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October 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Site issues.

Today I tried to post to three blogs. I was able to post to one but with the other two I could type in my message but could not click on add/comment(whatever the button says) I also tried to e-mail the two people who started those two blogs and was unable to do so, I also tried to email you Graeme but was unable too. Help please. Thank you in advance.

Edit 2:28pm est. I couldn't comment on here to give an update and could not e-mail you via the reply button. Must be issues with… Continue

Added by Kimberlee Jones on October 29, 2010 at 18:30 — 5 Comments

A little update.

Just an added update, so we know I already had a dissection repaired and that I developed another aneurysm shortly after dissection was repaired, I finally remembered to ask doc what was the size of the aneurysm. It is 5.1cm, hasn't grown in almost 5yrs according to last CT scan. She wasn't sure how large before surgery is required, but I see the cardiologist Monday, I already have a list of questions for him.

Added by Kimberlee Jones on October 28, 2010 at 1:08 — 1 Comment

New to the site. Looking for some advice and reassurance. Thanks

Hello everybody. Great to find this site. Here’s my story:

In May 2008 I had a CT Scan at a general medical screening which revealed a functioning bicuspid valve and a dilated ascending aorta measuring 4.4cm. I'm under the care of Dr Bunce at St George's Hospital Tooting. He describes the aneurysm as "mildly dilated". Not sure how this differs from other aneurysms but when I have been surfing the internet I read that surgery is usually advised around 5.0 so feel that 4.4 is not so far…


Added by Marianne Santamera on October 4, 2010 at 10:00 — 9 Comments

First follow-up

On Tuesday this week, 28th September 2010, I had my first follow-up appointment since my operation. It was supposed to be 6 weeks after the operation but ended up being 17 weeks, due to the consultant having been on holiday, having to attend a conference or two and spending time on the lecture circuit. As it happened, I didn't get to see the consultant anyway. I had to settle for his registrar. (So why did I have to wait?)

Anyway, I got weighed and measured, had an x-ray and a ECG and… Continue

Added by Gregory Smith on October 1, 2010 at 14:37 — 5 Comments

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