It’s All Just 50/50

As I approach my fifth year of living with heart failure brought on by sarcoidosis, I think back to the day that I learned that people with cardiac sarcoidosis have a 50% chance of living for five years and a 20% chance of making it to ten years. Then I learned the same statistics hold…

AICD (Defibrillator) Implant – My Truth

I got a request to explain the procedure for an AICD (defibrillator) implant as the person is scheduled to have one implanted in a couple of weeks. As is my norm, I like to share me replies with the world. So here is AICD Implant – My Truth. After receiving the shocking news that I…

Changing Themes?

Someone wrote me to ask why every time they come to my blog, it’s a different theme. Simple. Life changes all the time, so keep things visually interesting, I change the blog’s theme to represent the season or holiday. This month is Valentine’s day, so the theme this month is roses. Enjoy.

I’m Still Here

It’s been three weeks since I posted anything to my blog. It’s been a tough three weeks. I am back in school for my second to last semester and it seems like my brain is exploding already. I have an early midterm exam already next week. I also have been fighting off some bug or…

Why Do People Suffer?

I was telling my wife about an email I received from someone telling me that they have suffered from sarcoidosis for many years, when she interrupted me and asked “Why do people suffer?”. The question stopped me in my tracks and I realized the sheer power of words and their role in healing. I thought…

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…