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AD & rupture the cause of death for Alan Thicke

So sad to hear about Alan Thicke  failing victim to an AD and rupture, RIP AlanFrom ET NewsAlan Thicke's official cause of death has been revealed.The Canadian actor died of a "ruptured aorta" and a…Continue

Started Dec 22, 2016

Anyone else diabetic too?
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Hi AllI found out in late August that I an Type 2 diabetic, just another medical issue to deal with! Just wondered if anyone else has diabetes too and how you are coping post AD? Cheers GaryContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JEN WILLIAMS May 28, 2014.

Candesartan
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After my recent review at Southampton General (everything fine with my arch repair) my consultant wants me to change from Rampril to Candesartan, as research has shown that it is better for the aorta…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Davis Nov 27, 2013.

3 years and counting
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Today, 26th September, is the third anniversary of my AD event. How quick that has gone! Last week I had my bi-annual MRI scan at Southampton General and next Tuesday I go to see my Consultant to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberlee Jones Oct 2, 2013.

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AD & rupture the cause of death for Alan Thicke

So sad to hear about Alan Thicke  failing victim to an AD and rupture, RIP AlanFrom ET NewsAlan Thicke's official cause of death has been revealed.The Canadian actor died of a "ruptured aorta" and a "standard type A aortic dissection," according to his official death certificate, which ET obtained on Wednesday. The death certificate lists the time interval between the onset of the ruptured aorta and his death as minutes, while the time between the onset of the aortic dissection and his death is…See More
Dec 22, 2016
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A very Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to you all, and I wish you and your families a happy and peaceful New Year!Gary (in windy and wet Sussex UK)See More
Dec 24, 2013
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Anyone else diabetic too?

Hi AllI found out in late August that I an Type 2 diabetic, just another medical issue to deal with! Just wondered if anyone else has diabetes too and how you are coping post AD? Cheers GarySee More
Nov 16, 2013
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Candesartan

After my recent review at Southampton General (everything fine with my arch repair) my consultant wants me to change from Rampril to Candesartan, as research has shown that it is better for the aorta and AD. Anyone else on Candesartan and knows the side effects etc? Thanks GarySee More
Nov 2, 2013
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3 years and counting

Today, 26th September, is the third anniversary of my AD event. How quick that has gone! Last week I had my bi-annual MRI scan at Southampton General and next Tuesday I go to see my Consultant to check all is OK with my arch graft and the rest of my tubing! So much has changed for me over these 3 years, some good and some not so good, but I am so grateful that I am still here. I can now add diabetes to my list of conditions, but I can manage that. Thanks to all you guys for being here when I…See More
Sep 26, 2013
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2 years on.

Well I have made the two year mark since my AD and surgery!What is so funny about this whole “ride” is how things do change in your life. During a check up with my GP in April this year he started to ask a few questions about my feelings and emotions, about my AD event and subsequent life. Once I opened up about how I was feeling, the black days, fear of my own mortality, the loss of enthusiasm for work and the “why me” feelings, he diagnosed me with PTSD. It also appeared my wife saw him a few…See More
Sep 27, 2012
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Year One and counting!

1 year ago today I had my AD, now I am survivor who has made his first year. Thanks to Graeme and all who frequent this site for their time, support and wisdom in helping all who come here seeking answers. A little glass of the red nectar to night I think, to toast the next 30 years! Cheers GarySee More
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A good day

It is now 12 months since my arch replacement, so time to meet with my consultant at Southampton General yesterday for a check up. Having had my MRI scan taken 5 weeks ago I was somewhat nervous as to what it would show, not only of the arch graft itself but also that rest of my aorta was OK. I was so relieved to be told and shown on the scans that everything was really fine! The Dacron graft was looking very good and had now been covered in my own tissue; he suspected that a new, smooth,…See More
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Cheryl Kerber commented on Gary Davis's blog post Sunday 26th September 2010, a lot changed that day.
"Bored --- No ---- Wowwed --- YES! I agree -- not sure why the medical field hasn't figured out that massive or unusual chest pain and such could be anything but a heart attack?  I would think they would have learned about the aorta? …"
Jun 23, 2011
Tim Manning commented on Gary Davis's blog post Sunday 26th September 2010, a lot changed that day.
"Gary, I'd like to echo Kimberlee's comment - your post is a great read.  I'm just over three and a half months post-op, and recognise much of what you say in terms of the emotional impact and the worries about mortality. But all…"
Jun 22, 2011
Kimberlee Jones commented on Gary Davis's blog post Sunday 26th September 2010, a lot changed that day.
"Gary,   A great read, I still get upset that a ct scan hasn't become the norm when someone comes in with heart attack like symptoms and the test show there is no heart attack.   I have little to no memory of any events after my 2…"
Jun 22, 2011
Graeme commented on Gary Davis's blog post Sunday 26th September 2010, a lot changed that day.
"Gary,   yeah...I'm for that..what about an even better poster..."AD is real and it's not Anno Domini"? Yes, like many of us so much of lady or mr  ( :-) ) luck plays their part in whether we live or die. Gr8…"
Jun 22, 2011

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A very Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to you all, and I wish you and your families a happy and peaceful New Year!

Gary (in windy and wet Sussex UK)

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 23:28 — 1 Comment

Year One and counting!

1 year ago today I had my AD, now I am survivor who has made his first year. Thanks to Graeme and all who frequent this site for their time, support and wisdom in helping all who come here seeking answers. A little glass of the red nectar to night I think, to toast the next 30 years!…

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Posted on September 26, 2011 at 15:38 — 3 Comments

A good day

It is now 12 months since my arch replacement, so time to meet with my consultant at Southampton General yesterday for a check up. Having had my MRI scan taken 5 weeks ago I was somewhat nervous as to what it would show, not only of the arch graft itself but also that rest of my aorta was OK. I was so relieved to be told and shown on the scans that everything was really fine! The Dacron graft was looking very good and had now been covered in my own tissue; he suspected that a new, smooth,…

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Posted on September 7, 2011 at 10:00 — 6 Comments

Sunday 26th September 2010, a lot changed that day.

Here is my blog, I hope you make it to the end without being too bored!

 



A very nice hotel, close to Winchester in Hampshire, is the venue for my weeklong conference, checked in and before dinner the delegates meet for drinks in the bar, all is well with the world! The conference dinner was at 7.30 in the evening and I had been sitting down at the table chatting over the first course for about 10 minutes, when BANG I get a sharp pain in my upper left chest. I leave the table…

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Posted on June 21, 2011 at 20:00 — 6 Comments

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At 14:33 on November 14, 2010, Kimberlee Jones said…
Welcome Gary, I'm happy that you found this place. I think I may have gone insane if I didn't find a place like this. These are wonderful people, all who understand what you are going. All who have continuously done their research and asked questions. I think the doctors don't consider what this does to us mentally, here you can find your sanity again..lol
At 12:30 on November 14, 2010, Graeme said…
Hi Gary..

And welcome to the Aortic Dissection Group... I think I understand full well what you mean by the low days.. I used to call them my 'black dog' days after Churchills description of his depression and his low days.. anyway this is the place to find help and especially support - we have all been - or are going through the recovery process - so don't be afraid to ask any of us any questions you have - we are all here to help you and one another. Look forward to reading your blog...

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