Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Congenital Heart Disease
Today marks the beginning of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Month! I was born 36 years ago with an ASD and VSD, known then as Atrioventricular Canal Defect. I was also diagnosed with PH when the holes were discovered at 9 months old. The entire combination is known as Eisenmenger's syndrome. My holes have never been repaired, and are actually helping the pressures in my lungs, although they are still high. Doctors didn't give my parents much hope back then, but hey, I'm still here!!