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  • Here we go again....

    Seven years ago (6/08) I had my septal myectomy. All had been well.
    So well that I was complacent, not negligent, just relaxed in the knowledge that I was "fixed". Then three weeks ago for no reason I briefly passed out. I blamed it on the heat and humidity, not hydrating enough, anything but HCM.
    Two days later while giving a fencing lesson another brief incident.
    Talked to my new cardiologist (the old one retired) and he suggested a monitor with telemetry for 28 days. Three days later I got a call at 3:00AM from the Dr...."I need you to go to the emergency room NOW"
    That burst my complacency bubble!
    I am now sporting an ICD.
    The monitor detected three separate incidents where m heart stopped for between five and nine seconds.


    I was getting spoiled not worrying about it, I am glad this was caught but I resent this slap of reality.

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    Re: Here we go again....

    The good thing is, you were awakened at 3 am by a doctor who could have said - "see me first thing in the morning." Yea, no fun being bionic, but the alternative is worse.
    Diagnosed @ 48
    Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
    Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
    AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
    After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
    Quietly going insane . . .