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January 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Type B surprise!

November 10th 2011 . It was an average Thursday for me. Nothing out of the ordinary that morning until I decided to step outside for a quick cigarette (I know, it's a terrible habit! But this was one hell of a way to stop!!). As I went to light said cigarette I had a sharp pain in my lower back. For a moment, I thought that I'd pulled a muscle in my back, then, very quickly, I realised that it was something more serious as the pain spread rapidly up my spine to my chest. I have never…

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Added by Robert Sawyer on January 18, 2012 at 20:58 — 3 Comments

Thrilled and Honored to be here !

Where to start ?!  I am a female 10 year survivor of a thoracic dissection.  I am 61 now.  I was just told a few weeks ago that I have an abdominal aneurysm that is being followed.  I was not happy to hear that as obviously my cardiologist had decided that I did not need to know !  My troubles evidently started at birth....I was born with a very audible heart murmur.  This was commented on every time my heart was listened to.  This evidently was precursor of what was to come.  Also my dad…

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Added by Alison J. Pierce on January 8, 2012 at 19:28 — 8 Comments

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