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Male. 53 this January. Adopted at birth no health history. Was at emergency and had little pulse at wrists. They found a tear in his aorta then it dissected. Ascending type A. As they prepared for emergency open heart surgery he stroked. Left brain. Cancelled surgery and prognosis was dire! He survived - went from CICU to Stroke area to rehab to home. He has fully occluded left carotid and partial occluded right carotid. He's physically pretty good. Having speech therapy and is improving. The surgeon is planning open heart surgery soon - after a little more time for some more aortic scarring and more time away from the stroke for brain stability. Surgeon feels confident he will be good for surgery in May. He's a miracle they say. And he's continuing to improve. Just worried about everything. His stability for surgery etc. He's in Fort Worth Texas. Request any thoughts opinions and of course prayers. Thank you!
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