Tag Archives: heart attack

Open Letter to Pain and Its Friends

Dear Pain, Fatigue and Weakness, I’m just writing to tell you that you’ll never, ever win. I will never stop fighting. You’ve hit me over and over with your best shot, but I keep getting up and living my life. … Continue reading

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It Just Keeps Coming

I thought it was time to write a blog about what has been going on with my chronic illness.  As those who have read my blog know, I suffer from a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome that was triggered by Stage IV … Continue reading

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Building Awareness: What All Chronic Pain Sufferers Have In Common

Today, about two months and two weeks after my heart attack, I went back to continue the high dose IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin G) treatments that were recommended by the doctors at the Mayo Clinic last summer. I am just back … Continue reading

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Heart Attack! A reminder of my fragile mortality!

It was Monday, October 27, 2014.  I woke up feeling “pretty good”.  At least good for me given my chronic illness and the various symptoms that I live through each day.  The week before I had started a new protocol … Continue reading

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Okay now, what’s this heart thing again?

Shortly after recovering from the pulmonary embolism, that shortness of breath thing started happening again.  I thought to myself that surely I couldn’t be having heart problems again.  But sure enough, with every physical exertion came shortness of breath and … Continue reading

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August 2009: Transverse Myelitis?

In my last blog describing my journey fighting metastatic melanoma, I shared my first experience with cardiovascular disease after being diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma.  Little did I know that would be easy compared to what was coming next! During … Continue reading

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Heart Attack? But I Have Melanoma!

After the cancer had come back and I knew that I had Stage IV melanoma, it was a stressful time.  However, I was determined to continue to fight the disease. ***My oncologist and I had started looking at clinical trials … Continue reading

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