Why Is It So D*mn Hard To Get Good Patient Care?

I think most of you reading this blog know about my heart issues over the past year. If not, and if you are interested, feel free to catch up here. The Cliff Notes version goes like this: At 41, I had a massive heart attack, almost went into cardiac arrest [a few shocks from the […]

To Write Love On Her Arms To Host 7th Annual Run For It 5K April 13th

Mental illness is something that has touched everyone’s life in some way. I know that, for me personally, depression is something I have struggled with throughout my life, particularly in my teens. Ironically, it took a heart attack to get me to reassess and find a way to be truly happy in my life. Everyone […]

Congratulations! I Graduated Cardiac Rehab

On Friday, I graduated Cardiac Rehab. For those of you unfamiliar with Cardiac Rehabilitation, it was a program that was offered to me after my heart surgery this summer. It was a 36 session rehabilitation program that I went to 3 times a week that involved exercising while hooked up to monitors. Trained nurses and […]

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you AstraZeneca for sponsoring this post. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Now more than ever, there is reason for hope. Please visit LIVE W.E.L.L. and LVNG With Lung Cancer for more information. Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness month? In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of […]

Headbands Of Hope Hosting “The Worst Fundraiser Ever” 11/16 Raleigh

Headbands Of Hope will be hosting the 3rd annual Give Gala, aka “The Worst Fundraiser Ever” on 11/16 at the Marble Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC. This is a unique charity in that they don’t ask for donations but instead acts of kindness. This is cool because I think that willingness to help others shouldn’t […]

I Was Dying In A Hospital Bed And My Boyfriend Ghosted Me

For any of you that are unaware of what ghosting means, it’s when your significant other basically falls off the face of the Earth. Essentially, you never hear from them again. Or they are done with you and don’t even offer you the courtesy of an explanation. Are they dead? Did they join a cult? […]

My Experience With Open Heart Surgery And Other Procedures After My Widowmaker Heart Attack

I promised to share the story of what I went through in the hospital after the widowmaker heart attack I experienced on July 24th. So, for those of you who might want to know what to expect with the related open heart surgery and stuff, here is my story.

I Had A Widowmaker Heart Attack And Lived: Widowmaker Heart Attack Symptoms

2 weeks ago I came very close to dying. I was alone at home and had a “Widowmaker Heart Attack,” also known as “The Big One.” I am sure most of you have heard of this type of heart attack. It’s the kind that Bob Harper from “The Biggest Loser” had [he survived] and it’s […]

Rose Buds Campout On The Field: Benefiting Those Dealing With Childhood Cancer

This post was sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. All opinions are my own. In my life, I’ve known many people who have suffered from and/or passed away from cancer. A friend of mine since childhood recently passed away from breast cancer. A former co-worker who was several years younger than me passed away from pancreatic cancer […]

How PanaceaPGX Could Have Saved Me From Using Ineffective Prescription Medications

From our outward appearances right down to our DNA people are unique. So, it stands to reason that different medications might work differently for each person, right? Medical care is expensive but also necessary. For my money, I want the best medical care tailored to my individual needs that I can get. That is exactly […]