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  • My Sister

    My beloved sister passed away in her sleep
    a week ago Wednesday, July 21, 2004. They
    did an autoposy being she passed away at
    home. She had an enlarged heart. I told
    the coroner about our family history of
    hypertrophic cardiomypathy. I was diagnosed
    in 1997. It comes from my mother's side of
    the family. My sister was 51 and left behind
    two children ages 14 and 12.

    My sister had none of the sytoms that I have
    so she assumed she didn't have it. Because
    of this she would not get checked out. She
    was tired but she figured it was due to raising
    children alone and a stressful job. She had
    none of the swollen ankles, dizziness, shortness
    of breath. But now she is gone.........

    If someone in your family refused to get checked
    out, please have them read this note. Thanks.

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    Janiceland, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm in the same situation where I can't get my husband's brother to take this HCM thing seriously and get tested. Welcome to the HCMA. Have your sister's children been tested?


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


    • #3
      Re: My Sister

      Our hearts & prayers go out to you and your family.

      Stuart & barbara
      Cleveland Myectomy Club
      August 31, 2004


      • #4
        Re: My Sister

        I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.


        • #5
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          My prayers are with you and your family. If my sister doesn't keep her promise to talk with her PCP tomorrow and Lisa on Tuesday, I'll send her this! Thanks for taking the time to care about others at the time of your loss.


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            H Janiceland
            I'm so sorry to hear about you're loss. My heart aches for you. I had to remind my daughter to have an echo, thankfully she went last week. I know how stubborn some can be.
            You are in my prayers for comfort and strength.


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