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Colleen

Niagara Falls, New York
I am a young woman living with pulmonary hypertension and Eisenmenger's disease. I was diagnosed with both at the ripe old age of 9 months old, and I'm currently 36. I am pretty sure the doctors back then would never imagine I'd have made it this far, but I'm still kicking! I started my blog years... Full Bio
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Yes, I DO Exist! by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It's been almost a year since I last blogged. I just didn't know what to write sometimes, and then when I thought of something, I would forget, or just felt too lazy to post ... Read on »
Skiing! by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Yesterday, K. took the day off to go skiing near Ellicottville, NY. The area down there is HUGE during the winter season for skiing, especially on weekends. But go on a Wedn ... Read on »
March On by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It is March already. I find it hard to believe. I have to admit, I've never really been a huge fan of March. Although Spring officially begins during this month, it almost n ... Read on »
Nine Decades by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health When I was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension, I was nine months old. My parents were told by my doctors at the time that I may not make it t ... Read on »
10 Random Things You Didn't Know About Me by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health 1. I am totally addicted to avocados! 2. I took organ lessons when I was a kid. My mom thought organ would be easier for me to play, rather than a piano. Plus, we ... Read on »
Snowy Night by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health A phriend wanted to know if the snow was coming down horizontally tonight, and so I decided to do a little filming! I opened my front door (which was almost frozen shut), ... Read on »
It's February, And There's Snow! by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Already eight days into February, and I have yet to write this month. I don't know why I tend to slack off often with my blog? I need to figure out something where I can wri ... Read on »
Failed Escape by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I have been stuck in the house since last Thursday. Over the weekend it was brutally windy, and I have a hard time going out in that sometimes, so I just stayed put. And the ... Read on »
Overused by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I dove into the world of owning my own computer when I bought my first Gateway back in January 1997. I was still living at home at that time, and busy finishing my last seme ... Read on »
Superstar! by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Last year, before the PHA International Conference, I found out that the PHA was looking for people to help them with videos they wanted to make about people living with PH ... Read on »
Bookworm by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health When I was younger, I was an avid reader. I could go to the library and check out the max number of books (maybe like 5-7? can't even remember!), and spend the next week or ... Read on »
Counting My Blessings by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health A phriend of mine posted something on her Facebook wall several weeks ago, an idea that I totally loved. Basically, it said to get some sort of jar or container, and write d ... Read on »
Another Year by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Well, 4 days into 2013, and nothing too exciting has happened. lol I had a really nice New Year's Eve/day with K. We stayed indoors to bring in the brand new year at his pla ... Read on »
Have You Ever? by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Have you ever flown in an airplane? Have you ever gone to Florida? ... Read on »
Holiday Crazies by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The holiday season is crazy enough with gifts to buy, goodies to bake, cards to write out, gifts to wrap, decorating, etc, etc. I usually enjoy the busyness to a point, as l ... Read on »
Creativity by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Christmas is coming, and I have been buying gifts for a couple of months. I usually start my shopping in the summer, but for the past two summers, nothing has appealed to ... Read on »
My Little Man by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It's rather hard to believe that 12 years ago today, I was given a small puffball of a kitten as a Christmas present. A dozen years later, and he isn't tiny! Mittens is my ... Read on »
Annnnnnd, It's Over! by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Today is the last day for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month. I'd like to think I helped spread some awareness through my blog, my Facebook statuses (which were the same ... Read on »
Just A Quick Fact by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I get asked often when I'm seen by someone wearing the oxygen if I used to smoke. No. Never. Dated a smoker a long time ago, and it almost felt like I was smoking, but no. I ... Read on »
Is And Is Not by Colleen Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I wrote this a few weeks ago to include on my PH display board since I had some space and needed something to fill it!! Since I'm winding down on PH Awareness month, I tho ... Read on »