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dphilli42, September 11,  2019  11:36am EST

Three years...

Good morning. On a day that is righfully reserved for thoughts, prayers, and reflection for the almost 3,000 people who lost thier lives on September 11th, 2001, I also reflect on my HA and stent 3 years ago in 2016. I received my stent on September 13th 2016, but I first went to the hospital on September 11th.

Since that day there have been a ton of ups and downs. I won't bore everyone with long details, but I'll just say it's been good and it's been bad. My diet is great for the most part, my numbers are near perfect, and I run about 20-25 miles a week. I still struggle with alcoholism, and that's my crutch. I know it's a problem, and I know I need to get it under better control. It's a work in progress... and another discussion for another day. 

I haven't been active on this site in quite some time... but this was the first site I joined shortly after my event... so it will always hold a special place in my heart. 

Thanks to everyone who contributes to this site, and I wish everyone luck in thier future endeavors. I will try to be more active moving forward.




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  • JeffB
    JeffB, September 11,  2019  1:03pm EST


    First off congrats on your anniversary. Those are always good. Everyone comes with lots of memories, lessons, and gratitude.

    Also, I'm really impressed with your running schedule. Those are some pretty great miles. Great therapy right there both mentally and physically.

    As for drinking, everyone has his or her own battle to fight. I think it speaks volumes that you've made the choice to talk about it and are aware of it. That's a big positive right there in my book.

    Anyway, keep up the great work and stay strong. laugh lots and enjoy the life you have.


  • Mb120918
    Mb120918, September 11,  2019  3:47pm EST


    Congratulations on the 3 year anniversary!  Also, good work on all of the imporovements in your life, that's a big accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

    Good health to you,


  • RaizAli
    RaizAli, September 12,  2019  3:19pm EST

    Hey Dear Dane 😊

    It’s so refreshing to have your post on the site after such a long time, bro. In fact I have myself been not writing here for quite long. Yours was Sept16 and for me it was Dec16. I remember your earlier posts and the issues you faced especially that fear of internal bleeding. I’m so glad to go through your words. It’s good to know about your awsome running stamina.

    20/25 miles a week is wonderful. What time it takes for that ?

    Yes, this site is special , yes. Keep writing here buddy .



  • dphilli42
    dphilli42, September 12,  2019  5:03pm EST

    Thanks guys.


    I usually run between 3 and 6 miles 5 times a week. I stay between a 7:30-8:30 minute per mile pace... sometimes if I run past 6 miles I'm a little slower, maybe around 9 minute miles. 

    I stay pretty plant based with my diet. I eat meat every once in a while, but it's plants 95% of the time for me. I think for me, that diet is best. 

  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, September 12,  2019  7:44pm EST

    Hi Dane,

    I'd like to echo everyone and congratulate you as well. I'd also like to say those running numbers are impressive! I'm also a runner and haven't gotten anywhere near 7:30 miles in a long time. Keep it up! Your heart will love you for it!

    I wish you well in achieving all your personal goals and continued accomplishments!


  • chavezk
    chavezk, September 13,  2019  1:28pm EST

    Hi Dane,

    Wow!  Great work on all the improvments, the running is inspirational.  I just started to take up running myself and so I am on the walk/run intervals of learning and building up stamina but all you guys who post your running miles give me something to shoot for.  :)

    As for the crutch, we all battle our own demons.  Keep fighting the good fight, take care of yourself the best you can and know you have a support network!


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