Aaron's ascending aortic aneurysm

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

I had this surgery done back in December 19 2020. This surgery was harder on my body both physically and mentally than I ever expected. The issue was with my heart, not any other extremity. Yet just getting out of bed took days and not on my own. I've hit my one year anniversary and it's hard to fully trust my heart. I'm glad to be alive, even if several doctors misdiagnosed me several times over about a twenty year span.

Preoperative

Aaron's ascending aortic aneurysm

Postoperative

Gallery

Colored Pencil Drawing of Rocky (the dog) held by artist Aaron Van Noy