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Dying to Live · 1Y ago

How to Know When to Sue for Medical Malpractice

I’m in a quandry. Ya’ll know how I sort of spiraled into a depression a few months ago? And I’ve been struggling to get out of it. Well, I’m mostly on the other side of the fence and I’m sta...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

It’s Been a Long Time

I will be doing an update this week. It’s been hard to write here, because… my emotions have all been a jumble. I think I’ve decided to consult an attorney about some of the things that happ...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

The Value of a Second (Or Third, Fourth, Fifth) Opinion

So after meeting with the cardiologist at Baylor, I then met with the pulmonologist I’d been waiting for over a year to meet with. And she spent less than five minutes with me and put me int...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

New Hospital, New Clinic, New Outlook

This week, I met with a new cardiologist at Baylor. I love the whole Baylor setup so much better than where I was before. It was really nice. Clean, beautiful, gorgeous offices with comforta...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

Braless, Barefoot, and Bare

Over a decade and many more years ago, I was in an on again off again tumultuous relationship with a man, that I would now hardly call a relationship. At the time, he and I were driving in a...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

The System Finally Broke Me

I give up. I quit. I’m done. Why try? Why even fight the system? In the end, we always lose anyway, right? So why go through the aggravation to even bother? The difference is you either die ...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

I Shouldn’t Watch Medical Dramas

So I was going through my medical files, my records from the old hospital that I’m sending to the new doctor to evaluate to see if she will take me into her service. While going through them...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

Pop the Balloon

One of the worst parts of CTEPH and CHF together is the swelling and fluid retention. The one single thing I can do that makes me feel better is to keep the fluid down. I do this by taking h...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

PTSD and Me

It’s a beautiful day in a suburban neighborhood. Three people are walking down three different, but essentially identical, streets on a sunny day in the suburbs. The sun is shining. The bird...
Dying to Live · 1Y ago

Ponder, Wonder, Worry, Wait

I have some lab tests I’m supposed to get done. My doctor faxed the lab requests to Labcorp almost a month ago now. I’ve made three different appointments to go, and somehow, I’ve missed eve...