"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about PH. It was so freeing." -Member of myPHteam
Living with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.
Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about PH.
"The more I learn about PH, the more I realize that it's not my fault." -Member of myPHteam
A PH diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on myPHteam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to live with PH.
"My old life brain forgets that it can no longer accomplish what I was able to; new learnings with a steep curve appear to be my norm. Now if I can just remember the learning... before I try running up the stairs."
"I'm learning to never talk while I'm walking. If I do talk and walk then I lose my breath so bad I sound like I've smoked 4 packs of cigarettes a day for 40 years. I've never smoked. I'm also learning to ask for help. I can't lift anything heavy."
What negative assumptions have you let go of about PH? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on myPHteam.com.