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My first holiday post AD

I have just returned from my first holiday since my AD last August.  It has been a long year recovering but most of all it's been great just being here.  My husband, sons, parents, brother and his family spent a week together at Centre Parcs.  I managed to swim and cycle which was a real treat as I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to do either of these things.  There certainly is life as AD and it's there for the taking, I can't do all the things that I could before my AD but I appreciate the…


Added by Nicola McMeekin on August 14, 2012 at 11:58 — 3 Comments

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

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