Stories of the Heart: Reflections on the Heart Transplant Journey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886513143
  • Publisher: Kirk House Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 5
Foreword 6
Glossary 8
There Is No Hope for You 11
Create in Me a New Heart 14
Our Faith Was Important
They Underestimated Me 18
The Sun Will Come Up 20
Life Is Short 27
Our Double Miracle 30
Your Will Be Done 35
Trading One Illness for Another 39
From the Heart
Another Chance at Life 43
Miracles Happen--I Didn't Die 45
Testing--More Testing 48
A Heart Was Available 51
A Model Patient 53
The Third Call 54
Going to Be a Guinea Pig 56
Away from Home 63
Staying in Bed all Night 65
Smoking Is Bad for Your Health 67
Responsible for Two Lives 69
A Cherished Keepsake 71
A Great New Heart for You 74
A Husband's Wait
Through a Daughter's Eyes
Children's Letters
Through Every Emotion 82
Happy to Be Alive 84
It Took Off Like a Rocket 87
I Was Happy and Yet I Cried 89
The Man Who Got Daddy's Heart 91
Three Chances to Begin Again 94
Not a Perfect Solution 96
It Changes Your Life
An Anxiety Attack 105
Help for a Sick Heart 109
He Was Still Needed
We Always Stood by Dad
What I Can Do Because of You 111
Refocus Your Affection 113
We Found a New Family 114
Let Him Carry My Troubles 120
We'll Get that Miracle Yet! 123
A New Heart for Valentine's Day 128
Not Expected to Live 130
Nathan Got His Miracle 137
A Fight for Life 141
Everybody Was Praying for Us 146
Home Is Where the Heart Is 150
How Do I Survive the Wait? 155
One Heart Saves Two Lives 157
Living One Day at a Time 159
Those Cool Big Words 163
October 8--A New Heart 166
I Met My Deadline 167
I Am Currently Waiting 170
He Died So I Could Live 171
A Strong Young Heart 174
LifeSource Organ Procurement 177
Learn About Your Disease 180
This Extraordinary Experience 182
Milestones of Cardiac Transplantation 183
Abbott Northwestern Transplantation History 185
Amazed by Strength and Courage 187
Pay Back Time 189
Wrestling with Heart 190
Financing Transplantation 192
Drug Therapy 200
References 203
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