Putting in the De-Freak-o-Later

This summer has been an interesting one, to say the least. Instead of my kids writing about what they did on their summer vacation, they'll be writing about how they took over all of mom's duties because she had to have a pacemaker/ICD installed. A defibrillator, AKA "the de-freak-o-later," as my youngest dubbed it. I … Continue reading Putting in the De-Freak-o-Later

Handling Lows and Highs

Let me tell you about my week. My week had some bad, and good, parts. I found out that noncompaction cardiomyopathy, a rare genetic condition, runs in my family, and that my heart's walls are thick in the same areas as affected family members. Though my walls are thicker than average in some areas, my … Continue reading Handling Lows and Highs