HuffPo Blog: When the Time Comes, Could You Let Go & Die?

I have a very good feeling about my transplant & my ability to recover & squeeze some more time out of my life.  That said I’m not naive,  I know even the strongest have had blood clots post transplant, or factors beyond their control happen that changed the outcome.  This is also not my first dance with that ever blurry line between living & dying.

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Article: ‘Gift Certificate’ Concept Enables Kidney Donation, Transplant When Needed

This innovative program by UCLA is a step in the right direction for organs that can be donated through a living donor.

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Reblog: You’re Only Allowed To Die With A Smile On Your Face

I often talk about pragmatism & realism in the face of being critically ill.   I know even with my strong will, there’s the potential for post transplant complications beyond my control to intervene & take hold & cut my life short.

This doesn’t mean I go around thinking about death all the time.

(I’m not afraid to talk about it either.)

But I must consider the fact of my mortality now, period. Especially in the wake of what I’m facing.

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Enchanted Dolls: An Important Work of Art

I am not ashamed of my body, but I didn’t always feel that way.  In fact, when I was younger, I did struggle with some image issues after my surgeries.  Continue reading

Article: Scientists Develop Painless & Inexpensive Microneedle System To Monitor Drugs

As a human pin cushion for several years now, I fully support this advance highlighted in Eureka Alert.

It’s about time something like this came into development (actually).

Hopefully, it will make its way to the United States soon.

 

What A Week!

So my local lung doc busted butt at my appointment on Friday & got my transfer with my previous supplier (before the debacle of this one that cut me off) reinstated.

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