“what was your number”

Thinking about tomorrow it’s INR day which means people close to me instead of hello greet me with “what was your INR” and by those in the know simply “what was your number.”   All conversations now involve a pleura of alphabet soup letters. INR (International Normalized RATIO) is a test to determine the clotting…

HOW DID IT SNEAK UP ON ME….

A Year Already …… Can’t Be ….. World Series? Time Change? Halloween? ….. Nope a Transeophageal Echo this morning ….. Fun Fun Fun!  Heart Disease is the leading killer of both men and woman between the ages of 40 and 65 and if caught early can be treated. I am a good example of being…

BOY TIME FLIES WHEN YOUR HAVING FUN….

It’s been 8 years since I stopped fearing death, It was the moment the Cardiac Surgeon I had met only thirty minutes before telling me that my life had ebbed to a mere number of days if I did not have AVR surgery in the morning. While waiting to immediately go to the hospital wing…

90 DAY TUNE UP….. already ?

It’s been 8 years ….. REALLY ? I just realized this morning it has been 8 years since the morning I finally dialed 911 as my mind went back to August 2005. Every time I get a chance to tell my story I do because it may get that one person to the doctor to…