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January 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Type B surprise!

November 10th 2011 . It was an average Thursday for me. Nothing out of the ordinary that morning until I decided to step outside for a quick cigarette (I know, it's a terrible habit! But this was one hell of a way to stop!!). As I went to light said cigarette I had a sharp pain in my lower back. For a moment, I thought that I'd pulled a muscle in my back, then, very quickly, I realised that it was something more serious as the pain spread rapidly up my spine to my chest. I have never…


Added by Robert Sawyer on January 18, 2012 at 20:58 — 3 Comments

Thrilled and Honored to be here !

Where to start ?!  I am a female 10 year survivor of a thoracic dissection.  I am 61 now.  I was just told a few weeks ago that I have an abdominal aneurysm that is being followed.  I was not happy to hear that as obviously my cardiologist had decided that I did not need to know !  My troubles evidently started at birth....I was born with a very audible heart murmur.  This was commented on every time my heart was listened to.  This evidently was precursor of what was to come.  Also my dad…


Added by Alison J. Pierce on January 8, 2012 at 19:28 — 8 Comments

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