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September 2014 Blog Posts (2)

My AD story

As many have said already, date stamp August 2nd 2014 will be a day I remember for the rest of my life. I fully intend to do my best to live it to the best of my ability.

I left my expat home in Germany for a 3 week business trip on July 21st, arrived in Australia in the Northern Queensland town of Cairns on Wednesday morning of 23rd July. I felt rather good, caught up on a few hours of sleep and I was ready to meet friends by lunchtime. I should add at this point that I regularly fly long… Continue

Added by Steve Williams on September 21, 2014 at 13:01 — 5 Comments

3 months post aortic dissection repair

I am glad to have found this site/forum because I realise that aortic dissection is quite rare, so to find some fellow survivors is quite reassuring. I am now 3 months (13 wks to be exact) post op repair of a Type A aortic dissection. Before this happened to me I considered myself a fit 62 year old with no medical problems except mild asthma!

My dissection happened on 27th June 2014 at 3pm and was completely out of the blue like many other people. I was having a day off from work…

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Added by Angela Kirkham on September 19, 2014 at 12:44 — 10 Comments

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