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March 2011 Blog Posts (5)

From Dissection to Dacron?



New to the forum & glad I found it, there's allot out there, but all mainly medical. Trying to find people with similar afflication hasn't been easy.


My interest is finding out if anyone has had Dacron replacement(s) fitted, but first a quick overview of my condition.


I suffered an aneurysm in 2006 at the age of 46 & had the aortic valve reset, the aneurysm was left to be managed by drugs. I have tried to live a normal life, but I…


Added by Harry on March 30, 2011 at 21:18 — 12 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…


Added by Mike Marven on March 27, 2011 at 18:28 — 2 Comments

First time on the bike this year

10 months since my AD.

Went out on my BMW K100 yesterday, with Eve (wife) as pillion. First time on the bike since last summer. I may have lost a lot of things but I haven't lost the skill and joy of riding a big, fast motorbike :) Looking forward to lots more riding this year.

Added by Gregory Smith on March 21, 2011 at 12:04 — 1 Comment

eventful week

aye aye,

at the weekend i was intermittently tachycardic and my resting pulse has been around the 100 mark since then. i went to see my doctor on monday and he took some blood and sent it off for analysis. the results came back today and showed positive for some sort of infection (elevated CRP values - mine was 9.5 mg/l and normally it should be under 5). tomorrow morning i am at the cardiologist in order to rule out a bacterial infection on the heart valve.

i'll keep you all…


Added by Richard Deal on March 8, 2011 at 21:40 — 6 Comments


I had a fall yesterday and hurt my side.

I don't quite know how it happened.  I was standing in our spare room / study tidying up a bit when I somehow lost my balance and fell against the front corner of the wardrobe.  I took most of the impact on my lower left side.  I think my left side (which is my weaker side since my stroke) didn't keep up with my brain!  Even though I was stood quite close I hit the wardrobe with enough force to break the door off its hinge.  Fortunately my wife…


Added by David Vaughan on March 4, 2011 at 10:01 — 4 Comments

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