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  • 1.  6 month scan results for TAA and BAV

    Posted 08-31-2021 21:02
    Got my first 6 month scan today! Good news! My TAA hasn't progressed at all! What a relief! What's funny is that's really all that been on my mind for the last 6 months. I also have a bicuspid aortic valve that I haven't given a second though to. Today I found out my TAA hasn't changed but my BAV has progressed from mild/moderate to moderate/severe. I really connected with my cardiologist today unlike the first meeting but I feel that was because my first meeting I was in shock and so scared about the aneurysm! He told me that he would guess it would be my valve that pushes me into surgery before the aneurysm. We also discussed where I would like to go for my surgery when it happens and he told me to look into making sure my insurance covers where I want to go. I'm actually content with the results and feel some of the weight has been taken off my shoulders.

    Erin Feaker

  • 2.  RE: 6 month scan results for TAA and BAV

    Posted 09-02-2021 08:48
    That's great, Erin!  Good for you.  It proves, once again, that we can live with anything and thrive emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, while we deal with our physical issues.

    All the best,


    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