On Friday, December 7th I drove myself to Palmetto Baptist Hospital Emergency Room around 4:00 A.M. It was an hour drive away from my home. I barely made it into the emergency room parking area before blacking out. I was immediately assisted out of my vehicle and treated for shortness of breath, C.O.P.D. with severe pain in stomach and back area.
No significant relief could be achieved after several aggressive steroid and antibiotic treatments. I was eventually admitted to the hospital by my own personal physician around 1: 00 p.m. that afternoon.
On the following Saturday, I was examined by Dr. Nairn of Three Rivers Medical and she ordered a CT-Scan that uncovered double pulmonary embolism. I was also discovered to have Atrial fibrillation and bronchitis. A pulmonologist and a cardiologist were called in by my personal physician and they both accepted me as their patient and this team of physicians continued to treat me with the upmost care for the next 15 days.
The Lord smiled on me and allowed me to survive this simultaneous life-threatening combination of illnesses.
I now take over 15 different medicines for heart, lung, pain, C.O.P.D. and fluid, in addition to blood thinners.
My heart doctor indicated that God was looking out for me because any one of those blood clots could have killed me. I acknowledge that fact and I am grateful for the Lord sparing my life so that I can continue to witness to the miracle of eternal life found in God through Christ Jesus.
For it is God who redeemed my life from destruction and who crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies (Psalm 103:4).
He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me (Psalm 55:18).
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield (Psalm 5:12).
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you–I, whom you have redeemed (Psalm 71:23).
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all (Psalm 34:19).
“Life Hurts but God Heals!”
I am a living testimony.