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Guest Post: Excerpts from “Remnant of My Heart”

Guest Post: Excerpts from “Remnant of My Heart”

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Phantom pain–pain experienced after limb amputation– used to be understood as something “in your head” but now it is recognized as real; fMRIs have shown that peripheral and central nervous system changes occur which cause this pain. The brain image on the left shows how the person with phantom pain has a greater amount of their brain lit up...

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Thanksgiving: Cancelled-And It’s Okay

Thanksgiving: Cancelled-And It’s Okay

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post By Stephanie Zimmerman, RN,...

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Guest Post: The Invisible Loss of a Heart Recipient

Guest Post:  The Invisible Loss of a Heart Recipient

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients.  This year, Stephanie** underwent biopsies of her donated heart to find out if it has been damaged by her immune system. Then during this terrible flu season, she spent over a month with a severe case of pneumonia. Susceptibility...

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