Tag: heart transplant

Love, Smile, Laugh, Create, Garden, Fish and You

Love, Smile, Laugh, Create, Garden, Fish and You

November 2, 2015 will mark my six-year heart transplant anniversary. My Tampa General transplant team counts the years, but I count the grandchildren. With the birth of future sumo wrestler, Cameron Doolittle, I have now met five (of ten) grandchildren that I might not have met without the gift of a second life. How blessed […]

| August 11, 2015 | 3 Comments
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Buttless In Tampa

Buttless In Tampa

From that day on, Lily has called me “Beepa,” apparently 4-year old speak for “buttless.”

| February 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
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4 Years And Counting

4 Years And Counting

We spent my 4-year heart transplant anniversary with Kip and Judy and the 5 hockey boys in Hanover.

| November 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
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PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

PGA’s Erik Compton: Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient

Two-time heart transplant recipient, Erik Compton, a member of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, a highly competitive calling.

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
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So, This Is The Point!

So, This Is The Point!

Then, I remind myself that this is why I received the heart transplant. These very special, precious time frames are the point.

| August 7, 2013 | 12 Comments
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Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

Wait list and Heart Transplants Statistics Regions 5-11

As of July, 19 2013, there were 3,558 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.

In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.

From January 1 through April 30, 2013, 783 heart transplants were performed.

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

Heart Transplant – Wait List Statistics 07-01-13

If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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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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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