i started this blog about 2yrs ago.  it was shortly after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  there is more to it than that of course.  part of my heart does not communicate with the other parts of my heart.

odd since my life has been so focused on communication over the years.  as a nurse in the army i learned the best nurses really listen to their patients and hear more than their words.

as a child i had the habit of being in the background and listening intently.  i was raised by my grandmother and spent happy days with her until i was 14.  at 14 i moved to california to live with my mother, step-father, one half-sister and the other one on the way.  my step-father was the only dad i ever knew and so he was always my dad.  my sisters never treated me other than a sister.  my youngest sister has brought me so much joy over the years.

i am now married to the love of my life.  i have one son, 2 step-daughters and 1 step-son.  we have been blessed with 11 grand-children and now i have a great-granddaughter on the way.  yes my oldest grandson married the sweetest girl ever and they are expecting a baby.

70% of all patients with my condition live less than 5 years.  i have passed my 5 year mark this june.  june 13, 2013 was the five years anniversary.

we continue to be blessed with love and joy!  yes there is happiness along with sorrow in our lives, just like your life.


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