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  • #31
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    Hey Everybody!

    Thanks so much for all the nice messages. I'm on a lot of painkillers so i'll try to keep this short. Everything went great! No mitral valve repair was needed, and no pacemaker either. My lungs snapped back just fine and i don't require O2 anymore, just room air. I'm already feeling much better. I woke up with one **** of an appetite after the surgery, which i'm told is a bit odd. I'll probably be the only myectomy patient to actually gain weight while recovering. LoL. I'm such a pig!

    Thanks Cousin Laura for passing along the messages... i'll write more when i get a chance.

    "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."


    • #32
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      Now I can get back to work! I have been checking the computer every so often to await word from Jim. I am so relieved you are feeling well enough to post on the board. That's great! Keep up the quick 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.


      • #33
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        Hey Buddy!

        How bout a phone number as soon as you are able! I miss talking to you. So happy to see you posting.

        I'm doing fantastic. Maybe we can do the happy dance together!

        Mary S.


        • #34
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          Great to hear from you! Glad you are up and about. Just take it easy on those nurses! Of course, that is how you can get your exercise; by following them around the floor for a couple of hours!

          Glad to hear that it wasn't as extensive as proposed. Continued well- being is wished and prayed for you.

          Diagnosed 1996, Myectomy Aug. 2000, 3 Radio-frequency ablations for a-fibs 2003-2005.


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            • #36
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              Well Jim, Now I can breathe easier too! It's great to hear from you so soon, Linda


              • #37
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                Glad to hear things went so well!
                God Squad co-moderator
                Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness


                • #38
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                  Jim Glad to see you post yourself , that's a good sign. Keep up the good work. I am glad you have a good appetite . Remember how bad that was for some of us. Eat well, walk alot and rest. 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


                  • #39
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                    Thank God you are able to get online yourself! That is wonderful and a blessing to all of us!!!

                    I will all be praying for a worry-free and relatively pain-free recovery and for you to be able to enjoy a wonderful future!



                    • #40
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                      I'ts over, now comes the healing but that really isn't that bad after going through what you have already, it will be 4 months on the 23rd for me and my chest feels bruised but not really painful hang in there Jim it will get better Walk Walk Walk

                      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


                      • #41
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                        sounds like you are healing quite nicely. I cannot believe that you
                        are hungry, wow! and to be able to get on the computer. I guess that
                        means you are doing some walking

                        please let us know how to contact you.

                        sandy and felix


                        • #42
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                          Jim, good to hear from you, glad to hear you seem to be doing very well.
                          Keep up the good recovery and go eat something.
                          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.


                          • #43
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                            What great news!!
                            Jim I know you did very well and I am sure you are happy that it is now behind you!
                            Off to recover and reclaim your life!
                            Big hugs!!!

                            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)


                            • #44
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                              Congrads to you Jim. You are lucky with that hunger thing. After my surgery I didn't want to eat anything for a week. Keep up the good recovery. Don't forget the cheesecake from the Chicago Deli...

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


                              • #45
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                                Jim, it's just great to see that you are up and around. May each day get better for you as you recover.



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