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  • #61
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    Hey Sandy,
    If you get cable TV you might be interested in exploring getting your computer hooked up to the cable service. I spent last week-end at my daughters and used my granddaughter’s computer with a phone hook-up to AOL. I found it frustrating waiting for the communication responses after being on cable at home.

    Not only is cable much, much faster, it is always on. I leave my computer on and monitor my family and friends computer use via AOL Instant messenger. I can then IM them often. It’s my hook-up to my world.

    Just talked to Jim. He will be heading home tomorrow. Mary and I will try checking up on him daily for a while to make sure he’s continuing to improve. They are now giving him Lasix via the IV and he said he can see the puffiness leaving his face and body. Hooray for that. They just brought him his lunch – no pizza – but he said he will take care of that himself.
    Burt

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    • #62
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      We have cable too and love it, no more logging on and waiting, iam glad Jim is coming home and they are giving him lasix to get all that fluid off, i guess i check into going to a heart failure center again another doctor when will it end, but iam so happy for Jim

      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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      • #63
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        Hi all,
        I talked with Jim this morning as he was packing. He was released a few minutes earlier and was waiting for his relatives and a ride home. He said for somebody who just went through major surgery he feels fine. He has the normal aches and pains, particularly around the incision site, but that’s about all.

        They stopped his IV Lasix last night, and he is now completely off it. He said he only lost about four pounds, and feels the water is now returning, but the doctor’s feel that once the insult to his system resolves itself the water will leave on its own. That was one of the reasons for the myectomy in the first place.

        It will be a long trip home. It normally takes five hours, but with stopping every hour to walk for ten minutes – and all the extraneous other pauses, he expects it will take a little longer then forever. He is looking forward to sleeping in his own bed tonight, and will probably spend all of tomorrow there also. He says after that he will probably start posting on the board again – so if you don’t hear from him until the day after tomorrow there’s no need to worry – it’s according to plan.

        He said to thank everybody for their good wishes and concern. He really appreciates it. I plan on calling and pestering him again tomorrow, and will give a status report then. I was IM’ing Mary and know she called him right after I did, so he’s well pestered. At least he knows he’s not alone.
        Burt

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        • #64
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          Congratulations, Jim, on getting out! I know you won't get this for a couple of days, but we are thrilled that you are doing well enough to go home! If you are reading this in less than the two days you promised, go get that rest you planned!

          Rhoda

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          • #65
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            OK guys,
            I finally talked to Jim this morning. I was on the computer and saw him sign off, which meant I couldn’t IM him, so I called, - and his line was busy. After a few tries I did get him. His trip home was comfortable; - and one of the stops was for ice cream along the way. (Looks like his hunger is still working fine.)

            He said he feels so good he can’t believe he just went through major surgery. (I guess if you need the procedure, that’s the way to do it.) I heard music on the phone and Jim said he had been laying on the couch watching a movie on TV. Since I had already found out he was fine, I got off the line and let him return to the movie.

            I hope he sticks to his plan and takes it completely easy today. He’ll probably be posting again tomorrow, to let you guys know about it.
            Burt

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            • #66
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              Hi Jim-

              You get my first post ever to the board Have been tracking your progress and hope you're continuing to get better. I just now noticed that you're from Indiana, PA. We're not far away in Lock Haven. However, Indiana is in my heart as I'm a graduate of IUP (1985-I guess I'll give away my age!)

              Hope you continue to improve.

              Ange

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              • #67
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                Jim-

                It is so Great that you feel so comfortable. The Myectomy can be Amazin'! I know no one mentioned this, "Take it slow & easy" - you will heal more quickly, if you do.
                So So glad you're doing so Well!
                Prayers ARE Answered!
                RONNIE

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                • #68
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                  Jim, so glad your feeling that good, like many others that had the procedure it's like night and day before and after.
                  Keep up the great recovery and take it easy, there'll be plenty of time to try out that newly vamped ticker.
                  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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                  • #69
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                    Hi Angie,
                    You’re more then welcome here. You’re ID ‘Heartmans Wife’ tells me that it’s your husband that has HCM – Tell him that he is welcome here also.

                    About giving away your age, how about my wife being in the first graduating class of Penn State U. (Class of ’54)? Her brother who was a year ahead of her was in the last graduating class of Penn State College. They were from Altoona, which contained the steam boiler shops for the Penna. Railroad. We went there in April, and Shirley was very depressed. Even the stores in the center of town have moved out and new buildings have replaced them.

                    Nice to see you posting to the board, we’re glad to have you. I believe Jim is now going to IUP for a post graduate degree in some form of archeology – I think, - but please don’t quote me. Someday you might even be alum’s together – if you’re not already.

                    I think you’ll find we are a tight knit bunch who cares about each other – and new members are welcomed with open arms. Hope to see you on the boards again real soon.
                    Burt

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                    • #70
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                      Hello Jim:

                      I am very happy to hear that your surgery was a success. I wish you God's continue blessings and remember as long as prayers are going up - healing and blessings are coming down and i know that a lot of prayers went up for you and will continue to go up for everyone on this board.

                      Shirley
                      \"With God all things are possible - remember He is still in the miracle business - just trust Him and keep the Faith\"

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                      • #71
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                        WELCOME HOME BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        Rest comfortable and do what the docs tell you what we tell you to do

                        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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                        • #72
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                          Jim,

                          I am so sorry, I hadn't realized you had the myectomy. I knew it was postponed. I was in the hospital shortly before you had surgery and today was the first time I read someone's post about your surgery...It sounds like you are doing just fine...I really hope you are feeling better soon, buddy! Sincerely,

                          Cynthia
                          \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

                          Ralph Waldo Emerson

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