Posts by Jodie Neukirch Elliott

We have had dozens of bloggers since this blog began who have been so open with their stories. If you are interested in blogging, too, we'd love to hear from you. Please email info@achaheart.org.

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Transplant During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Part Two

by Jodie Neukirch Elliott on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

I got home from my transplant in April and was so relieved. Yet COVID was still leading to changes that were unexpected. One of the things I came home with was a rollator, which is like a walker but with wheels. I needed to walk a half to a whole mile (cumulatively) a day, and we were lucky that April in North Carolina is beautiful.

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Transplant During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Part One

by Jodie Neukirch Elliott on Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

I’m a first-time blogger for ACHA. I was born with Shone’s syndrome, went into heart failure at 23 after getting an artificial mitral valve, and was listed for transplant on my 37th birthday—February 28, 2020. While I had known for over a decade that I would need a heart transplant someday, I underestimated the effect that outside factors would have on my recovery.

The biggest outside factor? COVID-19.

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