Paul Coomer-53

by Brian Tinsley on December 2, 2016 · 0 comments

in Ascending,Fifties,Personal Stories

Name: Paul Coomer
Email: coomer024@hotmail.com
Age at time of Dissection: 53
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 13 October 2013
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Ihad a rear end accident which an hour after I realised I thought was a heart attack but was in fact an aortic -dissection type A ,I drove myself to the hospital on the Gold Coast in excruciating pain ,this was diagnosed thankfully very quickly and I was operated on within 5 hours by Dr Gilbert Ford a life saver I was in intensive care for 2 days then in Hospital for just over 2 weeks ,and 3 months off work ,then a further 3 months part time a long recovery ,I am now living a normal life with check ups once a year ,but I survived something that I have been told on many occasions is very lucky

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