"Five years to live. That's a very scary number when you have two young children."
Five years to live. That's the number the doctors recently gave me. That's a very scary number when you have two young children. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) has become an unwelcome intruder into our lives. Right now my pulmonologist is trying to find a reason for it. I am lucky; I live in a town that has a specialist who handles only patients with PH, so all the tools we need are right here at my local hospital. The right and left sides of my heart are both enlarged. My lungs feel like they are on fire when I walk up stairs or long distances. My 3-year-old just wants mommy to play; mommy prays she can too. I am tired and scared. I am determined to see both of my children graduate from high school, and I will! I really will!