How My Heart Surgery That Changed My Life

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For the childhood memory I chose when I had heart surgery when I was in 6th grade. I couldn’t think of many others that changed me as much as this one did. I was born with a condition called SVT (Supraventricular Tachycardia). I lived with it all my live. Whenever I got hit in the chest really hard my heart would race, and pound abnormally. The highest it got was 250-270 BPM (Beats Per Minute). I was in the fire station when they saw how fast it was beating. I was 12 when I was forced by my parents to get surgery instead of medication. I broke down emotionally because it was my first major surgery and I couldn't stand it. It was the worst experience in my life, and it will only get worse. The surgery. The day of the surgery I had many panic, and anxiety attacks on the way there. I will never forget the feeling I had in the waiting room. When I was getting ready for the surgery I got so sick. I was so nervous. They had to give me something to calm me down. The used to calm me down started wearing off as I was being taken to the operating luck. The surgery was supposed to take 20-30 mins. For me, the surgery took 5-6 hours.…show more content…
The day after the surgery was just as bad as the day of the surgery. I was wheel chaired out of the hospital, and I felt tired, groggy, exhausted, and overall just terrible. On the car ride home my heart was hurting a lot and I was having a lot of irregular issues with my heart. I was having more panic and anxiety attacks. The incision wounds partly reopened so that was really scary. This experience changed me quite a bit and not in a good way. It was one of the worst experiences in my life. It has made me constantly worry about my heart and health. I have really bad anxiety when it comes to my heart. Or anything for that matter. I am always worrying about my heart. This experience changed the way I felt about surgery and what people go through. I dislike surgery so
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