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Anatomy Ultrasound

May 23, 2014 I had the anatomy ultrasound for the baby (19 weeks). Again I found myself saying a prayer and trying to calm down before entering the hospital. I was told this was the “big” ultrasound. The technician would be doing many different types of measurements and checking for any abnormalities. Before the ultrasound […]

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High Risk

I was quite nervous for my high-risk appointment (April 25, 2014). To be honest, I was elated knowing I was pregnant, but the worry wort I am, I was constantly afraid something was going to happen to the baby. Before every appointment I would pray everything was fine and that the nurse would fine the […]

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First Baby Appointment

As I sat in the waiting room, I pulled out a sheet of paper from my purse. I unfolded it and read the many questions I wrote the night before. I found myself dazed, looking down at my flat tummy- imagining how it will grow. The sound of my name brings me back to reality. […]

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First Ultrasound

The time had come for my first ultrasound (Feb. 19, 2014). I was super excited and a bit nervous at the same time. I was only 5-6 weeks pregnant and I had read that it could be too early to see or hear the heartbeat. I was hoping and praying that I would. The technician […]

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Pregnancy Announment

It was February 3, 2014 and my husband and I were in Florida visiting family when I found out I was pregnant. You are probably wondering why and how did she find out while on vacation. This is why. I had a biopsy scheduled on February 5 and if I was pregnant I would have […]

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Before Getting Pregnant

I had been questioning Dr. K prior to and after transplant if having children was a possibility. He would rather discuss my cardiac health than pregnancy, but he said it was possible and I would need to wait at least a year after transplant to start the process. A year goes by, and again I […]

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Second Left Heart Cath

Today I had another left heart cath to check the thickening in one of my arteries. Dr. K had made it clear that it is common for some thickening to occur after transplant and that the thickening may or may not grow. Of course I am hoping it does not grow. The procedure went well, […]

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Wear Red?

Today is National Wear Red day. I know that this day was established to make known that heart disease is the number 1 killer in women. I applaud the American Heart Association ‘s efforts in spreading awareness. Not only will I wear RED for women but for men, girls, and boys. I wear RED for […]

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Secret

I am alive and apologize for the lengthy disappearance.  The reason is because I found out I was pregnant in February 2014. I was very excited and worried at the same time. I wanted to share my other “gift of life” story- but wanted to wait until my baby was safely born. I had a […]

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Doctor Appointment

It’s that time again. Has it been three months already? It’s crazy how life is going by so quickly. Dr.K and I had a nice chat. I told him I wasn’t feeling much of any symptoms. I’ve been trying to exercise more and continue with my healthy lifestyle. He listened to my heart and lungs […]

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