“Why can’t she just get over it?” It would not surprise me if there were people asking themselves this question about me.
Since receiving a heart and double-lung transplant six years ago, my son Cullen no longer has pulmonary hypertension (PH). Despite this dramatic change, I continue to advocate for PH, and I have even made a career out of it. As a forum moderator and columnist for Pulmonary Hypertension News, it is my job to discuss and write about PH every week.
There have been days when I have questioned why I didn’t leave PH behind with Cullen’s diseased heart and lungs. Then I learned that March 9 is “National Get Over It Day.” According to the holiday website National Today, National Get Over It Day is when people are encouraged to self-reflect and move on from whatever is weighing on them.