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Wed, Jun 12 7:16pm · Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others in Aortic Aneurysms

Just want to say I had Thoracic Aneurysm surgery at Mayo 3 years ago at 78 years old and came thru it with flying colors. You are at one of the very best places for this surgery. My aorta aneurysm took several years to get to the point of a necessary surgery believe it was 5.5 size when it was determined to be a good idea. My surgeon was Dr. Alberto Pochettino, such a wonderful and expert doctor. You will be fine of this I'm sure. Good Luck to you and think positive, it really does help.

Fri, Mar 22 4:19pm · Meniere's Disease in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Thank you so much for your information. Have had a Meniere's diagnoses by ENT but am eagerly awaiting my appt. at Mayo Rochester in June for further testing. The test they have avail here is simply a hearing test and then a test for vestibular problem given by a p.at.
Was hoping to flunk the vestibular testing but I didn't so was deposited in the Meniere column. I have cut salt daily intake to under 1000mg and seems to help, but still have had some momentary dizziness lately. Have not had a full blown Meniere's attack in over a month and appreciate any info at all about the problem. It does change your life and not in a good way.

Thu, Mar 21 2:32pm · My CSW Tinnitus Cure Discovery! in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Thank you for this info, definitely worth a try. Have the problem off and on, never know when it will start, sometimes day sometimes night. If it's not the ringing tinnitus it's the pumping sound will see if this helps either or maybe if I'm lucky both. Thanks again

Wed, Mar 20 6:00pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Sounds like very good news for you. Just always follow up with the screenings and stay active. Stay positive too, I really believe that helps.

Sun, Mar 17 6:10pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I am checked once a year and so far so good. Am in 4 exercise classes per week and plan on staying in them for good. Good luck on your scan reports.

Sun, Mar 17 4:52pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

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.

Sun, Mar 17 4:41pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

In the front thru the sternum, can barely see scar.

Sat, Mar 16 8:32pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I had surgery for ascending aorta aneurysm July 2016 at 78 years old, surgery went fine, recovery went very well and it was done at Mayo in Rochester by Dr. Pochettino. Cannot praise he and his staff enough, competent, caring, the BEST!!. The size was over 5 had been followed for about 3 years.