March 27, 2019

Heart update:

Today I had my annual cardiologist appointment. It was earlier in the year than it usually is because I asked to see my doctor to talk about some A-fib beats I have been feeling. I have been having A-fib beats (where the heart speeds up momentarily on its...

October 14, 2018

Today is the one year birthday of my book being published and available for sale on Amazon! What a crazy year it has been! I remember a time in my life that I never believed this book would get done. It was something that had been on my heart and mind since I was thirt...

October 9, 2018

As many of you know my dad survived two massive heart attacks last week. He had to have 3 stents put into two major arteries that were blocked in his heart. It was scary and unsettling to say the least. In my life I have always been the patient. I am the one with all t...

April 26, 2018

This past weekend I was invited to participate in the 1st annual Congenital Heart and Arrhythmia Symposium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. I was invited as an attendee, a vendor for my book, and a speaker during the support group session. I was excited and nerv...

January 8, 2018

 My book has been available for purchase for almost 4 months! Wow! That is awesome, but I am looking for some help. As a first time self published author I am finding I need to do all the marketing myself. That is difficult to say the least, but I think YOU could help...

September 25, 2017

A few months ago I read a blog of an acquaintance of mine whose son was born with a congenital heart defect. I read about a non-profit organization called Help-a-Heart that had brought them a meal on the day her son was going into surgery. Curiosities, or maybe the Hol...

August 28, 2017

Communication is key. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and talk honestly about your concerns, and discuss every option with your doctors.

1. Be prepared for your doctor’s visit

Before an appointment with your doctor, have a list of questions and concerns written out bef...

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