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Two years.

Thanks be to God I have lived 2 years after the AD that almost took my life in Jan. 2013. Thank be to all my family, friends, and the members on this support site that have had my back through the last 2 not so easy years. I appreciate all the support and encouragement that made it possible for me to make it through the 2 hardest years of my life. I feel good and look forward to yet another year one day at a time. I pray that all of you have a good year. Thanks for being here and Happy New…


Added by Wayne Settje on January 11, 2015 at 5:20 — 3 Comments

I have a question.

Hello again from the great North West of the USA. I Hope all is going well for all of you.

This summer has not been the best for myself. I was just getting used to the fact that I cannot do all the things that I used to do and was quit comfortable with the changes. I had gone back to the job I had done most of my life (road construction) as a paving foreman on large scale  projects. This went well for a while until the company began to continue to add responsibliltys to the point that…


Added by Wayne Settje on August 23, 2014 at 15:30 — 3 Comments

watch for scams

Mary Zambia, a new member,  claims to be in a refugee camp in Africa and is asking for personal information claiming she will transfer 6.5 million dollars in your account  when she has this information. To good to be true? I think so. Beware!!!

Added by Wayne Settje on July 25, 2014 at 14:53 — 1 Comment

first CT scan results

A very great day in my life. At last I have recieved the results from the first yearly CT scan. I had the scan done on the 8th of Jan. and the pictures got lost for a while. At first I thought no news was good news, but I needed to hear it was all good. I still wake up at night and worry. The heart surgen called yesterday and said that all looks good on the pics from the scan. This is great information and really helps with the way I look at the future. I made it though one year healthy I…


Added by Wayne Settje on January 31, 2014 at 16:08 — 2 Comments

One year ago today.

     Today is the one year anniversary of possibly the worst day of my life a type A an b dissection and aortic aneurysm. By all accounts of the doctors and nurses who treated me I should be dead. This is how it went down.

     It was a typical day for me in Hood River Oregon.  As usual I was up early to catch the fresh powder that had once again fallen on Mt Hood Meadows. I had moved from Alaska in November of the previous year so I could be around my family, ski some different areas…


Added by Wayne Settje on January 10, 2014 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

HAPPY 2014

I just wanted to wish all of the members here a wonderful 2014. There has been a number of times this year that I did not know if I was going to see 2014. Well here it is and I am feeling great about life for another year. It will be one year on the 10th of January that I went into surgery for a type A and B AD. This is like a new year for me since I was medicly dead for more than 2 hours. I am excited to have made it one year and look forward to many more. Once again HAPPY NEW YEAR!! and…


Added by Wayne Settje on January 1, 2014 at 17:41 — 4 Comments

Holiday Cheers

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE from the great Northwest of the USA.  

Added by Wayne Settje on December 24, 2013 at 16:29 — 1 Comment

Thank you

I just wanted to thank all of the members for allowing me to join this site. It was nice to see that there were others in this world that has the same fears about living with a medical issue that could end your life at any moment. It has been less than a year since the accident. I call it this because I was skiing when this happened and I had to tell the  resort I had a skiing accident to redeem some of my season pass.  Anyways, there has not been a day that has gone by since my surgery that…


Added by Wayne Settje on December 23, 2013 at 14:29 — 2 Comments


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