Heart week from a friend day-3

One of my childhood friend Jasmine Gilgosch who has CHD is doing this heart week post on Facebook. I know allot of people not award of this and she gave me permission to post each one on my blog. I been following her story for a while and I believe you should too. Below is day three and I hope we all learn something because I’ll be posting all of them.

Day #3- Surgery; I’ve had 3 open heart surgeries and they are as follows:

BT Shunt- I was a day old when they performed this surgery. This was the one where they called up to Boston. Essentially during this surgery the surgeon inserts an artificial tube to provide blood flow to the lungs.

Hemi-Fontan I was a year old when this was performed. This surgery is a preparatory surgery for the final Fontan procedure. During this surgery they focus on the superior vena cava (SVC) with the branch pulmonary arteries, augmentation of the central pulmonary arteries, occlusion of the inflow of the SVC into the right atrium, and elimination of other sources of pulmonary blood flow.

Fontan- I was two years old for this procedure. This surgery connects the pulmonary artery and the inferior vena cava. Once this producer is done oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor blood no longer mix. Unfortunately, there is a down side to the Fontan. Though it’s life saving it causes issues later in life. All Fontan patients will suffer some sort of liver issues in life. It can be minor or major. The price we have to pay to live.

I’ve also had 11 heart caths over the years. The most recent being June of 2018.

Keep in mind surgeries and heart caths are NOT A CURE. They are a temporary fix.

#CHDWeek
#HRHS
#CHDAwareness
#HeartMonth

Heart week from a friend day-1

One of my childhood friend Jasmine Gilgosch who has CHD is doing this heart week post on Facebook. I know allot of people not award of this and she gave me permission to post each one on my blog. I been following her story for a while and I believe you should too. Below is day one and I hope we all learn something because I’ll be posting all of them today.

HEART WEEK IS FINALLY HERE!!

Day #1- Diagnosis; Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome with pulmonary artery atresia. When I was born the right side of my heart was pretty much non existent with this specific kind when I was born the pulmonary valve between the right ventricle and pulmonary artery is not formed. This was very scary back in 1993. It’s still sad when someone is diagnosed with CHD but back then there was no way to really detect it and doctors didn’t know to look for it so I was literally born and apparently wasn’t breathing like any normal baby should have been. It was a rough start from the beginning but I’ve clearly and thankfully made it through.

A new diagnosis that isn’t 100% heart related but can be and is still concerning recently came to me this summer. I had blood clots sitting in my left lung for years apparently and though my hospital stay helped to break them down because they had been sitting for so long I’m now missing the lower lobe of my left lung and unfortunately that’s permanent damage.

My body was already slowing down due to the natural effects of my CHD but losing half a lung definitely hasn’t helped. I still push through and make the most of this life I was blessed to live every single day.

#CHDWeek
#Diagnosis
#HRHS
#HeartMonth

Quote #1

I was messing around on Facebook until I saw some inspiration words that I’d to share. It didn’t say who made the quote but I can tell they have a smart understanding about life and probably went though somethings. But here is the quote and I hope you’re having a good Sunday.

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.
Some good words eh?

First post of the year

I said to myself I’ll try to post something every day at the beginning of the year, but as you can see that didn’t happen.

The year has been busy so far for me, well it’s kinda my job that keeps me busy. I’ve been working 6 days a week with a double on Sundays since the beginning of the year but at the same time, life is still going well. Plus that’s going to change soon.

I finally interduce my daughter to my girlfriend and I can tell they’re going to be good friends. I and my girlfriend is also doing well. Been together 8 months so far and it’s all love. Planning something nice for her on valentine’s day and I hope she loves it.
My family members are also doing well. Been taking my little nephew to his bus stop lately and I see it as a bonding moment. My great uncle is getting married and invited me and my girlfriend. I said yes but didn’t realize his wedding was gonna be in Baltimore. I and my girlfriend both agree to go and fly on the plane for the very first time but it should be a fun trip.
Co-parenting is going well too. I feel like me and the mother of my daughter been on good sides lately and that’s good in my books. Plus I told her about my girlfriend and she is happy for me.
So far life is keeping me busy but I still enjoy the small moments.
I hope everyone who reads this is having a good year so far and I wish you a good morning.

Secretive

People can be secretive about a lot of things and it never makes sense. Well, some do but the rest don’t.

Like for an example, we had this maintenance boss at my job that was stealing money from the company. Not only that, he stole money from his own co-workers.

Like birthday cards, gift cards, free breakfast cards and etc.

