Doron - the dancing heart patient. My first blog. And like any other blogger I was searching for a 'catchy' title. First I came up with: 'From dancer to heart patient'. But the thing is: I didn't change to a heart patient. We just found out that I am, since I was born.
~ I danced through my life. Facing this news, but keep on dancing. Will you dance with me? ~ The last months I went through a lot of research and it turns out I have more then one congenital heart defect: 'Aberrant pulmonary veins' + 'Sinus venosus defect'.
These congenital defects cause other (heart) defects again: my heart is processing 2,3 times as much blood as a 'normal' heart, which gives a lot of pressure on the lungs. I am having a dilated right ventricle and they suspect a Tricuspid valve regurgitation (a leak from the right atrium to the right ventricle). As you hear and see, it's chaos!!
Right now it is not life-threatening, but they did tell me not to wait too long. So, to make a long story short: In the next weeks/months I will prepare myself for an open heart surgery. I am quite in shock about this 'news', still processing it. It is going to be tough, and I will be 'under construction' for quite a while.. But I hope to come back: Stronger than ever!!
I started this blog to share my story. Follow me, dancing through this phase of life.