Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
I had a mechanical AVR 5 yrs ago and have just been told that I have an aneurysm that requires surgery. I have an appointment on 9th Jan with a surgeon at Wythenshawe hospital. It was originally spotted on an echo at my FU appt and I've now had a CT scan which has been converted into a 3D image in order to decide on the best option. I'm reading your stories and thinking how courageous you all are. I know that I'm lucky that this has been found and it'll be an elective procedure rather than find out the hard way as most of you have. I feel surprisingly angry, not sure with who or why. I found the surgery for the value pretty traumatic and this sounds even worse. Fed up of being a 'brave little soldier'. So fingers crossed for the 9th - maybe its a mix up and someone put their coffee cup down on the scan (dream on).
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