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  • Without a Trace

    So, last night on "Without a Trace", Vivian, who has HCM experienced some real symptoms like we all face. Here and there throughout the show, the character was having problems with her heart.

    Finally, at the end of the show, she was found laying on the ground, nearly passed out. All I could think, was yea! Finally! Maybe this show will help with the education of the public in HCM.

    Anyway, I was happy to see a network television show portray HCM with some reality.

    We do have symptoms, we do deal with health issues in every day life that others may not recognize.

    And everyone has pride. Sometimes it's hard to admit that we can't do what everyone else can do so easily.

    So what I want to say is, watch the show... our disease is being featured!

    Do you think we should all write the producers, so they may be persuaded to feature it more? And be more educated about it?

    I don't know, I just think it's exciting.


    Debbie

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    Debbie, I too saw the show and am real excited that they could be an impact on HCM. It will be interesting to see what they do with Viv next. I am thinking an ICD. Everyone should tune in.
    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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    • #3
      Midge,

      I am hoping that they will feature her story more, and cover it properly.

      It is exciting to actually see HCM even mentioned on a show, much less, one of the lead characters having it.

      Debbie

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      • #4
        Hey what Network carries this show?

        Shirley
        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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        • #5
          Hi Shirley,

          It's on CBS, Thursdays, after CSI. Pretty good story lines even without the HCM connection.

          Have a marvy Monday!!



          Debbie

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          • #6
            Thank you for posting this, I will be watching this Thursday night after the Apprentice.
            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
              Thank you Debbie


              Shirley
              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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              • #8
                Without a Trace

                All,

                My wife saw the 3/31 episode, so we watched last night 4/7. Nothing mentioned, but I looked up next week and the character ends up having to stay home while the co-workers worry about her. It also states that they are leading to surgery at season's end.

                I wonder if there is someone involved in the show that has HCM for this to be brought up? At any rate it looks like something to watch next Thursday CBS.

                Jerry

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