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radiation

THRIVE

October 5, 2015 mhyh 0

Today’s post is a continuation of Tiffany Moody’s thoughts from 9/29 with regard to her daughter’s life after cancer treatment, specifically the transition to survivorship care. Tiffany writes: “In these years since our daughter finished treatment,  I …

Day 24: the “Other Guy Rule”

September 24, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 24: It’s Always the Other Guy Until It’s You Cancer affects the individual, yes; however, cancer also affects everyone who loves that individual. Today, I give you my dad as he reflects on my childhood cancer [and] the failure of my heart 30 years after the en …

Guard your Heart

September 8, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 8: Guard your heart “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 Inasmuch as it depends on us, survivors, we must guard our hearts. What does that look like? Know your family’s health history (early MI, sudden cardia …

Lift the Veil of Cancer Survivorship: Yoga

September 7, 2015 mhyh 1

Day 7: Lift the Veil of Cancer Survivorship through Yoga Today, I invited Lisa Z. Hughes, my yoga coach, to post on the role of yoga in what she refers to as the lifting of the veil of cancer survivorship. I have learned so much from Lisa in my pursuit of chronic WELLNESS and …

Part 3: My Donor, Our Hero

June 2, 2014 mhyh 0

Five months to the day after I received my new heart, I received yet another blessing. In the mail was a letter from my donor family. Before I even opened the envelope, I was overwhelmed with tears. Amidst their pain, they had reached out to me, and I knew that in a moment I …

Part 2: My Diseased Heart

May 30, 2014 mhyh 0

Six hours after receiving the call, stating that a heart was gifted to me, we arrived at the Cleveland Clinic. I walked into the ICU at 8:30am where I was prepped for surgery. They placed IV and arterial lines, drew several tubes of blood, and we spoke with my surgeons. My f …

Life Is a Highway

September 7, 2013 mhyh 0

Life is a highway or so it seems these last 10 days as I have traveled from GA to PA to OH to GA last weekend, then GA to OH again on Thursday to be with MHYH’s cofounder, Judy Bode, and her sweet, sweet family as Judy received her heart-gifted-to-her on Thursday, 9/5 a …

I am who I am

May 25, 2013 mhyh 1

I’ve read so much about search engine optimization, branding, and appearing to be something that you are not over the last year that quite honestly it makes me as nauseated as I was back in the 70’s with my chemo regimen for Ewing’s Sarcoma. The fact is, I a …

Her Heart Beat Goes On…

March 19, 2013 mhyh 0

I have two questions that I struggle to answer within myself: 1) how personally transparent can I be as the president of myHeart, yourHands who represents our organization to the public on a daily basis? AND 2) how can I honor my donor, yet respect the tender, broken hearts o …

Radiation: the Invisible, Potent Therapy

February 27, 2013 mhyh 2

28 Days of Heart Day 27 John O’Donnell, MD, MS, FACP I met MHYH’s Co-Founder, Judy Bode, about 30 years ago when I had the privilege of providing medical care for her until I retired from practice in 2006. About 9 years ago, a very competent, respected heart speci …