During six years experience of living with an abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft, I learned a thing or two. For instance, don't fall off your bike! I'm happy to answer questions and concerns that go beyond the input of your doctors and surgeons. Most of them don't live with a major health challenge, we do. There's a difference!
Once you work through the necessary education and questions, you will be able to:
- Learn to select the best medical approach for you.
- Be ready to ask the right questions of your medical team.
- Handle the information, and don't forget to take an advocate to the hospital.
- Come to terms with your condition, and find your 'tribe' online, starting with Facebook!
- Determine the benefits and risks of returning to a physical activity, to help keep you healthy.
I guarantee you’ll find this book valuable if you’re trying understand aortic disease from the patient's perspective. Rarely do the medical professionals have a chance to look into our world. We go home, have little or no guidance on how to live our lives. I was fortunate to have veterinary medical training. This permitted me to think through the benefits and dangers of exercise and other activities.