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February 2013 Blog Posts (3)

"A little bit of sinusitis!"

Firstly it is good to find this site and share experiences, as the main feeling I have had since 'that day' is one of feeling alone, and not a little scared! My cardiac surgical team at Southampton General were brilliant, but although they have unprecedented skills and experience working with  AD, they have not, to the best of my knowledge, experienced AD at first hand, and nor would I wish it on them! 

Time for my story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then, I'll begin! (Anyone remember…


Added by John Greenstreet on February 23, 2013 at 17:30 — 9 Comments

I'm over the why me....

I've done a lot of thinking these days, about what it is that still upsets about my AD. I've long since past the feeling sorry for myself, the why me, again?(I have had a few prior surgeries, not heart related) What lingers on and on and frustrates me still is that I can't go one day without something causing me to think about my AD and my current aneurysm. Either my heart does it's little extra beat thing, or I get a pain when I sneeze or just for no reason in my chest bone area, etc.…


Added by Kimberlee Jones on February 8, 2013 at 1:33 — 4 Comments

Back to training

At last I have a medication that works. Yesterday I was out for a 14 km run (in slow pace). Today I was out again for 16 km (slower pace than yesterday). It makes me feel good. I have extra attention to my average pulse. I don't want it to go above 150. Now I will have some rest from training and to recover. That's important too.

Added by Stefan Manning on February 3, 2013 at 19:29 — 1 Comment

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