If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Thanks for my life!

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

sueb My cardiomyopathy is caused by Fabry Disease. Find out more about sueb
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Thanks for my life!

    Thank you Lisa and all involved on this board for saving my life. I wouldn't have pursued or accepted my doctor's recommendation to have an ICD implanted if it hadn't been for the information I found on this board. Last weekend, after having my ICD for 13 months, I went into ventricular fibrillation and landed out cold on the bathroom floor. My ICD fired and I woke up slightly bruised and ready to get on with my life. The outcome could have been far different without my ICD. Thanks!

    Sue

  • #2
    Re: Thanks for my life!

    Sue, I am soooo glad that you're all right. How do you feel now?

    Reenie
    Reenie

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

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Thanks for my life!

      Sue, What a dramatic story! I'm so glad you had the ICD. Hope things are going well for you now. Linda

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Thanks for my life!

        Appreciate your responses. I feel just fine! And very lucky! Sue

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Thanks for my life!

          this is why the HCMA exists and I'm so happy to hear that it made a difference in your life ---literally!

          S

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Thanks for my life!

            I am in TEARS... happy ones... YOU MADE MY DAY! I am so very happy for you and your family that you had your ICD. I must admit I am happy for all of us too...we still have you with us. I think I should also give a great big THANK YOU to all the doctors and those at the device companies for caring about us all and doing all the work to get us the treatments we need!
            I know many of our docs read the board ... BJM - thanks for keeping the faith with ICD's Sue is here because of YOU!

            BIG hugs and 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)

            Comment

            Today's Birthdays

            Collapse

            There are no members with birthdays today.

            Working...
            X