered end stage heart disease. Staying at Albany Med gave me the opportunity to connect with a local cardiologist […]

| March 4, 2011 | 1 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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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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