Alright guys. I know I posted a topic a few months back. About my upcoming heart surgery and my worries. I promised I would keep everyone updated and I must say I slacked off and didn't. I supposed it didn't really matter. But I guess I should at least let everyone know how it went. First off thanks for everyones prayers and thoughts. It's been a stressful time. For those who didn't see the last thread here is just a little fill in. I got 2 heart surgeries as a child. Then 2 lung surgeries and a minor heart surgery the past year or so. I have a rare uncurable lung diease as well. I am 16. Well when they were searching for a cure for my lung diease they found my old heart repair had caved in and needed quickly fixing. So on Aug. 18th I got open heart surgery. Everything went pretty well. But my heart was acting a little strange afterwards. They figured it would fix it's self after a few days. But it didn't. My heart rate stayed in the 50's. Normal for my age is 90. Everytime I fell alseep my heart would stop beating for about 6 seconds every few minutes. And stay down in the 30's. Night after night doctors sat in there and watched me, and it woke me up everytime it messed up because an Alarm would go off and scare the livin daylights out of me, and restart my heart. It made me very sick to my stomach. So they tried different medicines and some kind of IV drip. Two drops would speed me up to like 130. Which pounded so hard it shook my bed. So they had it turned down to like .002 ml. It kept my heart up, but it was very touchy and would shoot up really high. It also caused me to be jittery, and not sleep. Plus it was an IV so I wasn't able to go home. I had 8 IV's. A neck line. And I got stuck a total of about 16 times. My poor arms were so bruised, the lines kept blowing and swelling. After 10 stressful days in the ICU. With no sleep, and constant different things they tried they finally put in a pace maker. Now my heart stays at a constant 60. Which is still low but is enough where I can move and stuff. All my muscles are gone because I wasn't allowed to lift anything for a month. I'm feeling pretty good. Although I get tired easily, and i have to be careful about moving suddenly and such. I passed out in the shower once and had to be taken back to the hospital for a while. My chest still hurts especially when I sleep, cough, bounce, or pick up things. I'm not suppose to go horse riding. But I did the other day and I collapsed the top part of my lung. Oops. It hurts. But it's starting to feel better. But overall, I'm alive. And I thank God I'm starting to get better. I will never be like I was before. But at least I am very greatful for being able to do the things I do. And no one can tell I am different than anyone else in public. It has been a hard rocky journey. But right now, I'm on the mend. And hopefully this will be the last time I will have any major problems. And perhaps even it has cured my lung diease by chance. Again thanks all for your support. God Bless.