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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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  • #16
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    I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. It feels like a greater loss when you have been one that has cared for him. When we lost our mother four years ago, the minister asked what we would have wanted for her, as she was being buried in another state. Selfishly, we wanted her back with us; but we knew that wasn't best for her. She had suffered enough here on earth. We told the minister that, like the saying goes, "If we could build a stairway to heaven....", we didn't want her ill and with us, but healthy and with the Lord, our Father. Yes, we still miss her very much. I have purchased her home; and, she is still very much a part of our daily lives. Her love and teachings will be with us always. Just remember all the things you did with your dad and how he enriched your life.

    Blessings to you and your family in this time of grief.

    Diagnosed 1996, Myectomy Aug. 2000, 3 Radio-frequency ablations for a-fibs 2003-2005.


    • #17
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      My condolences on your loss. But, how wonderful that your father had such a long life. I know he is at peace.

      Also, I am sorry about your friend. It seems so very sad that some people find life so overwhelming. Just remember your friend in your prayers.
      Linda G
      Son died of cardiac shock second to HCM at age 36.
      Live Well...Laugh Often...Love Much


      • #18
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        Hi Shirley
        I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. You can know that you were a very caring daughter and that both your parents are smiling down on you.

        I will include you, your family and you friend's family in my prayers.

        Hugs to you


        • #19
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          I am so sorry about your dad. I know that your family will get through this hard time. Just let the good memories come and help heal your hearts.
          Donna B. HCM & ICD. 2 sons with HCM. Brother passed away from HCM at the age of 39. Mother has HCM.


          • #20
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            Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I remember when my dad passed away in 1992 and it was hard as each day passed.
            Joe Del

            Diagnosed @ age 45 with HCM June 2004; ICD Implant: September 2004. Fifteen years prior was tested and told had an anxiety attack. Second ICD implanted May 5, 2009 with adding second lead.

            My biggest part is the depression and now on disability.

            Tested positive for HCM gene and all three children are negative.

            Husband and father of three children: Son 18 and two daughters 13 and 7.


            • #21
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              Thank You everyone, I know my dad is in a better place, but I really miss him I just found myself picking up the phone to call him and realized he wouldn't be there, I naturally started crying, but I did talk to my sister and she is having trouble too she can't seem to go through his room she is still keeping his bed made and his slippers are still at the edge of his bed, I'm starting to worry about her, she is not wanting to let him go oh well i guess it will take time again thank you very much for your kind words

              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


              • #22
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                Hi Shirley,
                I am very sorry to hear about your dad and your friend. I know that they are both angels in heaven watching over you. They will always be in your heart. Big hugs to you. All my best.

                Kimberly K. Plaster
                Kimberly K. Plaster


                • #23
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                  I am so sorry to hear about your dad and friend. You've had two big losses in rapid succession, and I'm sad for you.

                  Sorry I didn't respond before, I am just now catching up on reading the board.



                  • #24
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                    I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.

                    I lost both of my parents and my brother moved to Asia, so I know how it feels to lose loved ones and family.

                    My prayers are with you.

                    Many hugs sweetie,
                    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.