Last year was my 3rd cardiac surgery to remove a cardiac myxoma. It adds to a long list of surgeries I have had to have since the age of 8. Diagnoses keep piling up the older I get - mind you I'm only turning 35 this year. Maneuvering the psycho-social aspects in society with a rare disease is draining, challenging and on very rare occasions also rewarding. Managing the anxiety a real challenge!