Post thoracic aorta aneurysm graft

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Abu Elias
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   Posted 5/29/2012 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

My dad has an operation done about 2 years ago. If you haven't read the title he had a Graft put in in his Descending Aorta. The size at the time I believe was +6 CM. The operation was a success for the most part and my dad was able to go back to work part time.

He will be 65 years old in August, but he looks much older than his age due to hard work through out the years.

Anyway, recently he has started feeling pain in his right leg where they made a small incision to pass the Graft through. He claims the pain can last up to 10 minutes, to the point where he has to sit down before he "recovers".

Along with that he gets light headed frequently. That wasn't the case before the operation.

Before I go into more details, can anyone help point me in the right direction?

As many of you know, Doctors sometimes are useless. All his Doctor tells us is for my dad to loose weight and exercise. My dad has a small gut but is not obese by any means. He can't really "exercise" as he gets fatigued quickly.


Thanks Everyone!!!
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