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  • Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

    Hi folks,

    I made the decision to have the myectomy in August and was told it would be done by the end of September but still don't have a definite date although my surgeon emailed me on Tuesday and said it will be in the next two weeks. The health system being what it is in Australia even if I get a date it could be cancelled at the last minute due to an emergency. So I am like a cat on a hot tin roof, waiting every day for the phone call, email or letter so I can make some arrangements for work and family. We don't have any COE's here unfortunately so I am having the op at the Royal Hobart hospital but the surgeon has performed the op in the UK and on children so I feel as confident as it is possible to be.

    I have read everything on the forum relating to the myectomy and recovery as well as what to take etc. and I want to thank everyone who has posted their experiences and suggestions as they have been very helpful.

    I will post when I have a date and after the big day! Thanks again all.
    “It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”

    Septal Myectomy & Mitral Valve replacement Oct 2012
    Dx 09/97
    ICD 26/11/10, redone 10/12/10 (lead failure) and replaced Oct 2012 (failed during myectomy surgery).
    Age 51, two children 29 & 27, both currently clear. Father, aunt, cousin and cousin's son all with HCM. Cousin's son had ICD implanted eight years ago (at age 19).
    **my 11 year old cat was diagnosed with feline HCM at 2 and is still going strong!

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    Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

    Great... the waiting is tough isn't it! Sounds like you're prepared though. Keep us posted on your scheduling and good luck!

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      Wishing you the best - will be watching for updates.

      Glad you have the background info on your surgeon - feeling that confidence is so important. Just hope you get the date soon and all follows smoothly with family and work.

      Linda

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        Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

        Yes, waiting is hard -- but in all likelihood you'll feel so much better once you've recovered that it will be worth it! Keep us posted.


        Gordon
        Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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          Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

          All the best !!

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            Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

            Best of luck! Hope it all goes well and looking forward to reading about your experience.

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              Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

              Thanks all, I finally have a date! I have the angiogram next Monday and the biggie on Tuesday.

              I will keep you posted, all good thoughts sent my way are gratefully accepted.
              “It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”

              Septal Myectomy & Mitral Valve replacement Oct 2012
              Dx 09/97
              ICD 26/11/10, redone 10/12/10 (lead failure) and replaced Oct 2012 (failed during myectomy surgery).
              Age 51, two children 29 & 27, both currently clear. Father, aunt, cousin and cousin's son all with HCM. Cousin's son had ICD implanted eight years ago (at age 19).
              **my 11 year old cat was diagnosed with feline HCM at 2 and is still going strong!

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                Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

                Good thoughts your way for sure !! All the best !!

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                  Re: Myectomy & Mitral Valve Replacement scheduled in the next two weeks!

                  Hoping they give you a date & stick to it! Best of luck!
                  Marc
                  Diagnosed @ 48
                  Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
                  Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
                  AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
                  After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
                  Quietly going insane . . .

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