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23 March 2007
My father lived in England, he suffered an aortic aneurysm in the shower as he prepared to go home to Wales in 2001, he was dead by the time he hit the floor. He was a big man who had bad arthritis in his hips but refused to consider an operation. He was 79 years old, he never complained of any illness or pain.
We were worried about him because he looked wrong on photos taken at my daughter's wedding a few days before. The week he died he visited me and laughed at my concern, he told me his long life was due to his good Welsh genes. The pain at his death was immense but afterwards we were just glad that he did not suffer.
Now his youngest sister who is 72 has the same condition. She was told her aneurysm needed to be 20mm now it is 55+ and she is waiting for an operation. She is terrified and we are all praying that she recovers.
We have been told it is unusual for this to occur in siblings, now some of us are nervous of our own mortality.
Please take her into your thoughts. God Bless.
Update: 15 May 2007
Just wanted to let you know that my aunt came through the actual surgery OK on Monday 30th April. Unfortunately she was released to a ward whilst under the influence of anasthaesia. She fell from her bed and suffered significant trauma and severe bruising. She was transferred back to ICU having developed a chest infection and passed away on Saturday. I believe that a post mortem is being held to identify the cause of her death. It is felt that she should have come through.
Thanks to everyone for their prayers and kind thoughts.
Discussion, comments, or questions: Elizabeth Wyatt
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