2022 posts

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 2022 posts


Goodbye, hospital.  Hello, home!   And other scary things.

When heart disease isn’t your biggest problem

Dear Carolyn: “After 19 months of daily discomfort, my pacemaker was replaced”

#JOMO: it turns out there’s a name for my life

Bucket Lists:  do heart patients need them?

FEBRUARY 2022    ♥   It’s HEART MONTH!

More weird facts about women and heart disease

Where do those post-stent bruises come from?

10 years after my mother’s death

Heart Month awareness: doing the same thing, yet expecting different results

MARCH 2022

Writing about hearts – and now roses


Balcony roses: my late summer review


How I spent my summer vacation

Must women bring a man along to help doctors believe us?


When male and female heart patients play the same game, but with different rules

When the person in trouble is your paramedic

Chronic heart failure:  the true heartache of living with “FAILURE”

I’m still alive, post-influenza.  I think. . .


Family history of unusually early heart attack?  You may carry this gene

Why heart patients generally don’t say: “Doc, tell me what to do and I’ll do it!”

Diagnostic Uncertainty vs. Unwarranted Certainty: which is worse for patients?



Modern medicine is male-centric medicine, and that’s a problem for women.

What to get for the heart patient who has (almost) everything

When doctors won’t say “I don’t know”

Top 5 most popular Heart Sisters posts from 2022

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