Rest in Peace, Music Man

He was my dad's youngest brother, and probably one of the wildest of the bunch. He was quick to crack a joke, his shoulders shaking in laughter, his eyes twinkling. He dreamed of Nashville, and as long as I knew him, he was always in a band or making music. He carried around notebooks of … Continue reading

I feel so tacky!

According to the Mayo Clinic, "A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness."  Whenever a heart rate is above 100, it's called tachycardia.   Guess … Continue reading

Salt in the Wound

I grew up hearing the phrase "rubbing salt in the wound." I thought it meant adding even more of a sting to a bad situation. However, for the last two weeks my wound care consisted of using a mesalt bandage - a gauze ribbon covered in sodium chloride aka salt. Literally, at least once a day, … Continue reading

Lab Results Are In

On June 27th, I returned to the doctor for the lab results of my nephroureterectomy. I also had my catheter removed, which is a different discussion. I'm sorry for not posting the results right away. It's been hard to have a little less energy and not be able to share everything I think … Continue reading