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  • 1.  AAA surgery

    Posted 10-05-2021 10:07
    #hello everyone I'm jon
    on august 1 2021 I had a pain on my side of my back and it was a pain no one should ever have it was like pounding non stop for two days. On the second day I couldn't take it and more and it was getting worse. So I called the ambulance they got me inside and took me to the hospital the doctor called for a CT scan from there they sent me into a room and all I remember is telling somebody please help me The pain is unbearable.It seemed  for ever lying there on the gurney finally they came in and the doctor said get him out of here he's going to die. They rushed me out to the helicopter they finally gave me something for the pain and I passed out I had a 2 Hour Helicopter flight two Portland Oregon Emmanuel legacy hospital from there I do not remember a thing. I woke up in the ICU my surgeon eventually came in and talk to me from there he immediately started drawing up what happened to me and what he had to fix he explained to me my aortic artery Behind my lungs was the size of a grapefruit down towards my leg I had another aneurysm in my aortic artery. My surgeon explain to me I am very lucky because when he open me up my aortic artery that was the size of a grapefruit bursted. I now have two graphs on my artery. The tingling this in my feet Is getting better but my bowls still have problems I hope this goes away and I can become normal. I'm still very scared on what happened but I'm slowly doing better.

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    jon klingler
    Roseberg OR
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  • 2.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-05-2021 17:48
    Thank you 🙏 for sharing your story, I pray 🙏 and wish the best for you.

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    Long Tran


    Omaha
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  • 3.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-05-2021 19:09
    thank you long tran

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    jon klingler
    Roseberg OR
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  • 4.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-06-2021 01:07
    Glad you made it jon!  Thanks for sharing.  I think things should be a little easier going forwards!

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    Ed M
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  • 5.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-06-2021 01:14
    I hope so it's been a while since the surgery. And thank you 🙏 

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    jon klingler
    Roseberg OR
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  • 6.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-06-2021 16:26
    Hello Jon,
    What an ordeal. Glad you wrote about what happened to you. Take heart and take a deep breath. You are healing now.
    Day by day, best wishes
    Doris

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    Doris Edwards
    Retired RN
    Dublin, Ohio
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  • 7.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-06-2021 16:47
    thank you Doris. It's has taken a while and I'm still looking for answers for my stomach problems  and feet tingling and other things it's a process.

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    jon klingler
    Roseberg OR
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  • 8.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-06-2021 16:57
    Yes, it's certainly a process.
     You've obviously had good doctors
    You've also been through A LOT. Hang in there.  I'm a year out from open heart and still healing

    DE

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    Doris Edwards
    Retired RN
    Dublin, Ohio
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  • 9.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-11-2021 15:05
    Amazing story of survival Jon I wish
    you a full recovery, thanks for sharing your story. Diane


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    diane stewart
    retired
    briarcliff manor NY
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  • 10.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-11-2021 16:03
    thank you Diane. After being a landscape contractor and a exmotocross racer and very active person it's hard not doing anything I'm slowly getting active again.

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    jon klingler
    Roseberg OR
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  • 11.  RE: AAA surgery

    Posted 10-13-2021 08:12
    You're amazing 💪.

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    Long Tran
    Omaha
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