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  • Flu Vaccine?

    Hello

    As some may know, I'm Dominican 32 years old, male, and with the recent installation of an ICD (sept 15, 2010)... but recently I'm also living here in the United States a country with 4 seasons of the year .... In my country there is only summer and the month of December, January and February, we only have a winter of 70 degrees.

    The question is .... you usually get the Flu Vaccine?

    Thanks in advance

    NOTE: My medicen: Atenolol 100 mg in the morning and 50mg in the nigth.

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    Yes. It's strongly recommended for people with HCM. I got my shot last week.

    Gordon
    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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    • #3
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      I got mine 3 weeks ago. Unless you are definitely opposed to it (and some people are, which is totally crazy in my opinion), you should definitely get one.
      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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      • #4
        Re: Flu Vaccine?

        Got mine !
        peace mariab

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        • #5
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          Thanks!!!

          I am going to get my vaccine

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          • #6
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            I would get the flu vaccine, but I am allergic to raw eggs, so I cannot get it.

            I am not allergic to cooked eggs, just raw eggs. And since the flu vaccine is incubated in raw eggs, I cannot get receive it.

            I wish I could, I would.
            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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            • #7
              Re: Flu Vaccine?

              I get it yearly...my flu shot is scheduled for next Friday.

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              • #8
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                they put raw egg in it ew
                I get mine every year and if i don't go get it i always have my doctor on the phone telling me to come in and get it

                Margi
                Margi*
                http://margi-inskeep.blogspot.com
                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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                • #9
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                  I get mine every year. Last year when I could not get the H1N1 in time I developed walking pneumonia. Now a good time. So I highly reccomend getting the shot.

                  Peace,

                  Leon
                  God Squad co-moderator
                  Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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                  • #10
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                    I asked my local Cardio doc and he said to get it.

                    PS - My wife is from there and has a lot of relatives in the DR. You must be having a cold spell as I've never seen in 70 down there and with no electricity more frequent than electricity the air conditioning is pretty so-so. I have to admit though that all relatives have generators.

                    Toodle pip... Moosedreams
                    Diagnosed HCM Nov 2009
                    100 mg Atenolol; Baby asprin
                    First Trip to CCF June 2010
                    HCM Specialist at CCF... Dr. Harry Lever
                    Septal Myectomy at CCF... August 9th 2010: Dr. Nicholas Smidera
                    AICD w/pacer at CCF... December 20th 2010

                    Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~ Christopher Reeve

                    Since we can not run in the park, we can be the ones to take a stroll, look around and enjoy the simple things in life. ~ Rosemaire1125

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                    • #11
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                      I get the flu shot every year and have had the pneumonia vaccine as well which I think is good for 10 years.

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                      • #12
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                        They changed the pneumonia vaccine from 10 years to 5 years. Check to see when you last had it as you may be due. I too have gotten both.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Flu Vaccine?

                          Thanks, Linda, didn't know. Got it from a previous doctor but will check with this one. Wasn't going to post on here but very glad I did.

                          Marian

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                          • #14
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                            I got it 3 years ago and at that time, it was good for 10. It has since changed. I get mine at Wallgreens on a Sunday as the pharmacy is very slow that day of the week.
                            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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                            • #15
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                              I "got shot" today. I'm always glad to get that checked off my list each autumn.

                              I will have to ask about the pneumonia vaccine. I've never had that, but I have had pneumonia a few times--too many.
                              ICD 1/20/10
                              Myectomy 8/25/10
                              @ Johns Hopkins
                              Surgeon Duke Cameron

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