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  • Shirley Mahoney update.

    Hi there, everyone. (please excuse the spelling errors)

    This is Ken, Shirley's husband and have good news. The Septal Myopothy went very well. Dr. Zocco said there were no suprises and the myatriel valve did NOT need any work. It fell right back into place and is working fine. He removed a piece about the size of your thumb (1.5cm X 2 cm) from her septem without complications. Her surgery lasted less than 4 hours and she tolerated the procedure well. Yesterday, (Monday), she was off the ventilator about 4 p.m. and was resting pretty well concidering. Her color and bloodflow to her toes was much better than before surgery. Today she is in good spirits and talking, sitting up and eating soft food. She should be moved to the stepdown unit today and have her chest tube and central line removed as well. Hopefully she will be able to go online from there. Thank you all for all the support you have given her through all of this.

    She is doing great and may be home as early as Friday or Sat.

    thanks again, Ken
    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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    Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

    Such good news. Hang in there Shirley and keep us posted. I had my myectomy 23 years ago. things have really changed. I was in for 11 days. So much better now. Will keep you in my prayers.

    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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      Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

      It's wonderful that Shirley is doing well. Thank the Lord! I hope she continues her speedy recovery and is up doing things she couldn't do before and having a much improved quality of life.

      I'll be having a by-pass and myectomy soon and am looking forward to feeling better with less or no chest and arm pain and move vigor.

      God Bless you,



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        Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

        thank you, Ken for the update on Shirley....I'm so happy everything went well hugs to Shirley!
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson


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          Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

          Send my best wishes to Shirley! We look forward to hearing from her soon!

          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)


          • #6
            Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

            Thanks for posting to let us know about Shirley. Great news that she is doing so well! Please tell her we all said hi and are thinking about her
            "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."


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              Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

              Ken, thanks for the update. I'm so glad things are going well, give Shirley our best! Linda


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                Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

                Way to go, Shirley! I hope you feel lots better soon!


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


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                  Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

                  Glad to hear everything went well! I hope her recovery continues to be quick and uncomplicated.
                  mom to Andrew(HCM) 21 years old
                  Diagnosed \'95 age 5
                  Myectomy \'96 age 6
                  ICD implant \'99 age 9
                  First ICD shock (X2) \'04
                  ICD replacement surgery \'05 age 15

                  *And aunt to 7 year old Kenny who had HCM and suffered sudden death in gym class. (2/20/87 - 4/6/94)


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                    Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

                    Thanks for the update on Shirley I, like everyone I can see by the postings have been waiting and trying to be patient, sending positive thoughts to you all. It is such great news to hear. Tell her how happy we all are and hope she will soon be back on the board. The circulation improvement is wonderfull ,I remember what that first improvement felt like . I am sure there will be many more positives to report. A big Woo Hoo to Shirley. Pam
                    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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                      Re: Shirley Mahoney update.

                      thanks for the update. I am also thinking of you Ken, after having
                      just been thru this. hope everything goes well the rest of the way.