This is part three of four - this one describes what PH is (in a nutshell).
If you're only going to watch one of the four episodes, this should be the one!
This clip is 8 minutes 43 seconds.
There are VERY FEW differences between her story and mine:
1 - she went to doctor after doctor who told her just to lose weight. I didn't go to a doctor to tell me that, I told myself. I didn't go to a doctor at all about the breathing issues until I was finally hospitalized (and intubated less than a week later because I could no longer breathe).
2 - Her high altitude experience was in New Mexico - mine was in Utah. She stayed in the hotel/car the whole trip because she couldn't acclimate to the higher altitude - I did too (but I was so embarrassed that I was that "out-of-shape" that I didn't tell people that I was struggling not to pass out).
3 - She was diagnosed after a 6 hour surgery (to do a thorough check of her heart). I was diagnosed based on an echo-cardiogram and right heart catheterization. They checked my heart (a different way) after I was diagnosed (too sick to check it before).
4 - That's basically it! Her description of what it feels like, and her brain telling her not to do something physical, and being hurt by everyone saying she was just fat and lazy, ..... it could be my story!
Of course, I don't expect you to watch these episodes. But just in case you're bored, or curious.... It's a good explanation of what I've been dealing with for at least the past 6.5 years.