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Ablation scheduled for 5/29


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  • Ablation scheduled for 5/29

    Dr. Sherrid called me today and said the date of Thursday 5/29/03 is definite. He has been much more positive about my case lately. I am highly obstructed, and he thinks I will be very much better after the procedure. I have a tethered spinal cord and a lot of nerve damage in my heart, so they are getting a famous specialist to come do the procedure, and hopefully I won't need a pacemaker. But I told him that I am resigned to it and won't be very disappointed if I have to have one.

    I can hardly move around now at all and am spending most of my time reading. I can hardly wait for the surgery------

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    Re: Ablation scheduled for 5/29

    Dear Liona,

    Great!! Wow, special famous doctors and everything. Will we get to see the video???

    Keep us posted and take care,



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      Liona, this is wonderful. Who is the famous specialist? I thought I had a doctor in my area all lined up that was recommended to me and he seems to have flown the coop! They said he was on an extended leave of absence and didn't know if he would be back or not etc. I am so disappointed! I hate to think of traveling across the country and coming back in a sickly way.


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        Liona, that's wonderful news. I'll be thinking about you and praying for you until you're in the clear. ((((HUGS))))

        Kathy, keep the spirit. It will happen. Just remember that.


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


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          Re: Ablation scheduled for 5/29

          I am glad to hear your on the road to a treatment option that will help improve your quality of life!
          I know the next month will be a long one...we will be here for you!

          Be well,
          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)