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Midge Rollins Heart transplant March 04. Prior to that I had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am an independent Norwex consultant. Visit my web site www.midgerollins.norwex.biz Find out more about Midge Rollins
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  • I am home

    I am happy to report that I am home and doing pretty well. Not jogging yet but exercising 30-40 min. a day 6 days a week. Have not done that in years. I made it home a week before my 3 months. I will go back monthly for 3 months for more biopsies but that is no big deal. My transplant was March 19th. I feel so blessed and very gratefu to the donor family. Now, if I just have patience and don't over do. Even x-HCMers still try to do that. Thanks, everyone for all your support over the last 3 years or so. I will continue to be part of this group as it is a wonderful support system. Stay positive all of you that is the most important part of health. I am convinced that is one reason I came through all this so well. Take care and God Bless you .
    Midge

    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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    Fantastic news Midge,

    Now stay well, and please keep in touch. It must be great being in your own home and sleeping in your own bed again. Best regards to your whole family.

    Burt

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      Dear Midge,
      Blessings to you for such a hard road traveled! I wish you all the best and you are welcome here anytime. Even x-HCMer's need a home!

      Love,
      Sharon

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        Yes Midge please come back to visit with us, Iam so happy for you you take care of yourself and God Bless You

        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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          Midge!!

          It is so good to hear from you, and learn that you are back home and doing well. Thank you for letting us know! Be sure to stop back when you have the time and tell us all about your experience.

          Take care,

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

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            Midge,
            so glad you are home and doing well. Please stay in touch...take care
            \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

            Ralph Waldo Emerson

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              Jim,
              how are you doing??
              \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

              Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                Midge, you sound in great spirits, it's like you have a new lease on life.
                Enjoy it to the fullest and let us know how you keep improving.
                Good Luck & Stay Well.
                Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
                So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
                Good luck and stay well.
                Glen

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                  I'm so glad you're home!

                  Reenie
                  Reenie

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

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                    Midge...Great news. Now keep that POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE and you will go places.

                    Tigger1
                    " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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                      Midge,

                      It gives us all hope! You are a special person.

                      Mary S.

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                      • #12
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                        Dear Midge,

                        How wonderful!!! We are all so happy with you and hope you won't feel like a visitor here but like this is also a place to come home to! So, come stay with us for awhile.

                        Rhoda

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                          Midge,
                          You are an amazing person who has truly made the best of a bad situation. You maintained a positive attitude when others may not have. You have inspired so many with your journey and I hope you have a smooth road ahead.
                          God Bless you and your new heart, it has a wonderful home!

                          Sincerely,
                          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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                            Hi Midge, I am so happy you are home and recovering in the comforts of your own space. Sounds like you have accomplished so much in a relatively short time . May you continue to grow stronger each day , what a wonderfull time for you and your family. Keep us posted , we all care. 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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                              Midge-
                              I hope you have a much easier road, going forward. You are very Brave & Courageous. We would all certainly benefit from all you choose to share. May you have many more GOOD DAYS, than bad.
                              BE WELL
                              RONNIE

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