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  • HCM Effects for a Shifting Schedule Job. Need Advise

    Hi! Its my first time posting on a forum. I want to know if what are the effects of HCM to my health if I entered a job with a shifting schedule. I'm a 21 year old fresh graduate looking for a job but most of them is on a shifting schedule. Travelling for 2.5 hours for interviews and 3 hours going home was a problem (taking the stairs + walking in a hurry + crowded people in the train) especially when my chest aches, it also gives me a tight feeling in the chest. I did not tell my relatives or my father about this because I'm worried he might bring me back to the province. I always sleep late and every time he founds out about it, he gets angry. A doctor gave me maintenance but I'm not taking it anymore because its costly, telling me to take one everyday then after a year she told me to take two. My mother was the one with HCM, and his brothers too which came from their father. But they died early because of the heart disease. What can I do guys? Need your advises.

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    My first advice is to take the medication you were prescribed by your doctor for your heart condition. It may lessen your chest pain and allow you to function better. Although at 21 you may not want to hear this.....you have a heart condition that will be with you the rest of your life..... you can live a relatively normal life with proper care.....You say that you have relatives that died at a young age from HCM.....all the more reason for you to take charge of your health. Call the HCMA and talk with Lisa and get a perspective on what you can do to help yourself....learn about what HCM is and what proper treatment is, maybe join HCMA Facebook group and meet others with the same condition. Knowledge is power, you may have to educate your parents about HCM if they still have an influence in your life....but at a minimum you need to become your own advocate for your health.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

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