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Pam Alexson single mother of 3 wonderful young adults;a special ed teacher, an RN and a senior accountant. Find out more about Pam Alexson
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  • Pam Alexson
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    I thank you all so much for your kind words , sincere understanding, friendship, support and advise. I am still overwhelmed with how wonderfull everyone of you are . You cannot imagine how you helped me get through the day. It kept going through my brain what the character Chunck in the movie Goonies said to all the kids who befriended him instead of running away in horror because of the way he looked. "HEY YOU GUYS, Chunck luvs you. " My face is sore today and bled some last night but I'm sure it will get better each day. I am going to heed your advise and notify my EP this am. So once again thanks for all you do everyday. Pam

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  • Laoshur
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    Dear Pam,

    I am praying that you will recover quickly, they will find no other lesions ever, the biopsy will show no need for further surgery, and that most of all, you will have great peace during this time. Let others care for you and rest and relax!

    Rhoda

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  • Linda
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    Pam, We'll be thinking about you, hang in there. As for the cautery, if you think it affected your heart rate, you are probably right. Do as Lisa says and have your device checked. Please keep us posted, hope you can rest well tonite and feel much better tommorrow. Linda

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  • Donna
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    Pam,I am sorry that you are going through this and hope that you can get your mind around it and get through it as up bet as you help keep other people. I do enjoy reading your notes to other people. I can always count on you for good advice and a smile most of the time. let us know when you need to talk.

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  • felixdacat
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    I have to agree with the others. you were really here for felix and myself during the really hard times. I am so sorry you have to go thru all this as well. if anyone deserves some good fortune, its you.

    sandy

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  • Toogoofy317
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    Pam,

    You have been here for me a lot the past few weeks. So anytime you need a shoulder I'm here. PM if you just want to talk and I'll give you my cell number. If it weren't for my HCM friends I'm sure I would have went completly nuts by now!

    A big thanks to each and everyone of you who care so much.

    Mary S.

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  • cynthiaG
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    Pam,
    I'm here for you too....dittos to what Lisa said...I think we've all gone through tough times and you don't have to apologize for anything. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers...hang in there.

    Cynthia

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  • mtlieb
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    Hey sweetie,

    You have been there for me with every single post i have ever made on this board, and i am here for you anytime you need me. Hang in there, okay? We've both been through a lot together... HCM, cancer, and god only knows what else. You stay here with me, and i promise to do the same.

    It gets so discouraging at times that i've felt like giving up more times than i care to think about. Sometimes it feels like your whole body was just put together wrong, and there's just too many problems to deal with. But i'm still hanging around, and so are you, so let's just accept the fact that somebody wants to keep us here regardless

    You take care,

    Jim

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  • Lisa Salberg
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    Pam - I have never met you, never seen a picture and I have no idea what the outer you looks like. I know the inner you, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! You can alway see a reconstructive surgeon to touch up the scar if you want.
    Yes, the equipment may have interfered with your device, you may want to check in with a defib clinic and check with them if they want to see you.

    Be well!
    Lisa

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  • Reenie
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    Pam, I'm not sure about the cauterizer and the defib, but we are certainly here for you to cry to. You know that. I wish you all the best and I'll pray that they took all they needed to the first time.

    Reenie

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  • Pam Alexson
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    Facial cancer surgery today

    Well today I had the cancerous lesion on my face ,left cheek removed. The surgeon having never seen me or my lesion before said "oh my, it is a larger area then I anticipated. I am sorry to tell you it is going to leave a very large scar." He said additionally after the biopsy comes back more may need to be taken. He said it is hard to tell visually where the edges of the lesion are exactly. I am trying to be very thankfull about this being caught early but it makes me feel like I am wearing a target on my back. I am not vain as I have tried to let those days go when my looks were once very important and I struggled with always having to keep up appearances but enough is enough . Today I am wallowing in self pity and know that it will pass as everything does. It reminds me of when I once saw a therapist and I asked him when he thought I would have my breakdown. He looked at me and said do you want to have a breakdown ? Do you have the time or energy for one ? I guess he was right I don't need to have one but one test of my strength after another is really pushing it. I know many of you can certainly identify with what I am feeling so thanks for letting me wallow on your shoulders today. I will be better tomorrow. One more thing , a question. He had to cauterize ,said the bleeding was a big problem because of the aspirin qd. I felt strong palpitations during this and asked if it was a diathermy piece of equipment . He said it was sort of one but was safe to use on a defib patient as it was not grounded like a real cauterie tool . It stopped after he stopped using it what do you think? Thanks for any input . Pam
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