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Feb 27, 2017 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hi everyone!
I am a manager of a very unique cancer center. My specialty is Radiation Oncology. I know cancer better than cardiology, but my docs were residents at Mayo and say I have the best care possible there!
I fly out from my home in Billings, MT in the a.m. to Mayo in Rochester. Getting my workup this week, followed by septal myectomy next Monday. This feels like a big deal to me. I was referred after being pulled off a stress echo in January by my cardiologist. I turn 60 on March 20th. This was a shocker having to get this done. Thought I could wait a few more years. But, I get it. My biggest fear is waking up intubated. After that I accept a lot of rehab to get back to a wonderful life. I am spending my time in Rochester alone, so will just try to relax and be positive before the operation. My brother will arrive the night of surgery and be around after that.
I am very anxious. I am the worst patient and just want to be independent, but I know I have to let go of that.
Thanks for listening to me. Pace

Feb 7, 2017 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thanks for the info! I hope to get my airline and hotel soon for the March 6th septal myectomy. Trying to figure out how long to recover before flying back. It sounds like most folks are discharged by day 5. I am hoping if I take an extra day or two that will give me cushion to plan flight back to Billings, MT.

Feb 7, 2017 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thanks Ron! I certainly am not going through what you did. Just a septal myectomy which is daunting enough for me. I am waiting on my itinerary from Mayo so I can work out my plans. I fortunately have family that will help me out when I get back to Billings with my recovery. Thanks for your positive information. Pace

Feb 7, 2017 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

I am new to this site. I have a myectomy scheduled for March 6th and am coming from Billings, MT. My main concern is the recovery time before I can fly home. I know that I have to remain flexible which is hard for a planner like me. I am taking off of work starting February 28th to fly to Rochester for consults before surgery.