Jessica Phan-39

by Brian Tinsley on July 31, 2016 · 0 comments

in Aortic Dissection,Ascending,Personal Stories,Thirties

Name: ReapReap3939 Phan
Age at time of Dissection: 39
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 4 July 2016
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Hello my name is Reap, on July 4th 2000 I experience pain in the middle of my chest that race threw my back. The pain was excruciating for a minute there I thought it was just chest pain. I told my kids to call 911 because I thought I was having chest pain.

They took me to One hospital and they did a ekg send me for cat scan. When they have the results of the Cat scan they then told me I had aortic dissection and that they were going to transfer me to another hospital that’s more advance. I was in the MICU for 6 days. They stabilize my blood pressure. Through out all of this I learn that I had an aortic dissection tybe B.

I have been follow by vascular and they told me that I don’t need surgery right now and to manage it with blood pressure medication. The funny thing is I never have any history of high blood pressure.

My question is, its been almost a month and my blood pressure is good so far. But since the dissection I still experience back pain, low energy, dizziness and out of breath at times. I went to see my vascular doctor he says its my meds.

My body need to get use to it but I feel concern. I’m 39 years old and ever since the dissection I feel really old. I’m I ever going to get my strength back? Should I be worried about my back pain? Should I be worried period?

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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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