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  • I am home after my implant

    Well, I made it. I am now the proud new owner of a Medtronic Marquis.

    My surgery was scheduled for 8:30 a.m., and I had my last food and drink at 8:00 p.m. I got to the hospital at 5:30 a.m. and then I didn't have my surgery until 6:00 P.M.!!!!!!!!!!!! That sucked! The device was placed by an EP doctor and a heart surgeon. The surgeon got called on to do an emergency bypass first, and then, instead of doing me next, I was done after 2 other ICD procedures.

    However, once I was out of surgery, everything went great. The hospital staff was great, and my incision isn't really all that painful. They even let me go home only 14 hours after the procedure because I was doing so well.

    They went in through my armpit and the device is under the muscle above my left breast near to the armpit. I snuck a peak this morning, and you can really barely even see the device, even with the swelling.

    Thanks everyone for your good wishes and support.

    Cynthia
    Daughter of Father with HCM
    Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
    Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
    ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
    Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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    I'm so glad you're doing well. Keep us posted. And remember, don't pick your kids up and don't lift your left arm over your head for a while.
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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    • #3
      Cynthia,

      So glad to hear that things went well for you! Stay healthy
      HOCM, Septal Myectomy 10/02 (Mayo Clinic), Medtronic ICD 10/07, TIA 10/07

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        Good for you Cynthia! I have the Marquis too. So far so good. May your recovery be as uneventful as the procedure!
        Peace,
        Leon
        God Squad co-moderator
        Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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        • #5
          You made my day!
          I am so glad all went well...it was not a typical preimplant process for you...TOO many "other" issues to deal with. I am truely impressed with your drive, fight and love of life!
          Best wishes,
          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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