Cynthia's Summer Adventure

This blog will chronicle my journey through the process of septal myectomy surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. My surgery is currently scheduled for August 11, 2006.

Thursday, August 11, 2016



Wow! It's hard to believe that today it's been ten years since my surgery at Mayo Clinic with Dr. Joe Dearani.  So much has happened in that time...

You can see from the above picture taken on our vacation to Vancouver last week that my son Jesse is now almost 15 years old.  He is taller than his father and will be starting high school next week.
 And I have continued my legal work at MGM (I left for a brief time a few years ago during some corporate re-shuffling, but have been back for 3 years).

In addition, I have continued to be involved in efforts to help other patients get the best care for their HCM, and, today, in commemoration of my tenth myectomy anniversary, I am proud to announce the creation of a new blog and news/information page about HCM which you can find at

It has been a long journey, but so worthwhile. Special thanks to Mayo Clinic, Drs. Joe Dearani and Steve Ommen at Mayo Clinic, Drs. Robert Siegel and David Cannom here in Los Angeles, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association, and all of the other patients, family and friends that made my journey possible.  I couldn't have done it without you, and I am so lucky that I had all of you in my life.

Here's hoping for another 50 years of good health.

For the latest in my story and about HCM, come on over to  Hope to see you there!


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