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Dr. Kevin

Lincoln, California
I am a physician in Northern California. I was diagnosed with primary AL Amyloidosis in June 2008 and underwent a heart transplant at Stanford in August of 2008. I then had an autologous stem cell transplant in March of 2009 in an attempt to control my amyloidosis. I am married to Barbie and have... Full Bio
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New experiences by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Some people are thrill seekers. They are into extreme sports so they can get that "adrenaline rush". Yet, there is a certain sense that in taking risks you feel truly ... Read on »
Eat Better in 2014 by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health "Eat Better in 2014" Catchy title. But this is not a blog on the virtues of vegan existence or grazing on crudites. It is about eating stuff that tastes better. And we all k ... Read on »
Carphoria by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Carphoria noun (karforeeah) OLD ENGLISH  The experience of exhilaration felt while driving home in your wife's convertible roadster with the top down in 65 degree mid-Decem ... Read on »
South Africa - Gem of the Southern Hemisphere by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health We recently traveled to South Africa to Kruger National Park for a four day safari. Then it was off to Cape Town to experience the beauty and wonders of the southern most ti ... Read on »
When the New Normal Becomes the Old Normal. by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Sonoma Coast In the midst of the anxiety surrounding the decision to undergo the bone marrow transplant I asked a question that hitherto I had not broached. ... Read on »
Novato: Edified in 6 Edifices of Essential Education by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Two weeks ago I hurried home after holding our new grandson, Jamison, so that I could return to my hometown of Novato, CA to speak at my old high school. As an ambassador fo ... Read on »
Between Birthdays by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Thank you, Shane I get to celebrate two birthdays. Friday, August 16, was my heart's 5th birthday while tomorrow, August 19, the rest of me will be 54. I feel great. No ... Read on »
Hallelujah by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I am a Christian. In first grade we were at recess one day. I was in line to climb the monkey bars. I had just dropped from the rings and landed wrong such that I came ... Read on »
NEOD001 by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Last Saturday I drove to the quarterly Northern California Amyloidosis support group held at the Walnut Creek Kaiser. It was wonderful to reconnect with so many friends ... Read on »
The moment of ellipse by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I have had more than a few people ask me recently, 'What does "The Middle of Infinity" mean?' Well, it has meant different things to me at different times. Because of ... Read on »
Writing is Hard by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Writing is hard. Writing a book is really hard. I mentioned to Barbie the other day that I believe that everyone has at least one book in them; the story of their own li ... Read on »
Bashir's Invitation by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Recently, Barbie and some of the family and I travelled to Southern Spain to the Costa del Sol in Andalucia. I was stunned at the beauty of the mountainous terrain as ... Read on »
Hard Questions -- Good Questions by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Social media allows for the interactive dissemination of information without boundaries. The possibilities then extend beyond the limits of  our personal understanding and ... Read on »
Where do we go from here? by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The first week after receiving the diagnosis of amyloidosis is the most confusing. Everyone that knows you wants to help. Suddenly dozens of voices are offering advice ... Read on »
Fruit Flies by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Yesterday the operating room where I work suffered a four hour delay. Someone had left a bag of fruit in the break room over the weekend. A few fruit flies were seen nearby. ... Read on »
Dangerous Discovery by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Definitely did discover dangerous delectables during a drop into Walmart. Depressed by dint of the demise of Ding Dongs I did delve the shelves of dubious duplicatio ... Read on »
Small Victories- by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Eagle River, Alaska I looked on Yahoo news, but I didn't find it. I did find out that two celebrities were wearing the same dress at the same event and that ... Read on »
In My Father's House by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health We had the opportunity to purchase the house in which my father grew up. It is located two blocks from downtown Provo, Utah. Barbie and I fell in love with the house w ... Read on »
All Things Being Equal by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I am fascinated with words, even more so with phrases. I wonder how they get crafted and adopted. All things are rarely equal. But it helps to attempt equality when deciding ... Read on »
Looking for help by Dr. Kevin Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It's been over a year now since I effectively stopped writing regularly in our blog. The reason I perportively gave at that time was because I was going to work on ... Read on »