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JillC RN for over 40 years, MS degree in Respiratory Nursing, Worked surgical open-heart ICU for 18 years in Chicago.. After years of symptoms finally diagnosed with HOCM in 2006. I retired from nursing 2012 due to HCM and had septal myectomy at Local hospital 2013, Redo myectomy Mayo Clinic 2014. Now doing well. Find out more about JillC
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  • Lucky to Have a Big Heart

    There are billions of people in our world today that never spend even one moment thinking about their heart..... HCM reminds us daily, if not every waking moment, that we have a heart and how important it is.
    It's easy to constantly think of the physical aspects of our disease...they can be quite annoying, if not downright painful!
    If we can take each one of those moments when we are reminded of our heart and remember that; even though our physical heart may have defects, our Spiritual Heart is whole and perfect.It can sometimes lighten the load we carry. AND with our Spiritual Heart, even on the worst HOCM days, we can send Love and Light out into the world.....We can send it to countries, to world leaders, to animals, to family members and to individuals such as those here on the HCMA website.
    .....We are all one, and together we heal each other at a soul level even if our physical heart stays exactly as it is.

    Blessings to all of you who support your fellow humans with HCM all over the world just by being here for each other.
    Last edited by JillC; 04-16-2014, 02:03 PM.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

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    Re: Lucky to Have a Big Heart

    What a beautiful thought. I had a myectomy last March also, and it is a life changing experience on many levels.

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