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November 2010 Blog Posts (4)


i have lots of questions but my first and most important one is what sports am i able to play and not play

Added by quintin david meldrem on November 28, 2010 at 23:20 — 6 Comments

I have some questions.

I had an ascending aortic dissection almost 5yrs ago(I was 34 weeks pregnant at the time) They repaired my valved an replaced/graph my aortic from the valve to almost mid arch. Now I have a moderately leaky valve(also another aneurysm a little past the first one, and an enlarged aortic root). While surgery is not on the table at this time I am well aware that it is a possibility in the future. As my doc says if one of those issue gets to the point that it requires surgery they will fix all… Continue

Added by Kimberlee Jones on November 8, 2010 at 18:33 — 13 Comments

Surgical adventures and the start of the recovery process

Well it's been just about 14 days since my surgery for Aortic Valve Replacement and roughly 9 days since I was discharged from St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY. The adventures of the newest chapter in my life have begun and some times I get a little confused or scared but at the end of the day I some how find myself pointed in the right direction. I am only 33 years old at the moment but…


Added by Jonathan F Bushey on November 5, 2010 at 14:00 — 4 Comments


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