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Comment from: 16yrsurvivor, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

My case of atherosclerosis was the result of radiation treatments and chemo therapy to treat cancer of the rectum in 1995. In 2001 I felt pain in my upper legs while walking. After placing a stent in both of my femoral arteries, a bypass was performed in 2002. In 2005, a pseudo aneurysm developed where the graft was connected to the artery in my left leg. Since I no longer had medical insurance, I was forced to wait until I could receive basic health insurance which resulted in my having to be flown to a university hospital for emergency surgery. This was after my left leg swelled twice as large and I went to a local hospital emergency center. The surgery took place five months after my aneurysm appeared and one week prior to my long awaited, scheduled surgery. My case of atherosclerosis was the result of radiation treatments and chemo therapy to treat cancer of the rectum in 1995. In 2001 I felt pain in my upper legs while walking. After placing a stent in both of my femoral arteries, a bypass was performed in 2002. In 2005, a pseudo aneurysm developed where the graft was connected to the artery in my left leg. Since I no longer had medical insurance, I was forced to wait until I could receive basic health insurance which resulted in my having to be flown to a university hospital for emergency surgery. This was after my left leg swelled twice as large and I went to a local hospital emergency center. The surgery took place five months after my aneurysm appeared and one week prior to my long awaited, scheduled surgery.

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