Joy Ockerman-72

by Brian Tinsley on May 10, 2012 · 0 comments

in Descending,Personal Stories,Seventies

Name: Joy Ockerman
Age at time of Dissection: 72
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 10 January 2012
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Was in the hospital having minor surgery when my dissection happened. Doctor was to go into right renal artery to put a stint in to open the artery more. Something went wrong, I woke up screaming in pain.. A CT showed Aortic Dissection.

Also lost blood flow to my right leg at that time. Was air flighted to Salt Lake city hospital, where I spent 12 days. I am just starting to get strength back now {5/9/12}.

I would like to find and talk to anyone who has had endovasvular tube graft surgery, as this is being talked about for me by doctors.

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Had my aorticdissection on 8/22/2003 while playing tennis at the age of 40. I got a second chance at life!

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