Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Success of a Transplant

Our family went to West Virgina snow skiing this last weekend. When we got ready to leave Nick was still out skiing. We were packed and sitting in the van when he showed up. He literally got into the van with … Continue reading

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Blood Pressure

Had my heart wake up call this week. My blood pressure is starting to move up. Time to be heart smart and lose 70 pounds. I’m not going to take meds. I’m going to take care of myself. Unlike lately. 

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Nick’s New Heart in the News

The article was written for an online newspaper by a friend. She did a great job. Please check it out. http://cartersville.patch.com/search?keywords=Nick%27s+new+heart

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Things to Do for Your Heart

1. Eat well-low salt, low fat 2. Walk at least 10,000 steps a day 3. Smile–happy people live longer 4. Do something for someone else 5. Take meds on time and as instructed 6. Keep doctors’ appointments 7. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Two Ladies and Their Hearts

S was 48 years old when she had a heart attack. She had three blockages and had to have surgery. M was 29 when she had a blood clot and family history that caused her heart attack. Neither one of … Continue reading

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Heart Thought for the Day

Over 500 children a year are born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The most severe heart birth defect a child can be born with. This was Nick’s. Most of these children don’t live. Nick will be celebrating 22 years of life soon.

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New CHD Podcast

A Minute of Health (1 minute summary): http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=5438171 A Cup of Health (6 minute interview): http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=5438172

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Day of Love

Happy Valentines Day! Andy said my valentine was the trip to the BCS bowl. He let me look at the ticket again. He got the same from me.

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Check it Out

Nick is on Scrubadoo for Valentine’s Day. Visit and keave a comment. http://www.scrubadoo.com/scrubs/your-stories-stories-of-the-heart-13/ 

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Out to Lunch

Drew and I were meeting for lunch and the word got out. The next thing I knew we had three more people planning to show up. The deal in our house is if you can get a free meal then working … Continue reading

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