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

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At what point are you required to inform Insurance company that you have an AAA ?Is it down to the size ?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Jan 20, 2014.

Joining a Gym

Can you advise me on joining a gym and what exercises if any I may need to avoid with an AAA as I do not wish to do myself any harm.

Started Apr 13, 2011

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Joining a gym

Will I be ok to join a local gym ?

And will I be ok to do all the exercise equipment or should I avoid some ?

I have had no information on what I should do or not do with an AAA.

Thanks for all your help and support.



Posted on April 13, 2011 at 21:21 — 5 Comments

How my Problems started

I was under investigations for a possible bowel problems, after two colon examinations I was sent for a abdominal scan.

I was informed that I had a small AAA.

I had some knowledge of Aneurysm as my mother had died at the age of 75 and the cause of death was from an Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

It had been found sometime befor, but because of other heath problems it was not safe to have surgery

I now have a scan every year now and my last scan in December 2010 the…


Posted on March 27, 2011 at 18:28 — 2 Comments

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At 11:26 on April 14, 2011, Graeme said…

Hi Michael and welcome to the group. Sorry for the belated welcome but have been stupidly busy last few weeks then caught the dreaded man flu - so been off the site for a while.. Please dont hesitate to contact any of us or ask any questions etc, we are all here to help you as well as one another. I look forward to seeing your blogs and posts online!




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At 0:54 on March 23, 2011, Kimberlee Jones said…
Welcome Michael! Richard covered pretty much everything, so I will just say I look forward to hearing your story and getting to know you. Don't be afraid to just jump right in on any ongoing forums and start a new one of your own.

At 22:46 on March 22, 2011, Richard Deal said…

hi michael,

welcome to the group! post a little bit more about you and your story in a blog if you want to. you may also be interested by some of the ongoing discussions in the forums - don't be afraid to jump right in!

good to have you here, take care,




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