Deformed heart or deformed arm? Would you rather be born with a deformed heart or a deformed arm? Here's the conditions: Heart: You'll have to undergo several surgeries in your life, and take several months to recover from each one. You will miss large parts of some school years. You may have trouble keeping friends because you are away from school so much. You may or may not get home schooled. You may not be able to engage in strenous physical activity ever, and may have to carefully watch your diet. You may or may not die young. Arm: People will look at you funny. You may or may not make many friends. You may be suspicious that your mother was doing drugs during pregnancy. You'll probably feel uncomfortable on hot days when you're wearing short sleeves, especially in early spring after being used to having it covered while it was cold outside. When it is exposed you'll be intensely aware that it is exposed. People may or may not make fun of you during school. You'll always wonder if people don't like you because of your personality or because your arm creeps them out. Your arm has somewhat reduced use compared to your other one.