Health insurance and the future of Medicare are in the news and on the table. For persons considering the possibility of a transplant for any organ but especially the heart, understanding your health insurance choices and mapping out a health insurance strategy are very important considerations. Not only will the transplant recipient want to know exactly [...]
While I was waiting for heart transplantation, this is the form I used to show my medications and track my intake. Dr. Hoffman, my cardiologist at Tampa General Hospital, insisted that I also take my blood pressure and heart rate every morning and weigh myself before eating. I kept another chart that reflected these readings. [...]
I liked to go to work early. There is a certain serenity in the quiet workplace. We always arose at 4:00 a.m. Suzanne would hit the road for her ten-mile church, garden and golf course jaunt and I would truck on down to work.
On February 7, I arrived at the coffee shop at 4:30. It was cold. Very cold. Surprisingly, the shop was not open, but the newspapers were there. I parked and decided to grab a paper to wait for my pre-workday caffeine fix.