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Deryck Muehlhauser posted a blog post

Long Long Time

Greetings again after so many years. It's been 7+ years since my aortic dissection August 30, 2009. I had an abscessed tooth in the Spring of 2013 which infected my spine and heart valve. After several months of treatment including 5 weeks in hospital (again), I partially recovered. It may have been Faulkner who said that when we're struck with adversity we have two choices: throw in the towel or use it to wipe off the sweat. I'll always take the last choice. Wishing y'all my fond regards and…See More
Oct 13
Carol Buckley posted a discussion

Is dull nagging pain normal

I have a type B AD, no surgery and it is a couple of months since it happened.I try to do a little more each day, as most of you will be aware the information on recovery is practically nil!But do at times get a dull nagging pain across my back just under the bra line, which is wheremy original pain started, is this normal? I take a couple of pain killers and have a lie down and it goesbut after reading that Julie and others had a second AD I wonder if I should be worried?any advice gratefully…See More
Oct 11
Carol Buckley posted a blog post

My Story

As a fit healthy 65 years old enjoying my recent retirement I was a very happy bunny!On July 10th after driving my friends to the next town for a garden club meeting I was sitting happily listening to a talk, when a pain across my back forced me to leave the room!I never told anyone and as I visited the loo often! no one took any notice.I went out side where I realized I was going to collapse, so I got back into the building by which time the pain was circling my chest, the pain in my legs…See More
Oct 1
Kimberlee Jones posted a blog post

Sorry I haven't been around much.

I recently had a total of 2 surgeries with traction in between to straighten my cervical spine(neck) so I have been and still am in recovery. I don't spend much time online. Once I am back to health, I will continue to be busy finally starting my new life over and looking to move out of my parents house.(which was delayed because we felt it best I was here for recoverying for this surgery) I haven't forgotten everyone and I will still be around.*hugs*KimberleeSee More
Oct 1

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Is dull nagging pain normal 2 Replies

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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

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UK guidelines for Thoracic AD 11 Replies

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Long Long Time

Posted by Deryck Muehlhauser on October 13, 2016 at 14:05 — 1 Comment

My Story

Posted by Carol Buckley on October 1, 2016 at 6:29 — 3 Comments

Sorry I haven't been around much.

Posted by Kimberlee Jones on October 1, 2016 at 1:38 — 3 Comments

Six years and counting.

Posted by Gregory Smith on June 4, 2016 at 15:08 — 5 Comments

My Story - Troy De Smet

Posted by Troy DeSmet on April 28, 2016 at 18:18 — 7 Comments

Warfarin by the kilo :-)

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


Posted by Julie Lever on February 25, 2016 at 13:51 — 16 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


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surgery 18th November 2015

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

Miles from story.

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My Story

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