Blood Thinners, Women, and Periods (The Real Truth)

Alert: Men I need to warn you. This is a blog post about how blood thinners affect a woman’s period. That means I’m going to be extremely detailed. I do encourage you to read if you have female family members on blood thinners. T.Lanette Pollard I’m was sitting in my …

T’s Heart Journey: The Angiogram

I heard the best news this afternoon! Today was my angiogram to see if I had blocked arteries in my heart. My stress test and blood work came back with a 50-50 chance that I could have an issue. So, my cardiologist felt the best thing to do was the have the angiogram. It took only 10 minutes before I heard his words: You have no blocked arteries in your heart!

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T’s Heart Journey: Atrial Fibrillation

It has to be bronchitis…I had it in the fall, so this would be the second this school year…Respiratory infections are part of working with kids, part of being an elementary teacher…That’s why I’m out of breath every time I walk…Bronchitis…Heart Disease…Atrial Fibrillation… It wasn’t bronchitis. I had fluid in …

ReBlog: Heart Disease in Black Women

Heart Disease In Black Women: The Big Issue You Might Not Know About

My Chest Infection Has Decided to Stay

Not happy that the first round of antibiotics didn’t take care of this chest infection. Today, I found out from a coworker that it took her a month before she felt better. I’m on my third week! I’m hoping that my chicken soup and medicine (Mucinex) will work. It’s hard being upbeat and brilliant in front of my students when I’m breathing like I just climbed a mountain.

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Living with Depression: This Summer

I’ve been living with depression in 1999. It was a huge relief because now I knew I wasn’t going crazy.  When I heard Chester Bennington passed away last month, I was heartbroken. Bennington shared his experience living with depression. Yet, he lost his fight. He was only 41 years old. It feels as …