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A ROAD TO NEW LUNGS…

Tina and her husband Joe

When I was diagnosed with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension many years ago, I never thought that this journey would take me to the doorsteps of a double lung transplant. But here I am about to start this new chapter in my life and I want to share it with you. My husband and I are in our early 30s and we have been together for 15 years now. It’s hard to believe that we have been living with a lung disease for the majority of that time. I say “WE” as I believe that this has affected him just as much as

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Tina’s Journey with pulmonary hypertension

Tina Proulx

As a 21 year old woman attending college in Toronto, it was very difficult for me to imagine that an illness could possibly hit me at this stage in my life, but it did. I slowly started to notice that my daily walk to school was actually getting more difficult to do and not easier, which struck me as being odd. So I brought up my concerns with my family doctor. A misdiagnosis of a mild case of asthma along with a variety of puffers led me to believe that all was good, but I wasn’t getting any better. After

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