Most 30-something’s like to tell people they’re turning 29 again!
This 37½ year old would like to tell you that today part of me is turning 29 – for the first time!
Today marks 29 years since my last open heart surgery to replace the mitral valve that was placed when I was 3 as a result of my congenital atrial septal defect. That’s right, I was born with a broken heart.
So, today, once again and with all due respect, I send the universal thank you shout-out to my family, my doctors and all of my friends who make sure I keep on tickin’ every day!
This year is especially meaningful since I am now employed full-time at my home away from home during all of those surgeries, Children’s National Medical Center! I am loving my job in the Department of Cardiology! I couldn’t ask for much more than being right here, helping doctors save kids and care for their broken hearts every single day! Whether we’re reading an EKG, refilling a prescription or scheduling an echo, we’re making a difference and I’m lucky enough to be a part of it all!
Thank you all from the bottom of my ticker! Here’s to turning 29!
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