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ICD Replacement Yesterday


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  • ICD Replacement Yesterday

    Alan had his Guidant 1861 replaced yesterday with a Medtronic device. The surgery went well and he is home and resting - a little sore - but doing just fine.

    We even had a letter in the mailbox when we got home that my insurance company has reversed their previous 2 denials and will pay for the surgery.

    On a side non-HCM note, please pray for my father. He is eighty-four and dying from complications of pneumonia. Thanks for all of your support always.


  • #2

    I am so happy that all went well for Alan. In 3 days he should have less soarness. Now we both got the medtronics in us. Yipppee!

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your dad at this time.

    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


    • #3
      Ange, you've got it.


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


      • #4
        Prayers from NJ are heading your way!

        Take care,
        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)


        • #5

          Prayer from virginia are also coming your way, Alan keep that arm down ok

          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


          • #6

            I am glad that Alan's replacement went well. Give him my best.

            My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad also.

            Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with what happens to you.


            • #7
              Ange, Thinking of you all - Linda


              • #8

                Our thoughts and prayers are with your father.

                Stuart & Barbara
                Cleveland Myectomy Club
                August 31, 2004


                • #9
                  Ange -

                  Glad Alan's replacement went well. And I will pray for your father.

                  Take care,

                  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.


                  • #10
                    Thanks All-

                    The thoughts and prayers are really keeping us going. Dad is still hanging on but the doctors aren't too hopeful.

                    Alan is feeling much better every day.

                    Thanks again-



                    • #11
                      Give Alan a hug for me. I remember both of you from the meeting last year. I'm glad he's better.

                      I hope that your father isn't suffering. I imagine it's harder on you than it is on him. My prayers are still with you.


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