My ascending TAA was diagnosed at the end of 11/2016 measuring at a 4.2 cm. In June 2017 it was a 4.6 cm. Today 9/7/17 I have been hurting pretty bad with sharp pains between my shoulder blades. I have been to the ER where they tell me-“if you had dissected you wouldn’t be sitting here”. I think it has grown more and I know my body- that something is wrong. This sharp pain is not normal. I don’t know who to turn to. I’ve put a call in to my cardiologist and surgeon. I feel like to them I am a liability- like they are waiting until it’s as close to 5 as possible to avoid a lawsuit if something goes wrong. I am raising my 4 yr old grand daughter. I’m trying to be proactive and positive but this can be so frustrating. Can anyone tell me where I can go that does is much more knowledgeable about aneurysms?