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No cardio allowed!

One of the many specialists that ran tests told me "for you, cardio exercise would be counter productive". I asked him to repeat his comment to my husband, which he did. My dissection was so extensive that getting my heart rate up could be deadly. I am wondering if anyone on this site has ever been told this? 

My cardiologist has said regular walking or slow swimming would be OK, but even that would increase my heart rate. This fact scares me into being sedentary which isn't good for…


Posted on December 1, 2013 at 6:21 — 7 Comments

Miracle Lady Part 2

  We had moved into our beautiful five bedroom, three bath home on a golf course on March 29th, my husbands 56th birthday. I had turned sixty on March 19th and was due to fly to Washington and then to California in mid June to visit family. This was a busy spring and I was really frustrated to find myself being rushed to the emergency room. I didn't have time to be sick. I was convinced I would be told it was my old back injury acting up and I would be sent home with pain pills and told to…


Posted on September 22, 2012 at 22:22 — 6 Comments

The Miracle Lady

  May 31st, 2009 was like any other day for me. I was tired from doing yard work the day before and hadn't been feeling very well but contributed that to the extreme heat here in Kansas. I had been lying down on a futon reading a book in the spare bedroom I had turned into a little sitting room. It was 9:30 p.m. and I sat up as I needed to change positions. In the process of sitting up the most excruciating pain shot through my upper back clear through to the front of my chest. I felt like I…


Posted on September 22, 2012 at 19:30

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At 16:48 on September 22, 2012, Kimberlee Jones said…

Welcome Deborah, Glad you found us! Looking forward to hearing your story and getting to know you.



At 11:59 on September 22, 2012, Graeme said…

Hi Deborah and a WARM welcome to the Aortic Dissection Group! Sounds like you have been in the wars, however you will find a lot of kindred spirits here. Please dont forge to subscribe to the group within 14 days trail period or your membership will be suspended. We look forward to seeing yoo out and about on the site soon and hearing your story!


kind regards


Graeme Archer

Founder: Aortic Dissection Group 



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