Hi everyone! My name is Katie & I live in Maryland. I was born in 1987 with Transposition of the Great Vessels. When I was a few hours old I had a balloon septostomy & then when I was a week old I had the arterial switch operation. Somehow that surgery made my sternum collapse, so the summer before I turned 7 I had surgery to correct that.
I know my weight is a factor on my heart & that my heart would be much happier if I finally got down to a healthy weight.
Like other people, I am limited when it comes to activity. I can't do any running & a lot of weight lifting makes me ill. Basically, I stick to some low impact aerobics and do strength training with my own body weight as resistance.
Good luck everyone!