Welcome to our CaringBridge site for Gary Jensen. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. As most of you know, Gary had an Type B aortic dissection in June of 2000. He has successfully managed this condition by keeping his blood pressure under strict control for all these years. Unfortunately on March 29, he once again experienced the tearing sensation in his chest. He suffered a 2nd dissection of the aorta and was hospitalized for 8 days at Bayfront Medical Center, Port Charlotte. He has been recuperating quite well at home although some days he has more energy and less pain than others. This is quite uncharted territory to suffered two dissections, scary to say the least but our hope is that everything will settle down, like it did before, and we can continue with a normal active life. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.