I was gently and not so gently woken and reminded that if I wanted to continue living, I had to make the effort to breathe,
“You have a 100-degree curve — and 60 is considered critical. Miraculously, your internal organs are still intact, but we need to do surgery before it’s too late…”
Land of the free, home of the brave. As my options in Israel narrowed and died, America, the enjoyable summer setting, became my new home,
How did I know I really had Marfan’s? Could it be I didn’t even own the suitcase of stuff I’d been carrying around with me?
At 18, after a very positive heart scan, my parents decided to send me to seminary in Israel to fill the gaps in my education
So many decisions — regular life ones overlapping with the Marfan management ones. Seminary or college, try another heart medication or leave it in Hashem’s Hands,