About realBeingInsights driven by my journey through idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a disease that literally takes one's breath away. And through a double lung transplant, which brought wind back into my sails. Insights wander far beyond the disease to discoveries about being real, real being and what is truly important.
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Torrey (my eldest stepson and a superlative gentleman) and I took Buddy for his final visit to the vet. I couldn’t have done it without him. Torrey is one of those exceptional people who knows how to be there in just the … Continue reading
Jason Ohler | real Being First, please indulge me by watching the 37-second video. I recommend you turn up your sound and go full screen. PEE-ills. That’s what I call them. It gives them more personality. It keeps me from … Continue reading
July 4, 2015 | Jason Ohler I’m one of the reasons your health care costs so much. Sorry. I am four months post transplant. I felt fine until my doctors told me I wasn’t. Back into the hospital I go. … Continue reading
Jason Ohler | June 16, 2015 My good friends want to see my scar. They feel comfortable not hiding their very understandable curiosity. They know it’s going to be huge, and it doesn’t disappoint. It stretches from arm pit to arm pit, riding … Continue reading
For about a year, when I wasn’t in bed I was sitting in one of these. Let’s start with the one in the middle. That’s the dining room chair where I spent so many hours, typing, drilling inward, scanning the … Continue reading
We should all be concerned about this, shouldn’t we? But it’s particularly important to transplantees because we take medication that causes us to be immuno-suppressed (vs. emotionally suppressed, though there may be some of that, too). Here’s how the post-transplant … Continue reading