Today, the red flag is up at the beach.
Red, apparently, signifies “High Surf and/or Strong Currents. HIGH HAZARD.” In other words, don’t swim too far out, and if you try, may God have mercy on your stupid soul. 2,102 more words
Of course, the whole purpose of the trip was to lift things. I’ve put off writing this portion because it has taken me time to digest what happened, how it feels, and what comes next. 503 more words
Despite the influences a person can encounter from parents and major authority figures while growing up, Francesca Spizzo shapes who she is based on her own moral compass. 401 more words
The use of double-lung transplants has been controversial because, of course, transplanting both lungs when it is not needed wastes a scarce resource. Historically, however, much of the literature has suggested that double-lung transplant outcomes are better, particularly in patients with IPF and COPD, perhaps because of underlying bronchiectasis or the improved functional reserve that comes with two lungs vs one. 677 more words