On March 23, 2017, I woke up with an awful headache. I walked around wondering why my head was hurting so bad. It was nothing like I had ever felt before and I just knew something wasn’t right.
I called my daughter and husband and then I called 911. I was really freaking out. The paramedics took me to Southside Hospital, then I was transported by helicopter to MCV. I don’t remember hardly anything during the next 3 weeks in ICU or the few days after in the main hospital. I had a ruptured brain aneurysm, the artery in my head had exploded. They performed surgery immediately and the doctors told my family that I might not make it. My family was told that anything could happen, like another stroke, paralysis or seizures. I can only imagine the heartache they went through.
However, by the love of my family, the professional doctors and surgeons, and by the grace of the Lord, I am here. I am alive with very little side effects. Looking at me today, no one would know what I went through. I thank my family for being there for me, Dr. Reavey-Cantwell for being so professional in his field, and most of all, I thank God for being my miracle. The Lord wanted me to live and for that I am ever so grateful. God has given me more time to be with my family and I now have given myself to Him. I will devote myself to God every day. I encourage everyone to believe in the Lord! He makes miracles happen. Praise the Lord!