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  • Back from Peru- hike no prob

    Hey all,

    Just wanted to let you know I'm back from Peru. My trip was awesome. No altitude sickness & hiked the Inca Trail with no problems. A little sore & tired but no HCM related issues. Made sure I kept a slow & steady pace. Machu Pichu is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. When I upload my pics I'll post one.

    Jo
    Jo

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    Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

    Jo.

    Congrats on a successful trip! Oh to be able to engage in that kind of fun again.

    Peace,

    Leon
    God Squad co-moderator
    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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      Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

      Welcome back. I am glad you made it home safely and had a great time. Do you feel like you have a new bunch of parents here to report to??
      Daughter of Father with HCM
      Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
      Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
      ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
      Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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        Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

        It sounds beautiful. I can't wait to see the pictures.

        Reenie
        Reenie

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

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          Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

          I'm glad you had a wonderful trip. It is beautiful over there. I work with a doctor that is from there and the pastor of our church just returned from a mission trip. The pictures they took were absolutely gorgeous. I'm happy that you were able to enjoy yourself symptom free.

          God Bless!
          Sherry
          tommysgirl wishes you a blessed day with many laughs and smiles along the way!

          Wife of Tommy Hall passed 9/22/07
          HOCM, (AA x2, CABG, RFA, Myectomy x2, Maze)
          Tomy 13
          Amber 25
          grandchildren Aiden 6, Maddie 4

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          • #6
            Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

            Happy to hear you are back safe and sound and had a great trip.

            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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              Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

              Glad to know you are home safe and sound. I must admit I worried and thought about you. Funny how we don't even know each other but the bond is so strong.

              I would love to see pictures. I teach 6th grade Social Studies and we just studied Machu Picchu. The kids would love it.

              Just because you hiked does not mean the disease is not there. Patrick played outside for 2 hours one day last week. He did not have any symptoms. However, after his shower he bent down to pick up his dirty clothes and his heart raced. Fortunately he told me about it. I just had to explain the unpredictability of the disease. I am trying to teach him to respect the disease and listen to his body. It is hard for an 8 year old to slow down. I know it is hard for you as an adult to slow down too.

              Take care,
              Christie Dalton diag. 3/27/07: ICD on 4/25/07.
              Son diag. @ 6 and SCA at 8. ICD on 9/1/06.

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                Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

                You survived!
                I'm glad to hear that you didn't have any problems. I must say I'm quite jealous! Welcome back!

                Nick

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                  Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

                  Jo,

                  It's so cool that you went out and did something you wanted to do without letting HCM rule your life. It sounds like you took good care of yourself, kept a slow and steady pace, and weren't foolish about it. I look forward to seeing the pics.

                  Jim
                  "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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                    Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

                    Link to some pictures:


                    http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...d=8DYs3DZk0Yac

                    Yes I was careful- I even opted out of an optional steep climb at the end which prior to my diagnosis I definitely would have done It was great & I'm glad that I didn't worry about my HCM during the trip. I just made sure that I followed my Dr.s orders. I know I have this disease: what seems like weekly dr.s appointments & tests I have make sure I remember. Off to get another holter this Friday & then a follow up appointment with the EP- fun fun fun
                    Last edited by MJAG153; 04-04-2007, 08:16 AM.
                    Jo

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                    • #11
                      Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

                      Darn, your album is unavailable right now.

                      Reenie

                      Edit to add: WOW! The link is right now and the pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Breathtaking, and I'm not just whistlin' Dixie! I hope you all go see the pics too.

                      Reenie
                      Reenie

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

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                      • #12
                        Re: Back from Peru- hike no prob

                        Wow! What a great trip this must have been - I was able to view the pictures.

                        Best wishes - Linda

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