Mark Jones-32

Name: mark jones
Age at time of Dissection: 32
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 28 June 2004

Tell Us Your Story: hello…in june of 04 i had an aortic dissection….aorta tore from top to bottom…doctors said i need immediate emergency surgery..that i had a 5% chance of surviving….a nurse in the surgery said i went flatline 3 times..came out the surgery and went into a coma for 3 months..doctors told my family to prepare because i showed no brain activity…i was not coming out of the coma…i was in intensive care for i think 3 months….i had a collapsed lung, a feeding tube in me, my kidney shut down, i have permanent nerve damage in my back, legs, and feet..i’m on dialysis….it left me paralyzed from the waist down…for 5 years…i was in the hospital for over 2 years…..had to learn how to do everything all over again…i lost everything…my wife, kids, family,job,and my health……these lat few years have been really hard for me…..feels like i have nothing left… more fight…..its a struggle just to get up everyday..please contact me….i need help…

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  1. Pragna Patel

    Hi Mark,

    Do not get discouraged. Atleast, you have YOU and GOD. I do not know which religion you believe in but I believe God resides within us and he is always with us, in any situation. He suffers with us. You just need to take a day at a time and make best out of it. I know any person in this kind of situation would feel the way you are feeling but you can not let that stop you from living your life. There are lot of good things in this world, try to concentrate on them and have a positive outlook. I know how this health situation can take over one’s life. My husband went through Type A aortic dissection last year and we together are battling it, taking a day at a time.

    I hope you get a HOPE and blessing from God to live through this crisis.


  2. sonal

    Dear Mark,
    My Sis-in law went through same operation recently. she is 34yrs. Same post operation complications as you. Her heart stopped for one and half hr within 24hrs of operation. she is in hypoxic stage and her brain has severe damage. Neurologists say we should not try on her as there is no brain activity and can see severe damage. My in-laws dont want to give up on her and they are waiting for miracle. Do you think there is any chance after such a brain damage caused by ack of oxygen in that 1 and 1/2 hr?

    You are an inspiration to people like us. I am very proud you made it through. People who dont deserve our love better not be with us, this is what i belive.

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