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Charlie my fiance,had a check up at the doctors to see if he had an enlarged aneurysm, he had, unbeknown to him, no pain no symtoms of any kind, a very fit and active man at the age of 65. December 12th diagosed, operated on 1st February 2007. It was as you can imagine a big shock to the both of us obviously him more than me. He was advised to stop smoking which he did the day before the op was given colesterol lowering tablets and told to exercise, walking up and down stairs, up and down the garden just as much as he could manage. We did ot have a computer when he had his op so the only information we had was from the hospital which was reasonably informative but it did not say how /what problems would occur after the op! The surgeon explained it would take between 3 and 6 months for him to start feeling better. Well we are now 7 months down the line and he still gets tired and twinges as he puts it in his abdomin, the doctors say its due to the nerve endings repairing theirselves. I personally would advise any wife or girlfriend with a man over toe age of 60 to get a scan, plus we were told it can be genetic so if he has brothers get them to check as well. It has been a ver traumatic time for us both, he is now on the road to full recovery and I'm glad to have my Charlie back. Good luck to anyone who finds themselves in the same situation.
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