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My dad went home


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shirleymahoney Born In Tulsa Oklahoma and have a wonderful husband and 2 great children Find out more about shirleymahoney
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  • My dad went home

    I had my dad here for almost 3 months he is 87 years old and we found out while he was here that he does have HCM the concentric form of the disease, it is mixed emotions that he has went home i'm really going to miss him but he was very demanding and was wearing me out, and i have the feeling it will be the last time i see him, but now i guess i will have more time to be on the board

    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

  • #2
    Shirley, I'm sure this is a mixed blessing. Take care and get some rest the next few days!


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


    • #3
      Shirley, I know what you are talking about. My grandmother would come and visit each year for 2 weeks. She had cerebal palsy (sp) and was in a wheel chair and it was a lot of work. But she was worth the work.

      You need to take a few days to get some well needed rest and get your self in order before you tackle anything eles.
      Donna B. HCM & ICD. 2 sons with HCM. Brother passed away from HCM at the age of 39. Mother has HCM.


      • #4

        For sure your care of your father has been a precious gift to him. Now take some time to recuperate.

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


        • #5
          Shirley ,

          I think it was a huge thing for you to have your dad at your house for as long as you did. I am sure it made a world of difference in his life. I am sure you are to carry good memories of your time together. You are well deserving of a big rest so put up those feet and ZZZZZZZZZ......... and ZZZZZZZ.

          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


          • #6

            You are such a special person to be able to take care of your father when you are going through your own medical issues. Your father is so lucky to have you and I am sure you feel lucky to have him. Take care of yourself and take a well deserved break - you deserve it.

            best wishes always,

            41 years old. Diagnosed with HOCM in Feb 2005. Myectomy at Mayo on June 8, 2005


            • #7
              Hi Shirley

              I'm sure you will treasure the time you spent with your dad, but it is now time for YOU. Relax...read a book, take naps, go out to dinner.... anything that you enjoy. You deserve it!


              • #8
                Yes, he's lucky to have your care, you are pretty special. Now....NO LAWN MOWING!!! right?????! Rest up, I hope your dad does well and I hope your medical situation settles out soon. It sure sounds frustrating. You have my best wishes as always, Lisa Inman