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  • One Year Check-up

    Well, I'm home from Cleveland. I had my one year check-up. I got a clean bill of health. Everything looks good. My slightly enlarged aorta has not changed since the septal myectomy last year. The one bad bout of afib back in May seems to be under control with meds. As long as I don't have any more, I'm just going to be monitored with six month check-ups locally.

    I did ask about limits on picking up things. The Dr. said 20 to 30 lbs was OK, 50 lbs once in awhile as long as I lifted correctly ( use my legs to lift). As far as the max heart rate during exercising, he said take 220 minus my age, then take 70% of that. That would be my heart rate.
    220-50 equals 170, minus 30% equals a target heart rate of 119. I can live with that...


    Tigger1

    God bless Lisa Inman
    " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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    Tigger,

    That's great news. Congrats on the clean bill of health. I guess maybe we're all a bit different in what we are allowed to do post-myectomy, or maybe it's the one-year mark that makes the difference. I look forward now to having my restrictions lifted a bit when I visit the good docs in Cleveland for my one-year check-up as well.

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

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    • #3
      Vinnie and I were talking, we thought that next year, anybody that has to go to CCF for a check-up, we could all make them for the same day. We could have a cheese-cake reunion check-up week-end. Anybody else up for this...


      Tigger1


      God Bless Lisa Inman
      " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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      • #4
        Hi Tigger

        What great news! Isn't it good to be able to do things you couldn't do before!!!
        Esther

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        • #5
          You said it...
          " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tigger1
            Vinnie and I were talking, we thought that next year, anybody that has to go to CCF for a check-up, we could all make them for the same day. We could have a cheese-cake reunion check-up week-end. Anybody else up for this...
            I'm afraid cheesecake isn't in my diet right now Tigger, unless you want to see a very irate Dr. Lever chasing me down the hall trying to snatch it out of my hands as I stuff my face with it. Not a pretty picture.

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

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            • #7
              hi Tigger,that was a great report.I think those are more than reasonable restrictions,and their is a lot of room for exercise and quality of life.I can get myself all worked up wondering if Im doing to much etc.. I think at times my level of anxiety can bring on symptoms.Its great that you have those guidelines to work with.take care mike
              One day at a time.

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              • #8
                Tigger1

                Great report card.

                I'll be back to see Dr Lever in September.
                Then I'm going to meet Lisa in New York for real cheesecake.

                Stuart
                Cleveland Myectomy Club
                August 31, 2004

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                • #9
                  We'll just have a check-up reunion next year without the cheesecake. I'd hate to make the Dr. mad...


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

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                  • #10
                    Tigger,
                    I received a call a few days ago that I had to share with you. As you know this message board world leaves some room to wonder about the people posting... what they look like, how old they are... that stuff.

                    A woman called me who is a frequent reader and not a poster and she was laughing her head off! She had to call and tell me that she always pictured "tigger" to be a woman, then you posted about the hair on your chest and she nearly fell over in laughter!

                    Just a funny little story on how the world of message boards really are!


                    Have a good one!
                    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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                    • #11
                      Tigger, So glad for the great report on your one year. That trully is wonderfull news. Keep doing well . Just be carefull with the 50 pounds I did that and hurt my chest/ cartilage and then got yelled at by the doctor.

                      Lisa , that is so funny ! I pictured an orange tiger with stripes. A boy tiger. Must be the child in me!!

                      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

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                      • #12
                        How I got the name Tigger,

                        Along time ago when I was young and invincible, I was in the back of a pick-up truck trail riding through the woods with some friends. There was a large tree limb hanging down on one trails. I ducked to miss it but I didn't duck enough. I was knocked out of the back and landed on my neck, head and shoulder.

                        After my friends realized I was OK, they started to make fun of how I bounced when I hit the ground. Someone said I bounced better than Tigger, henceforth the name stuck. I do remember there was a lot of beer involved.

                        And by the way, I am a boy Tigger not a girl Tigger. What has this got to do with a septal myectomy???


                        Always keep a bounce in tour step,
                        Tigger1
                        " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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                        • #13
                          Trigger great report

                          I thought the comment from Lisa was cute about the lady thinking you were a woman

                          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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                          • #14
                            Tigger,

                            Great 1 year aniv. checkup. Sounds like you are doing great. I hope you continue on that path.

                            Okay I have to be honest I thought of tigger as a girl too but that doesn't make any sense. Tigger is a DUDE! What was I thinking?

                            Cheers,

                            John
                            41 years old. Diagnosed with HOCM in Feb 2005. Myectomy at Mayo on June 8, 2005

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