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My Struggle with FOMO is a Real Thing

by Mary Beth Meyer on Friday, Aug 18, 2017

FOMO—fear of missing out. I think it’s a real feeling and an even bigger one for people with a congenital heart defect.

As I’m not too far away from closing out my 20s, I haven’t gotten the chance to have my own apartment, be settled in my career, or even really have a social life (yes, that means dating). The last five years, I have gone through two open heart surgeries, four months of recovery, endless doctors’ appointments (not even just for cardiac related), multiple physical therapy sessions, a few jobs here and there, graduate classes, and many many many times where I have had to say no to events due to my health.

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