Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
More people than ever are taking up cardiac rehabilitation, according to the 2013 National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR). However, this doesn’t include those who’ve had a repair following an…Continue
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The British Heart Foundation is co-funding a groundbreaking clinical trial of a common blood pressure medicine that could become the first ever treatment for vascular dementia, if the trial is…Continue
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Yes it's 6 years since I suffered an acute aortic dissection. I'm still here and going strong. Recovery has been slow but steady and apart from the occasional dizzy spell, I'm doing fine. I go for long walks every day and ride my motorbike whenever the weather is good enough. In a couple of months I'll be 70! My son asked me what I wanted and I said, "another 10 years". Here's hoping.
Posted on June 4, 2016 at 15:08 — 5 Comments
Yes it's 5 years today since I was operated on for an acute aortic dissection. At the time, my wife was told I wouldn't survive. But look, here I still am, and since that fateful day, I've been skiing, ridden my motorcycle to the Italian Alps and Southern Spain, and been on two narrow-boat holidays. In two weeks time, we'll be off again. So, there's hope for us all. Just stay positive and enjoy life to the full - it's the only one you've got.
Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:53 — 4 Comments
Today I celebrate 4 years of survival after suffering an Acute Aortic Dissection. It was only the quick action of my wife Eve, and the skills of the cardiac surgery team at Southampton General that saved my life.
Next week, we are heading for the South of Spain on my BMW R1200RT motorcycle after crossing by ferry from Poole in Southern England to Gijon in Northern Spain. We'll be back on June 29th.
Posted on June 2, 2014 at 9:24 — 6 Comments
On 2nd June, I celebrated the 2nd anniversary of my Type A Aortic Dissection. On that day I had arrived in Gargnano, on the Western side of Lake Garda in Italy, having ridden my BMW motorcycle through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, over a period of 3 days, to get there. This was some achievement for me, as only a few weeks before, I found it hard to do more than a few tens of miles without getting very tired. I stayed with several other biker friends at our hotel in Gargnano…Continue
Posted on June 13, 2012 at 13:22 — 2 Comments