Tala’s first day of school. She looked lovely. I braided her hair in two French braids. She wore the ISA uniform for the first time and looked like a little doll.

I called Dr. Esposito, The Kaiser cardiologist assigned to my case. I requested to pull back my appointment that is scheduled for Sep 12; there were no availabilities. I told him I hadn’t felt well, and I had a second opinion from family member who is a cardiologist who advised me to take Prednisone.  His reply was ” absolutely not, Prednisone is bad for your health”.  I asked to have a thallium scan to see the heart condition, his reply was “we do these tests for patients with coronary heart disease”.