Elsinann commenting here after five years. There is another aneurysm in my ascending aorta. The last time I had a ct scan it was 5.6 cm in diameter. The heart surgeon said we wouldn’t be scanning it any longer, as I am not a candidate for surgery. So it could be 9 cm. Or it could be 5.6 cm. I don’t know. It’s an assumption on my part that one day it’ll “blow,” and that’s all she wrote. An aside—because of radium treatments when I was 14 (Thank you, John’s Hopkins, for your misplaced zeal in using pure radium on children in the 1950s, which left us with thyroid trouble, brain tumors, crumbling teeth. My teeth were affected, and I lost them in my early twenties. False teeth followed, kept in place by dental adhesive, which contains zinc. Check the label on Fixodent now. It warns against using more than absolutely necessary, because of the zinc. I “ate” this zinc for over 50 years. I looked up zinc overdose. It removes copper from the body. I looked up copper deficiency. The first symptom was “Abdominal aortic”…..