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Non-HCM Good News (for a change)


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LindaG Son died of HCM at age 36 Find out more about LindaG
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    As most of you know by now, we lost our son to HCM in 2006. He had a great life and left behind about a ZILLION friends. Everyone loved Mark and his legacy is the love he gave to others.

    Well, this past weekend my daughter and I attended a baby shower for the wife of one of Mark's friends...SHE IS EXPECTING TRIPLETS!!!

    She told me at the shower that one of the boys will have the middle name of MARK after my son. I was so honored for Mark. He would have been busting his buttons with pride and at the same time razzing his good friend who will be going from having no kids to having a house full in just about 6 weeks.

    My entire family was very touched, and my daughter in law said, "Guess which one will be our favorite!"

    Isn't that a lovely gesture? If this yet-to-be-born young boy grows up to be half the man my boy was, he'll have life by the horns!

    Son died of cardiac shock second to HCM at age 36.
    Live Well...Laugh Often...Love Much

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    What a tribute to your son.

    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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      I'm very happy for you!

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


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        So happy to hear your son is to be be remembered in such a special way by his friends.

        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


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          I am sure that Mark will keep an eye on all of the children... but I seem to think that Mark will keep a special eye on Mark - his little angel.
          What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man.
          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)


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            That is such great!!!!!! news he will have an angel here on earth

            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