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  • Bucky - Are you out there?

    Has anyone heard from Bucky lately? He has been rather conspicuous by his absence. I was just wondering if he was still doing OK after his myectomy. Is he feeling so good he is out keeping busy so has no time to post?

    Bob

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    Bo I left a PM & no repsonse. I'll give him a call. . .
    Marc
    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: Bucky - Are you out there?

      He's alive & well! If you boys & girls remember, the great bald one was moving prior to his surgery and that seems to be his exercise of choice now.
      He has not re-hooked up the computer and that is why he has not returned messages or posted the trials and tribulations of his recovery. He'll be posting soon I'm sure.
      Marc
      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: Bucky - Are you out there?

        Hello All:

        Yes it's good to be over the operation. Coming up to five weeks now and the incision and sternum feel pretty good. Thanks for all the good wishes from everyone

        As with many things in life some good news and some not as good - yet from the operation.

        I am still fighting some fluid on my lungs that we may have to tap if it doesn't go away in a few weeks - we'll see. That would be the third tap......I guess third time is the charm.

        Some of the more unpleasant symtoms I've had with HOCM went away immediately....that nasty old "zonning out" feeling after eating a meal is gone and a good deal of the phelgm (and coughing) seems to have subsided.

        Remaining still is SOB which I had really hoped would go away or diminish. Some of the SOB may be a result of the fluid on the lungs so I may not have a good handle on that result for awhile.

        Since I am only a month into this recovery, who knows how I'll feel in a few months.

        I am keeping my focus on the improvement mode and working like heck on my exercise to see if I can improve significantly.

        I'm glad I had the Myectomy and I am positive that I'll be even happier in a few months.

        I'll keep you posted.

        One thing for certain, though, I think I'll pass (if I can) on any more open chest operations.........."OUCH".

        take care all,

        doug
        Last edited by Bucky; 03-14-2009, 08:38 PM.
        Diagnosed in June 2007, Pacemaker Oct 2007, Myectomy in Feb 2009 at Cleveland Clinic, Two daughters, both checked with Ultrasounds in 2008, all OK so far. Two grandchildren both check with Ultrasounds and all is OK to date. OH YES....Harry, the Doggie, says Hi also. sigpic

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          Re: Bucky - Are you out there?

          Doug, for only being 5 weeks out you sound pretty good. I bet if it werent for that darn fluid you would really be noticing how good you feel. I hope that resolves soon and you can start enjoying life post myectomy.
          Midge

          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: Bucky - Are you out there?

            Doug,
            I had a really severe pleural effusion after my surgery. Believe me, I had SOB in spades until they tapped it.

            Gordon
            Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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              Re: Bucky - Are you out there?

              Doug - You are still really early in your recovery. And, with the fluid in the lungs, it might take a little longer. Just be patient, give it time, and you will definitely start to improve. But you really have to measure in months, not days or even weeks.
              Daughter of Father with HCM
              Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
              Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
              ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
              Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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                Re: Bucky - Are you out there?

                Doug.

                Glad things are going as well as they are for you. Hope the fluid issue resolves quickly. I cannot imagine eating a meal and feeling normal. I am very happy you can notice that result!

                Peace,

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

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                  Re: Bucky - Are you out there?

                  Doug... Happy for the positive results to date, sorry about those bumps in the road ..3 times a charm for the tap, I hope, if that's how it works out.. really sorry about that.. not an experience that I would want to repeat twice let alone three times but, the results are amazing as you know from the previous taps.. just gotta keep that seepage from creeping back in!

                  Take care and just keep being positive.

                  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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                    Re: Bucky - Are you out there?

                    Doug, glad to hear your doing better. Give yourself time to heal. If they have to tap your lungs again "maybe the third time will be a charm" and you will get back to normal.

                    Just take it easy for awhile.



                    Donna -17yr old son dx'd with HCM in March 2008 - No family history.

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                      Re: Bucky - Are you out there?

                      Doug,
                      Good for you for your positive attitude in the midst of the bumps. Good to hear from you!
                      Theresa
                      Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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