22 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Forward With Trepidation

It’s the middle of the night as I’m writing this. I’m a sleeper, meaning I like my sleep. But tonight it evades me. Maybe it doesn’t evade me as much as my stomach’s rumblings keep me from slumber. Most reading this know of my challenges with gastroparesis. Even though I have gained most of the […]

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01 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Cardiologist Check-up Today

We saw Colleen’s cardiologist today, who did an echocardiogram to check progress. We had hoped for an “all clear” but some fluid still remains around the heart. It is BETTER than the last one on June 19 and for that we are grateful. She has had some on & off symptoms over the last couple […]

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21 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Home Sweet Home

Especially for all those who don’t follow on Facebook or Twitter, Colleen was discharged from the hospital yesterday at about 11:30 am. We were able to catch a 6:30 pm flight out on, of all airlines, ALASKA, which Colleen thought was pretty funny. I was glad she got a kick out of something! She was […]

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19 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Just When You Thought It Was Safe!

We were ALMOST home! Set to take a cab to the airport at 9:30 am. But Colleen woke around 12:30 am with the same, but less intense, chest pain. She waited to let me know until 6:45 and we went straight to the ER, so glad to be literally right next door! They’ve run all […]

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17 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments


Colleen was discharged from the hospital just a few minutes ago! After continued conversation with the doctors, we are staying close by for the next two days just in case any symptoms flare up, and have been instructed to keep her exertion low. Interestingly, the cardiologist yesterday painted a vivid verbal picture, explaining that “every […]

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16 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Still Feeling Well But Not Out The Woods

Colleen is feeling much better today, reporting much less windedness with activity and no residual chest pain. THAT’S amazing! However, the cardiologist and treating physician came in this morning and have decided to NOT discharge Colleen from the hospital today. Cardiologist cautioned against taking this circumstance lightly, emphasizing that this was and is a serious […]

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