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  • Sara's 6 month anniversary!

    I should have posted this yesterday, but I was so caught up in the moment I forgot! Yesterday marked 6 months since Sara had her heart transplant, and oh! What a difference 6 months can make! She is happy and healthy, and looking as though she was never ill! She even had her first college visit over the weekend and loved it! It's hard for this old grandma to believe that she is a senior in high school and going off to college next year, but I'm so glad she can.

    Thanks to all of you for your support during this time. My daughter Lisa appreciates it, as does Sara. Bless you all, and bless the donor family a million times.

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    Congratulations to Sarah and all of you for this milestone. Organ donation does work.

    Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
    ICD&Pacemaker 1996
    Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
    Mom of Kaye.


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      Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

      Congratulations to Sara !!!

      I am very happy for all of you
      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.


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        Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

        Congratulations to Sara!

        Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.


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          I like a story that ends well!
          Diagnosed @ 48
          Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
          Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
          AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
          After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
          Quietly going insane . . .


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            Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

            Way to go, Sara, Transplant Team and a big thank you to the organ donor and his/her family !
            Onward and Upward !

            Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
            Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
            ICD 10/08


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              glade shes doing well thats great , its my 6 month on the 14 of next month

              Forever Young

              I was diagnosedwith HCM at 6.
              Went into Atrial fibrillation so had a ICD put in at 16
              Went into Heart failure at 17
              Got a heart transplant at 21(2009)


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                Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

                I love these wonderful notes! Thanks for sharing your celebration - Linda


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                  Thanks for posting! Congratulations to Sara, and glad to hear she is doing well.
                  Last edited by EmilysMom; 09-23-2009, 08:07 AM.


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                    Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

                    YEY for Sara!

                    Lets hope for MANY many many years of good health and happy anniversaries..
                    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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                      Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

                      Congrats to Sara, glad to here everything is going so well.
                      Cardiac Arrest due to HCM in 1989
                      8 ICDS
                      Heart Transplant 9/8/09


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                        Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

                        YEA! And we are looking forward to many, many more.
                        Choose to laugh instead of cry...it's prettier!
                        You always have the option to change.

                        Diagnosed 1994 with no family history
                        AICD 10/06
                        Mayo Clinic Myectomy 11/07 Joe Dearani


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                          Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

                          Way to go Sara!!!! and here's to another 60+ years and bless the donor family.

                          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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                            Re: Sara's 6 month anniversary!

                            Very great news for Sara and family.. continued well being!

                            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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