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Godrew diagnosed with ihss at 13, aquired A-fib 8 years ago to go with it. Find out more about Godrew
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  • cigars?

    I understand that cigars are bad, but does anyone out there still smoke them after they have had a myectomy and or maze. Remember I understand that they are not good. I am just asking. I drink and smoke cigars(about 20-30 a year). when camping, concert, vacation. This is not a daily or weekly thing. Thanks

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    Re: cigars?

    I only smoked 3-6 cigars a year. But stopped about a year before my myectomy because of the SOB. Just didn't start them up again due to I figured I had as much health issue as I nneded with the HOCM and didn't need to have something else that was my fault to deal with.

    Toodle pip... Moosedreams
    Diagnosed HCM Nov 2009
    100 mg Atenolol; Baby asprin
    First Trip to CCF June 2010
    HCM Specialist at CCF... Dr. Harry Lever
    Septal Myectomy at CCF... August 9th 2010: Dr. Nicholas Smidera
    AICD w/pacer at CCF... December 20th 2010

    Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~ Christopher Reeve

    Since we can not run in the park, we can be the ones to take a stroll, look around and enjoy the simple things in life. ~ Rosemaire1125



    • #3
      Re: cigars?

      I had a myectomy in 2003, and still smoke cigars only about 10-12 a year. Useualy with the guys, poker games, golf.


      • #4
        Re: cigars?

        thanks, that is the same type of cigar smoking i do. I guess you still feel fine your myectomy was almost 10 years ago.


        • #5
          Re: cigars?

          Used to enjoy about 10 a year of so, but seems I've lost the enjoyment factor. May be its because I drink less? (and cigars go so well with a nice drink).
          Diagnosed @ 48
          Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
          Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
          AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
          After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
          Quietly going insane . . .


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