Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Marilyn's Story

Today is PH Blog Day so here I go. I was diagnosed in 1997 with Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare, incurable disease that cause s high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery between the heart and lungs and can lead to heart failure. I've been on several therapies including IV infusion 24/7 for six years ; now I am on an experimental drug, some pills that I take twice a day. I have come a long way and I feel better now than before I got sick. Twent y years ago, the only treat ment was a heart - lung transplant . Thank God for modern medicine and possibly a cure in the future using stem cells from the patients own bone marrow. Everybody enjoy the holidays. Peace Out.

Your Phriend,
Woodland, California

1 comment:

Annette Markin said...

Thank you for sharing, Marilyn! I'm looking forward to a life-free of IV medicine. Maybe that stem-cell stuff will work in our favor.
your phriend