Aneurysm Symptoms: Anxiety And My Favorite Things!

Aneurysm Symptoms: Anxiety

This song might seem trite, but it works for me!

Life is brief, aortic aneurysm, or not!

Aneurysm symptoms include considerable anxiety.

aneurysm symptoms

One third of survey respondents expressed anxiety as a major issue.

What an interesting syndrome. And I thought I was the only one!

I did, eventually, come to terms with it. Fortunately!

What does one expect, when your main blood pipeline is in trouble. You wake up one day, to find you are an aortic cripple. Well, that is what I thought, anyway.

But I was wrong!

Six years later, I’m busy training for the 2016 Louisville Ironman. There have been challenges, but life continues, if you put your mind to it.

You might ask, “Why me?”

aneurysm symptoms, fill out my surveyI’m sure Jean Dominique Bauby did! He had lots of time to think – a most inspiring man!

In the meantime –

If you have an aortic aneurysm, you could fill out my survey, “Living With Aortic Disease”.

We all need:

  • Your observations on living with aortic disease.
  • Handling the surgery and post-surgical recovery.
  • Ideas on improving the process, from the patient’s perspective.
Aneurysm symptoms: Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

If you need inspiration, and you don’t think that you can do it, read this book and think again.

You might become bitter and angry. Does that do any good, at all? No way!

I recommend working out what you can do, and enjoy that. That is how this blog started. I was looking for support, and ended up wanting to provide inspiration and motivation to others in the same boat. That helps me a lot, too!

Don’t let your aneurysm steal your life away.

There are always blessings to be counted.

Hang in there. Talk to others in the same situation.

If all else fails, listen to Julie Andrews, and think again.

Kindest Regards,


Here is my story.

What is yours?



  1. This is really interesting and I do agree. I have multiple aneurysms and the aniexty is real.

    • Hi Charlotte, Yep! It’s real, alright. But it was never mentioned by any of the doctors or surgeons I worked with, even the best ones. How odd! Transcending this fear is critical for our continued happiness. kev

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