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January 2015 Blog Posts (4)

Update for Members: Myself: Membership of Aortic Dissection Support Group

Hi all,

hope all had a lovely Xmas and have started a bright and shiny New Year on a positive spin.... and the Xmas pounds (certainly hope not kilograms!) are now being attacked vigorously in the gym and bracing 10 mile bicycle rides etc!



Firstly my health update. Radiation treatment now all finished and side effects fading quickly.. so it seems so very happy on that front. First check-up end of Feb as have to wait for radiated bits to cool down (joke!) so tests are…

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Added by Graeme on January 19, 2015 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

update - surgery soon

Well definitely no sugar coating.  I need a graft in the ascending aorta and the first part of the arch, it can be done in one procedure but the valve will have to come out and a new one put in. Estimated 10% mortality rate, 5% stroke risk + 2% infection risk + risk of post op bleeding and return to theatre. This information swiftly followed by what to do in the event of a searing pain in my back! I think the worse news was that it can happen again further along the aorta, dear God I cant do…

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Added by norma bell on January 12, 2015 at 19:56 — 3 Comments

Two years.

Thanks be to God I have lived 2 years after the AD that almost took my life in Jan. 2013. Thank be to all my family, friends, and the members on this support site that have had my back through the last 2 not so easy years. I appreciate all the support and encouragement that made it possible for me to make it through the 2 hardest years of my life. I feel good and look forward to yet another year one day at a time. I pray that all of you have a good year. Thanks for being here and Happy New…

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Added by Wayne Settje on January 11, 2015 at 5:20 — 3 Comments

Not feeling quite so brave

Of course it's a Happy New Year and we're all extremely thankful and grateful to be here but Norma's post about being a brave little soldier struck a chord!

My type B dissection is getting bigger, despite all the meds, and the Op I was sort of looking forward to to sort things out turns out to be very complicated and risky. So I have to live with the risk of rupture whilst waiting for the dissection to get so big that there is no choice but to operate.

With all that, the thing that… Continue

Added by Paul on January 7, 2015 at 21:55 — 4 Comments

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