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April 2016 Blog Posts (2)

My Story - Troy De Smet

I venture to guess that my story is not atypical from others who have experienced this traumatic event.  

On October 12, 2012 while watching a Football game I experienced what at first felt like a painful case of acid indigestion.  My chest was burning and after a minute or two I began to grow very concerned that something was seriously wrong.  Please understand, I am a man who does not typically enjoy Emergency Rooms or others making a big deal of my health, so making the…

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Added by Troy DeSmet on April 28, 2016 at 18:18 — 7 Comments

Warfarin by the kilo :-)

OK - hows this for a statistic! Since my Aortic Dissection and replacement of my aortic Valve 13 YEARS AGO last week - I have chewed my way through 1/3 of a kilo of warfrain..and 2 kilos of Atenolol..scary!  13 Down - 17 to go! :-) 

Added by Graeme on April 28, 2016 at 17:28 — 1 Comment

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