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The thought of psych meds makes my chest tight

​I’m going to see my pcp about trying an antidepressant again. It’s kinda freaking me out. The last time I was on meds regularly for this, I pretty much lived in one psych hospital or another… I haven’t been that bad since coming off all meds 5 years ago. 101 more words

Pneumothorax Explained

I sat in the endoscopy waiting room at Hopkins this past Friday as I have done many times over the last two years.  Jody had just completed the last of his post-transplant surveillance bronchoscopies (this was his two year bronch).   1,543 more words

Lung Transplant

Webinar on Preventing Hospitalizations/Re-Hospitalizations

Next week – Wednesday, October 5 – I am conducting a webinar on behalf of HCPro on the subject of preventing unnecessary hospitalizations.  The program will cover all care transitions with a particular emphasis on inpatient admissions.  184 more words

Skilled Nursing

Hospital of hell, to understanding more.

It has been a few days since I shared on here, the reason is, the last post was right before I was hospitalized for number 23. 1,026 more words

Sternal Wires

Hello there! How’ve you been? I’ve been quiet on the blog for the past seven months and for the most part, all has been well for… 1,522 more words

Lung Transplant

Absurd Ironies and the Creation of Psych Ward Reviews

I was frantically emailing edits to an article as I climbed into a taxicab. No, no, the Murphy Bill no longer really affects PAIMI, please take that out. 429 more words

Mental Health

Rambling Rants

I beg your pardon from the get-go.  I’m sleep deprived and tired.  Bone tired. I’ve been spinning my wheels all weekend caring for a child who is too sick to accept my care. 336 more words