This blog was created and originally authored by my older and only sister, Susan Yoo. She wrote the original “About” page found below. Susan suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on October 16, 2013, 5 years and 1 month after receiving her first heart/double lung transplant. I wrote some posts in the months following, to try to honor her online voice, and then decided my guest authorship had come to an end.
I started this blog after I came home from having a double lung and heart transplant at UCSF Medical Center to keep friends and family updated.
I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare heart/lung disease, in late August of 2008 and transplanted on September 16, 2008. You can read about my journey from the beginning. In June of 2009 I had a re-transplant of my left lung and a couple of surgeries due to complications. I am now at home recovering and living life as a transplant recipient.
I am a knitter. When I was wee my grandmother taught me how to knit. I made the usual kid stuff – pot holders, coasters etc. I didn’t work with yarn again until I was an adult. In 2005 I picked it back up, and I’ve been knitting away ever since. I love working with yarn, the colors and textures. I particularly love how string becomes a piece of clothing within a matter of hours.
“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.”…Calvin & Hobbes . 3/27/94 . There’s Treasure Everywhere
My email is yoohoosf at gmail …. appropriately formatted, of course.
I deleted the original contact form because of all the crazy spam I was receiving.