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New Year, New Blog
I've decided to start a new website and blog. I felt like I needed a fresh start, a wanted a space that could be more personal for me. I hope to write about my life. Living with pulmonary hypertension will still be a big theme for me, but I'd like to be abl...

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Give Canadian Pulmonary Hypertension Patients Access to Life-Prolonging Treatments
I started a petition about a week to help Canadian pulmonary hypertension patients gain access to more available treatment options. Unfortunately, many Canadians with pulmonary hypertension are denied
treatment options and access to newly FDA approved medi...

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"There Was Little Support For People With The Same Rare Disease So She Stepped Up"
A photo posted by serena (@worshipandtribute) on Apr 22, 2015 at 6:31am PDT "Life can change in an instant. One day you feel great, your health is
good, you are on your way to living the life you've always dreamed of.
The next, you start feeling less than...

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Subscription Box Review: calmbox Review
What is calmbox? calmbox is a monthly subscription box including several different items to help promote mindfulness, unwinding and finding the calm within everyday life. Items range from music, tea, candles, natural products, motivational items and and ins...

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Subscription Box Review: T-Surprise
What is T-Surprise? 
T- Surprise is a monthly subscription box that promises to help you discover 4-5 different varieties of teas from around the world. The box also includes snacks and tea accessories. How Much is T-Surprise? It costs $25 9 (CDN) a month f...

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PHighter Friday: ​​Starése
#MiraclesHappen ​ ​ Hello fellow PHighters!  What an amazing privilege to share my story with you all today. ​ ​ My name is ​​ Starése Coote and I am a 30 year old wife and mother, living in Somerset West, South Africa. ​ ​ When
I was diagnosed at the age ...

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Life With PH: Saying No, for Now, to Being a Parent with PH
"I went to a doctor’s appointment in March to see a rheumatologist, who placed me on another medication that causes birth defects. Again, I was warned not to get pregnant. I did something I try not to do at doctor appointments. I began to tear up, and I tol...

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PHighter Friday: Elsa
My name is Elsa. I am a South African
citizen, currently residing in Australia. I was born with congenital
heart disease and a VSD was closed at age 10. During the procedure it
was discovered that I had PH and I was left with a ASD that could not
be ...

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Tips for Keeping a Pulmonary Hypertension-Friendly, Low-Sodium Diet
Many people living with Pulmonary Hypertension are on a no- to low-sodium diet .
But trying to keep to such a diet can be very challenging, and create
obstacles for dining with friends, even for preparing your own meals. People
with PH are advised to mai...

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4 Things Not to Say to Someone with Pulmonary Hypertension
"I found that after I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, I
received a bunch of off-brand advice. I realize the majority of what I
heard from others was an attempt to make the situation better.  Unfortunately,
some of the words I received at times...
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