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  • Hysterectomy

    This message is to the ladies. I am scheduled for a hysterectomy next week. I have a team of intensive care doctors assigned to me. My HCM is the type that the thickness is of the left ventricle wall. I was wondering if any of you out there have had the operation. I am not afraid of the operation, it is my heart that concerns me.

  • #2
    Hi Daisy,

    I've had a hysterectomy. But it was 4 years before I knew about my HCM so no special precautions were taken concerning my heart. It didn't seem to cause me any additional problems. Take it easy after the surgery. I think it took me about six weeks to fully recover. Just baby yourself.

    I'm sure your doctors will be monitoring your heart closely. I've had other surgery after my HCM diagnosis and the operating staff was very attentive and aware of my condition.

    Best Wishes,

    Dolly Y


    • #3
      I don't know about the surgery but I do want to wish you the best of luck. Take care of yourself.


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


      • #4
        I am not aware of any data that states any specific problems with HCM and this procedure. As with any procedure make sure you have clearly shared your medical history (which I am sure you did), ask to speak to a cardiologist on staff before you have the procedure (so that if he is needed at least you have spoken while all was calm and your thoughts were together).
        Make sure you are keeping ample fluid volume and that your meds are in order (hospitals have been known to make errors in meds and doses while inpatient).
        I wish you well and hope all goes smoothly.
        Let us know how you make out and know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers!
        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)