It's Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope!
If you’ve been diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm and are in the “watchful waiting” period, you may feel a sense of helplessness.
As stated in Michigan Health, article by Jane Racey Gleeson called "Do's and Don’ts for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Patients", Jane states:
"Watchful waiting is the period when your doctor closely monitors your aneurysm until it reaches a size where surgery may become necessary.
But there are things you can — and should — do to maintain a healthy lifestyle and take preventive measures while your aneurysm is monitored.
These do’s and don’ts also apply to patients who have had surgery to repair a thoracic aortic aneurysm or dissection, says Mary Passow, R.N., B.S.N., a Michigan Medicine cardiac surgery nurse.
Adhering to this guidance can help minimize a patient’s risk of complications."
To read the entire list of Do's and Dont's, click the following link.