When your heart really beats like a hammer




i had open heart surgery when i was seven. i have no memory of my heartbeat being unusually strong, but then again, what did i have to compare it to at that age? sometimes now i wonder (40 years on) if it’s really (read: dangerously) strong, so i wonder if maybe that’s what it’s all about. what a fascinating post. thank you for turning me on to this!


Todd & the boys playing Hammer in My Heart.

Gotta love it.


My first thought was this:


I had mine in 1975, just before my second birthday. So obviously I don’t have any memory of an unusual heartbeat either! Mine was Tetralogy of Fallot, what was yours?


i have no idea, but now i’m wanting to go dig through my medical records to find out…

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