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Midge Rollins Heart transplant March 04. Prior to that I had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am an independent Norwex consultant. Visit my web site www.midgerollins.norwex.biz Find out more about Midge Rollins
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  • Central line

    Well, the time is here. I go the 8th of Jan. for my central line. I will be in hospital a minimum of 5-7 days. They told me this week to plan on a lengthy stay as I adjust to medicines. My grand daughter turns 8 on the 22nd so my goal is to be home for her birthday. They are unsure of how the typical meds will work on HCM transplant to be pt's. The walls are so rigid that they just wont relax. We are sure hopeful I respond as this moves me up a level closer to receiving a new heart. For all of you who are reading this and are panicking that you will need a new heart, please don't as only less then 3% of us HCM'ers get to my point. I just wanted you to know this is where I am on my journey and would ask for prayers, not afraid of the lines just afraid of how medicines will react. I will have ( God Willing) the line now until transplant available. Should have a new heart with in year if this procedure works. I plan to take laptop to hospital to check in on all of you. Happy New Year.

    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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    Midge you are in my prayers, think positive and with your faith you will be fine and yes keep us updated if you can on how you are doing

    Take care of yourself

    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


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      dear midge,

      i wish you all the luck and prayers in the world. take care of youself and know that we are all pulling for you.

      {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{giant hug}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}



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        Midge, we're all pulling for you. Take care of yourself as best you can. I'll say prayers for you.


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


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          You will be in my prayers. God bless you. I'm certain it will go just fine.
          more BIG HUGS to you!!
          \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

          Ralph Waldo Emerson


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            Midge, Best wishes! You will be in my prayers. Linda


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              Midge -
              Yet again you have shown a wonderful attitude leading into your latest adventure! Your strength and great outlook will help you through what lies ahead!
              You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

              Best wishes,
              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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                Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts as you face this next hurdle. I hope the only surprises you have are that all goes more easily than you expect. You are in my prayers.

                You give me much inspiration, Midge, reminding me that it is fairly easy to find pleasures and good things to focus on and be grateful for despite the challenges we face. May your granddaughter's birthday celebration also be a "Welcome home!" celebration!