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  • #16
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    Dear Lisa,

    We are all clapping for you as well as cheering you on. That must be why you are working on your 4th device. It is already the 19th here, so I get to wish you a great day 12 hours early. Have a good rest while you are about it. I am concerned for Becca as well that this may be causing her anxiety given her recent difficulties. Let us know how she handles all this.

    Rhoda

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    • #17
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      Lisa,
      Have a great Implant Day and take lots of fluid. You will be in my thoughts.
      Clap on !

      Pam
      Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
      Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
      Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
      SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
      [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
      Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
      Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
      Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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      • #18
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        Hi Lisa

        I'm a little late posting my good wishes for you.

        Isn't it silly, no matter how many times we have a procedure done, there is something that makes us a little jittery about it.

        If I know you, you will be here asap sharing your good report with you. Rest for a few days, it will do you good.

        God bless
        Esther

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        • #19
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          ok I am going to be a little show off.... look at the time of this posting..11:28am... not only am I online...I am home with my new device!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          hurts like @#%... but I am DONE...off to to the sofa for a day of R&R


          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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          • #20
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            Geez Lisa! You're speedier than Speedy Gonzales!

            Reenie
            Reenie

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

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            • #21
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              Lisa,

              Thinking of you with best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get some rest.

              Ange

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              • #22
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                Hey Lisa,
                Glad to hear your procedure went well! Get some rest and take advantage of the well deserved R&R!

                All my best - good thoughts for a fantastic recovery, too!

                Love you dear!
                Sharon

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                • #23
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                  Yeh for Lisa she made a new record. :P

                  I am so happy all went well, ouch , ouch. Rest well and I hope the pain settles down fast.

                  Pam
                  Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                  Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
                  Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
                  SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
                  [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                  Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
                  Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
                  Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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                  • #24
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                    Glad everything went well.
                    Take care, I'm sure you'll be back at peak performance soon.
                    Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
                    So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
                    Good luck and stay well.
                    Glen

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                    • #25
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                      Lisa

                      Glad to hear you are home and doing so well, I hope you still are doing well, You take it easy

                      Shirley
                      Diagnosed 2003
                      Myectomy 2-23-2004
                      Husband: Ken
                      Son: John diagnosed 2004
                      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

                      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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                      • #26
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                        HI guys,
                        I have some tips to share that have paid off for me big time!
                        As you know this is my 4th device and with experience sometimes does come wisdom.
                        tip #1 Drink lots of gatoraide the day befor the procedure... and if you are like me...eat lots of salt the night befor to help keep your B/P up!
                        tip #2 TALK TO YOUR DOCTORS about your past experiences - this was key for me... there were no surprise as we were all on the same page.
                        ***this may classify under the area of TMI aka too much information but what the heck*** EVERY TIME I have had to be put under without fail the first thing I do when I wake up is... yup you guessed it... I throw up WELL NOT THIS TIME! I as given 2 different meds to control this as they knew I was likely to have a repeat performance. GOOD communtication with all helped to make this the best experience I have ever had with a medical procedure.

                        OH and now for the ultra cool part... I walked in to the hospital this morning and behind the nurses station on the wall was an HCMA poster!!! (hey Bill is that the one you put up?)

                        I have just taken my percocet and it is off to bed for me soon - at this point I think I will hit my goal of being out of the house and working by 3pm tomorrow - BUT REMEMBER I have not had any new leads - this was just a generator replacement - if leads were involved I would be taking it really easy for at least a week to 10 days.

                        I kinda feel like Stewart and his award winning myectomy

                        Take care everyone!
                        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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                        • #27
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                          Lisa,

                          I salute you.

                          You are the tops.

                          Burt

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                          • #28
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                            LISA!!! Congratulations! You know the old saying, "You can't keep the good down".

                            Please don't over do it. We want you here for your unlimited knowledge, but don't push it. Rest, rest, rest, when you are tired. Tomorrow is another day.

                            Hope you're feeling better real soon.

                            HUGS
                            Esther

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                            • #29
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                              Lisa ,

                              You raise the bar once again and show us the light! Thank you and take care.

                              Pam
                              Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                              Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
                              Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
                              SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
                              [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                              Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
                              Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
                              Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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                              • #30
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                                Geeze Lisa you sure are an overachiever! You got over a new device faster than I got over my flu vaccine! Guess I'm gonna have to work harder!

                                Drink LOTS of water and take it easy!


                                Mary S.

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