Name: steve keglovic
Age at time of Dissection: 63
Type of Dissection: Both Ascending and Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 24 June 2018
Tell Us Your Story:
My Sunday morning started out on the golf course as is the norm as i am an avid golfer. On the 2nd hole, i developed an awful feeling, lightheartedness and feeling like my legs wouldn’t support me. I asked the guys to take me back to the club house, but thankfully they called 911. On the way to hospital, I developed weakness in my left leg and arm.
Upon arrival to ER, I could not see out of my right eye at all. After CT scan showed dissection of ascending and descending with occlusion of right carotid artery, I was life flighted to Cleveland Clinic. After 10 hours of surgery by the esteemed Dr. Eric Roselli, I woke up in intensive care. 10 days in hospital and discharged July 4. Slow and steady progress so far. Frustrating how slow however. I had just retired 4 months prior from being an Iron-worker for almost 40 years.
Not used to feeling like a baby, where I needed help just to shower. Walking pretty good around the house. I do have times of syncope, but i think it is because my BP is so much lower now with the 2 blood pressure medications i take.. Meeting with my cardiologist tomorrow, so we will see what happens from this point.
Looking forward to driving again and to doing things outside. Cardiac rehab in another couple weeks. How does everyone stay motivated? How do you know if you are doing enough exercise or maybe too much? thank you for letting me submit my story