My younger daughter Sonja had this shirt made for me for my birthday today. It says heart donor recipient and has a heart with a shadow (can just make it out if you squint) that makes it look like a heart symbol.
Dec 23, 2016
A week ago I turned 8 months post transplant! Today was my 53rd birthday and because another person donated their heart I was here to celebrate!. I had lunch at a really cool place called "Scratch Elemental Bistro in Killeen, Texas with my younger daughter and dinner at Louisiana Longhorn Cafe in Round Rock with my husband. He also took me to see sing at Flix Brewhouse. It is a fun movie to watch. Last Tuesday I had my 13th biopsy and still no rejection. Just 3 left and I will have made it through my first year. Now down to the business of all things medical. Even with insurance it is quite expensive to be a transplant patient. With the biopsies and medication it just gets difficult. My husband is also going through some tough medical stuff so we are having trouble paying the bills. We appreciate any help you can give and if you have already given, thank you very much. Please share this with your friends and family. Thanks, Sandy
Oct 07, 2016
On Tuesday this week, I had my 11th biopsy which went well except I was totally dehydrated. Hot flashes, or, as I like to call them, "power surges", are not fun! You sweat out every bit of...
Jul 22, 2016
On Wednesday, I went to Cardiac Rehab and was able to increase the weight on each of the exercises I do on the weight machine. Mind you, I can only do 12.5 lbs on the leg extension and 25 on back...
Jul 15, 2016
If you see this campaign page please like and share with everyone you can. My family and I appreciate all the help and support we've received so far.
Jul 15, 2016
Today is 3 months post transplant!!! I know it's been a while since my last update but things are going in the right direction. There was a bit of excitement at my 4th biopsy in May. ...
Apr 27, 2016
12 days post transplant and everything is looking good. As long as the biopsy is good I'll go home this afternoon. Heart, kidneys and lungs are good . The stomach is better (have to take it slow)....
Apr 26, 2016
First of all I want to say thank you to my donor, you saved me and I will never forget that. 11 days post and all seems well. The second biopsy was today and so far so good. We will know more...
Apr 25, 2016
The transplant on the 15th was a success! Sandy is doing well and may get to go home on the 27th.
Apr 17, 2016
April 15, 2016: To those wondering. Mom (Sandy)is at Seton Medical Center waiting until 230 for her new heart. Surgery will be about 4-6 hours barring any . I will endeavor to keep everyone as...