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  • Taking Life Seriously

    As I was reading some of the posts on time to laugh, I was reminded of a conversation a few years back with my mother-in-law. We were sitting around her kitchen table one evening after Alan had fallen and crushed his leg and we had found out that there "may be something wrong with his heart" (HCM not having been diagnosed as yet). We were discussing the weekend and I said that we were going to a picnic one day and then out to dinner and a movie with friends te next evening. My Mother-in-law looked at us and said "You're not taking any of this seriously enough." My comment to her was that yes, we could sit at home everynight and cry, or we could keep going out and having fun with our friends and laughing. I prefer being with people and having fun. We let the subject drop until years later when she happened to be in the hospital room when we met a new cardiololgist and I began reciting medical history and she stood there shocked that I knew alot more than she thought. I guess she found out that you can be serious and have fun at the same time!!

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    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)


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      Ange, I knew I like you!


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


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        Wonderful! Thanks for sharing that. I hope that you will have many many years more to celebrate together!

        As of yesterday we have had 32 wonderful years.



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          Thanks all Congrats on 32 years, Rhoda. Alan and I will have 10 wonderful years in November!!



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            Hey guys,
            We’re in our 47th year. But then of course we started much earlier then you did. However long it has been, and whenever your anniversary is, have a wonderful life together. I would never have made it without my other half, and wish you all as good a life as we have had so far – much joy, and just a touch of leavening.