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I was diagnosed with an 8cms diameter Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (that’s bigger than a coke can) at the end of July in Cheltenham General.
The small amount of research I’ve done suggests that anything greater than 5.5cms requires urgent attention.
Cheltenham immediately sent my details to Bristol Royal (BRI) who did not respond with anything meaningful for nigh on a week. The BRI called me in for another CT scan and gave me an appointment to see a consultant on the 28th of September. That will be 9+ weeks since diagnosis and I haven’t even got a sniff of a date for surgery.
So it seems to me that Bristol Royal are dragging their feet meanwhile I could rupture at anytime and that would “Good Night Vienna” for me.
Therefore I have asked to be referred to the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, as they seem to have an enviable reputation in this field along with the Royal Brompton, and this is now underway.
I think it’s fair to say that I’m quite anxious.
Have any of you guys out there got an aneurysm in the region of 8cms? If so what's happening with you? How are you coping?
or am I being unnecessarily alarmist?
I’m really quite worried.
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