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I wanted to let people who have been diagnosed know u r lucky. I stepped out of the shower with terrible pain in my jaw, went to emergency and was then operated on . I had a 5.2 and was already bleeding into my chest cavity. Acute ascending. Dr said 12 hrs later had I not come to hospital I would be dead. I was a walking time bomb and didn’t know. It’s been 8 months recovery is slow, breathing problems, just started to go back to gym, I’m so out of shape. Go to rehab if u have the opportunity, I asked my surgeon ,said I didn’t need it, I did.Im going to b 60 this year. My friend wound up with the same surgery 3 months after me. He had no idea either but thankfully he was diagnosed after suffering pain while swimming. Though it took 3 months & 3 places to figure it out. We coincidentally use the same cardiologist who’s amazing. I had a terrible pcp who didn’t have me on any blood pressure meds and I’ve had panic attacks & anxiety since 2005, a stressful job as well. I’m thankful I got a 2nd chance.
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