Truly Divine Intervention

The past few days have been a big ol’ slap in the face, whack over the head, ice water thrown in your face.  Monday morning, I got out of the shower and noticed that my left leg was swollen to twice the size of my right.  I had a doctors appt made to see what he could tell me about my on-going aches.  It is a good  thing I did.  Five minutes after arriving I was on my way to the hospital for an ultrasound.  Shortly after, I was admitted with a “extensive blot clot that extended from my left groin to my foot.”  So much for a little nagging ache.

A few hours later, I underwent a CT scan which informed me that the clot had broken up and was now in both lungs so I was moved to ICU.  I was indeed very fortunate.  SOmeone was really looking out for me!

This is the first time I had been in the hospital since my tonsilectomy back in the 5th grade some 20+ years ago and that was pretty much in and out.  I was home by Thursday but man… all that poking and prodding and not sleeping can take its toll.  And more to continue… words like blood thinners and blood tests…. YUCK!  But I am here and mean to reflect on that and ask HIM to take control and help me go forward in what ever ways HE deems necessary.

The doctor is convinced that the 2 hour plane trip to Florida a month ago was a major factor in the clot.  I know I am not as old as I was in ’92 when I flew to Hawaii, but WOW!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and hopefully with His help, I will be back 1000% soon.

2 thoughts on “Truly Divine Intervention”

  1. Divine intervention indeed!! I am so glad you went to the dr when you did and that you are feeling better. As crazily ironic as it was, it was no fun skipping around all over the hospital visiting people close to me. I do not want to see that hospital again for at least 7 or 8 months!!!
    True that flying can cause blood clots, but such a massive one from a 2 hour flight? Well, I am not a dr. Think long and hard before you do it again, that’s for sure. And take your meds and take care of yourself! If you were given a 2nd chance after such a close call, then you do need to make the most of it – good point, it’s HIS plan!!!

  2. J will be riding with Taylhis & company next year. 😉

    Praise God you have come out of this serious situation as well as you have, alive and looking toward Him. A certain (half-)brother of a certain Savior wrote:

    “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” -James 1:2-4

    Definitely not easy to do, but your response to this situation tells me you are doing just fine in this. 🙂

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