You can’t imagine how much I appreciate Connect and what it has done to alleviate the fear and uncertainty of facing this surgery in August.
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I can’t thank you enough for your reply. I am starting to gain a little confidence about the surgery. I had the first surgery in 2013, an 18″ incision down my back. There were a lot of complications and pain. After 6 months I was ready to leave this world. Obviously, I made it but don’t want a repeat. Mayos sounds like right choice this time. Thanks again.
I am so glad to connect with you. I have a 5.5. Ascending aneurysm and a 7.2 descending. I had a descending aneurysm repair done at Loyola 4 years ago. It was 6 months of hell and complications. It sounds like I will need a total arch replacement. My appts are in August and surgery is scheduled with Dr. pochettino. Still not sure if I want the surgery or let Mother Nature take her course. I am 66 and not nearly as tough as I thought I was.