What the HHT?
A blog for the HHT community
June was HHT awareness month. The zeal to help those who may not know they have the disease was amazing. I read every letter and blog; “liked” the sentiments and banners on social media; and cheered for those running and walking for the cause. But there are other facets of what awareness brings that aren’t…Read More
Just after I learned I might have HHT, my family and I moved from the Boston area to Atlanta. Emory University Hospital was where I had my first PAVM embolization in 1993. The projected two hour operation extended to just over four hours, but was pronounced successful, so we were pleased. The PAVM was coiled…Read More
Allow me to introduce myself as I begin to write about my personal journey with HHT and how I arrived at where I am today: My name is Tania Competiello, I am 39 years old of Portuguese descent. I was born and raised in Portugal until the age of 11, when my family immigrated to…Read More
I don’t know if you’re like me, but time is something I seem to need more of these days. Even if I schedule “nothing” on my calendar, something always creeps in and fills my day. As a busy wife and mom to three girls, ages 14, 12 and 9, I am always on the go! I…Read More
I never made it to my youngest daughter’s first birthday party in 1993. Due to intense pain in my back, I had to go to the local emergency room. I had been quite healthy until then. Because I was over 40, a routine chest X-ray was ordered with other diagnostics. They thought I might have…Read More