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Yet another event

Hi I have had anOther event in my life. 2 weeks ago in the early hours of the 1st August 2013 I had a seizure and was rushed to hospital. During the seizure I dislocated my shoulder. It took a week for the hospital to put it back in place as they had to take me off my blood thinning medicine just in case the had to open me up while they were resetting my shoulder. Luky they didn't need to open me up and reset the shoulder under anaesthesia.I now have a sling on for 6 weeks with a type of…See More
Aug 15, 2013
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Patrick Gethin commented on Graeme's blog post Working after an Aortic Dissection - Or going back to work!
"Well I am going back for the second time on Monday 2nd feb. I don't know whether I will feel more stressesed or will just take it as it comes, think of it as a return after s holiday:-)"
Jan 29, 2010
Patrick Gethin commented on Norv Morgan's blog post Norv's Story I'm not sure whether it was a type A or B but here goes....
"Hi Norv I know it's difficult to get your head round what happened but I tried not to dwell on it. It got on with the moment as we don't know what is going to happen in the future. I was getting on with it and felt fit enough to do one of…"
Jan 24, 2010
Patrick Gethin replied to Dan1961's discussion Hi everyone
"Hi Dan I have been using my iPhone as well and of you scroll to the bottom of the page it asks if you want to access the full web site. Take care. Patrick"
Jan 13, 2010
Patrick Gethin replied to Dan1961's discussion Hi everyone
"Hi Dan I am getting there, bit by bit. There is an inbox on the right hand side near the top of the page"
Jan 12, 2010
Patrick Gethin replied to Dan1961's discussion Hi everyone
"Welcome Dan I am having a bit of a problem navigating too but glad you have dropped in."
Jan 11, 2010
Patrick Gethin commented on Marion Millington's blog post Marion's Story Type B AD
"Marion what an achievment. Well done. I was lucky in that it was type a and nothing else. But I know what you felt like going back to hospital. It brings it all back. Good luck. Patrick"
Jan 11, 2010
Julie Blume Benedict and Patrick Gethin are now friends
Jan 10, 2010
Patrick Gethin commented on Judy Naden's blog post My husband and his AD
"Hi. I was 49 when I had my dissection. I did t need a valve. But in 2009 I had a stroke so now need to take warfarin for that"
Jan 8, 2010
Graeme commented on Patrick Gethin's blog post Type A aortic dissection 17th September 2008
"Patrick, great story. I guess if you are going to be hit by lightning twice you picked the right place (and hospital!) to have it happen the second time! You get better soon and look after yourself! ps. The pillow and the seatbelt brought back…"
Jan 5, 2010
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Type A aortic dissection 17th September 2008

Hi I am Patrick GethinI live in the UK(Shropshire ) originally from Scotland . My Aortic dissection happened on 17th September 2008.I had just had my 49th birthday on 16th! I was in a business meeting being held at a local hotel. The meeting broke for coffee and I took the opportunity go go out for some fresh air as I was feeling strange. no pain just like my blood pressure was up and a bit faint. I sat outside when the Duty Manager passed going back into the hotel and he said I didn't look…See More
Jan 5, 2010
Patrick Gethin commented on Graeme's blog post Working after an Aortic Dissection - Or going back to work!
"I was off work from 17th September 2008 and went back to work in march 2009. I had a staged return and with that ,some days off and bank holidays it took 14 weeks before I did a full 5 day week:-) i was very aware of the stress and the fact that…"
Jan 5, 2010
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Type A aortic dissection 17th September 2008

Hi I am Patrick GethinI live in the UK(Shropshire ) originally from Scotland . My Aortic dissection happened on 17th September 2008.I had just had my 49th birthday on 16th! I was in a business meeting being held at a local hotel. The meeting broke for coffee and I took the opportunity go go out for some fresh air as I was feeling strange. no pain just like my blood pressure was up and a bit faint. I sat outside when the Duty Manager passed going back into the hotel and he said I didn't look…See More
Jan 5, 2010
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Yet another event

Hi I have had an

Other event in my life. 2 weeks ago in the early hours of the 1st August 2013 I had a seizure and was rushed to hospital. During the seizure I dislocated my shoulder. It took a week for the hospital to put it back in place as they had to take me off my blood thinning medicine just in case the had to open me up while they were resetting my shoulder. Luky they didn't need to open me up and reset the shoulder under anaesthesia.

I now have a sling on for 6 weeks with a… Continue

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 20:55 — 6 Comments

Type A aortic dissection 17th September 2008

Hi I am Patrick Gethin

I live in the UK(Shropshire ) originally from Scotland . My Aortic dissection happened on 17th September 2008.I had just had my 49th birthday on 16th! I was in a business meeting being held at a local hotel. The meeting broke for coffee and I took the opportunity go go out for some fresh air as I was feeling strange. no pain just like my blood pressure was up and a bit faint. I sat outside when the Duty Manager passed going back into the hotel and he said I didn't… Continue

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