How Much Caffeine Are You Having?

Are you a big coffee drinker and ever wonder how much is too much? I love a capuccino or a latté every day, but I usually only have one. Sometimes I might have two, and on a very rare occasion, I will have three. When I hit the three mark, I usually begin to worry…

Flash Back Friday – Leadless Defibrillator Coming Soon

Originally Posted November 1, 2010 Back in November 2010 I came across this feature about a leadless defibrillator, and just last month it came to pass. The actual unoit that was implanted at MT. Sinai looks very close to the illustration below If you have cardiac sarcoidosis and suffer from heart failure, you more than…

Getting Rid Of Unnecessary People In Your Life

Growing up I learned from a very young age that most relationships never last. Long lasting friendships are few and far between. I learned that when people move away, or you move away and life changes, quite often the friendships you left behind end. In the work place and at school, the people you were…

What I Dislike About Smokers

I don’t smoke and never did. I grew up in a household of smokers and never had the least interest in it. I can’t stand the smell of cigarette smoke and when I am around anyone that smokes it closes up my airways.

“Can’t” Is Not In My Vocabulary

When I was told I had heart failure, I was told that I would need a heart/lung transplant in about five years. That was 2007. 2012 has come and gone and my heart and lungs are still in my chest, and I sure as hell intend for them to stay there for many years to…

Motivational Monday – Just Smile. Spread The Joy

Ever noticed how contagious a smile or a laugh can be? No? Next time you are anywhere, walking, in an elevator, waiting at the doctor’s office, just try smiling at any and everyone, And say Hi. You’ll see how easy it is for everyone else to do the same.

The Truth About Angry People And Loving People

I’ll admit it, I am deep down inside angry, but not at people. I am angry deep within about my condition and my inability to certain things I used to be able to. I accepted my situation and come to terms with it, but every now and then that little anger gets control when I…

Flash Back Friday- Stage Five

Originally Posted October 28, 2010   I first decided to start this blog because there was no one out there talking about their life withSarcoidosis. There were tons of blogs about the physical attributions of the disease, all the research and data collected, but there was no human side. The feelings. The pain. The anger….

Phone Calls From The Other Side

When you marry, you also adopt a whole new family, your in laws. I am one of the lucky ones in that I adopted (or rather, they adopted me) a fantastic family. My wife's family is awesome. I love every member of her family, and I can safely say that I am truly part of…