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Thoracic aortic aneurysm: Anyone had surgery?

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: May 10 8:46am | Replies (249)

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@michellr

Thank you. I am very aftraid of the surgery and to make matters worse I am a cardiac nurse! I am afraid of a stroke, PE, and death during surgery and sudden death if i dont. Do i just go to a local surgeon , i live in Chicago area, or do i go somewhere else. This is stressing out my life. I have humana hmo. Can i even go somewhere like mayo

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Settle down. You're going to be alright. Your blood pressure is under control right? Control as in systolic

@michellr Call Humana, and ask to talk to THEIR nurse/counselor. Humana has been very helpful to me in these matters.

I have 4.8 and the surgeon said 5 is the number. Handling stress is the problem. Told not to lift anything over 50. I do a lot of reps at lower weights. Still hard to deal with a time bomb in the chest. I do tell people i know what may get me, but do they know what is after them? Oh well, try to keep stress down which is hard.