It is easy to quantify my life in numbers. I am twenty-five. I’ve had four cardiac arrests. There were three extra open-heart surgeries following my transplant: because my new heart initially failed. I’ve been the vessel for two hearts. I’ve coded once. I fall into the asterisk: in the tiny footnotes in … Continue reading X & Why
For, Some scars heal. Some wind their way And impregnate through The derma and the fat The bone and the fascia Sliced by hands not much older than yours. For some, Scars heal. These tissue tattoos Clumsily spreading outside the lines: Trophies of trying times Or shrouded neath layers Cosmetic and cloth, Concealed of … Continue reading Details.
As you might imagine, I get a lot of questions about different aspects of my journey from folks in every realm of my experience. Whether they be family, friends, phlebotomists, you name it; the people want to know and who am I to deny the people? Here are a few of the most frequently asked: … Continue reading FAQs – Part One
Trying something new this time. I’d like you to understand the full experience that is writing these pieces. For, when I say “Currently Listening To,” I don’t mean “listening to this week” or “has been on my mind a lot at work.” I mean currently, as in now. Right now, as I type these words. … Continue reading Twenty-Six