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  • caught off guard................

    I was dianosed in July of 2002, after many tests, surgery was next. At the age of 29, anger and despaire overcame. In Oct. 2002 a pacer, defib was put in. Several months to heal and trying desperatly to save face and hide physical and emotional pain I gave in. It was time to stop working and stay at home. The muscle was to thick and my heart just couldnt handle a good days work. All this time my 5 yr old daughter was an angel and delt very well. Its almost a yr since diagnosis feeling pretty good emotionally with medications help, reality hit home hard. My daughter and I were at the home depot getting plants to plant in our garden. I was in difficult spot, lots of traffic, didnt want her in the heat (florida) so I started the car and when I went to get her out of the cart,I realized I havent picked or lifted her in a yr. She grabbed my necked and lifted her legs over the cart. For the first time shefelt the implant. Tears came down her face and she said sorry. I asked her why and she said beause she knows it hurt when they put it in and she was sorry I had to go through that. Simplicity from a child is a beautiful thing but it also hurt because the constent fear that she may develope it after dealing with mine is a terrible fear. All in all I just wanted to share with everyone and show that a childs love can always always help

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    Re: caught off guard................

    Thank you for sharing this story with us. What a gift children are! I'm so glad your coming to terms with your life changes. Getting back to your Dr. what an awesome opportunity to bond with her and to help her deal with your big challenges. Some of her trauma has been lifted by just this one tiny incidence that really isn't that tiny if you catch my drift. I have been know to be a drifter.

    Anyway God speed on the rest of your and your families journey and thanks again for sharing.

    Sincerley(sp? it's 1:00am)



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      Re: caught off guard................

      Too many times, we underestimate the sensitivity and perceptiveness of a child. They can teach us so much! Aren't they wonderful? Linda