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  • Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

    Thanks to Lisa and many of you who shared their knowlege, experiences, and kind words on this board and in private messages I was finally able to make some sense (in my mind) on proceeding with my myectomy. I now have been able to move forward and with Lisa's help my surgery is scheduled for the 23rd of this month at the Mayo. I will fly out to start tests and ect the 20th. I am anxious to be feeling better and I thank you for your support and I'll update you soon! Richard Nelsen
    \"A Misty Morning Does Not Signify A Cloudy Day\'

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    Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

    Richard, Best wishes, we'll be waiting for progress reports! Linda

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      Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

      You will be in my thoughts and prayers , will be watching to read your progress. Three cheers to feeling better! 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: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

        good luck! we just went thru this.. sending you fast recovery thoughts.

        sandy

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          Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

          Richard

          You and your family will in my prayer, keep us updated. It has now been 2 months since my myectomy and am glad i had mine and you will too just give yourself time

          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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            Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

            Richard,

            I know you were struggling with the decision, so i am very glad you were able to work things out and start moving forward again. You made the right decision, buddy. (Because you took your time, sought out the advice of knowledgeable people, and made the decision that's exactly right for you.)

            Woo hoo! I'm doing a little happy-dance... but you can't see it.

            Keep us posted!

            Jim
            "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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              Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

              Originally posted by mtlieb
              Woo hoo! I'm doing a little happy-dance... but you can't see it.

              Jim
              Would we WANT to???

              Reenie
              Reenie

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

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                Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

                Richard,

                Good luck, hope you have a quick recovery. My thoughts are with you.

                Pam
                It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

                Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

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                  Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

                  Originally posted by Reenie
                  Would we WANT to???
                  Don't ya be knocking my happy-dance girlfriend. This rare and spectacular event has provided joyful amusement and bliss for all those who have been fortunate enough to witness it

                  No more happy-dances for Reenie. You're cut off. LOL.

                  Jim
                  "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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                    Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

                    Tell ya what.... If I get to go to the meeting in June, you HAVE to do the happy dance for all to see. Deal??

                    Reenie
                    Reenie

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

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                      Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

                      Ok, this thread was suppossed to be about Richard's Myectomy.
                      Still I can't resist.
                      If Jim gets up and does a happy dance at the conference, I will give Lisa a $75 contribution on the spot.
                      Fx

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                        Re: Thanks for your help, I'm off to the Mayo.

                        Felix... I will hold you to that

                        Richard,
                        I am very happy that you have been able to get this moving so fast. I can tell you that I have nothing but good feelings about your procedure...in fact you are having it done on my dads birthday!
                        Give my best wishes to the team at Mayo - I know that they will take great care of you!

                        Best wishes,
                        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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