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It's the little things...


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  • It's the little things...

    Not quite a year ago I had my myectomy at CCF (August 29th to be exact). I've been in cardiac rehab nearly 12 weeks as well. Here are 2 little things that are a victory and success for me.

    Last week I took a walk with my 3 year old daughter and for the first time since I was even pregnant with her, I didn't have to stop and catch my breath.

    Then this morning I planted a few flowers in my front yard (in the shade - ) and it only took me an hour to do it. Last year, it took me about 2.5 hours because I was so out of breath and every time I stood up from being bent over I had to wait for my vision to clear up (it would blacken out every time I stood up).

    So, it's the little things I'm celebrating post-myectomy right now!
    Lynn Stewart
    HOCM 4/2002
    Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002

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    Re: It's the little things...

    I love the little things...they make all the difference!
    Congratulations Lynn, I am very happy for YOU!

    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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      Re: It's the little things...

      Lynn, nice to hear that, I have never had symptoms that bad, but from the ones I have had I can relate a little bit to having the weight taken off your heart. It's like a new lease on life.
      Looks like it can only get better.
      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.


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        Re: It's the little things...

        Lynn, what you have shared will certainly be an encouragement to those who are facing myectomy in the near future. Thanks! I'm so happy for you. Linda


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          Re: It's the little things...

          Lynn - It is so encouraging to learn that you are now able to do more than you were able to before your myectomy. I pray that you will continue to improve beyond all your hopes and dreams.

          Mom of Keanu
          4 years old (will be in March)
          Dx at 2 days old with Biventricular hypertrophy
          Dx at 6 weeks with HOCM
          Dx at 5 months with V-tach
          Dx at 3 with Noonan Syndrome


          • #6
            Re: It's the little things...

            Hi Lynn,

            This is awesome news! Good for you



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              Its moments like those that make all of this worthwhile. For me, it was climbing the steps to the parking garage after work. Before, when I got to the top, I had to stop and catch my breath. Now, I don't even think about it as I walk to my car.

              Cleveland Myectomy Crew
              Member since November 2002

              \"Chance favors the prepared mind!\"


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