Transplant. An Unexpected Journey

A very unexpected journey toward a lung transplant

3 Years Post Transplant: A Daughter’s Perspective

3 Years Post Transplant: A Daughter’s Perspective

It has been 3 years since Randy, my husband, received the last minute gift of a double lung transplant. Randy had been on life support for almost 2 weeks, and time was running out. His lungs had failed, but no one really knew why (after the transplant at UT Southwestern Transplant Center it was determined […]

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Randy is 3 Years Post Double Lung Transplant and Doing Well!

Randy is 3 Years Post Double Lung Transplant and Doing Well!

It has been 3 years since Randy, my husband, received the last minute gift of a double lung transplant. Randy had been on life support for almost 2 weeks, and time was running out. His lungs had failed, but no one really knew why (after the transplant at UT Southwestern Transplant Center it was determined […]

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Being a Mother is the Trip of a Lifetime!

Being a Mother is the Trip of a Lifetime!

In many ways, I cannot believe I am a mother. These tiny creatures arrive, and all of the sudden you are responsible for a human life. It can be overwhelming, but there is no doubt that being their mother was the most important thing I have ever done. They grow up, and that is both […]

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How to Vanquish Germs While You Travel

How to Vanquish Germs While You Travel

Do you get sick when you travel? I do. Almost every single time. I’d come to think of it as just an unhappy consequence of traveling, but after my husband, Randy, had to have a double lung transplant (a very unexpected journey) two years ago I looked at it differently. Viruses and infections are extremely hazardous to Randy, […]

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I Want Your Opinion!

I Want Your Opinion!

In order to stay in touch with my readership, I would like to ask you the following questions. My blog is going well, but it can always be made better, right? I would appreciate it if you could either answer in comments, or email me at travelswithtam@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!! What do you enjoy […]

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Top Posts for 2015

Top Posts for 2015

Here are the most visited pages on Travels with Tam for 2015! 5 Reasons to Vacation in Cozumel, Mexico! travelswithtam.com/5-reasons-vacation-cozumel-mexico/   Close Encounter with a Great White Shark! travelswithtam.com/close-encounter-with-a-great-white-shark/   Amazing Women Wednesdays: Dr Andrea Marshall, Conservation Pioneer travelswithtam.com/amazing-women-dr-andrea-marshall-a-pioneer/ A Hospital Bed in Place of a trip to Cozumel travelswithtam.com/hospital-bed-place-trip-cozumel/   Transplant Challenges travelswithtam.com/transplant-challenges/  

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Lung Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

Lung Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

HA! I know how he feels! My husband, Randy, is two years post a double lung transplant. A double lung transplant is a very serious surgery, and remains a very serious condition (for details, see Our Transplant Journey). The procedure, and a wonderful donor, saved my husband’s life, and I am grateful, but the unexpected can […]

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Fab Photo Friday: White Water Rafting in Aspen!

Fab Photo Friday: White Water Rafting in Aspen!

Thank you to Blazing Adventures in Aspen, CO for a fabulous white water raft trip! We had a great time, as you can see! The guide, Mike, was super, and we not only had fun, but we learned quite a bit about the canyon and the Colorado River. Next time you are in Aspen, be […]

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Two Years in the Rapids: a Photo Essay of Gratitude

Two Years in the Rapids: a Photo Essay of Gratitude

  Today marks the two year anniversary of my husband’s double lung transplant! We are celebrating by enjoying a trip to Aspen with another couple, who stood by us all the way.  Yesterday, we whitewater rafted (and floated) the Colorado River, and I think that is a fair analogy of the last couple of years! […]

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Why Children Freak Me Out

Why Children Freak Me Out

Now, I don’t mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago. (Lung Transplant, An Unexpected Journey!) The journey has been long, and we thought after year one things would get […]

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