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December 2009 Blog Posts (3)

My husband and his AD

I am still finding my way around this site so excuse mistakes.

My husband Peter suffered from an Aortic Dissection type A last october. He was taken ill at work suddenly dispite being fit never smoking and eating healthily, he was just 49. In hospital they nearly cost him his life by diagnosing pulmonary embolism and treating him with Heparin. It was 5 days before someone decided to do a ct scan. Within hours he was transferred to a specialist hospital and endured almost 14 hours of… Continue

Added by Judy Naden on December 26, 2009 at 13:17 — 2 Comments

Just trying out this!. New to these things

Hi Everyone. I am here to met up with people that have also had this life changing condition!.
I had my dissection also on year ago, 23 Decemebr 2008 at 2am to be exact. I am still trying to get over this. will fill you in further on my situation later as it is now late over here!. Watch this space

Added by Robin King on December 17, 2009 at 12:34 — 1 Comment

Working after an Aortic Dissection - Or going back to work!

Hi everyone!

Am getting this quick post up as I have noticed that "going back to work after an aortic dissection" has figured fairly prominently in a few searches on the Google analytics statistics for the site and it is of course - a VERY big deal. OK. Going back to work. I have so many mixed feelings and memories here. Frankly, in my case it took 3 months just to get my head around what had happened along with the physical… Continue

Added by Graeme on December 11, 2009 at 10:00 — 13 Comments

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