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  • Jim's Myectomy

    All,

    I've heard from Jim's Mom that he went into surgery at 8 AM this morning. I'll let you know as soon as I hear more.

    Laura

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    He is in my prayers... I KNOW he is in great hands and will do well!

    Best wishes,
    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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      It's been 3 weeks today since my myectomy. I do my exercises and take my walks everyday. I keep getting better everyday. Make sure Jim does what he is told, that is the only way to recover. Please keep us posted. My prayers are with Jim and all his family....

      Tigger1
      " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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        West coast prayers for Jim's speedy recovery!
        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.

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        • #5
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          UPDATE:

          Jim went on bypass at around 10:30, which means the actually heart surgery is now taking place.

          Next update should be in a few hours. Sounds like all is going to plan so far.

          Cousin Laura

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          • #6
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            Laura:

            Thanks for keeping us updated. Jim is on the hearts and minds of many, and especially so today.

            Jim, I'll be praying for a speedy and uneventful recovery.

            All the best,

            Abby

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            • #7
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              I'm still praying jim, but you are in good hands
              Shirley
              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

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                Laura, thanks for the updates.

                Jim, I'm thinking about you and saying some prayers!

                Reenie
                Reenie

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

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                  Praying from over here and eager for news!
                  Rhoda

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                  • #10
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                    UPDATE:

                    Got word this evening. Jim made it through the surgery just fine, is in ICU and everything went well. There were some delays, as always, but so far so good. Thanks everyone for your prayers and good wishes, the family really appreciates your support.

                    I'll update when I can.

                    Cousin Laura

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                      Laura

                      That is great news, tell his mom to give him a big hug for me and to let him know we miss him alot and it's all up hill now

                      Shirley
                      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

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                        Thank you for the update. I'm still pulling for him.

                        Reenie
                        Reenie

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

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                          That's really good news. All is looking like a positive outcome.
                          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.
                          Glen

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                            Laura... Great news. Hope everything is still goig well. Get him up and walking as soon as possible. That is what my wife did. As much as I wanted to stay in bed, She nagged me and nagged me till I got up.

                            Please keep us posted when you can...


                            Patrick Ekardt
                            (Tigger1)
                            " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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                            • #15
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                              thanks for the postings. I am so glad to hear he is doing well!
                              Elizabeth

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