The only medical imperfection I have ever had was a minor heart murmur
, which my doctor said was most likely harmless. My grandfather had a heart murmur
and lived to be 84. My shortness of breath seems to be persistent throughout the day, and although it is not necessarily painful, it is causing me discomfort. On a scale of one to ten, I would say my stress level equals about a five. However, I am becoming more stressed because of some difficulty breathing.