My Rainbow of Health Problems
I found out recently that I have pulmonary hypertension, GERD and most likely asthma. I did not need to add these three things to my already extensive list of medical conditions.
The worst one of these is pulmonary hypertension. It is high blood pressure in the lungs. There is no cure for the condition and it is progressive most of the time. If mine is caused by something else, and they can successfully treat that condition, then the pulmonary hypertension might go into remission so to speak. If it is not caused by another condition, it is called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension and that form is much harder to deal with. It gets worse faster and causes more problems. We hope there is something else causing mine that is not too hard to treat.
I have a Pulmonary Function Test scheduled for next month and they are getting me scheduled for a sleep study as well. The doctor thinks I might have sleep apnea and that is what is causing the PH and some other of my problems. We shall see.
My high blood pressure that they can't seem to get completely under control, my thyroid disease, liver disease or my congenital heart defects could be causing it as well. I'm in for multiple tests until we figure it out completely.
Anyway, I saw a ribbon for the pulmonary hypertension yesterday and it got me to thinking about all the ribbons for my various conditions. I looked them up today and found out I have eleven different ones! I thought I'd do up a graphic. :) So, without further ado, here is My Rainbow of Health Conditions.
I'm falling apart, y'all...lol. This isn't even the complete list of what's wrong with me. It is just the stuff with ribbons.
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