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I already have Lymphoma... and now I have a WHAT?

“A hole in your heart, between your two atria. It’s a birth defect known as an Atrial Septum Defect (ASD)”.

So it turned out that this hole was allowing blood to back flow into the right atria, causing it’s enlargement. 371 more words


The Day Has Come

There are always things that individuals wait for in life, sometimes counting down the days until that thing, whatever it is, comes. It could be good news or bad news, the beginning or end of the school year or workday, marriage, birth, death, weight loss, doctor’s visit, and so on. 737 more words

The Journey

It's 4am... why is there a fish flopping around in my chest?

Dealing with a long term, permanent disease like Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can be quite taxing on one’s mental state and well being. The vigilance that is required to stay on top of your health with proper natural strategies and lifestyle week after week, month after month can become quite taxing. 436 more words


Well, school is definatley back in session here on our part of the beach (we don’t really have a ‘neck of the woods’). I have so much I want to write about and I am figuring out the best way to organize all the stuff in my head that I want to present here.  69 more words


Saving Grace

From the time I decided to go get the first lump in my groin checked by a doctor, before I ever even had a clinical diagnosis, I had done a lot of research. 969 more words


My trek with afib coming soon...

In the near future I will begin telling about my trek with Atrial Fibrillation. It began about five years after my diagnosis with cancer. Stay tuned!


The Dangerous Stranger Lurking in the Dark: Using the AliveCor Device to Identify Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

Surgery has many well defined risks–we perform procedures when the benefits far outweigh the risks.  As healthcare providers, it is our job to carefully discuss the risks and benefits of any medical procedure with our patients prior to the planned procedure and make sure that they understand what we are doing, why we are doing it and what our ultimate goals include.   691 more words

Optimizing Patient Care