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Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection

Today I celebrate 4 years of survival after suffering an Acute Aortic Dissection. It was only the quick action of my wife Eve, and the skills of the cardiac surgery team at Southampton General that saved my life.

Next week, we are heading for the South of Spain on my BMW R1200RT motorcycle after crossing by ferry from Poole in Southern England to Gijon in Northern Spain. We'll be back on June 29th.

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Comment by John Greenstreet on July 9, 2014 at 9:46
Congratulations, Gregory. Sounds like fun. I'm just off to Canada to visit my daughter, but without travel insurance for pre-existing conditions as I've tried and failed to find any company willing to take me for less than £4000 for 2 weeks! I'm prepared to take the risk in order to see my impoverished daughter! Wish there was some way to get health cover for AD plus cardioversion earlier this year, as feeling great.
Comment by Kimberlee Jones on June 30, 2014 at 14:39

Sounds like a wonderful adventure!

Comment by Gregory Smith on June 30, 2014 at 13:52

Just returned from an 1800 mile round trip of Spain, sometimes in temperatures of up to 41 deg centigrade. Phew! Spain is a lovely country, good roads, very little traffic, and such nice, friendly people. Oh, and the wine is great, too. The bike went well and my health was good enough for 200+ miles per day.

Comment by Kimberlee Jones on June 14, 2014 at 8:35

Woo hoo, happy anniversary!!!!

Comment by Jeff Frank on June 10, 2014 at 8:37

Congrats on the 4 year mark!!  Enjoy your road trip.

Comment by Richard Deal on June 4, 2014 at 9:55

have fun! enjoy...

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