Okay, lets be simple. I don't remember my recovery. I
was three-years-old. The only image I have is of standing in the mirror,
looking at my chest marked with staples or stitches, my mother behind me.
Other than that, nada.
Recovery, though, consists of a lot of staying still,
protecting your weakened torso. Please look Pectus Excavatum up on the
internet if you would like more information on this.
As for *Marfan syndrome - it is characteristic in elongated bones, bodies,
and is sometimes accompanied by Pectus Excavatum. Many people with
Marfan die young because their hearts cannot handle their bodies. I
think that I may be one of the few with Pectus Excavatum that do not have
Marfan syndrome. Though I am tall, my limbs are pretty proportionate to
my body. For reference, Lincoln had Marfan syndrome.
I am content with my body. I know I am scarred, but I am alive and
ready to make a difference in the world.