HealthIamA I have 5 congenital heart conditions that my cardiologist says is 1 in every 1000000000 (billion) births AMA!
Feb 11th 2018 by Metaduckzilla3 • 9 Questions • 484 Points
EDIT: Head up it's currently 2:00am in the UK and will go to bed now so any more questions I will answer just in the morning
My short bio: I was born in January 1999 and have undergone 2 operations in order to correct them. My last post was deleted cause I didn't have proof so you get some lovely scar photos.
My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/WjwDb https://imgur.com/a/KRkBx https://imgur.com/a/mmDCJ Its kinda hard to see but the scar on my front spans from the base of my rib cage to around my collar bone, and the scar on my back goes under my left shoulder blade.
I saw that you were born in ‘99 and thought to myself, “Why is a child posting on reddit?” Then I did the math and now I’ll be depressed for the rest of the day.
Yeah man I still feel like a child myself but I'm actually in my first year of uni feels bad man
If you want my advice. From someone with no medical anything.
Try not having heart holes.. and from my experience, dont let people punch your sternum/
You are a combination of every heart defect I’ve learned about so far in PA school. How nuts! How quickly did you get your first surgery? Transposition alone is pretty much a “get this baby to surgery stat” situation.
As quickly as it could take for me to go from Cambridge to London after birth. My first op happened when I was 1-2 days old.
Hello, thanks for sharing your story! In your life you and your relatives must have received more than your share of bad news, and very worrying pieces of information from healthcare practitioners. As a young doctor myself, my question is: what is the best way to give bad news, from your experience? Which professionals made these moments suck a little less, and how? Thank you for your time, best of luck!
I'm gonna be completely honest with you, I've never actually received bad news from doctors. I was operator by Professor Martin Elliott and he did a good enough job so that my heart hasn't failed me yet, nor shown any immediate sign of failing. All of the bad news giving probably happened when I was first having my operations and when I was first diagnosed, which happened when my mum was still pregnant with me and just after my birth. I'm sorry I can't really answer the question but thank you for showing interest, and I hope you have a good career as a doctor