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Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jul 25, 2020 | Replies (239)

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i am also 78 and a 4.8 aorta aneurysm was found in october , size 4.8 . Was told 5.0 is the number to consider surgery. May i ask how long your recovery was so you can get back to normal? I am in good shape and continue to work out so i have finally stopped fretting, controlling the stress and do periodic testing.

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I really cannot remember how long recovery took, I do remember it was a few weeks before I could walk up stairs at a normal speed. I have never returned to my weight lifting training but that is due to my COPD problems not a result of the surgery. Exercise classes at the Y started about a month or two after surgery. Am told my recovery was quite fast considering my age and it was credited it to my having been in Y classes on a regular basis for the previous years. I give much of the credit to my surgeon and his staff as I had great confidence in them and I do believe that helped me a great deal. I expected nothing but the best result and that is what I got.