Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
It's two years since I (an ex-pat Brit living in North Carolina, USA) self-diagnosed my abdominal aortic aneurysm ten days after my best Ironman performance at the age of 67. Since the stent surgery it has been quite a journey, and I learned a lot, which is all laid out in my FitOldDog Surgery Recovery Guide, available for free download at http://goo.gl/gmQeP My goal is to encourage people to get on with their lives, and to undertake a program of safe exercise for better health.
Exercise makes all the difference.
I have been blogging about safe exercise, for people with and without aortic issues, for about two years, and this information is available on my blog http://athletewithstent.com along with lots of musings about the joy and challenges of life in general.
Life is brief, and too good to waste, which is why I continue with my attempts to qualify for the Hawaii Ironman race in Kona. I even get to race with one of my sons, a real athlete (http://goo.gl/i3UdV) - what a treat.
Most importantly, don't be a prisoner of your aorta.
This is great! I download this one and will read it ASAP! I got an AD type B in may this year and struggle to get back on track. I have a great victorey last weekend, when I did a 25 hour spinning class to raise money for the breast cancer foundation. My big goal is to be at starting line at Badwater Ultramarathon in the year 2016. In one week I will test a 6 hours race this coming weekend. You are a big inspiration!