Hello all , i recently have had more scans and more appointments regarding my open heart surgery and what exactly is wrong and needs to be fixed.
I made an appointment with my doctor on the cardiatric ward to have a chat- she told me that as well as being born with mitral valve regurgitation i also have a cleft (slit like hole) in my posterior leaflet - this is very rare and only 4 other people have been recorded to have it.
using that info i worked out that the world population is approx 7 billion
4 people recorded + me = 5
7 billion divided by 5 is one billion four hundred million
thus i am one in one billion four hundred million
big news for a 17 year old eh!
i am otherwise really healthy and will live a normal life up to and after surgery - it is simply to prevent problems from occuring in later life.
thanks for reading my little update