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Genetics 101! Happy New Year, HHT Community!

I thought I would use this time and space to update you on the newest Friday family addition, our son, Theo! Theodore was born last month and came out a healthy, hefty bundle of snuggles and cuteness. Our life has been a giant blur of moving to a new duty station, having a baby, chasing…

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Playing the Medical Case Manager – How to Keep it all Organized

Does anyone else find it overwhelming to keep the appointments, medical offices, and treatments all straight? To remember the entire medical history, to have to explain HHT for the thousandth time, or to spend forever waiting on a hospital line to speak to someone? When you don’t have an actual medical case manager, you often…

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Little Eleanor’s First Center Visit

Wow! What a week it has been! We just got back to Kansas from our trip to the Washington University HHT Center to have our daughter screened for cerebral AVMs. A reminder for my friends and family who are reading along – an AVM is an arteriovenous malformation that can occur in the organs of patients…

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Here We Go Again: Follow-Up for a HHT Patient

I’m starting all over again with the poking and the long needles, and the fasting before blood work is taken, and the MRAs, MRIs and CTs with and without contrast, and so on and so on and so on… Unfortunately, this is the life of a person who deals with HHT. Regardless of how I…

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