Lucky to be Alive!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hi fellow Sparkers. I might not make much sense in this blog, but I just wanted to share that I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. I contracted bacterial meningitis. I don't remember the first 5 days, but I'm told I'm lucky to be alive.

I'll write more later and hopefully my memory will get better and better. I also am suffering from chronic pain in my head, neck and back.

I just want everyone to remember how precious each day is. I never thought this would happen to me. It's making me re-evaluate what I think is important in my life and being grateful for what I do have.


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    Oh man girl! That is harsh! We nearly lost my father in law to this about 10 yrs. ago. He was in ICU for 11 days in a coma and lost several toes, but pulled through. I'm so glad your home and okay. Take good care of yourself and allow your body to recover well. Rest! Thanks for the reminder!!
    3822 days ago
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    oh no! I haven't been around much, I hope your feeling better. How scary!
    3879 days ago
    Hi Paula - I didn't spend too much time online Friday and Saturday, so I'm just now seeing this. I also thank God for this miracle for you. And I'm so glad to hear that you're doing better. Add my prayers to Debbie's. It is so true - each day is a gift and we should cherish it.
    3918 days ago
    Oh, my! Thank God! You are a miracle! So glad you are recovering! I have a dear friend who was in a coma for three weeks due to bacterial meningitis, and by the grace of God he made it through, and he is a miracle too! Will keep you in my prayers.
    3920 days ago
    That is absolutely horrific and terrifying! Thank God you are doing okay! I will keep you in my prayers hun! Thanks for sharing!

    3920 days ago
    OMG Paula!!!! you poor thing....i am so glad that you are ok....take care of yourself....
    3920 days ago
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