Perfusion Art: Insight from an LVADer

“Insight from an LVADer” Contributor:  ‎Michael-Joshua Morris‎  Equipment:  Cut N Paste 🙂 Editing:  Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative: Joshua is an on-line friend I met almost 6 years ago.  He has had a HeartMate II in for that entire duration plus I believe at least 1 or more years prior.  His story is amazing- and 5 years ago I […]

Why We Do This: LVAD_one 2009 Days +

“So yes, we engage hope and strive to do our best, but our vision for this patient’s future is sometimes less than vibrant- for the reasons stated above.  Many of us have become LVAD pessimists.” 2009 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes = 2,892,960 minutes of life support… Editor’s Note: I think there is a tendency […]

LVAD Pioneers… :(

Editor’s Note: This is a painting by Michael-Joshua Morris.  He is a friend, a frequent contributor to this blog, as well as his own, and has been incredibly courageous in his efforts to promote awareness of VAD technology.  He has had a  Heartmate II for two years and counting. He just lost a friend…  that’s […]

Perfusion Art: “All Geared Up”

“All Geared Up” _____________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent:  Watercolor filter Narrative:  Self portrait:  “battle ready… All geared up” 🙂 Time & Place:  2011 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 […]

Perfusion Art: “LVAD 1”

“LVAD 1” _________________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent Narrative:  Not worried… Just pensive or perhaps perplexed that A friend didnt get the recognition she deserved from her online peers… This […]

Perfusion Art: “The Perfusionist”

“The Perfusionist” Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  iPad, and an App called ArtStudio Editing:  Cropping Narrative:  This is an original work done by me… using the iPad, and an App called ArtStudio. Cheers… J Time & Place:  2012 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 year HeartMate II Recipient […]

Perfusion Art: “The Noble Life”

“The Noble Life” Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Photographer:  Jerry Hecht Equipment:  35 mm Editing:  Black and White conversion:  Color for emphasis; Cropping & Lens filter Narrative:  ({{PD-USGov-NIH}} Heart-lung machine in a cardiac surgery. 6010×4586 (2,271,792 bytes) {{PD-USGov-HHS-NIH}} http://fmp.cit.nih.gov/hi/ Title: Coronary artery bypass surgery Image ID: 657 C Photographer: Jerry Hecht Restrictions: […]

When the Bullet Hits the Bone …

The title of this may seem odd, it is from a song back in the mid-80’s. It just popped into my head when thinking about writing this.  But today it seems an apt metaphor for this particular story.  It’s when reality hits,  the movie part is over, and life turns to get a bit more […]