CRITICAL LESSONS LEARNED
BY FITOLDDOG, ATHLETE WITH STENT!


Aortic aneurysm surgery comes with significant stress.

I learned some important lessons about preparing for, undergoing, and recovering from aortic surgery.

 Take your time, and you'll be fine.


The aneurysm surgery itself is a physical stress. Whether you have open abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery with a graft, or an AAA stent repair, via the arteries (endovascular).

Once that is over, how to get back on with your life?
To face living with aortic disease?

The answers are courage, patience, education and body-awareness - be aware of what you are doing that may risk your aortic aneurysm repair site.


Excellent Find!!!
By groffm on June 9, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition

"Excellent words about coping with life after discovering you have aortic disease. I found out I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm and it was extremely frightening!"

  • Prepare for your surgery, by being informed, taking a knowledgable supporter to the hospital, and ask lots of prepared questions, when the surgeon makes a brief and hurried visit.
  • Trust your team, when it's time for your operation.
  • Take your time in recovery, and be patient.
  • Undertake safe exercise, for which there is lots of free advice on my blog, Athlete With Stent.
  • After it's all over, the real journey begins. Work to find ways to enjoy safe activities - I still do Ironman races, for instance, with my AAA stent graft. Carefully!
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