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Yes, the doctor really said this!


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  • Yes, the doctor really said this!

    During a recent visit to my electrophysiologist, he was taking a family history. I have lost 6 relatives to HCM, so it was taking a while. He was calmly writing down the relationships and the ages they lived to, then with a straight face he looked right and me and asked, "And when did YOU die?"

    Honestly, I had to laugh! I informed him that I'm still here, thanks very much! He knew I had been in Vfib and been saved by my ACID, and he explained that for statistical purposes, I was considered to have died at that point. Really!! Funny way to put it, don't you think?

  • #2
    I think a better way he could have asked that was
    'when was you sudden death episode aborted" or something like that.
    But Kat that is one for the books
    Glad your still with us
    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)


    • #3

      what a way to say it, I would have laughed too! Glad you are still here.
      Blessings to you
      Lisa R.