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Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection

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My story

In July, my ascending aorta ruptured (a late consequence of a near-fatal  auto accident a year ago when my chest hit the steering wheel 3 times - the driver was trying to beat a red light), but after a 9 1/2 hour surgery, 21 units of blood, and an 8 day coma, I survived the odds, which given the number of hours between the dissection and being sent to two different hospitals, was about 1 percent. I was in the hospital for 6 weeks and while I am grateful to be alive, my recovery has been slower…See More
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Jul 2
Elaine Mawhinney is now a member of Aortic dissection & aortic aneurysm information support group
Jun 10

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This picture: The Tower of London with its 'Sea of Blood' exhibition in October 2014. Each of the 850,000 hand made ceramic poppies represented a fallen soldier from the UK during World War 1. Overwhelming and very very special for all those who saw it...

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My story 6 Replies

Started by Elaine Mawhinney in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Elaine Mawhinney Jul 9.

Dizziness and fainting 5 Replies

Started by Gregory Smith in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Dermot Dec 24, 2015.

Life following my Aortic Dissection 4 Replies

Started by Del Cosson in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Kimberlee Jones Dec 9, 2015.

A/F 4 Replies

Started by Terry Burridge in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Gary Davis Sep 28, 2015.

Just recovering from my SECOND AD! 12 Replies

Started by james fullwood in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by David A Palmer Aug 4, 2015.

Family AD! 4 Replies

Started by Judy Everett in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Graeme Jul 17, 2015.

UK guidelines for Thoracic AD 11 Replies

Started by Brenda Grunwell in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Brenda Grunwell Dec 5, 2014.

Femoral Bypass Along With AD 12 Replies

Started by Jeff Frank in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Jim Sanquedolce Jul 24, 2014.

Blog Posts

Six years and counting.

Posted by Gregory Smith on June 4, 2016 at 15:08 — 2 Comments

My Story - Troy De Smet

Posted by Troy DeSmet on April 28, 2016 at 18:18 — 5 Comments

Warfarin by the kilo :-)

Posted by Graeme on April 28, 2016 at 17:28 — 1 Comment

TWO AORTIC DISSECTIONS - MY STORY

Posted by Julie Lever on February 25, 2016 at 13:51 — 7 Comments

4.5 years on...

Posted by Tim Manning on December 12, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

post surgery blues

Posted by norma bell on December 9, 2015 at 14:07 — 1 Comment

Update...

Posted by Richard Deal on November 30, 2015 at 10:24 — 4 Comments

surgery 18th November 2015

Posted by norma bell on November 14, 2015 at 11:20 — 1 Comment

Miles from home...my story.

Posted by Anne Cotton on October 20, 2015 at 21:01 — 11 Comments

Web Site

Posted by David A Palmer on August 4, 2015 at 17:15 — 1 Comment

My Story

Posted by David A Palmer on July 27, 2015 at 18:03 — 5 Comments

Five years today!

Posted by Gregory Smith on June 2, 2015 at 11:53 — 4 Comments

Shell shocked!

Posted by Judy Everett on May 19, 2015 at 20:11 — 6 Comments

New member

Posted by Terry Burridge on May 12, 2015 at 18:00 — 8 Comments

worst valentines day ever!

Posted by norma bell on February 15, 2015 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

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