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Happy Thanks Giving!


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JillC RN for over 40 years, MS degree in Respiratory Nursing, Worked surgical open-heart ICU for 18 years in Chicago.. After years of symptoms finally diagnosed with HOCM in 2006. I retired from nursing 2012 due to HCM and had septal myectomy at Local hospital 2013, Redo myectomy Mayo Clinic 2014. Now doing well. Find out more about JillC
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  • Happy Thanks Giving!

    To all of you who celebrate....I wish you a beautiful holiday this week...I don't know about you, but beside Divinity, friends and family....I am very thankful for the education and support I have received from this forum. Also I am particularly thankful for the Cardiologists and CV Surgeons who have taken the time to become specialists in HCM and set standards of excellence for others to follow .... AND because of those specialists for the first time in years, I can eat Thanksgiving dinner without it being followed by two hours of chest pain!!!
    Happy Thanks Giving to all of you
    Jill C.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

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    Re: Happy Thanks Giving!

    Well we can all complain if we want, but I'm choosing to give thanks for everything that I have, including the turkey dinner ! I agree with you Jill, I'm thankful for the life I was given back as a result of all of those involved with my medical care over the years. I too have much to be thankful for.

    Onward and Upward !

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


    • #3
      Re: Happy Thanks Giving!

      Happy thanksgiving to all of the HCMA community. Our family is thankful to have daddy with us and doing so well. Each day is a blessing.

      Enjoy your holidays, everyone!
      Megan, wife to Husband, Justin with HOCM
      Husband diagnosed at 37 when taken to ER due to CHF on vacation in San Diego at Pomerado Hospital, March 2014
      Seeing Dr. Salcedo in UC Med Hospital Denver upon diagnosis
      AICD/Pacemaker July 2014 @ UC Med Hospital, Denver with Dr. Nguyen
      Myectomy at Cleveland Clinic October 2014 with Dr. Smedira
      Parents to 3 boys, 11, 8, and 6 all currently clear from recent echos


      • #4
        Re: Happy Thanks Giving!

        A very Happy Thanksgiving to all....I am certainly going to enjoy this one..........I am going into my third week post surgery and am back to work full time, etc.....the only thing that is a bit odd is I keep staring at the way the turkey is held back together once the stuffing is added.

        Have a great holiday.


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          Re: Happy Thanks Giving!

          Happy holidays to all!

          Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.


          • #6
            Re: Happy Thanks Giving!

            Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and thank you for the wealth of information, advice, and all that you do to help others. How blessed we all are. I am most grateful to have found you. Have a blessed and wonderful day with loved ones.