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I have only recently found out (4 series ago)that I had Tof when I was born in 1956.
The operation was in 1972 age 7 years. It now looks like I was one of the first people to have the surgery as it was only about then they had the echo units sorted to see what was going on
I livde with it till then. Couldn't get up a flight of stairs.
Mum pushed me to school in a buggy. Boy did I have a tuff time trying to get a girl friend at primary school
Now at 51 having a few problems and have to have a pacemaker fitted next week.
Nothing to do with a Tof. Just ...these things happen.
I have had a cracking life. Sailed round the world. Captained large private yachts. Diving holidays, played in local rock bands.
So what I'm trying to say is apart from "Hello".
This is a tough time for many of you, but it doesn't mean your little ones are going to be held back in life, that's entirely up to you as parents.
The ONLY thing my mother was advised was that I shouldn't play contact sports.
I have had my ears pierced, I drank, yes I smoked for a while and lived life to the full. This operation is not the end, it is the begining.
Please keep your heads up and keep faith in the doctors and specialists. They know how to do this. I was test case and am still here with my own child and I wouldn't change a thing.
I'm a Tof kid and PROUD of it
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