Good Morning everyone-this is a first for me to post on a site such as this. I am a 54(and 11 month) old female, RN with fibromyalgia, hashimoto's thyroiditis, rosacea, IBS (all autoimmune disorders), hyperlipedemia(genetic) and normal BP. I had an echo last week which was abnormal and led to an MRA a few days later. Diagnosis:5.2 cm ascending aortic aneurysm, bicuspid aortic valve (news to me), minimal regurgitation and slight stenosis.I also apparently have pulmonary hypertension. All in all, a terrifying list of dx's.
I see my surgeon on Thursday and will push for surgery asap since I don't want this ticking time bomb in me and then, maybe my pulmonary hypertension will improve. If not, I need to deal with that next.
I don't have a connective tissue disorder to my knowledge and have had testing throughout the years. I am SOB with exertion/stairs and have a morning cough , which I have had for years and my previous pcp told me I had asthma and gave me inhalers.
Oh well, any advice would be appreciated- I am in Ct. and want to stay near home for my support system . What should I expect post op after my aneurysm repair? Can I go upstairs when I return home? What kind of cardiac rehab is there to do?
Thanks in advance!