30 Days of PH : Military Wife And Mom

30 Days of PH : Military Wife And Mom
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Day 14 of 30 Days of PH ⠀ Topic: Military wife and mom ⠀ ⠀ This is Dawn's story ⠀ ⠀ Life as a military wife is kind of chaotic. However, add in kids, then, on top of that, let’s throw in Pulmonary Hypertension. Chaotic sometimes doesn’t begin to explain it! However, I wouldn’t change a thing if I could. ⠀ ⠀ In the past 7 years, we’ve been through 3 deployments of 7+ months each, getting ready to do the 4th, and we lost count on underways (he’s gone but it isn’t an actual deployment for that). ⠀ ⠀ We’ve been through 15+ hospital stays for me. One graduating high school, one starting pre, who’s got the kids, who are picking hubby up at the base, is the ship coming in or going out, medical appointments, prescription changes… the list goes on and on. However, we always face each and every “event” with a “WE GOT THIS” attitude. ⠀ ⠀ Most people say, “your family helps though, right?”. The closest family members we have are 700 miles away. If we feel it’s definitely a “we need help” case, my mother-in-law always drops everything and comes out to help. There are many times, I know we couldn’t do this without her. However, when we don’t feel it’s to that point, our “Navy family” always jumps into action and pulls us through whenever we need a hand. ⠀ ⠀ I have been fighting Pulmonary Hypertension for over 21 years now. I’ve had many ups and downs. However, each and every time I look at my family, it gives me that ”want to”, that keeps me going. I couldn’t imagine giving up and leaving my family. I pray that God keeps me going and allows me to see my children grow up and have the same crazy, chaotic lives we have had. I know that without him, I would not still be here to see all of their achievements so far in life. ⠀ ⠀ As crazy and chaotic as the PH warrior/ wife/mom/military wife life is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I cherish each and every day!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #30daysofPH #Militarywife

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Jen Cueva is a “ well -seasoned” patient who has been living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) since 2005. Although her favorite place is Southern California, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast. She lives with her supportive and comical husband and their Mini Schnauzer named Sasha. Prior to acquiring pulmonary hypertension (PH), she worked in nursing, which she wholeheartedly loved. She enjoys cooking for her family, listening to live music, and sitting by the water. You can also find her visiting local coffee shops with her daughter(as she writes or chills) or at a medley of restaurants. She’s a total foodie! In her weekly column, ”Worth the PHIght ”, she delves into the rollercoaster of emotions that she faces living with PH. She hopes to share her challenges and tips while touching on current topics with other PH patients and their caregivers. Her goal is that by sharing her PH journey, she will inspire and instill hope in others. Together, eventually, we will find a cure for pulmonary hypertension- Never give up hope.
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Jen Cueva is a “ well -seasoned” patient who has been living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) since 2005. Although her favorite place is Southern California, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast. She lives with her supportive and comical husband and their Mini Schnauzer named Sasha. Prior to acquiring pulmonary hypertension (PH), she worked in nursing, which she wholeheartedly loved. She enjoys cooking for her family, listening to live music, and sitting by the water. You can also find her visiting local coffee shops with her daughter(as she writes or chills) or at a medley of restaurants. She’s a total foodie! In her weekly column, ”Worth the PHIght ”, she delves into the rollercoaster of emotions that she faces living with PH. She hopes to share her challenges and tips while touching on current topics with other PH patients and their caregivers. Her goal is that by sharing her PH journey, she will inspire and instill hope in others. Together, eventually, we will find a cure for pulmonary hypertension- Never give up hope.
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