PHancy Free - a Column by Rebecca Lidenberg

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Rebecca is married, and the mother to one furbaby. She’s a warrior in spirit and a professional overthinker who has PH.

Back to the Beginning of My Diagnosis: Part Two

In continuation of my previous column leading to my diagnosis, I had just been told by my physician’s nurse to research pulmonary hypertension. To this day, I still claim that looking up pulmonary hypertension online was one of the worst mistakes I’ve ever made. There was article after article saying how the…

Back to the Beginning of My Diagnosis: Part One

In late March 2015, I caught a nasty case of bronchitis. It was a doozy, and just seemed to linger. In fact, I seemed to be getting only worse even after three rounds of antibiotics, days spent drinking hot water and honey, and sleeping constantly. My lungs felt as if they…

Welcome to PHancy Free, a New PH Column

Hello, everyone! My name is Rebecca Lidenberg. I’m a 30-year-old wife, mother to one fur baby, and the newest addition to Pulmonary Hypertension News. I was diagnosed with Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension in June 2015. Before my diagnosis, I never had heard of it, and have spent the past…

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