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home from the hospital (reboot)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I wrote this blog originally last night when I came home from the hospital and everything was very fresh on my mind.

I shouldn't have.

I was too emotional and wasn't thinking clearly when I wrote it.
I didn't consider the fact that other people out there might have been through the same thing and it may have not turned out so well.

Therefore, I am re-writing this sans details.

I just want to say that my husband did, in fact, have a heart attack.
When I found him and got him to the hospital, I began to pray Psalm 91. I like The Message version of it...

You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”

He is in ICU now, and barring any complications, will be moved to a regular room today. On Monday, he should come home. There was absolutely no damage at all to his heart muscle. The Lord kept his promise from the Psalm and heart disease didn't do one bit of harm to my husband's heart muscle. emoticon

The doctor told me, when they came out of the procedure, that this shouldn't interfere with his work at all as long as he doesn't have any further chest pains.

I am counting on God to keep His promise from Psalm 91, to protect us from this disaster that began to erupt around noon yesterday. This heart attack came just as we were able to see light at the end of the tunnel. But God is faithful and I am counting on Him.

I'm also thankful for Psalm 23 in times like this because when I start to get upset or worried, I get still and quiet and just meditate on this Psalm. Then peace comes to take its rightful place, and I am reminded once again that there is no reason to fear anything. I am reminded just how much the Lord loves us and cares about us.

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.
Even when I go through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
as long as I live.

This is how I get through times like these since I have no family near me and I have gone through most crises and births of my children alone, thanks to the military life.

Ok...this has gone on long enough.

I cannot believe how supportive the SP community is.
I hope I can learn to be as supportive of you as you are of me. I don't want to be just a "taker" and not a "giver" as well.

Thank you once again, Sparkies. You are awesome!!! emoticon emoticon
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    Keeping you and your hubby in my thoughts and prayers!
    Take care of YOU as well!
    1797 days ago
    Thank you, each and every one! Yes, I do find comfort in each one of these comments.
    As I said in the last blog...
    When he is home and I have more time, I will thank each one of you individually.
    I am SO exhausted. Emotionally, I'm drained. I keep everything in while I'm at the hospital and we talk and share whatever, just as we normally do. But I cry nearly all the way home while I talk to God about the effect this has had on me.

    I think I'll call it a a day, Sparkies, and go tuck myself in, thanking God for another day with my Love, and another day of life.
    1797 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the update and the scriptures. I especially like Psalm 91. I found that one when my Father In Law passed away. I read it at his funeral. I'm still praying for you and your husband. Get some rest now!!

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    1797 days ago
    You are in my prayers. May your husband have a speedy recovery. emoticon
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    1797 days ago
    God bless you and your hubby.
    1797 days ago
  • DEBORAH2180
    Sometimes I wish these comments have a "Like" button because I like everyone's comments! Praise the Lord there was no damage to the heart muscle! I hope you are finding comfort too with these comments so you don't feel so alone. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers! (((hugs)))
    1798 days ago
    May your husband continue to heal. I am glad that you know how to turn to God in your need. May you feel the warm embrace of God's love. Blessings, June emoticon
    1798 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    emoticon to your husband. Hugs for you. Hope all is well and he is home in no time as good as new.
    1798 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Precious girl, there are times in your life when it is necessary to be a taker so don't apologize and please just accept our sincere care and concern for you! Through everything remember to "take good care of yourself" first so you can take care of others later.
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  • PICKIE98
    faith means: "If you pray why worry?"
    "If you worry, why pray?"

    Short and sweet.
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    1798 days ago
    I am glad he is doing so well. Good Luck for speedy recovery.
    1798 days ago
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