We all have a story, we all have been through tough times and those experiences make us who we are today. . Let's start from the beginning.....
When I was a year old I had to have Open heart surgery, I was born with a hole in my heart and had to have an asd repair and a valve replacement. My parents were young (15 and 22) and didn't have money, I was also their first born, my dad joined the military JUST to save my life. They were told I wouldn't live past the age of 13. 😣
As I grew up i would constantly stare at the big scar down my chest, in stores I would lift my shirt by every mirror I seen, I was sooo use to everytime I seen a Dr they were looking at my chest, lol (I was young at that time) I was trying to find what they were looking at or even for Hahahahaa!!!
As I got older they told me I couldn't have my ears pierced, couldn't have tattoos and most importantly I couldn't have kids. I made it a point in my life to do all of those things, several times a piece at that... haha .
I use to be ashamed of my scars, I always felt like people were always staring at them and judging me. 😣😣 (I also have 3 holes where the tubes were but that isn't always visible) Kind of like indentions now that I'm in great shape. .
No matter what you go through in life you can do ANYTHING you want to do. Most people who have had heart surgery probably wouldn't attempt the daily physical activity that I do, me well I look at it differently. Why not, it makes my heart stronger it makes me healthier, it helps give me reassurance of a longer meaningful fulfilling life. I have actually had heart surgery twice now, but I'll save the other story for another day 😊😊
I could use the excuse that since I had heart surgery I can't workout or I need to limit what I do, but I don't, my passion is bigger than my excuses. Heart surgery is a part of my life and is part of my story but it isn't a clutch or an excuse not to live my life to the fullest!!! Your stories and situations are parts of your life but they don't define you, they don't control you. The only thing you can control is yourself. .