We can break our own hearts.

A brief PSA: Take care of yourselves. Manage your stress. True self care is necessary. Ask for help and support. Make dates to laugh with people. Get outside and breath in the freshly made tree air. Nothing is more important than this. The cardiologist let me know at my last appointment that 2019 was essentially … Continue reading We can break our own hearts.

Heart Surgery Update for Thanksgiving!

Hello friends! I'm pleased as punch to share I'll be having my heart surgery just before Christmas! If it goes well, it will be a 4- 6 week recovery. If it ends up going worst case, it will be months. Let's hope for best case! It all depends on what they find once they get … Continue reading Heart Surgery Update for Thanksgiving!

Practical Step One: Inventory

So. Everything has hit the fan. You've lost your job. Your health is screwed. Something major has happened. You are freaking out. Overwhelmed. Pick a place to start. Here is my suggestion for practical, actionable works. Take inventory. Of everything. How much food do you have in your house? Pantry and freezer? How much pet … Continue reading Practical Step One: Inventory

Hello, my friends.

Things are difficult right now. I lost Grace suddenly and unexpectedly and am grieving. I have developed new health issues. Yes, new, as in more. I've had an MRI, worn a heart monitor, had a treadmill stress test and am scheduled for an upcoming echo. My nerve condition has appeared to worsen, or may even … Continue reading Hello, my friends.

Lost Time. Or: 51 Doctor Appointments

Recently I wondered about how many doctor appointments I had last year. Since I have a personal policy of chasing down all idle curiosities I pulled out last year's planner. 51. I even left out a few lab only appointments, but balls! 51! When people think about how chronic illness can eat up a person's … Continue reading Lost Time. Or: 51 Doctor Appointments