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January 2010 Blog Posts (3)

Norv's Story I'm not sure whether it was a type A or B but here goes....

I'm a 45 year old guy from Nottingham, who is currently unemployed and I had what i call my episode really on the 24 Nov 2009.

I was at home chatting to a friend on the phone, and felt like i had been hit hard between my shoulder blades and in my chest, this lasted for 5 mins then went away. I told my friend about it but we both concluded that this was probably indigestion. About 10 minutes later the pain returned times 10, I could barely stand and had broken out in a cold sweat, I… Continue

Added by Norv Morgan on January 20, 2010 at 12:00 — 4 Comments

Marion's Story Type B AD

It took me a while for me to get round to sharing my story, writing it down seems somehow to give my experience substance, but if we don’t talk about it who will. I am a successful 52 year old woman living in a small village in the north of England; I have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and hopefully no more on the way.

I woke up on June 6th 2008, life was good my new business was growing and after years of working hard to bring up my family, my husband and I were on our own and looking… Continue

Added by Marion Millington on January 11, 2010 at 13:23 — 12 Comments

Type A aortic dissection 17th September 2008

Hi I am Patrick Gethin

I live in the UK(Shropshire ) originally from Scotland . My Aortic dissection happened on 17th September 2008.I had just had my 49th birthday on 16th! I was in a business meeting being held at a local hotel. The meeting broke for coffee and I took the opportunity go go out for some fresh air as I was feeling strange. no pain just like my blood pressure was up and a bit faint. I sat outside when the Duty Manager passed going back into the hotel and he said I didn't… Continue

Added by Patrick Gethin on January 5, 2010 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

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