What the HHT?

A blog for the HHT community

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But You Look So Good!

However, looks can be deceiving… I, unfortunately, missed a blog entry last month and the opportunity to share with my HHT family. This was due to my inability to function at a normal level. The intravenous treatments I was receiving were abruptly changed in January of this year and I have been on a large…

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5 Tips for Taking it Day by Day

As an individual faced with HHT, I’ve discovered it involves a great deal of balancing, rearranging, adjusting and attempting to maintain the daily challenges of a healthy lifestyle that’s beneficial for me. This is definitely true for anyone faced with any type of sickness and disease, and the many discomforts and interruptions that brings. But…

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For My Aunt Edie

I am a wife, I am a mother, I am a daughter, I am a sister, I am a niece, I am a person affected by HHT and am passionate about the cause!  I am focusing on HHT awareness today. No one is ever quite prepared for the loss of a loved one, especially if…

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We Are Never Alone

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…

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Losing My Dog, Teddy

my dog teddy

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…

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