That Time My Heart Broke… Literally

  • Aurora De Lucia lying in bed immediately after open-heart surgeryPart 1  (I Think I’m Getting Sick… (You can skip this chapter, ’cause it weirdly revolves around Michael Jackson… or you can read about how he sort of, kind of, in a way saved my life.)
  • Part 2  (I Passed Out In Class)
  • Part 3  (First EKG/Weekend in the Hospital)
  • Part 4  (Tufts Medical Center)
  • Part 5  (They’re Gonna Go Into My Heart)
  • Part 6  (The First Time They Went Into My Heart)
  • Part 7  (I Hate Medicine/First Return To School)
  • Part 8  (My Dad Came To Visit)
  • Part 9  (My Blood Pressure Is Too Low)
  • Part 10  (I’m Not Sure How To Handle All Of This)
  • Part 11  (Why Didn’t I Just Leave?)
  • Part 12  (I’m Beginning To Fall Apart, Thank Goodness I Had Her)
  • Part 13  (Recap/Coming Back From Tangent)
  • Part 14  (Intense Stomach Pain)
  • Part 15  (Don’t You Dare Try To Stop Me/I’m An Idiot)
  • Part 16  (Beginning of My Time at Massachusetts General)
  • Aurora De Lucia selfie in a hospital bed
  • Part 17  (I Didn’t Necessarily Tell My Dad That I Was In The Hospital Again)
  • Part 18  (I Was a Pain in the Butt to Many People)
  • Part 19  (Stop Being Nice to Me, Consarn It!)
  • Part 20  (Waiting for the Epicardial Ablation)
  • Part 21  (Bitter Much? (Regarding Missed Work)
  • Part 22  (Time On My Hands/Going in for the Epicardial Ablation)
  • Part 23  (Blood Clot On My Heart)
  • Part 24  (Many, Many Blood Draws)
  • Part 25  (Fail/Pass School, School, School)
  • Part 26  (Bright Sides on the School Thing)
  • Part 27  (“How Are You  Handling  All This?” Question/What Life Is)
  • Part 28  (Consultation and Small Breakdown)
  • Part 29  (Pre-Op (Op Being Open Heart Surgery)
  • Aurora De Lucia with red hair sitting in the hospitalPart 30  (Open-Heart Surgery)
  • Part 31  (Time in the Hospital After Open-Heart Surgery)
  • Part 32  (Touching on the Scar and Going Home)
  • (note: I did not show my scar in that chapter, but I did in this one.)
  • Part 33  (Back to School After Open-Heart Surgery)
  • Part 34  (Surprisingly Lonely Coming Home)
  • Part 35  (Skipping Town For a Bit)
  • Part 36  (Follow-Ups)
  • Part 37  (Skipping Town For Good aka Moving to California)
  • Part 38  (Money Got Tight/Moved to New York)
  • Part 39  (Flirting with Homelessness)
  • Part 40  (2nd Homeless Shelter)
  • Part 41  (Why Didn’t You Just Move Back In with Your Parents?)
  • Part 42  (New Job and the Upswing)
  • Part 43  (Did It Change You?)
  • Part 44  (Thank Yous)
  • Part 45  (Details, Details, Details)
  • Part 46  (The End! (And This Story Was Somewhat Hard to Write))

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