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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Here are the Top Posts for Travels with Tam 2015

Here are the Top Posts for Travels with Tam 2015

Here are the top posts on Travels with Tam for 2015! I hope you have enjoyed them throughout the year, and they continue to have relevance. 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 […]

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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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