Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
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(!) and work part-time.
I have a frozen shoulder which is now painfree, I am going to have it treated to get it looser.
I 'm hoping to get back to cycling with my teenage kids and husband in the next few months. Before my dissection I played the trombone in 2 bands but have been advised against playing it again because of the dissection. But mainly I am doing most of what I did before my dissection so feel very lucky.
I am looking forward to reading more of your blogs and being a member of the website.
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