***PLEASE READ FIRST: 1) I am NOT a doctor and do NOT know everything!! I will NEVER claim to know everything and I am still learning myself!! The information in this post are things that I have learned from reading a ton of research articles (and webinars/podcasts), from seeing many top doctors around the US… Continue reading The Fontan and The Liver
Today marked 28 years since my "last planned" open heart, the Fontan. Despite the Fontan's life long challenges and the side effects it has, without it I would not be alive today. The Fontan was still "new" in the medical world when I had it (1971 is when Dr. Fontan came up with the surgery,… Continue reading 28yrs Post Fontan Today!
Dad, Today marks 18 months since you passed. It has been 18 months since I last heard your voice. It has been 18 months of having a void in my life...a void that will always be there because you are no longer around, physically anyways. 18 months since my phone has gotten a text or… Continue reading Dad ~ 18 Months
Hello All! I decided to make a Facebook Group for anyone interested in following my life journey with CHD and would like to be able to interact with me on a more personal level then just reading my blog. The Facebook group is called: Lauren B, Adult CHDer with TA, HRHS I apologize that I… Continue reading I have a Facebook Group now!
I would love to write another blog post, but I am not sure what about. What would all of you like to see? Let me know! I can just write whatever is on my mind, but I thought I would ask if there is anything specific you all would like me to talk about. :)… Continue reading Blog Post Topic Ideas?
I turn 30 years old tomorrow (Aug 25)! I really cannot believe how fast time goes by as it feels like just yesterday I was a kid. In my 30 years (come tomorrow!) of life I have been through more than most people will ever go through in a lifetime (medically anyways). I certainly… Continue reading 30th Birthday!
Hello Everyone! So sorry it has been awhile since my last post. Life has been busy! From being a CHD Walk co-chair helping to plan the walk (which is May 6!), to searching for our first house (exciting, but stressful too!), to my husband getting sick (he is on the mend and "knock on wood",… Continue reading Q & A Videos!