It was the day after thanks giving 1994 I was 31 years old at that
on that day I had my supper [Indian food] and sat on my couch to watch
TV, all of a sudden I felt like a sharp knife going thru my chest I
kneeled down to the floor and held my chest my wife quickly came to
me and walked me to the bed room, I told her I have severe chest pain.
so she called 911 within few minutes the ambulance came and took me
the hospital [one of the worst hospitals in NY St. Claire's on 52 St.]
I was taken to the ER my vital signs were normal EKG was normal at
this time I was screaming from pain, now the pain was radiating to my
by back. then they took a ray now it was past mid night started to
scream then they gave me a pain killer for the pain the next morning
the stupid doctors [DR Joann Harrison, and DR amir sitafalwalla] told
me I had indigestion since the last thing I did was have Indian food.
I was told to eat Jell-O and if the pain comes back take Tylenol
before being discharge I told them I am still in pain, and they told
me it was normal.
I am self employed. so I rested that day and
next day went to work I took Tylenol every 4 hors around 4 PM I
couldn't work so I went home and went to sleep, couldn't sleep took
more Tylenol, next morning my wife suggested we go to a different
hospital. I agreed and we went to Beth Israel in NY they admit write
away within few hours I was asked to go for a cat scan and from the
results the told me I have type b aortic dissection extending up to my
abdomen. I was there for few days for observation and finally they
decided to perform surgery on me after the surgery I went in to a
coma I woke up after 3 weeks little by little I came conscious I
was in the ICU for 3 months what a great surgeon DR Robert tranbaugh
and his nursing team thanks to them I am alive today !!! after the
hospital I had go for rehab for a month learn walk talk eat like a
kid, then I came home every thing was OK until last month August, on
my annual mri they found an another aneurysm below the first dacron
graft. on my first surgery I wasn't scared at all but this time I
scared I don't know what to do .