The Marfan Blog

Suffering in Silence No More

Jan 27, 2021 by Destiny Lomonte

Topics: Quality of Life, self care, Education, wellness, Mental Health

Top Five Things I Wish I Knew Before My Aortic Surgery

Dec 1, 2020 by Dominga Noe

When I had my open-heart surgery to repair my aorta back in the summer of 2014, I did not have many questions. I wanted the process to be over as soon as possible and I trusted that my surgeon, Dr. Craig Miller, and my cardiologist, Dr. David Liang, would be able to make that happen successfully.

Topics: Marfan Community, Living Successfully, Quality of Life, Healthcare Management, Medical Management, wellness, Surgery

Top 10 Benefits of Remote Jobs for those with a Chronic Condition

Jun 2, 2020 by Dominga Noe

When I came to work for the Foundation in 2016, I was the first full-time employee with Marfan Syndrome. Originally, I worked mostly in the office, then part-time at home, and now I am fully remote as I moved to Kansas City, MO back in April. My transition coincided with the work-from-home movement that was made necessary by COVID-19. Like the Foundation, in a time of social distancing, more and more businesses are learning the value of remote jobs for their employees. While many people thrive working in the office, I have experienced first-hand how working from home has so many benefits, especially if you have a chronic condition. I believe that for those of us with chronic conditions, remote work is so much more than just a job perk. It’s a professional lifeline. How so?  Here are my ten benefits to working remote with a chronic condition:

Topics: Quality of Life, Tips, self care, Work from Home, wellness