Rick Tomasinski

Personal Stories: Rick Tomasinski

Came across your site via Google as I was looking for information on the Aorta.

I have read the personal stories and noticed that most have had an operation although my doctor informs me that many are treated with medicine to control blood pressure.

I had my aortic dissection on April 4 ,2004 and was rushed to our acute care hospital in Melbourne Vic, Aust by air ambulance.

To my surprise when I came to was that I did not have an operation to fix this dissection, but was advised that we need to control my blood pressure and have been prescribed just about every blood pressure tablet ever made.

Currently I am finding that the blood flow to my right leg has been compromised and my Vascular doctor says we need to monitor this over a period of time.

At present I feel that I am just waiting for the big event to happen is this part of depression or do others feel this early in their recovery.I dont know what to think.

Sorry if my story seems a bit over the place.

Rick Tomasinski

20 Cross,s Road

Traralgon, Vic


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  1. Rick Tomasinski

    I was 54 when my dissection occured in 2004

  2. i count myself lucky, as do some others on here, in not having had surgery; however, i have not as yet had any restricted blood flow from the descending a.d. that i know of; altho, i do have some strange feeling in my toes on both feet that concerns me; my records are being reviewed for a second opinion;

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