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I don't know if you have seen that commercial on TV, I think it is for a cold remedy, mommy's don't take a day off. I love that commercial. We'll yesterday I had no choice and took the day off.
Woke up in the morning to a terrible headache and dizzy. Didn't know why, but I just needed to lay back down. When Lauren woke up, she saw that I was laying down in my jammie's still, knew something was up. Told her," don't feel right, I need to lay down". She knew if I need to lay down, then something is wrong.
So I slept Thursday night till Friday morning. Then went back to bed around 10a.m. till 2p.m. Made some soup then went back to bed and slept until this morning at 7a.m. I took a mommy's day off. Today I am laying on the couch still not feeling my old self. Slight cough and still heavy in the head.
Taking a mommy's day off does have it's consequences. Normal mommy duties don't get done. The world falls apart in the house. That's how my husband puts it. God forbid, mommy's take a day off. When i refer to myself as a mommy, it to my little 4 legged baby, Kopper our Shiba Inu. I felt guilty for taking a day off. But I need to remember, we all need to take time for ourselves, and that's what I did. I have a lot on my plate lately, and I am thinking just wore myself out, plus picked up something along the way. I keep our house as clean and germ free as I can since Lauren had her heart transplant. Lysol everything every morning, that's normal for me. But now and then a pesky germ will find it's way in.
Next weekend is a biggie. Lauren and I are flying to Miami for the Miami International Book Fair. We leave Frinday and come back home Monday. Friday is going to be my busy day at the fair. They have me set up to do a book signing and then they are doing a video interview with me. Saturday I will be attending an Authors workshop, which will be very interesting.
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Signing out for now, time for a nap......Lynne
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I am very excited to announce, I will be attending the Miami International Book Fair 2017 on November 17 -November19. My book will be featured in the Book Blast Pro Section. On Friday November 17th, I will be doing a book signing along with a interview about my book: Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant. Exciting stuff is happening.
Author Opens Her Diary About A Heart Transplant: Strength In A Heartbeat
The books are definitely coming to downtown Miami as the nation’s finest literary festival, the Miami Book Fair International holds its annual celebration. This eight-day literary party will commence on the 12th of November and is expected to have over a hundred-thousand readers and writers in attendance. Distinguished authors from the United States and other parts of the globe, as well as book lovers, will be gracing the Fair and its many activities.
Formerly known as “Books by the Bay”, the Miami Book Fair was founded in 1984 by Miami-Dade College. The growth and success of the very first event which took place in the same year were endeavored by Miami-Dade College in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Wolfson Campus President, Eduardo J. Padron, and local independent bookstore owners Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books and Craig Pollock of BookWorks. The team had reached their success during the 90’s, when the two-day street fair grew steadily and became the largest literary festival in the country, thus acquiring its well-earned name, Miami Book Fair.
Once again, the Festival will bring over hundreds of renowned national and international exhibitors together as it continues to become a model for other fairs across the country. Events and activities include the Street Fair, book signings, an interactive children’s area, live music, workshops, and a special six-night event, “Evenings With…” featuring readings and discussions with notable authors from both, the U.S., and from around the world.
This year, BookBlastPro and Lynne Robitaille will be joining the Street Fair weekend together with more than 450 authors and exhibitors. The Festival of Authors will take place on the 17th - 19th of November and the festival-goers can expect to see Robitaille at the BookBlastPro booth where they will have the opportunity to learn about her and her medical book entitled, Strength in a Heartbeat: Diary of a Heart Transplant. They may even witness the filming of her interview, and will have a chance for a personal; book signing!
People say, strength nurtures in the moments when one ponders she can no longer go on, but she keeps going anyway. Author Lynne Robitaille is an epitome of strength; a person who was able to carry on with her life after the challenges that she had to go through when her daughter became sick. In her medical book entitled, Strength in a Heartbeat: Diary of a Heart Transplant, she shares a gratifying story about her experiences with her daughter Lauren Meizo. When Lauren’s health declined, Lynne needed to give up her business to prioritize her daughter’s needs and stayed with her in the hospital for months. She describes the toughest time for the entire family when Lauren needed a heart transplant, as well as other challenges like sleeping in hospital chairs, window sills and couches, and even crying from fear. While other medical sources focus only on the facts about heart diseases, Robitaille shares a unique and inviting piece of work that talks not only about how heart transplant works, but also her personal journey being a parent of a medically complex warrior. This is a story that channels a mother’s love for her daughter and a piece of work that encourages people to become an organ donor to save lives. This is perfect read for the festival-goers at the Fair!
The Miami Book Fair invites the book lovers to join the annual celebration as it remains to uphold the cognizance of reading ability and literary arts in the city’s multi-ethnic community, making it the nation’s undisputable, finest literary festival!
Brandon Hess is a 26 year old young man who had an LVAD implanted two months ago. 2017 hasn't been the year Brandon expected or ever thought this would happen to him. Heart failure changed everything in his world.
I saw Brandon Hess's post and it hit a soft spot in my heart to want to help this young man. Everyone now and then everyone needs a little help. If you could find it in your heart to help whatever you can it will be appreciated. Please take the time to read Brandon's story.
I am originally from New Mexico. I was born in Roswell, and no I have not seen any aliens haha. I was in and out of group homes as a teenager, After completion of my GED when I was 16 and started College, It was odd at times because I was the youngest student that had been accepted. After a few years I vacationed in Virginia. I loved the area so I moved to Virginia. I loved the mountains, all the beautiful lakes and streams and rivers. I would like and always loved swimming.
In 2017 everything changed, I was taken to the ER and they found out I had complete heart block, then after more tests I had found out I had had heart failure with an ejection fraction of 25. I was referred to a hospital about 2 hours away. It was maybe a month before they had to admit me because I couldn't eat, or drink anymore and had just been throwing everything up. Then after they ran tests they said I had end stage heart failure and had and am ejection fraction of 7%. They said either I have an LVAD surgery or I would only have 6 months to live. After the surgery I had good times and bad times. I had a GI hemorrhage and they had to do emergency surgery, then I had a lower GI bleed.
It has been a rough road but I know that there are people that are going through worse. I have to go to appointments a few times a week and I have to take enough pills that it is practically a meal in the morning and evening. It has been interesting to say the least. Never knew how much appointments and gas and everything adds up when you are not Able to work.
If you can find it in your heart to help Brandon, donate to his GO FUND ME page.
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Let's brighten Brandon's holiday season, living with an LVAD is hard. I remember when my daughter Lauren had her's. It's physically and emotionally hard to adjust to this lifestyle. Join me to help Brandon.
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Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant is formatted in a journal style. It will take you day to day, all the heartache, frustration and love we felt. When you turn a hospital room into your home, you have to be creative and that is just what we did. We referred our address "as a penthouse suite on Frances St".
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Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant
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