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  • Toogoofy317
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    Well, you can get old parts at JC Whitney just not used hearts or anything like that!

    And as a matter=of=fact I was at the salvage yard today! Picked up a coolant cover for my car!

    And yes my warranty was only goof for 20 years then everything broke!

    Mary S.

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  • Ad
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    Having recently crossed the border of 40, i'm not in favor of my own proposal on the board although in biology this has been understood for quite some time. It's like buying a second hand car - we could ask Mary to elaborate on this further :P - after some years of problem free running (the warranty timeframe ) replacement parts are needed. If the car is too old, you can only find them at the scrapyard (oh well, that's probably a bit of black humor ).

    Ad

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  • NoCrash
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    Weeell ... the thread *is* a little convoluted, LOL! I was referring to not liking the part about the body being designed for 40 years, but looking back maybe this should be known as the "Ad theory". Maybe the "mtlieb theory" was the observation that alot of 40 somethings seem to come up symptomatic?

    In either case, "Ad" or "mtlieb", it would be interesting to look at age statistics for myectomies for a recent year--is the age distribution uniform or non-uniform? Is there a peak in the 40's and if so, why?

    In any event, it was an interesting observation that seems to be born-out for a big chunk of the people participating on this board--but then Mary throws-off the statistic 'cause she doesn't belong to the Ol Fogey Club.

    Cheers!
    Rob

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  • mtlieb
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    Originally posted by NoCrash
    Back to the mtlieb theory, I don't think there's *anyone* that *likes* this theory, but we might be living with the consequences anyway.
    Okay, now even I am confused. LoL. What is the 'mtlieb theory' and when did I propose it? I've only ever been curious about age of diagnosis, etc. and was asking for opinions here. I'm totally lost now in my own thread.

    Help, help!

    Jim

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  • mantrashak
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    My position is that I was identified with HCM as a child. I'm now 36 and know I have obstructed HCM (with a wall thickness of about 3cm). I have, however, pretty much managed to avoid symptoms so far (along with drugs and ICDs). Not too sure how I'll cope if this changes though...

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  • Toogoofy317
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    Guess I'd better run away from you old foogeys then!

    Of course I still love you guys though!

    Mary S.

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  • mtlieb
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    I'm just thinking out loud... nothing more.

    Jim

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  • NoCrash
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    Pickaback,

    I don't think anyone has taken any offense to anything in this message thread unless it was my mindless attempt at humor, so feel free to jump in.

    Back to the mtlieb theory, I don't think there's *anyone* that *likes* this theory, but we might be living with the consequences anyway. Lisa's note earlier in the thread does point out that it is not just 40 year-olds that have this experience (the experience is just as common in other age groups). It is just that the group that hangs out in this message board seems to be in the 30-40-50ish age group and we do have alot of things in common.

    Regards,
    Rob Thomas

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  • pickaback
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    I did not mean to offend or disagree with you.
    pickaback

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  • mtlieb
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    Originally posted by NoCrash
    Tour de Florida? Wouldn't take too much to claim the Polka Dot jersey, would it? I mean, Florida is the flatest of the flat states!
    LOL @ Tour de Florida!

    I don't think ESPN will be riding along with us for that one.

    What a hoot.

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  • mtlieb
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    Hiya Pickaback,

    I had my surgery last year (2004). I was 41 at the time. Getting back to the original subject of the thread, I have merely been curious as to why so many HCM'ers are either: a) first diagnosed at about this age... or b) experience a significant increase in symptoms.

    Any thoughts? I'm all out today. LoL.

    Jim

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  • pickaback
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    Hi all,
    As a 39-year-old (diagnosed at 2,) I am not liking this theory.
    I haven't been here for a while. Mlieb, when did you have surgery?
    pickaback

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  • Tigger1
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    I'm behind you Jim. I'll even sponsor your bicycle seat. Most people think I'm a real pain in the (@$$) anyway. Go for it...


    Tigger1

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  • Toogoofy317
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    Well, we could always climb Splash Mountain. It's the tallest in Fl! Actually the highest natural point in Florida is in Polk County. So in Polk we can get the Polka dot jersey. OW, that was bad wasn't it!

    Maybe Lisa can make us up some HCMA jerseys? HMMM


    Mary S.

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  • NoCrash
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    Tour de Florida? Wouldn't take too much to claim the Polka Dot jersey, would it? I mean, Florida is the flatest of the flat states!

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