Chronically Uncool – a Column by Ellie Bird

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Ellie is a cat lover who lives and works in Cambridge, UK. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2017 at age 22, having just graduated university with an English literature degree. Now she works in higher education and dedicates her spare time to raising awareness about PH, reading books, singing and going for walks in the countryside (when not too breathless!). She also, in stereotypically English fashion, drinks a lot of tea — preferably with a slice of cake!

I’m Breathing Easier After Receiving My PH Diagnosis

Welcome to Ellie Bird’s “Chronically Uncool,” a new Pulmonary Hypertension News column. When I was at university, I had a boyfriend who was obsessed with fitness. I had always been a very active person — I particularly liked to swim — but I had never been much of a gym bunny.

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