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Originally posted by soficrow
Hey picklewash. Hang in and keep your chin up. We're with ya.
I don't have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or any info on it except what you already seem to know. It certainly is NOT a death sentence.
...I do know you have a HUGE headstart by having a diagnosis - just learn to listen to your body, and do what it says. There always are cues - and 'pushing' yourself won't do you any good if your body is telling you to back off and slow down.
You can have a good life, and a long one too. ...Maybe better than most, because it will be more conscious than most.
Originally posted by picklewalsh
I just thought i would raise awerness of it, and just to let people know if they do have it there not alone.
I do however belive there should be more reserch into it.
Originally posted by Indellkoffer
My husband was diagnosed with that 30 years ago... and let me reassure you that this delightful man is still alive (and sitting right across from me right now) and healthy and living a full and eventful pre-retirement.
It IS a scary diagnosis (I admit to crying when I learned about his.) Eat sensibly, do moderate exercise, find interesting hobbies and relaxations -- and get decent health coverage.
You'll do fine.
But it's an awfully scary thing to hear about!