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Mar 20, 2018 · What is the recovery like following septal myectomy? in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hi @jh56, how are you doing? I have to say You are in good hands..:)
Be positive and hang out with happy people. Dr Schaff is awesome.
My husband is doing amazing. It's been 3 weeks since he had his surgery. He started working from home for couple hours a day.
Only problem he has now is shoulder pain because he has to sleep on his back which in general he never did.

Things that my husband liked after surgery was:
-Loose pants
-Reclining bed ( you can rent it and some insurance will pay for it if you have a doctor's note)
-electric warm blanket.

Please feel free to call me or email me if you have more questions.

Mar 15, 2018 · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hi,

Please dont worry. I was at the same spot 3 weeks ago. My husband had the surgery at Mayo. Dr Schaff did his surgery and it went great. It is better not to watch all those videos. I was worried about what if something goes wrong and I will be left alone with 2 little kids. It was scary. Honestly if you are getting your surgery done at Mayo then please do not worry. You are in good hands. Dr. Schaff is the best.
Just think positive and hang out with ONLY positive happy people. You should know that my husband is recovering very well. He stop taking pain meds on week 3rd. He is just on Tylenol. So do not watch videos online of other people. Those videos had scared me too.. Me husband is doing lot better then what I saw online. Overall everyone is different. All you need to do is be positive and you will be fine.

Jan 16, 2018 · Life after HCM Surgery in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thank you so much. You are the 1st person who replied on my freaking out feeling. Thanks so much.

Jan 16, 2018 · Afib, PVC and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Ha ha. HCM is a heart disease called Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Basically the heart wall is thick and causes breathing problems. My husband has both HCM and Afib. He is getting his surgery done for HCM where they make that heart wall thin so blood can flow easily. It is a open heart surgery. We recently found out about the maze procedure that can be done while they open his heart for HCM. Maze procedure will help him with the Afib. I am not sure about that and did not get clear answer on it.

Jan 16, 2018 · Afib, PVC and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi,

Does any one have afib and HCM????

Jan 16, 2018 · Life after HCM Surgery in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thank you sooooooo much. Appreciate your help.

Jan 13, 2018 · Life after HCM Surgery in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Did anyone have Afib with HCM??

Jan 13, 2018 · Life after HCM Surgery in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Hi @vialox, Thank you so much for sharing all the info. That is helpfull.
My husband has HCM and will he having his surgery in 3 weeks. I am freaking out.

Can you suggest things that I should get and do for him so his recovery is easy plz. Or anything you wish you knew before the surgery that would have helped Please..:)

Also how did you and ur family stay positive before the surgery..this is hard to do for me. I am super stressed.