Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Hi All,I heard about this a few mornings ago on an early morning show on Radio 5. I know there had been developments in this new area of Medicine, but more around organ replacement. The article below…Continue
Started Jun 20, 2012
Hi All,The main risk to us all is elevated / high Blood Pressure.I found this very useful guide for mananaging BP, if nothing else its informative & may help you. Please download the file from…Continue
Started Jan 19, 2012
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Some of you may be aware I had a Dacron fitted last August. Since then I have been recovering well & have returned to work, all be it on a part time basis.
My left rear shoulder is still causing me issues. I know the tissues probably haven’t had enough time to heal with possible nerve damage so I get a throbbing pain below the shoulder blade. This is mainly after doing something or on my walks. The Physiotherapist says the muscle is wasted & I have tried…Continue
Posted on June 13, 2012 at 19:07 — 5 Comments
After my first opp, repair of the descending arch & valve, it took a good 8/9 months to start to feel normal again.
This time around I had a Dacron implant from the rear of the left shoulder.The healing is going well after seven months, but it’s not back to normal yet. I still feel pain along the scar & general tissue / muscle ache, especially after exercise, & wondered generally how long it’s taken you.
Are there any herbal remedies or exercises you…Continue
Posted on March 26, 2012 at 20:35 — 3 Comments
Glad to say I had my 6 month post operative review last week & have been give then all clear, now requiring only annual check ups again.
It’s been a very tough but I can get my life back on track & go back to work in April. More pleaseing I have seen the stress levels lifting from my family, especially my wife since the news.
Each day is still a challenge & never the same, but each day I count my blessings & am thankful to be…Continue
Posted on March 5, 2012 at 18:51 — 6 Comments
I have been thinking about using a Tens Machine to help control some of the shoulder & back pain I get. I know it’s not advisable for heart patience but I have had the OK from my surgeon & was wondering if anyone else uses or has tried one?
Your thoughts/comments appreciated.
Posted on October 16, 2011 at 14:41 — 7 Comments