Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
It's been a long time since I last posted, and happily, the news is good.
When I first came out of hospital after unexpected emergency surgery, I found it impossible in the first months to imagine that I would ever feel really well again. But I do, really well. Four and a half years on from that surgery, I've just had another round of check-ups for everything, not just the aortic dissection and happily, I'm told that - taking into account the fact that I'm chronically…Continue
Well I'm home after a hemi arch repair and single artery bypass graft. Bit of a roller coaster, off my head hallucinating for a couple of days followed by listening to two docs discussing me at the end of the bed to glean that I bled post op, needed massive transfusions of blood and frozen plasma and apparent had a cardiac arrest to boot! I look forward to a debrief with my surgeon at my post op appt.
Developed AF after a week (apparently common) but unfortunately developed a severe…Continue