If you were to check out my Facebook page, I probably look like a pretty typical 41-year-old woman. I married my high school sweetheart, and in July we will celebrate 20 years of marriage. I have two beautiful children, one boy and one girl, between whose activities I am constantly shuttling back and … Read More
Monthly Archives: February 2017
It’s true what they say. It only takes one second for your entire life to change. Everything is different. Uncertainty is the new normal. The day our six-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia, a rare disease that can lead to heart disease, … Read More
I “I’m 31. How on earth did this happen?” My older brother Bryan sat up; his eyes were dazed after a restless night in the hospital. As Bryan lifted his arm to scratch his head, I could see the bruising on his wrist from the cardiac catheter. “I feel so much better,” he said. He showed me the … Read More
Blog Post from My Journey with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Heart Disease
I have had my OHS a year ago today. I have written this piece for my Heart Valve Surgery site today. This site has been a great resource during my journey with OHS: http://www.heart-valve-surgery.com/journals/user/alinafh
I … Read More
Ninety percent of people with familial hypercholesterolemia are undiagnosed.
By Anna Medaris Miller | Staff Writer
Thirteen-year-old Michael Overstreet was dining at a small roadside restaurant in Nova Scotia during a family vacation when his dad collapsed and died from a heart attack. “It … Read More
What’s Your Normal?
I have Familial Hypercholesterolemia. I inherited the gene from my father, who inherited it from his mother, who carried our French Canadian FH gene. FH is a genetic disorder that causes very high LDL cholesterol from birth, unrelated to diet and exercise. For me, knowing I … Read More