About the Book
Glass Heart: Mortality Knocking Part I: Heart Failure, is the publication of Mike Ashland's blog about his battle with Heart Failure. His blog has been re-published by many health and medical sites and is a very candid record of living with heart failure.
Ashland writes with transparency and humor as his heart function drops and his life hangs in the balance. Glass Heart educates with the latest medical information and illuminates one man's positive approach to a debilitating, life-threatening journey.
The book takes us through his experimental heart-remodeling and the relatively good years that open heart surgery purchased for him--ending with the start of his slide back to failure.
His next book, is Part II: Heart Transplant.
Living in Portland and loving life with wife Judy and all our friends. Waiting for a heart transplant and trying to do more than just stay alive! Steel executive, youth minister, writer, radio talk show host, interior decorator, newspaper publisher, boutique owner, graphic designer, artist, speaker, teacher, professor, coach, marathoner, dad... "When there's nothing left to burn, throw yourself on the fire."