I am 64 this year and found out last year I had Pulmonary hypertension. I have always been an active person and I think that is the reason for me to live longer than the Doctor thinks I will. My parents told me I had Polio and Cerebral Palsy before I was 8 years old. The doctors told my parents that I would never walk right and I proved them wrong. 2 years in leg braces and a lot of work and I got rid of the braces.
My Wife bless her heart, says I am Frankenstein put together backwards. They say your heart is suppose to be on the left side and if not there is word for it but it evades me for now. I was informed that it was suppose to be a all or nothing kind of thing. I guess that is were the frankenstein come into play. Because of the Cerebral Palsy half of my body grew at a different rate which gave me Scoliosis, (curvature of the spine). As I grew my ribs was pushing my heart to the other side of my body and if I did not had the Harrington rod surgery my ribs would have punctured my heart. The surgery went better than the doctor thought it would. I could do everything except bend backwards. Also it did pinch a nerve so when I am writing at times my hand will jerk the full length of the paper.
Now days I just take one day at a time because I never know if I will be alive the next day. From the research I have done I will die in my sleep or have a stroke and die. I am hoping for the first one. You see I have 2 grand kids I want to see before I die and they are on the other side of States. Also I am working on a 68 Mustang that I am giving away to a Vet. There is no cure for Pulmonary hypertension and I can think of NO other person more deserving than someone that served in the Air Force. I am giving my gold mining supplies to a kid in Canada I met last year, Carson is his name. Anyway I am finding people that can put my stuff to good work or deserve it.