Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Today, I had my first annual check-up (at Southampton General) although it's actually been 15 months since my AD.
CT scan OK, ECG OK, weight OK, blood sugar OK, cholesterol OK. Blood pressure is still a cause for concern since it rises during the day. It's nice and low shortly after taking my meds in the morning but by the end of the day it's much higher. The German doctor (consultant's registrar) suggested alternative medication, something new which has shown good results in trials. He will contact my GP.
I had travelled to the hospital on my BMW motorbike and, noticing my motorcycling clothing, he questioned me on my mode of transport. Turns out he is a big BMW motorbike fan so we had an interesting discussion about bikes. He told me it was good to meet a 'real man' who rode a 'proper' motorbike.
Later today, I went down to Dorset to view a BMW R1200RT that was for sale. I ended up buying it :)
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