Join online discussion group leader, Trudy Tynan. Trudy is retired after 30 years as a reporter with The Associated Press. Fourteen years ago, she was diagnosed with HCM, at the age of 60, and has undergone an alcohol ablation and later an ablation for a-fib at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She now works part-time as a writing tutor at Holyoke Community College in western Massachusetts where she lives. She has a passion for birding, especially seabirds. As a discussion group leader, Trudy welcomes the opportunity to help a group that will ultimately encourage and support each other in facing our own individual journeys with HCM.