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  • Christmas

    It´s Christmas Time, and so, I must wish all of you a very Happy Season with lot of Health, Peace and Love!!!!!!!

    Cristina: 35 years, HCM diagnosed in Jan.2000, Septum: 17mm, Gradient insignificant, No med`s
    Sofia: Cristinas daughter, 8 years old, HCM diagnosed in April 2002, Septum:19mm, Gradient:19-24mmHg, No med`s

  • #2
    Thanks for starting this thread.

    To All of our HCM family,

    May you all have a happy and healthy holiday season. We have such a diverse crew here and there are many holidays to be celebrated - which ever it is in your family ENJOY!

    At our home we will celebrate Christmas and then enjoy Chanukah the very next day - my daughter will have a wonderful week!

    From my family to "our" family - Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and may your New Year be filled with good health, good friends and good memories that will last for years to come!

    Lots of love,
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


    • #3
      Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Joyous New Year. May each day bring love, hope and blessings. And each obstacle a new learning experience. God Bless.
      May I always be the kind of person
      my dog thinks I am.


      • #4
        Hi All-

        We add our wishes that everyone has a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and the Very Best of New Years to all.

        Angela & Alan


        • #5
          Happy Holidays to all from the Price Family! Linda


          • #6
            I wish for us all a grace-filled time - especially those of us who have significant symptoms. Take care everyone.


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


            • #7
              Happy Holidays to all of you. You are all very special people. Stay safe.

              Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
              ICD&Pacemaker 1996
              Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
              Mom of Kaye.


              • #8
                Wishing everybody a safe and Happy Holiday. Best wishes to all for the New Year.
                Take care,
                It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

                Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.


                • #9
                  Since I became a member here, I feel the warmth, caring and support from so many people.

                  We are family, we are friends and when one of us is having problems, we worry.

                  I have been so fortunate to have found this site. I thank you, Lisa, for creating this site.

                  Merry Christmas and a very health, prosperous 2006.


                  • #10
                    Happy Holidays to everyone and thanks so much for helping me through a crazy year! This group has been so awesome

                    God bless Richard Inmann as he will be without our dear friend Lisa this holiday season.

                    Best wishes to you all,

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


                    • #11
                      Happy , Happy Holidays from the Alexson family to my HCM family.
                      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


                      • #12
                        Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah

                        I could not help but think of Lisa's family last night as we, our Irish Catholic family, celebrated the first night of Chanukah at our house with the lighting of the first candle and the saying of the blessing by our closest Jewish friends.

                        This came after a Vigil Mass Christmas Eve and long day of opening Christmas presents.

                        Michele and Mike, came in late afternoon wearing Red and White stocking hats, bearing gifts, candles and a menorah. Unfortunately, they forgot their dreidel, and I could not find mine.

                        My buddy Mike, a physician in the army for 20 years, was a great help advising me when I was first diagnosed nearly three years ago with HCM.

                        It was a great lesson for my 2nd grader grand daughter, Emily, who knew the whole story of Chanukah but had never seen the lighting of the candles or heard the blessing in Hebrew. BTW, I recommend THE JEWISH HOME ADVISOR, by Alfred J. Kolatch, if you are want a great guide to Jewish life.

                        Best wishes for the holidays to all and thanks for the support provided through HCMA!

                        Dick Melia
                        Arlington, VA