But, with that being said I want people to be aware of this life threatening, life altering disease. When I was diagnosed not many doctors knew what Pulmonary Hypertension was. I would say I had PH and they would automatically assume I had high blood pressure. I went to the ER multiple times and sat there for hours wondering if I was going to make it out alive because they wouldn't believe me on how serious of an issue I was having. Today more doctors are aware of this disease. A lot of people don't understand how serious this condition is because we don't look sick but our heart races with little exertion, we get short of breath easily, and if it's bad enough we have passing out spells.
It took me four years and moving 700+ miles away for someone to properly diagnose me. It shouldn't have taken that long, it shouldn't have taken me almost losing my life for them to figure it out. So, if I can share my story and save one person's life..that would be great!!!
Medicine has come pretty far since I was diagnosed, but there is still no cure. I'm hoping a praying for a cure but until then I am going to be thankful for the medicine that saves my life everyday.