Name: Vangeline Perry
Age at time of Dissection: 45
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 31 July 2013
Tell Us Your Story:

On this beautiful July day I enjoyed my day with family and co workers. I had planned a evening of fun as well with family. I arrived at my home to prepare to go out. As I arrived to my home I started to feel funny. A feeling unknown, I had not felt this feeling before.

I continued on to bathroom where my husband stated I fell to the floor and he picked me up and hurried me to the near by hospital. Where they air lifted me to a hospital that was equipped to handle my condition. I had no clue what had happen to me after arriving home. 5 or 6 days later I awakened to tubes and machines every where. The doctor responsible for my survival is Dr.Anderson and his team at heart institute of Greenville NC.

I am grateful for their quick response and positive words and constant intervention of my medical needs. I suffered a aortic dissection with a thyroid mass caused by graves disease. I had to have a incision to the right leg do to pressure that caused drop foot.

I pray that one day I can repay these awesome professionals for their loyal dedication to ensure my recovery.I had no idea what was happening nor what did happen to me. There was no early signs. It is very important to get regular check ups and pay attention to what your body say to you.