Aortic dissection & aortic aneurysm information support group

Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection

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 I have not been afraid. I wake up every night scared. I made a trip to Alaska recently and could not stay more than one night at a friends house because I thought it was to far away from a medical facility. This is when I started to look for supports sites with members that have the same thoughts and concerns. My family and friends are a great support and look out for me on daily basis, but just do not fully understand how afraid I am. Then I found this support site and began to read some of your stories and concerns. I joined because many of the things I think about and wonder about, are the same thoughts and questions many of you have.  This comforts me and I have begin to see that maybe I can live without constant fear. This of course is not instant, but I hope with time I can began to live somewhat of a normal life. Again thank you for letting me join and putting your stories out there for others to see. It has already been a great help. Maybe sometime soon I will put my AD story on site. Its a little crazy and a lot scary.

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Comment by Kimberlee Jones on December 23, 2013 at 16:14

Hi and welcome again.  I just hit my 8yr anniversary the 15th of this month.  Here's the good news the fear while it does not go away, it does get better.  Instead of being on your mind every second of every day it just jumps in there from time to time.  I hope this site can help you, it was a huge help in my mental healing.

*hugs*

Kimberlee

Comment by Wayne Settje on December 23, 2013 at 14:33

I forgot Merry Christmas to all of you.

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