Episode 32 One Bite at a Time
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
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Episode 31 Some Things Happened...
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
How I went to the ER with a stomach virus and came out with a new heart. The 2nd donor one. Let me regale you with the tale ..read more
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Episode 30 One Little Victory
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
One obstacle at a time. Getting through a long crisis like organ transplant means we have to take the wins where we can. Today it's surviving yet another blood draw. Tomorrow, maintaining a fluid restriction. Maybe it's just outlasting the madness of waiting yet another day or week on the list. One little victory after another sustained me throughout my long journey.  ..read more
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Episode 29 Post Transplant Depression
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
In this episode, I try to tackle an issue that typically isn't discussed much outside of transplant patient circles. We risk offending, angering, or worrying those around us when we talk about the moments of regret, depression, or melancholy that often follow in the wake of an organ transplant.  ..read more
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Episode 28 Living With Immune Supression
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
It was tough before Covid. Now it's even more complicated. Immune suppression, much like an invisible illness, doesn't register with many people and can be frustrating when not taken seriously by friends and family. My thoughts on living an immune-compromised life, how to navigate various situations, and adjusting to this new reality.  ..read more
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Episode 27 Living With Immune Suppression
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
It was tough before Covid. Now it's even more complicated. Immune suppression, much like invisible illness, doesn't register with many people and can be frustrating when not taken seriously by friends and family. My thoughts on living an immune-compromised life, how to navigate various situations, and adjusting to this new reality.  ..read more
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Episode 26 Writing the Letter
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
Confession: I haven't heard back from my donor family after five letters; most people don't. Nevertheless, most of us have things we need to say to them. I spent ten years performing as a lay pastor performing funerals, sitting at dead beds, attempting to comfort the survivors of tragic losses, both expected and sudden. In this episode, I apply what those experiences taught me to suggestions for writing a thank you letter to your donor family.  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mightytxpodcast ..read more
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Episode 25 - Home Sweet Home
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
An overview for caregivers who are prepping for the newly transplanted patient to come home. Suggestions for room by room cleaning and potential trouble spots, as well as some insight into handling anxious friends and extended family who are anxious to visit.  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mightytxpodcast   ..read more
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Episode 24 - Psychological Recovery
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
I'll say AGAIN, I'm no therapist. I have no psychological training. But I have talked to hundreds of transplant patients and many of us struggle with disconnectedness, anger, restlessness, and an intangible sense of loss and otherness that's difficult to articulate (as evidenced by my broad description here). I'm not equipped to diagnose it, but in this episode, I share my own struggle with adjusting to life after transplant in terms of my thought life and suggest some reasons why many of us experience these emotions.  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mightytxpodcast ..read more
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Episode 23 - What's In Your Bug-Out Bag?
Mighty - The Organ Transplant Podcast
by Dave Johnson
2y ago
Don't got one? Get one! You never know when you may land in the hospital for a day or two...or twelve. Here's everything I can think of about bug-out bags - what kind to get, where to keep it, what goes in it, and why you need one even if you think you don't. Plus, you save your caregiver multiple trips home and to the store. A good bug-out bag can hold you over in a hospital room even in the worst and most unexpected situations.  YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/5SVliwcmZ8U ..read more
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