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RE: Aortic Aneurysm Support Group

Dear Scott and Ira Ir is so right! The medical details and techniques and specific diagnosis us between you and your family and doctors. You are fortunate that you have a boss / Friend whi has been though the "nightmare" and process. His advice will be bery helpful to you. Both you and he...


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Happy Happy Birthday Herb.....Have A Wonderful Day Friend


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RE: Aortic Aneurysm Support Group

Hi Scott, adding to what everybody else said, just with my interpretation: Discovery of this is a life sentence. Imagine what would have happened if they hadn't found it before it found you! I would go so far as to say you actually won the lottery! Yes, this is a big, complex, serious surgery,...


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RE: Aortic Aneurysm Support Group

Scott, The good news about your diagnosis is that it's not considered classic heart disease. An ascending aortic aneurysm is often caused by a connective tissue disorder or genetic defect. Other causes may include physical stress such as weight lifting and excess body weight. The fact that...


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RE: Aortic Aneurysm Support Group

Hi Scott, I just want to tell you that although your boss' bypass surgery was the result of a very different medical issue than yours, open heart surgery is still open heart surgery regardless of what necessitated it, and the recovery is very similar. We're all here for you, but you're very...


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RE: Aortic Aneurysm Support Group

Hi Scott! Welcome to the group! I had an AAA and aortic valve repaired August 2019 at 38 years old. Mine was also found during a physical and I had no symptoms at all, I was just extremely lucky that they found it! A lot of us have been through it and are back to living life as usual, but we...


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Hi Scott. Happy to share my experience. Feel free to call or text 904-222-1280 or email kbbertozzi@gmail.com -- Karin Bertozzi Chapter 94 Bethesda MD kbbertozzi@gmail.com --


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Hello Scott Baker, I had no, none, zero symptoms 2 years ago when my doctor also heard a noise during my yearly checkup and I ended up having OHS 2 Augusts ago I went in pretty blind, I didn't even use Dr. Google to try to second guess what may or may not happen to me. The Heart Surgery had to...


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Hi everyone, I am brand new to the group. I was diagnosed with AAA 5.6cm, just last week and now am waiting for a surgery date. I am 44 years old and this has turned my entire world upside down. My wife and I trying to stay positive through this. Background: I went in for a regular physical...


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Herb, I hope you're post surgery recovery is progressing well after the aortic aneurysm procedure. Given all the news about the coronavirus, has the clinic put in place any special policies, such as visitor restrictions, antiseptic procedures or use of antiviral masks and latex gloves for the...