Hazard Lights

I am marking many year anniversaries in this month and last. "One year ago we left for Boston (December 29)." "One year ago I had the surgery to remove my septic hip joint (January 10)." "One year ago, I was at the rehab hospital (that would be current time January 20's)." Conversations reflect on these …

Lady, Did you know?

Back from Boston. Proud to report that everything is going well. I mean it is. Really. As a transplant patient, I really am doing well. My counts are good. My liver is functioning. I have not had any opportunistic infections. My energy is improving. I am getting better. Really. Some days I have to talk …

The Dark Side

I haven't been quite sure how to tell this part of the story. I am very convoluted in my feelings regarding it. There are so many facets to health and healthcare. And I have had the unique experience to view my situation from (sometimes) many sides. Patient, mother, nurse, nurse practitioner, research subject, patient, dying, …