Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
I was informed by the surgeon who performed my hernia surgery this past July 17th that it's quite common to develop a hernia after the type of AD surgery I had last July. He said the muscles get…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicola McMeekin Aug 14, 2012.
Since last July, I have had an increase of feeling like I'm going to get a charlie horse in my calves or feet - but it usually only happens when I'm sleeping. I can feel myself start to stretch and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Gethin Oct 21, 2012.
Just a quick question for all of you --- since my surgeries, there are times that I will have a reaction to "something" and I'm trying to figure out what the trigger is. I know for an example that I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Apr 15, 2012.
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I put off going to a recommended physical therapy place by a friend who helped me through my first surgery, because I did research online and found a pain clinic that sounded like a fit for me. I'm still trying to deal with post surgery effects - especially my sciatic nerve and my legs. I'm 12 weeks post, have cut down to 1 or 2 pain pills a day from the original 12 - back on the treadmill (granted not more than 2.4 at this point for a half hour) but it gets my blood flowing and helps me…Continue
Posted on October 11, 2011 at 14:55 — 2 Comments
Do any of you, or did any of you remember having such tiring back/spinal chord pain after your surgery?
I have reached that point in my healing process.
I know from having to sleep in a chair and such doesn't help, and the fact they cut thru my core muscles contributes, but I'm finding my pain meds do nothing to alleviate this issue. I have tried icing my lower back and even tried lying slightly on my right side just to take the tension off my back.
Do any of you have…Continue
Posted on August 28, 2011 at 20:05 — 7 Comments
I started looking through the paper work I have gotten since my surgery, so I started looking up what all the big words meant like Thrombocytosis, Leukocytosis, Mondor's disease and my list goes on.
I do know that I developed a blood clot in my upper chest post surgery (not any where near the incision and such) along with the 2 dvt's in my left leg and that is what led them to research my blood tests and that is when they found out that I had this factor 10 which is Lupus…Continue
Posted on August 22, 2011 at 1:28 — 7 Comments
I'm not going to say that everything is wonderful and pain free and perfect as I think you all know that would be false but I have to say, I'm glad to be on this side of it.
I'm back home now - got home Saturday afternoon. They got the Heparin level to a point where I don't have to give myself shots (there was no way - as is I got to the point of crying just seeing the lab people come in to draw more blood. They all tried so hard to not hurt me using pediatric needles, warming the…Continue
Posted on August 2, 2011 at 1:52 — 8 Comments