Temple University BA and AIU Online MBA Alumna.
Content Contributor for Medium, eHow, Examiner, Experts123, AnswerBag, Medicine-guides.com and various other sites spanning a decade.
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Don't Panic! It's Just Life.
I wonder who decided on the tones that emanate from the medical equipment in hospital rooms? One particular eerie melody disrupts my spirit, leaving me on edge. "Do-deedo-dodo. Do-deedo-dodo." I'm certain it was playing when I was comatose-- a forgotten memory only to emerge when my ear catches that robotic song.
CDC Talks of third COVID-19 Dose Approval
Initially, I was skeptical about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. I wasn’t what you’d call an anti-vaccinator, virus denying, government conspiracist. I was basing my decision on the fact that the COVID-19 vaccine would not likely work for someone like me.
Jubilee! It’s a Juneteenth Celebration!
“They seem to satisfy their consciences with the doctrine that...the Africans [were created] to be slaves. What a libel upon… who ‘made of one blood all nations of men!’” (Jacobs, 1861)
Finally Home, Again
The first home address deposited in my memory bank was in Spanish. Its meaning was something like the trees on the hill, West Verda Des Los Arboles. Although, there were no trees and no hills-- that I can recall. I vividly recollect the dust, the cacti and the desert. I was two when we arrived and nearly eight years old when we left the only place I could remember calling home.
Get all the Coronavirus COVID-19 Benefits Available to You
If you’ve read Marriage or Medicaid? Do I choose between my health or my happiness?, you know I haven’t always seen eye-to-eye with the governmental powers that be. However, there are some times when the government gets it right with it comes to helpful programs for the people. Due to so many experiencing hardships from COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Emergency Broadband Benefit was implemented to save you money.
Marriage or Medicaid?
Surviving a double lung transplant after being diagnosed with a rare lung-attacking autoimmune disease, I couldn’t see beyond the moment. I was grateful to be alive thanks to the advancements in medical technology and the superior health care I received. I wouldn’t have been able to receive that care if it weren’t for my medical insurance. Fast forward 18 months later and I am making plans for my future. Or am I?
COVID-19 Vaccines Aren't Enough for Immunosuppressed
I was afraid to get the COVID-19 vaccination. There isn't much promising information for someone like me. As an immunosuppressed, double lung transplant recipient, there isn't much hope for me surviving COVID-19 if I contract it.
COVID-19 Vaccine for Transplant Patients: To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?
As a recent recipient of a set of new lungs, I am uber cautious about protecting myself from contracting COVID-19 coronavirus. Diagnosed with polymyositis, a rare autoimmune disease, I have become vulnerable to the world around me. So, I decided to do some research on available COVID vaccines to potentially protect myself from damaging my transplanted organs. What I discovered wasn't very promising for someone like me.