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January 2014 Blog Posts (4)

first CT scan results

A very great day in my life. At last I have recieved the results from the first yearly CT scan. I had the scan done on the 8th of Jan. and the pictures got lost for a while. At first I thought no news was good news, but I needed to hear it was all good. I still wake up at night and worry. The heart surgen called yesterday and said that all looks good on the pics from the scan. This is great information and really helps with the way I look at the future. I made it though one year healthy I…

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Added by Wayne Settje on January 31, 2014 at 16:08 — 2 Comments

One year ago today.

     Today is the one year anniversary of possibly the worst day of my life a type A an b dissection and aortic aneurysm. By all accounts of the doctors and nurses who treated me I should be dead. This is how it went down.

     It was a typical day for me in Hood River Oregon.  As usual I was up early to catch the fresh powder that had once again fallen on Mt Hood Meadows. I had moved from Alaska in November of the previous year so I could be around my family, ski some different areas…

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Added by Wayne Settje on January 10, 2014 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

Any medication tips?

Hi Folks,

Now that my vascular consultant has said my dissection is looking quite stable, I'm due a visit to my hypertension consultant and want to ask about different combinations and doses of medication.

The current mix (Adalat, Bisoprolol, Indapamide, Nifedipine and Ramipril) is doing a good job of keeping my blood pressure around 110/60 and heart rate below 55, but I feel extremely fatigued and spaced out most of the time.

I can see from other posts and web searches…

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Added by Paul on January 6, 2014 at 20:26 — 7 Comments

HAPPY 2014

I just wanted to wish all of the members here a wonderful 2014. There has been a number of times this year that I did not know if I was going to see 2014. Well here it is and I am feeling great about life for another year. It will be one year on the 10th of January that I went into surgery for a type A and B AD. This is like a new year for me since I was medicly dead for more than 2 hours. I am excited to have made it one year and look forward to many more. Once again HAPPY NEW YEAR!! and…

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Added by Wayne Settje on January 1, 2014 at 17:41 — 4 Comments

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