Welcome from another survivor. AAA should be relatively easy to live with if properly managed with the right medication. Of course there's always the fear that things might worsen but if you talk to others on here in a similar situation, you'll probably find things are not as bad as you might have imagined.
Yes it does help to talk with other survivors, especially with the mental recovering. Which for me was so much harder than the physical. Thank God for Graeme and this site or I would probably locked up in a looney bin by now...lol