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Posts Tagged ‘Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia’

Unexpected: Living with Crohn’s Disease, Depression…and HHT Too

Man, I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just jump right in: HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) is a rare illness and I’m one of the people who has it.  As a survivor, it is my duty to share my story — Life is Complicated I already had a complicated medical history—asthma, Crohn’s disease, depression—so…

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‘You got blood on your face, you big disgrace’

Currently, one of the most prized possessions our kids have is the Queen Greatest Hits CD. When Eleanor was a baby, we played Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen or the Muppets version for her every time she needed an echo or to have a test done at the hospital. The love of Queen passed to Theo and the CD is queued up in the car ready to go. Right now, We Will Rock You is…

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Courage

Sometimes lessons of courage come from the smallest of humans.  Anthony was only 7 years old when we discovered he had an eight-centimeter AVM in his brain! Six months prior to this discovery, Cure HHT had published guidelines on how to treat pediatric patients with HHT. At the time, Anthony was being followed by our…

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It’s Hard being Rare!

My name is Jerica. I’m a mother, daughter, friend, and fighter. So Many Possibilities…So Little Answers My fight started back in February 2019, when my gynecologist ordered an ultrasound for some abdominal pain. I was living in fear of having cysts on my ovaries. The test came back normal and my gynecologist referred me back…

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Everyone Should Use Backpack Health!

Two years ago, I wrote a blog about being the medical case manager for my own family where I shared tips and tricks to keep information organized and how to keep medical records when you transfer to different healthcare providers. This has always been a challenge for us as a military family. We move every…

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