A powerful journey from living with an artificial heart to a heart transplant....

Friday, December 31, 2010


I'M HOME!!!!!!!!

Ah, it's so great to be home. I get to sleep with my hubby and get some peace and quiet. The nurses were great on the 7th floor but it's a very busy floor. I am already fully capable of going to the bathroom on my own, showering, climbing stairs, sleeping on my side. This recovery is nothing compared to recovery from the LVAD. I was in the hospital for three weeks following the LVAD surgery and when I got home I still couldn't do most things. I think the worst part of this recovery is that I have to tell myself to sit down and relax! I know, don't push it. I find myself wandering aimlessly just so I can move around.

I would like to send a sincere thank you to all of my readers. All your comments have lifted my spirits and helped the recovery time pass a little quicker.

It's hard to believe that I just had a heart transplant. It's all uphill from here!

I'm sure some of you are wondering about the Global segment. For those that don't know, Global 16x9 was in the OR during my surgery and will be doing a follow-up story soon. I haven't been told when it will air but I will share the date when I find out. We will be doing another interview at some point this month and they should know the air date at that time.


  1. AMAZING!!! Simply AMAZING!! Your speedy recovery is giving me (and my daughter) hope and encouragement.
    Praying for your CONTINUED recovery :)

  2. Welcome home. Sending much love on this next part of the journey. Thank you for sharing.

  3. From here, things get better. You know what to expect, there is an end in sight, a return to normality. Before you know it, the hospital appointments will be spaced out a lot, your life will be hectic and you start to make and build for way off in the future. Enjoy it, enjoy every moment of it. This fight will have been worth it.

  4. I'm soooo happy for you Andrea! I'm thinking of you here in Cambridge. You deserve every moment of happiness that comes your way. Thank you for continuing to share your amazing journey.:)