Greetings everyone, I am new to this sight found it while trying to find some sort of support group to help understand why my emotions are so up and down. At the begining of Febuary, I was admitted to the emergency room for what I thought was an anxiety attack. It turned out via Cat Scan that I had what is call an Aortic Dissection. And that this was the severest case the doctor had seen and was rather amazed that I was still alive. I was also told that I had a very slim chance of surviving the operation. Real encouraging eh? This topic is not so much about having an Aortic Dissection so much as it leans towards asking anyone else who has undergone any major heart surgery (as if any heart surgery isn't) finding themself with emotions going all over the place. I was told that it was rather common for someone to go through this like post tramatic stress disorder. Has anyone else had to deal with this after surgery? I am grateful that I am alive and count each day a blessing. It is one reason why I don't understand why I find myself crying at the drop of a dime. Especially due to the fact that on top of all of this I had to deal with a collapsed lung and have fluid drained out of it two weeks later, as well as being anemic and having heart murmers. Life sometimes throw turds at us and it is how we deal with that which makes a difference and the level of acceptance also has a huge impact. I don't know where I am going with this except for the fact in a very weird way, I feel alone. As if no one understands. And I know I am loved. So I guess what I am asking for is to hear someone elses experience strength and hope. Thank you.
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