You can keep doing bad things in your company but you’re bound to get caught one day. He couldn’t be secretive about being 100k in the hole. He was quickly fired and was ban from the property. Even the contractors he had working out here were his friends lol like man wow, he was so secretive about a lot of stuff that you wouldn’t even know because you speak to him every day.

No matter who you’re, being secretive gets you nowhere. Just do the right thing.

Today been gloomy all day with cold wind and rain. I honestly got wet a little and hope I don’t have a cold later. I hope you have a good night and having better weather than me.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/secretive/

Lurking in the shadows part 1

On a cold chilly night, a young man is walking the streets wishing he wasn’t broke. He was so tired of being broke, he lost track of his mind.

He often thinks of ideas but never follows through with them because he is lazy and doesn’t wanna earn it. Instead, he looks for areas that not busy so he can steal

One day, a friend call him for some help. Some old lady that lives in a nursing home was moving. She asks her, grandson, to find some young body’s so they can help move the stuff. Surprisingly the young man agrees and tags alone.

They greet the security at the gate. The security check everyone I.d, he kinda didn’t want him to check his but he ends up showing it.

When he entered the place, he notices how junky it was. He also notices money laying around the apartment but he knew he couldn’t touch it.

One hour in, he scans the whole house like he was finna come back and sadly, deep in his mind, that exactly what he was going to do but how? The place is locked down with security. But he notices the security look lazy during the day so he wonders what they look like at night.

He knew he had to come back that night or his mission to steal from the lady house would be a disaster. All he needed was a plan.

Stay tuned and find out what happens next and I hope you enjoy the read. Trying something new and I hope ill be consistent with it.

Different kind of insect

I snapped this photo like two or three days ago while I was working

I see these type of bugs all the time in my backyard but they always have the grey color with black hairs.

As you can see in this picture, this one is bright orange with black long hairs sticking out. I was busy when I first notice the bug on the ground but I had to let down the umbrella down first.

I came back looking for it and were able to spot it.

If you see an insect that you see all the time but in a different color. Take a picture.

I’m 26 years old and I never saw this type of bug in an orange color so I find it pretty cool.

Share your photos, people across the world love seeing different things.

Mainfesto

For the past two weeks, I found myself explaining things to people that should already know better but they don’t

I’m going to talk about being rude in this post because this is the only way I could relate to the word of the day.

Last week I allow my girlfriend and her friend to spend the night at my place. Let me remind you I’m still helping out my little sister and brother until they get back on their feet. Even though my apartment is already full I couldn’t let my girl sleep on the streets because she and her big sister got into a bad disagreement and was asked to leave for the night.

Long story short, my girlfriend friend had a bad cough and my little brother wasn’t to please with the cough because it kept waking up his daughter and him. I and my little sister slept like a baby so I didn’t hear her cough until I woke up that morning.

He was being rude to my girlfriend friend. Even though he’s my brother I defended the friend. I tried my best to explain to him that you can’t be rude to people because they have a bad cough and you also can’t be rude to people in somebody else place.

Like most people, he tried to make it about himself but I wasn’t having it. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely understand his point but there is always a way to do things.

If you a guess in somebody else place and you don’t like how things are going, always talk to the owner beside being rude. Being rude… It’ll make you look nasty and you also embarrassed the owner.

Been a while since I post something and I hope everyone is having a good evening.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/manifesto/

Tree of life

If I’ve had time to chill and relax before work I come to the garden. So peaceful with a lot of shade, you can sit here and think about life, listen to music, read a book and many others things.

The residents at my job take good care of the garden. I always see them cleaning it up and making sure the plants are good. They don’t even allow the lawn people who care for the property to help.

But whenever I do have time I like sitting in front of this tree you looking at now. It reminds me of that special tress you see in the movies but just without the effects. Either way, it’s still a good tree to sit across from.

If you ever come to Saint Petersburg FL make sure you visit Westminster Suncoast and see this amazing tree yourself.

Being a parent

I feel like being a parent is a wonderful thing to experience but sadly in this cold world we live in, some people don’t understand that.

If you live in Florida, then you probably heard of the little boy that was killed by his own mother. She even gave out a fake story to cover it up but fail.

This little boy was innocent. You could tell from the videos and photos he bought life to people. He made you smile, he made you laugh and I know for a fact anyone would be happy to keep him.

His so call mother didn’t deserve him. It’s sadder to hear that she was 6 months pregnant when she did all this like why? So many families would be happy to take care of a child and as a father, this hurts me to the core.

I’ll never understand why people wanna harm children’s but then you’ve to realize we live in a world where people don’t care and will do as they please.

Certain people don’t deserve kids and this story is sad and if you wanna follow, I’ll post the link below and send prayers to the families if you may.

https://on.wtsp.com/2CiAWR6