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    Hi everyone,
    I had surgery as planned last Wednesday, flew home on Monday, had good recovery at hospital. Been pretty tired and not wanting to do much since then though. The surgeon took about 5 gm of muscle tissue out was unable to produce any gradient at all after surgery. They also found a vsd which they closed which appeared to have been present from birth, the thick septum was closing it off during contractions but a review of my echo from last month did show some left to right flow once they knew what to look for. Still very sore, probably will be for a while yet and I am not very patient. Thanks everyone for prayers and support, I will check back in a couple of days.


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    Art, I'm glad to see you are home. I do hope you continue to recover rapidly. Best wishes, Linda


    • #3
      I'm so glad to hear your update. I'm happy that the surgery was a success. Best wishes for recovery!


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


      • #4
        Yea Art!!!!

        Good for You dear!!

        I hope you feel better and better everyday!

        I am so happy all went well.

        Big Hugs,

        49 yrs. old
        Diagnosed at 31.
        Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
        First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
        Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
        Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
        My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
        2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.


        • #5

          I am happy to hear you are on the road to getting your life back! Keep in Touch!!

          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)


          • #6

            I'm so glad you made it home, you rest up now and get all your energy back

            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


            • #7
              Continued good thoughts for an uneventfull recovery. Keep us posted and get lots of rest.

              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


              • #8
                Wow, glad to hear you are home already and doing well. Hope you mend quickly now, be patient! (Strange the two meanings of the word--the person with a medical problem, and also to not be impatient--often doesn't go together does it?) Great news, keep us posted. --Lisa Inman


                • #9

                  Glad to hear of your great progress. Keep up the good work!



                  • #10
                    Art Im glad your back and pray you have a speedy recovery.be well mike
                    One day at a time.


                    • #11
                      Wow Art, only a few days in hospital and now sending emails! This bodes well for a good recovery. You will be tired for quite a while and sore - this is all normal. I am still tired and a bit sore and its almost 5 weeks since my myectomy!

                      I'm glad the surgery went so well. No gradient!!

                      Take care,

                      Age 38, dad of two young children, dx 1996, myectomy March 2005, a-fib issues, due for ICD soon.


                      • #12
                        Wonderful, Art! Is today the day your son gets his ICD replaced? I seem to recall the 22nd as the date. Anyway I know it is about now. Wow, your wife must be busy! Tell her we also pray for her courage and strength during this time.



                        • #13
                          Congratulation Art...hang in there. Each day will be better for you...

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


                          • #14
                            Hi Art-- Hope your recovery has continued to go well, let us know how you are doing when you can. Been wishing you well! Lisa Inman


                            • #15
                              Glad to hear you are doing so well. Best of wishes to you and your loved ones.

                              It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

                              Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.


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