hi, new teen

I'm marisa, i'm 14, i have a congenital (born with) heart problem, I have gone through 8 surgeries and 5 pacemakers, my last surgery was october 2006. For anyone who has just recently got a heart problem and is trying to cope with their peers like i have over the gazillion school years dont stress and be self councious of others staring at you.


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wOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU

by japresler - 2007-08-25 02:08:05

I'd really like to hear about your life with the pacer. My little granddaughter got one at 3 days old and is doing pretty well now. How old were you. How are you coping. In addition to being special because you have a pacer - what else are you into, just regular teen stuff?

It's funny, last summer I met another little girl just my granddaughter's age who also had a pacemaker - you absolutely would have never known to look at her. I'm really greatful for this site.

Gramma Joyce

WOW!

by tcrabtree85 - 2007-08-25 12:08:43

Hi,
Welcome to the club. Sounds like you have a story behind you. Would love to hear more. I know it can be hard at points but it sound like you are a strong young person. If you ever need somebody to talk to feel free to send me a message. I am 21. I think you will find this site very helpful.
Tammy

You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker receives radio frequencies.

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I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.