Identity Crisis: Grieving The Old Me

Hi, My Name Is Emily… And I don’t know how to finish that sentence. It used to be very easy for me. I was really proud of what I had accomplished in life, and had no problem spitting out my resume for an introduction. Even […]

Caregivers Are More Than A Medical Proxy

Caregivers come in all forms, and are more than just a medical proxy. No one should fight chronic illness alone. Caregivers need praise too.

My Pulmonary Hypertension “State of the Union”

One year after diagnosis, here’s how I am managing my pulmonary hypertension. I’m not where I want to be, but I’m better than I expected.

My Rare CTEPH Diagnosis Story

CTEPH is a rare form of pulmonary hypertension that results from blood clots in the lungs. Read along as I share my shocking diagnosis story.

Surviving A Major Hurricane And Its Aftermath

Surviving a major hurricane means more than just making it through the storm. The aftermath is often worst than the landfall. For me, the chaos ensued before the storm, and the calm found its way after.

Overcoming Obstacles With Heart and Lung Disease

Finding the strength for overcoming obstacles when diagnosed with heart and lung disease at a young age. Don’t tell me I can’t do that.

Navigating Life With SubQ RemodulinĀ 

Having a medication pump attached with you at all times makes life a little less spontaneous. Here is how I am navigating life on remodulin.

Best Products To Reduce Stress With Chronic Illness

After a lot of trial and error, I have come across a few things that make my life a little easier. It could be something to reduce my stress and anxiety, make my house not feel like a hospital, or just a simple treat to myself.

Why Pictures Are Worth More Than Likes

Smile for the camera. You never know what life will bring, and those photos may be the closest and only thing you have to hold on to.

My Chronic Illness Does Not Define Me

It Consumes My Time, But It’s Not Who I Am When living with a chronic illness that is often all people see in you. However, we know that it is not a lifestyle that we choose or wish to participate in. All too often the […]