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Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection

Catherine Withrow
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On May 5, 2011 I was (literally) running to catch a plane with my husband en route to a dream cruise to the UK (transatlantic).  Halfway to the departure gate (of course it was the last gate) I had a sudden, unbelievable, ripping pain down my back that dropped me to my knees. I insisted my husband continue to the gate and hold the door for me - wasn't going to miss my trip.  I sat in the concourse holding my chest and trying to breathe - no idea what was wrong.  Apparently I was making noise…


Posted on August 20, 2012 at 16:04 — 5 Comments

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At 9:28 on August 20, 2012, Richard Deal said…

hey there catherine,

welcome to the group! take a look in the blog section to find out our stories, you can also post your story there if you like. there may also be a few ongoing discussions in the forums that interest you - feel free to post comments, ask questions and generally get involved. we are all here for each other!

take care, great to have you here,




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