Tiffany Bralley-28

by Brian Tinsley on December 15, 2010 · 0 comments

in Aortic Dissection,Descending,Personal Stories,Twenties

Name: Tiffany Bralley
Email: tiffanymandrell@gmail.com
Age at time of Dissection: 28
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 9 November 2010
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I just suffered a thoracic aortic dissection November 9, 6 days after I had my baby. My dissection was caused by my high blood pressure from my pregnancy. I had been released from the hospital the previous day and woke up with back pain. I thought my pain was from laying in a hospital bed all week. I drove myself to the ER and was admitted quickly. I had wonderful doctors who knew immediately what was wrong and did a CT scan to confirm what they already knew.


The doctor told me they needed to contact the heart surgeon to see if I needed surgery. That was the first I knew something was seriously wrong. Luckily, I did not need surgery because my dissection was a Type B and they wanted to treat it with medication. I was in ICU for 4 days and was closely watched. I take tons of medication a day but am back to feeling good again. I closely monitor my pain and my blood pressure daily. I am just so grateful my ER doctor knew exactly what was happening so I can be here to enjoy my new family.

I have fear about the future with this, but keep praying that everything will be alright. I never had even heard about aortic dissections before this. I had no idea when I was in the hospital how serious the situation was, which I guess was a good thing at the time. It has been very difficult to deal with, having a new baby and all. I am praying that I will be around a long time to see him grow up!

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