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May 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Three month update

I thought it might be good to write an update on how things are three months after having my ascending aorta and arch replaced with with Dacron.

  • Had my first check-up with a cardiologist a month ago. He was impressed, but revealed that the angle of the valve where it meets the repair means I have some aortic regurgitation. He's treating it with medication for now, but warned it will need to be watched; but he also pointed out that it was emergency unplanned surgery, and that I'm…
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Added by Tim Manning on May 20, 2011 at 11:00 — 6 Comments

STILL HERE

Hi every one! 

I wanted to give you an update to my last postings.

After waiting all this time for the doctor to call me in regards to my endograft, today I found out he left the medical unit he was working for. The last time I heard from him was April 15, 2011. In a voice mail message he assured me he was making all of the arrangements for my surgery. I have been calling often for updates. I was informed he was on a trip and he will be back on May 13, 2011.…

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Added by Maria Trinidad Herrera on May 18, 2011 at 0:07 — 5 Comments

Nightmare on the Operating Table

Hi,

 

I mentioned i was having a Dacron tube fitted May 4th. Unfortunately two hours into the operation i developed a reaction to the antibiotics and the surgeon pulled the operation at the last minute. I awoke in intensive care and later developed severe neck strain, they say from lying awkwardly on the table & the tube inserted into my spine! I have spent a week in bed recovering unable to support my head & with headaches. Friday I went back to allergy tests &…

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Added by Harry on May 16, 2011 at 19:58 — 5 Comments

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