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HOCM affect on physical ability in the workplace


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Lub Dub Dx HOCM - 27/01/2017 Septal thickness 22 mm Find out more about Lub Dub
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  • HOCM affect on physical ability in the workplace

    Hi everybody,

    I was wondering if anyone can share their story on any experience they may have had on how HOCM has affected their physical ability to perform at work. Has anyone been fired because they were unable to lift certain weights? I’’m just worried I will be frowned upon at my new job. I haven’t disclosed my condition in the fear they won’t hire me. The primary role does not involve lifting, but there may be times where I might have to lift <60 lbs if a technician or fellow worker is not around (won’’t be a common occurrence). I used to be quite athletic before I found out about my HOCM ~1.5 years ago, so back then I would’ve been chuckling at 60 lbs :P.

    Thank you,
    Lub Dub.

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    I do not have an experience but will chime in my opinion...You may want to have a letter from your doctor saying specifically that you are cleared for the demands of the job....Get the job description and have him address all components......In case they ask. You can't lie on your application or they will have grounds to dismiss you.....unless it is different in Canada than in the US. One good thing with your national health insurance they can't deny you healthcoverage because your condition existed before you started working there......That sometimes happens in the US.
    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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