michelee posted a note for David that says:
HI David and thank you for posting on my journal. Reading abut your experience at CC and Dr. Roselli has made me feel infinitely better. I have been traveling there for 13 years for medical monitoring of my TAA with Dr. Hammer. My time for surgery is approaching (not imminently but in a year or tow depending) and I am intermittently calm and then scared out of my mind! This is coming from an experienced OR RN! LOL! You mentioned most of your aorta? Where was your aneurysm may I ask? How large when they operated? May I ask your age as well?? Thanks in advance for any details you want to share! I head back there in April...
Christine Oliva posted a note for David that says:
You can do it. I'm 8 months post Aortic Replacement. It can be done and I like many others are proof of the wonders of modern medicine, some personal grit and loving support from family. My best advice is to walk as soon as you can (I know it hurts and you may feel very weak but it will eventually help with the cough, basic body functions, back/shoulder pain and sleep)and take one day at a time. Day one through three/four is the worst even without complications but once it get starts getting better you will see inch by inch it definitely gets way better. Blessings to you and your family. I don't want to but yes I would do it again.
Meredith Bray posted a note for David that says:
Hello David, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about heart surgery, based on my experience. Welcome to the site, there's a wealth of information here!