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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. May we remember to be thankful for the days/hours/minutes we have spent this past year-not in a hospital, not at the Doctor's office-able to manage our fluid levels, able to be pain free, able to walk even 1 block, walk up a hill (part of a hill), able to laugh, able to love, able to enjoy our families, able to have survived surgery & able to have the strength to face what ever presents it self.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND MANY MORE!
    Thank you all for being there & so supportive & so caring.
    RONNIE

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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    Ronnie,
    Although I try to take life one step at a time, I sometimes get caught up in what I can't do and forget what I CAN do. Your post made me realize that I need to be thankful for time that has been spent feeling well as opposed to sick.
    Thank you and God Bless,
    Christian
    Although being diagnosed with HCM was the end of the world for me, it has opened up a beautiful new world for me too. \"To thine ownself be true.\" ~Polonius

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      Re: Happy Thanksgiving

      Happy Thanksgiving to all. I am really looking forward to time with family and friends. We have a 350 mile car trip thru the mountains of Western Md, and on to Ohio, but the weather isn't sounding like bad roads - one more thing for us to be thankful for. I will be able to visit with all but one of my brothers and all of my husband's family. We'll have quite a few stops along the way . Linda

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        Re: Happy Thanksgiving

        We'll have a fairly quiet Thanksgiving with only the 5 of us plus my inlaws. It looks like we may have a white holiday though, we're expecting an inch or two of snow tomorrow. I love the snow! There is so much you can do when it snows.

        Reenie
        Reenie

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

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          Re: Happy Thanksgiving

          Ronnie AMEN and ditto to what you said.

          May everyone have a most wonderfull Thanksgiving.

          We will be heading down the cape to my bachelor brothers, should be a very interesting dinner .

          I too am very thankfull for many things ,and especially for still having my son to celebrate this holiday with. He recently did something very impulsive that very nearly removed him from our lives. There are many many blessings amongst the the worst times in our lives and I for one am very greatfull for the sun that can shine through in spite of the horrible things that often happen.

          Blessings to all.

          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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            Re: Happy Thanksgiving

            Happy Thanksgiving to all. This year I would like to say I am very thankful for all of the wonderful new friends we have found here at the HCMA - for all of the successful myectomies, ablations, visits to specialist, med changes, tests, screenings and research.

            With all of these wonderful events it is important to have a wonderful family to count on and on this part of my life I have been blessed - for this I am forever grateful.

            Best wishes to all and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!
            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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