Divya introduces herself and recalls the symptoms she experienced before undergoing open-heart surgery to repair a congenital defect.
Hi, I am Divya. I am a mother of two and 34 years old. Last year, I got to know that I had a congenital heart defect and a valve which needed repair or replacement. It was a scary experience to get to know of this, but I had a really capable doctor who handled my surgery really well, and I have come back a winner, and I am in the brink of health, and I would say that anybody who has this, please get your surgery done now.
In the last couple of years, yes. There was general fatigue. There was slight breathlessness. My friends and family were talking to me on the phone, told me multiple times that they thought I was like breathless when I was in a long conversation with them. I used to get these headaches. There would be a lot of swelling in my legs when I traveled by air, especially long flights, and a general feeling of not being, you know, 100% fit, maybe like 85% or 90% of fitness level, and the energy levels were really dipping. So that’s when I decided to get myself checked.
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