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Old August 8th, 2012   #1
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I doubt anyone noticed, but I have not been contributing to the threads in the last 2.5 weeks. That is because I was in the Hospital. On Saturday July 21st My lower Aorta had a Dissection that sent me to the ER and gave me over 2 weeks in the ICU. The dissection is different from an Anurism, essentially due to genetics I have weak connective tissue, and apparently I also had high blood pressure. This caused the walls of my Aorta to begin separating from each other similar to how an onion skin can peal away under pressure. This caused me some pretty intense pain in my chest at first and then my lower back.

Lucky for me the doctors decided I could heal without surgery. Surgery would of meant cutting our about 6 inches of my lower Aorta and replacing it, a very dangerous surgery.

I was put on major blood pressure medication, and am still on quite a few pills to keep my blood pressure low. As long as I can control it though meds and diet the lower pressure should allow my Aorta to heal on its own.

After the doctors were able to control my Blood Pressure with meds for more than 24 hours they gave me the clear to go home. I was released yesterday and slept in my own bed last night. I still have a long way to go, but I am feeling much better than when I first went into the Hospital. I owe my life to the ER crew at the Scripps Encinitas Hospital, and my recovery to the Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.

This means I will not be having any extra monies to finish my car any time soon, but at least I can still drive her, even without a front bumper cover.

I hope everyone else here is doing ok.
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Old August 8th, 2012   #2
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holy fuk!
i thought you had left site...
at least it's not an anurism...
good to hear that ur doing ok...
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Old August 8th, 2012   #3
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Wow, hope you feel better man. Start eating salads and nothing greasy.

You need any help let us know.
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Old August 9th, 2012   #4
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i thought you had left site...
at least it's not an anurism...
good to hear that ur doing ok...
I am glad it was not an anurism as well. I hope I can heal naturally and not ever need surgery. Doctors told me the surgery was so bad I might not survive one....
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From redneck dictionary:

"aorta": aorta cut that grass down by the park.
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I hope you feel better Matt. I'm up in o'side often, let me know if you need anything.
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Old August 9th, 2012   #6
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Thanks! Lucky for me my wife works from home, so she is spoiling me for the next 2 weeks while I recover.

It is really weird to feel so weak when I have always been so strong in the past.

I am also extremely fortunate she is a really good cook. Now that I have to have a low sodium diet, it is comforting to know the food I will be eating will still taste good.
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Best Wishes to a speedy recovery
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