Gary Watson Posted November 9, 2010 Report Share Posted November 9, 2010 I was going to post this under general conversation but thought it might fit better under safety. In the spring I volunteered at SAIT Polytechnic as a test subject for a class of ultra-sound technicians to practise their techniques on a more weathered body than each other. To my surprise, they found I had an anuerism on my abdomial Aorta. I had no symptoms but if this had let go, like an old heater hose on a car, it would have been game over. After going to my Dr. for an "official" ultra sound, followed by a CT scan, my surgeon strongly recommended that I have the anuerism reinforced by stents ASAP!! After 2 days in hospital I was out with some stainless steel and other materials installed and should be ok into the foreseeable future. The point I want to make is that I found out there are quite a few deaths in the 35-65 age group where the deceased had no idea they had an anuerism. It is known as the silent killer. Consider the added risk if you are flying when this happens........ You might want to consider going to your Dr or the local imaging centre and getting an abdominal ultrasound while you are sitting around waiting for work this winter. It could save your life. It did mine Gary W Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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