So much has been going on that I have not had time to post like I would want to. I have some big news to share.
Background: I have pulmonary hypertension. Put simply, Pulmonary Hypertension, or PH, is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to heart failure. You can learn more at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association web site.
A lot of good things are happening when it comes to research and what doctors can do for patients. I’m very optimistic (see my silly picture?) and live my life like it’s not an issue. In my opinion, one could get hit by a bus tomorrow.
Of course, as with anything in life, changes happen and decisions need to be made. For me, the past month has been very emotional as I sort out what I want to do next. The time has come for me to put my life and family first, which means that I am retiring. So many crazy emotions continue to take me on a roller coaster ride, but I know it’s the right decision. I’m always available to talk about communications, marketing communications, social media and everything under the sun. I plan to volunteer and stick with IABC/Houston work.
It’s scary and it’s definitely outside my comfort zone, but I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life. Savvy?