Jun 6
criscravens
criscravens , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

My Dad Keeps on Fighting

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My Dad was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy 25 years ago. When the virus first attacked his heart, his physician thought he had a cold. Lucikly my Dad persisted with receiving a poper diagnosis before cardiac arrest set in. He was hospitalized for quite some time while they ran tests and balanced his medication. My Dad has had to endure diet restrictions, abstain from alcohol, and take medications that have their own side effects. He has followed this regimine religiously for 25 years. I'm so grateful he has stuck with it, to be here wtih us. He is a trooper!

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  • Elizabeth17
    Elizabeth17,
    Has your family had testing done to see if there is any hereditary component to your father's illness? I met another young survivor whose father also had cardiomyopathy. It was determined they share a gene.
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