US Health News publishes an annual report evaluating the nation’s hospitals in a number of specialties, including cardiology and specialties like Heart Transplantation.
Last Friday, I had a heart biopsy. At this point of recovery, I would normally be on an every six-month biopsy schedule. The complexity of my transplant calls for a heart biopsy every three months. Once again, the results were very positive. I mentioned before that I preferred the way Dr. Hoffman of Tampa General [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]