I am a 40 year old female. Three years ago I noticed my breathing was very shallow. Sometimes I felt like I was teaching in a fog. It was difficult for me to get up my steps. After going to three doctors in my county and being told I had asthma, I drove myself to the Mayo Clinic. That's where I found out I have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. My thickness is not of the septum, but the left ventricle wall. I miss teaching and I am trying my hardest to get back in the classroom. Life sure has changed for me the past year. Luckily, I have a wonderful family, my husband and two children. I live everyday in appreciation I have them.