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    She was diagnosed with breast cancer Friday a week ago and this Thursday she had a mastectomy. Chemo will follow pretty soon now. Please pray for strength through all of this. Thanks.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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

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    Reenie,

    I'm so sorry to hear of this new challenge in the life of your family. Prayers are most certainly heading to your sister-in-law and the entire family.

    Lynn
    Lynn Stewart
    HOCM 4/2002
    Cleveland Myectomy Crew 8/2002

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      Reenie, Reenie, Reenie,
      About the best I can say is that I know quite a few women who have undergone mastectomies and chemo, and radiation therapy too. Of course they have all survived and are doing quite well or I wouldn’t be knowing them now would I? They all lead normal, productive lives, except for the retired ones who regularly beat the pants off me in bridge.

      To your sister-in-law I wish the very best, and to the rest of the woman out there for goodness sake examine yourselves frequently. If a problem is caught early there is a simple cure. The longer it goes undetected the more drastic the cure tends to be – and I do like to have a bunch of pretty women around.
      Burt

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        Reenie, We will be praying for your sister-in-law. Linda

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          Prayers will ascend.
          Leon
          God Squad co-moderator
          Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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            Reenie,

            Prayers all around for your family. Being from a family of breast cancer survivors (great-aunt, mother and a sister,) I know of the trauma, concern, love, hope and faith that is associated with it. Best wishes for all.
            Dorothy

            Diagnosed 1996, Myectomy Aug. 2000, 3 Radio-frequency ablations for a-fibs 2003-2005.

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              You have already got the NJ crew sending good wishes your way!

              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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                Reenie, all the best for your sister-in-law.
                Many years ago my wife went through the cancer thing and it does consume your life while they are going thru therapy.
                She has been cancer free for 6 years now, I'm wishing your sister-in-law the same result.
                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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                  Reenie

                  Best of luck for your sister in law, Tell her aditude is half the battle and to keep her chin up

                  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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                    Dear Reenie,
                    My prayers are with you and your sister-in-law & the entire family. Definitely a battle many many women have won! My mother has been cancer free for two years after undergoing surgery to remove the lump & radiation treatment. She recently had another lumpectomy & so far it looks & feels like scar tissue, so we are praying for continued freedom for my Mom.

                    There are many breast cancer support systems available to you, your sister-in-law & the family too. Check out the Susan G. Kolmen Breast Cancer Foundation. They have wonderful people available on-line & a phone call away to help, answer questions & send love to everyone. They helped me understand my mothers condition & her "unwillingness" to let me help. That's a generational thing...sounds like your sister-in-law is open to your help and support. The stronger her support system, the better her attitude will be to win this battle.

                    Our prayers are always with you!
                    Blessings,
                    Sharon

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                      Reenie,
                      Many prayers to your sister-in law and family.

                      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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                        Thank you, all of you. We had a rough weekend. Her bp fell through the floor Sat night and she fainted twice. They took her in the ambulance (across the street!) to the hospital and it was 70/40. They gave her an IV and potassium and she felt lots better in an hour. She was tired but better yesterday afternoon. I'll keep you all posted, but please understand if I'm not as attentive as I usually am.

                        Reenie
                        Reenie

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

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                          Reenie, Take care of you and the family now. That's where your attention needs to be. Check in with us occais when you need a break and a bit of support. You've done so much for so many, we'll all be here for you. Linda

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                            Hey,
                            70/40 – those were my numbers. Please tell her she will just have to use higher numbers.
                            Reenie – First things first. We’ve all had our ‘distractions.’ Whatever you need, we’re here for you. All the best to your brother and sister-in-law – and the entire family.
                            Burt

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                              Reenie sorry that this is happening to your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. 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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