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June 2012 Blog Posts (4)

10 months on

Hi, I am a new member and I thought I'd share a bit of my story with you.

Last August I had a type A dissection, I was lucky enough to have it diagnosed correctly and then a dacron graft fitted at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle by 2 amazing surgeons.

I am 10 months post op, it hasn't been an easy recovery, I have been amazed at how long it has taken me to get back to 'normality'. I am painfree mostly, just odd aches and discomfort.  I walk every day - despite the weather(!)…


Added by Nicola McMeekin on June 22, 2012 at 13:30 — 7 Comments

Righting a wrong ....

... or maybe that should be writing the wrong ...


Moving on, a year or so on from my dissection.  Final update … hopefully.

For those who endured my previous blog will (maybe) remember that my troubles came shortly after a training run for a…


Added by Kev A on June 17, 2012 at 22:07 — 2 Comments

Rear Left Should Pain

Hi all,

Some of you may be aware I had a Dacron fitted last August. Since then I have been recovering well & have returned to work, all be it on a part time basis.

My left rear shoulder is still causing me issues. I know the tissues probably haven’t had enough time to heal with possible nerve damage so I get a throbbing pain below the shoulder blade. This is mainly after doing something or on my walks. The Physiotherapist says the muscle is wasted & I have tried…


Added by Harry on June 13, 2012 at 19:07 — 5 Comments

2 years since my AD

On 2nd June, I celebrated the 2nd anniversary of my Type A Aortic Dissection. On that day I had arrived in Gargnano, on the Western side of Lake Garda in Italy, having ridden my BMW motorcycle through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, over a period of 3 days, to get there. This was some achievement for me, as only a few weeks before, I found it hard to do more than a few tens of miles without getting very tired. I stayed with several other biker friends at our hotel in Gargnano…


Added by Gregory Smith on June 13, 2012 at 13:22 — 2 Comments

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