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    I'm off to the doctor today for my first check-up since surgery, with doctor Zocco, and do i have some questions for him, like why am i having so many palpitations now well more than before surgery and why all this fluid i thought that would get better after surgery but it is worse, i don't want to be mean but i need some answers i still have a good 10 pounds of fluid on me and it's driving me crazy well everyone wish me luck and take care

    Shirley
    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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    Good Luck Shirley and I hope he has some good answers for you today. 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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      Take care Shirley - We love you.

      Let us know what the doctor says.
      Burt

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        Good luck, let us know what happens.
        Lisa
        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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          ok i saw doctor Zocco today and he said the surgery part looks good, he said my heart sounds ok and my lungs sound alot better than they did in the hospital I have been upped as far as weight goes to 10 lbs until the end of may, he had to remove a couple of stitches that were stubborn and didn't want to come out, i guess air had gotten to them and they didn't disolve, thank you everyone, I go to see Dr. Gilligan next Tuesday, I 'm sure i won't get by so lucky with him, Dr Zocco said he was going to let Dr. Gilligan handle the Fluid problem he said i was retaining fluid and he would probably up my calicium channel blockers to 360mg a day to what i was taking before surgery, so i will let you know more as i know it. Again Thanks Everyone

          Shirley
          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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            Good news Shirley, glad to hear things are getting better. I am getting alittle closer to my repair job and it does me good to hear of your progress! Rick
            \"A Misty Morning Does Not Signify A Cloudy Day\'

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