“My scars give me hope.”

By Gerry Langan

“In September 2018, I was diagnosed with severe idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). I was also diagnosed with severe congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis as a result. We were almost in transplant level type conditions. My doctors immediately put me on IV Remodulin and prayed for the best. They told me that this was going to be my new normal and that it would likely be a lifelong treatment plan.

“Fast forward a year, after multiple hospitalizations for line infections and blood infections, my status changed from severe to mild. My heart failure has reduced to almost normal, and I was taken off my pump this summer in July 2019 and put on oral medication.

“My scars, from my central line locations, give me hope because I went from a critical state, to now a mild one. The scars remind me every day that a cure is possible. God has been unwaveringly faithful and placed amazing doctors in my life. My nurses and doctors have told me that I am a walking medical miracle.”