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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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  • How's Mary?

    Burt how is Mary ? Have you talked with her?
    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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    Just talked to Mary a minute ago. Things are beginning to move along for her. The feeding tube has been out for a few days now, but she’s still on a liquid diet. She was supposed to have some tests today, but they were put off until tomorrow. She’s being prep’d for that now. She sends her love to all, and appreciates all the prayers and good wishes.
    Burt

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      Re: How's Mary?

      Thanks for the update Burt,. I send my thoughts and prayers to her. 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: How's Mary?

        Hi all, this is Linda, using Lisa's computer. I talked with Mary yest and she is improving daily, out of bed and walking frequently. She's anxious to get testing over with and on with the proper treatment. She can still be reached at the same # and appreciates calls - 321-841-0021. Linda
        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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          Well, well, well. I never realized how many people cared about me until these past few weeks. I'm not going to lie it was pretty lousy in the hospital and all especially getting poked and proded in every orifice known to man!

          Anyhow, I am out now. Still a bit sore. They are not completly sure what caused this episode. The only thing they can come up with is that I had a ruptured cyst on my ovary. So just got to watch it carefully. As far as the pulmonary embolism goes it is pretty much dissolved. Thank goodness! but I have to stay on the blood thinners so that means I gotta get poked every week for the next few months. They were nice enough though to keep my PICC line in so that they could just withdraw it from there to get the levels. I'll have it in for a few weeks until my tiny veins heal enough for the poking to resume on them!

          Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers. They were much needed and they helped keep me going! Hopefully this will be the last hospital stay for a long time to come. Just gotta be nice to the heart and go from there. But for the next day or so I'm just going to chill out and relax. No schoool for awhile what a relief!

          Mary S.

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            Hey Mary!

            'Bout time you were done goofing off at that hospital and got back out here with the rest of us. Hee hee. How ya doing buddy? You take it easy now and for the love of God, try to stay out of the ER will ya?

            Glad to hear you're feeling better

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

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            • #7
              Re: How's Mary?

              Mary and Jim,
              Thankfully you both seem to be up and functioning again – but I still haven’t the foggiest idea how much Jim’s water problem has progressed. You guys both had me quite concerned there for awhile. Please do not do that again.
              Burt

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                Mary,

                I am so glad you got out! I was beginning to wonder if they were just going to keep you tied down! (Maybe that's not such a bad idea given your tendency to overdo, but not much fun. )

                Rhoda

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