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With thanksgiving and humility

Saturday, March 31, 2018

I have been on a healthy path the last few months. With the Lord and Lent I have managed to lose some weight and a size. Inspite of that, I had a mini stroke that only lasted 1 hour but changed my life, possibly forever. I ended up in the ER after my first ever ambulance ride then moved to the Clinical Decisions Unit. After every possible test it was determined that I had 60% blockage in my carotid artery. This took 3 days and several shifts of nurses. It was a good visit but could have been shorter. What I'll never forget is the Nurse Tech that came to my doorway and thanked ME for being such a kind and patient person all the while it was I that was grateful for their care and attention. Two weeks later, this past Tuesday, I had my surgery to clean out my artery. My family, church friends, back home friends and online friends all praying for me. I reassured them that everything would be just fine. I do have a close relationship with my Lord. Anyway, after successful surgery, the next morning I had a visit from one of the hospital chaplains. It was awfully nice of him to come by and we had a great visit. I told him of my confidence of my surgery and my faith. He left by telling me that he was feeling a bit bummed that morning and that our visit had cheered him and enlightened his day. He thanked ME for that. I am grateful for whatever it is that I do or say to make other feel better. It's certainly not me, but my gift from God and I thank Him for it. Have a blessed Easter!!
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  • EBETH13
    Mary, you are a motivator!! God places us in places we don't even know why..until possibly we look back and see the results. God bless you and I am SO happy you are doing well!!!!!
    1178 days ago
    Thank you for letting God use you to encourage others.
    1179 days ago
    so glad you are doing well, and that you helped the staff see God in you. I had a similar experience at a hospital procedure, God put ME there to help the Nurse that was taking care of me.
    1179 days ago
    It is such a blessing to read your post. God has truly blessed you. The world needs more people like you. I pray God continues to bless you
    1179 days ago
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