By Anastasia Gozaly-Loh
“Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) was not always manageable. There was a low point in my life when I gave up hope and did not feel like doing anything anymore. I relied on my family to do things like driving me around because I was so afraid that I would get out of breath or have anxiety, which happened years ago.
“However, I learned that with the strong support and encouragement from my husband and family, I picked myself back up and took control of my life. Regular exercise (treadmill, elliptical, walking), a healthy clean diet and healthy supplements on top of the necessary medication really help to balance my body and mind. My husband told me to ‘take control of your life because you are the only one who can!’ He’s right! I am doing activities that I thought I couldn’t have done before, and I am constantly improving. I am driving again (back on the freeway, too, after not driving for a few years), doing light jogging (which I never do), traveling, exploring the states and much more. A strong, constant support and taking care of my body and mind give me hope, on top of the medications that I am taking.”