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  • 1.  aortic thoracic surgery

    Posted 09-26-2019 15:27
    My aneurysm grew by 1.5 cm in two years from 5cm. I was told I should consider surgery or that it's recommended.

    Saw a cardiologist at Froederdt hospital this week in Milwaukee, WI, he said that because this is above the kidneys it requires two surgeons. It's a very risky surgery and I could loose kidney function, be paralyzed from the waist down or die.

    It's two days in ICU, 8 days in the hospital and 6 weeks recovery.

    I'm getting a second opinion on October 9, 2019 @ UW Madison in Madison, WI. In the meantime taking care of things in case of 'what if'.

    I'm reaching out to the group, has anyone had this or has this type of aneurysm?

    I looked online for local support groups in my city but didn't find anything, most of it is for Brain aneurism's.

    I have a wonderful fiancé, he's the best a guy could ask for, and good friends for support. 

    Thanks

    Tim