My name is Sarah and my story starts with a diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm. I was in my late forties, and had been feeling very tired for the past few months. I was having some pain in my abdomen, but I thought it was just a symptom of aging. Little did I know that it was something much more serious.
I had a CT scan done and the results showed that I had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. My doctor told me that this was a serious condition and that I needed to be treated right away. He referred me to a specialist and I was scheduled for surgery.
The surgery was a scary experience. I had to be put under general anesthesia and the doctors had to make an incision in my abdomen in order to repair the aneurysm. I was in the hospital for a few days and was very sore afterwards. The recovery was long and difficult, but I was determined to get back to my normal life.
I had to make some lifestyle changes in order to manage my condition. I had to quit smoking, start exercising, and watch my diet. I had to take medication to help manage my blood pressure and cholesterol levels. I also had to make sure I was getting regular check-ups with my doctor to make sure the aneurysm was not getting worse.
It has been a few years since my diagnosis and I am doing much better. I have been able to manage my condition and I am back to living a normal life. I am thankful that I was able to get the treatment I needed and that I am still here today.
My journey with abdominal aortic aneurysm has been a long and difficult one, but I am thankful that I was able to get the treatment I needed and that I am still here today. My story is proof that with the right treatment and lifestyle changes, you can still live a full and happy life.