Battling Cardiac Amyloidosis with Strength and Love!
February 15, 2022
Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce you to a real-life superhero – @rxtakeheart's incredible dad! This warrior is bravely facing a rare heart condition called Cardiac Amyloidosis.
So, what's the scoop on amyloidosis? It's like an unexpected party crasher – an abnormal protein called amyloid decides to show up in your organs and throw things out of whack. But here's the thing: amyloid is not your typical party guest – it's formed from various protein types and can crash in your heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system, and digestive tract.
In 2020, @rxtakeheart's dad got hit with the diagnosis, and he's been on a whirlwind of cardiac procedures to keep those pesky protein deposits away from his heart. While he's not quite a candidate for a transplant yet, hope is shining brightly on the horizon.
The best part? This champ isn't backing down! With strength, optimism, and the power of love, he's standing tall against amyloidosis, cherishing every moment with his beloved family and friends.
To @rxtakeheart's dad and family – you're not alone on this journey. We're sending heaps of love, positivity, and virtual hugs your way.
Keep shining, keep fighting, and know that your story is spreading hope far and wide. Here's to brighter days ahead and the transplant you're waiting for!
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