4 Months Down…

Life with transplant is challenging no matter how much someone tries to prepare themselves for it.

I’m a little over 4 months post transplant now, & while I am definitely doing well (knock wood) not every day is as easy at it may appear.

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HB30: PA Organ Donation Advocates Band Together To Support Lifesaving Legislation

The last time I heard about this issue, I bugged my state representatives about this  important piece of legislation that affects organ donation here in PA.

I see I will be doing more of the same soon as help is needed again.

In trying to make sure HB 30 passes,  so much good information has been circulating as to how critical this bill really is. (Moreso than I initially heard about).

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Working It All Out…

My pulmonary rehab at my local hospital is twice a week. Those sessions are around an hour or hour & half.  I recently asked permission to get some extra time in somewhere.  I heard them talk about the fitness center at my local hospital.

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Movie Review: Kidneys On Ice

I know organ trafficking is a huge issue in some countries.   I don’t comment on it on my blog because it’s a tough situation.

I can understand why some patients would undertake the risk because of the massive shortage of organs.

So I was expecting this documentary to be grim & even possibly somewhat sensationalistic from the description.  That could not be farther from the truth.

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Book Review: Pieces of Me

I received this wonderful book on my birthday.   I have been reading it slowly but surely because I didn’t want to burn through it, since it seemed very special.

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Interesting News Article: Matt Cartwright Proposes Incentives To Spur New Organ Donors

I’ve always held Congressman Matt Cartwright in high regard (even though he’s not in my district) because he does try to take bipartisan approaches on several issues.  I was excited to see one of my local news outlets reporting on one of his new ideas.

He’s come up with a unique way to spur donors & potentially resolve a hot button issue concerning potential compensation for donors.

I have yet to touch that hot button in a blog post because I was ambivalent on how I feel about it & am still thinking on how I want to articulate my feelings.

It’s a complex issue.

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A Very Interesting Read…

Yesterday was my birthday.  I turned 39.

So I am pushing up the hill & at the top, but not over it…

I have grappling hooks at the ready because I plan on camping out here awhile.

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