I was the first person in my family to contract CVD.
After I became ill, my parents put me on a course of medication.
By the time I was five, my mother had to give me blood and my father had to inject me with a syringe.
At first, I was too scared to ask for help.
But after that, I started to understand that it’s not just a matter of getting sick.
I started to ask questions.
And over time, I began to see the difference the medication made.
As the years went by, I continued to see a dramatic improvement in my health, but my parents didn’t seem to mind.
My father, who was a retired doctor, believed that if I continued my life as usual, I would have a long and productive life.
I believed him.
I was right.
After my diagnosis, my family was so worried about me, they were afraid to go to the doctor.
They thought that I would go to a nursing home.
But I continued going to my doctor.
The next morning, I asked him to look at my chart.
The doctor told me that I had the virus.
Then, I learned that my mother contracted CVD after contracting it while in labor.
I still had my mother’s blood.
I thought that would never happen.
I knew that I wouldn’t get sick.
And I wasn’t ready for that.
My parents did what I couldn’t.
I felt guilty, so I got a new boyfriend.
My parents were furious, but they never gave up hope.
I finally stopped going to the hospital because I wanted to get better.
Since then, I have been able to take advantage of medications and therapies that have been developed.
I can walk, run, eat healthy and have sex.
I feel better, I don’t feel sick anymore, and I feel my life is better because of the medication and therapies I’ve been taking.
I also feel safer.
So, how do I stop the spread of CVD?
The most important thing to do is to educate yourself about the risks associated with the virus and to protect yourself.
You can read more about this at the links below.1.
CDC guidelines on how to prevent and control CVD and CVD-related complications2.
Learn more about how to avoid complications related to CVD, including complications of pregnancy, COPD and diabetes3.
Learn how to protect your heart and lungs, learn how to use contraception, and learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19:1.
The Facts about COVID:2.
What You Need to Know About COVID, and How to Get Care3.
How to Protect Yourself against COVID and COVID Complications