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Mar 18, 2016 · What is the recovery like following septal myectomy? in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Thank you so much lynnkay.
I truly appreciate your response. Such a brutal experience. I certainly hope someone was with you to help you through. Great idea to work with a chiropractor. My insurance is so pitiful, I’ll have to depend on the meds alone for pain control. I’d love to know why you had to wait five weeks to begin cardiac rehab. If you have time and are willing to live through what sounds like an painful journey. If you had it to do over, are there things you would change?
Bless You.
Quinn

Mar 17, 2016 · Diagnosed with HOCM last year. May be time for surgery in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

I am a 63-year old female diagnosed with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. I was diagnosed in 2008 but have always had trouble hiking uphill. My heart pounds so hard the movement is visible under my shirt so I wait, usually several minutes, until the pounding subsides. I am left in the dust while my friends proceed, which I insist they do. I love hiking with friends but have even never managed a 10er vs. the 14ers they enjoy. I am 20 BMI, so not overweight. Except that I used to drink several glasses of wine most days (I stopped a year ago), I take excellent care of myself. No smoking, low fat, red meat free diet, tons of fruits and veges, good sleep. Even so I am treated for low thyroid, depression, and anxiety (family maladies). Osteoporosis also runs throughout my family and I have not been spared. Due to my mood disorder and osteoporosis I need to exercise daily. I love to lift weights (just 40 to 80 pounds), bicycle, kayak, and walk at least a mile outside daily or use a treadmill (rarely beyond 3 speed). Since I last saw my cardiologist a week ago, I’ve been advised to give up all of the above except for slow walking. I hate to whine so much but life without exercise is already bringing me down. I don’t know if I’ll qualify (my symptoms aren’t bad: no fainting, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc.), but I would love to regain the ability to work out (bike, hike, lift a little, walk daily, etc.). I have test appointments at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota late April and am praying for a septal myoectomy, which is the surgery my hometown cardiologist believes I need in order to be active again. Waiting
is tough, but it was the first appt. I could get. Anyone out there think I’ll qualify for myoectomy?

Mar 17, 2016 · What is the recovery like following septal myectomy? in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

What is the recovery like following septal myectomy?