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Surviving Katrina


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  • Surviving Katrina

    Living in south Mississippi with HCM is hard enough but when you add the rath of Katrina it is ten times worse. It was fairly easy for me to accomplish but for my sister Kadie... it was damn near impossible. We came close to loosing her to the heat. We were fortunatle enough to get electricity only 5 days after Katrina. We, were some of the lucky ones!!!

  • #2

    Hi Liz,
    I hope you and your sister Kadie are doing okay. I know I heard it is in the 90s there. Such a sad loss if you two need anything let all of us know.My prayers are with you and all the others who dealed with Katrina. God bless you two and take care.
    Kimberly K. Plaster


    • #3
      I am glad to hear from you and happy to hear that your sister is doing well at this time. I was looking forward to meeting you this week - but looks like the plans have changes and we hope to be in Mississippi in January instead.

      Best to all,
      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)


      • #4
        Thank you for checking in. I'm glad to hear that Kadie was able to pull through even with the oppressive heat. I'm not sure how close you were to the largest part of the disaster but I hope you and your family sustained only minor damage due to this horrible storm.


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


        • #5
          I am so glad you are both safe. I can only imagine the devastation you have been through. Both of you stay well.

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


          • #6

            I'm happy to hear tour family is safe, we as a family started a few days ago gathering things and we took 2 truck loads to the Salvation Army, of clothes, dishes, can goods etc

            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

              We have been praying for all you folks who were affected by Katrina. I am so happy things are "starting" to get a bit better. I cannot imagine how difficult iut must be to see that much destruction. Our family is giving money to disaster relief.


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              Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness