June 17, 2015 – My New Life Began 1 Year Ago Today

I made it!  And I did not become a statistic!  Some ways to look at it:

  1. Happy Birthday to my stent who is turning 1 year old!
  2. It’s been 1 year since part of my heart died, but the rest of me has picked up the pieces, moved on, and is doing fine.  
  3. Happy 1st second birthday to me!
  4. Happy re-birthday to me!
  5. Happy 1st Heart Anniversary!

But any way you look at it, I’m here, and I survived.  I’m a fighter, y’all!  I fought, and I won!

Today was a great day of celebration, despite the fact that I had to work.  I wore my super fun sparkly heart outfit to work.  In the morning, I had my 6 month follow up appointment with my cardiologist, Dr. Duran.  I’ll post more about the details of that appointment later, but here’s a pic of me and Dr. Duran since he couldn’t make it to my doctors’ reunion with Dr. Garcia and Dr. Steiner.


Dr. Duran was naturally happy to see me because I’m his favorite patient…naturally.  🙂

After work, I decided I wanted to celebrate life by drinking champagne…because what better way to celebrate?!


So my besties, Kim and Chrissey, and I went to happy hour and toasted to re-birth, life, and happiness with glasses of Prosecco.  We’re so fancy!


And when I got home, I found these beautiful flowers in this beautiful heart vase from my parents!  I knew they wouldn’t forget!


What a wonderful day of celebration and the reminder of everything that happened 1 year ago to bring me to this day.  It’s a testament to all of the medical professionals and staff at Dr. P Phillips Hospital who worked so tirelessly to save my life even though I was the last surgery of the day.  Employees who were probably ready to go home from their shifts had to stay a little while longer because they needed to tend to me…to save my life…and I so appreciate each one of them for that.

I am truly blessed, and I don’t forget that.  I hope I have many more years of celebrations and blessings!!!


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