Monday, September 26, 2011

I Am Home

Praise God from whom all my blessings flow,and believe me, they continue to flow. Well, my adventure began on September 5, which was the Saturday before Labor Day. I was feeling really sick, nauseous, throwing up, and had a very bad headache. Lovebug and I were laying down, I needed to go to the bathroom. When I tried to get up out of the bed, I could not walk, Lovebug had to carry me to the bathroom. He called an ambulance, and they took me to the hospital.  They ran several tests on me, including a cat scan. The Doctor came into my room, and said that the cat scan showed a possible brain tumor.  They transported me by ambulance to another better equipped hospital. They ran another cat scan on me, and a MRI. They then told us that I had been having mini strokes, possibly four. That day, I had a full blown stroke in the back of my brain. It affected my balance, vision, appetite, and was the reason for all of the headaches.  I was in surgical intensive care for ten days, then they moved me to a rehab hospital for ten days. I had to have physical, and occupational therapy. I am learning to walk again. My body wants to lean to the left. I got to come home Saturday, I have missed my Lovebug so much. He is so good to me, helps me with everything. God is so awesome, I give Him all the praise. He saved my life. I thank all of you for your precious prayers, and love. Please continue to pray for Lovebug, he is so stressed, as you can imagine. I very much need your continued prayers. I have a blocked artery in the back of my brain, right where I had my stroke. It is 100 blocked, because of where it is located, they cannot operate. The Doctor said all they can do is give me medicine, and pray that I do not have another stroke. God is in total control here, as always. He is carrying me, and giving me His strength.  I am safe in His healing hands. I have really missed all of you, pray you are all doing well.  Please take care, and be happy. I love you all.

24 comments:

From the Heart said...

I saw that you were online. I also have Yahoo Messenger and it lets me know when people are on line even from the Windows Live. I sent you an IM but I forgot you are on Windows Live.

I've read your story and am just thanking my Father for taking such good care of you. Will continue to pray that the blockage will go away. I have an artery on my left side that has a blockage but the doctor said it was not the main artery and that God was good to us and gave us one just like it on the other side and if the left became totally blocked he would not do anything because the other artery was enough. We are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Heavenly Father.

May God continue to bless you and heal you completely in the name of Jesus.

I know your husband is so glad to have you back home.

Blessings, AE

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Oh Denise! I'm so thankful you are ok! I am praying for your complete healing and for peace and comfort for you and Eddie.

Blessings,
Beth

Rebecca said...

I have NO idea why I came over here this evening! I had just about given up and was frantic wondering what was going on!

I WILL pray with much more specificity now that I know! You are amazingly coherent in your writing for all you've been through!

Hang tough & keep dancing!

Joan said...

Denise - you have no idea how wonderful it is to read this post. I had seen updates on your Facebook page and I have been praying for you, dear one.

Blessings and love,
Joan

Talk..to..Grams said...

So happy to hear that you are home dear Denise!! So sorry about your illness.What a very rough time you have had for sure. You know I will continue to pray for your full healing from head to toe!! Love you bunches xxoo Praying for Eddie to have abundant strength to take care of you,too. Love and hugs Grams

rcubes said...

It's good to hear from you sister. Never forgetting to pray for you both always...as others do I'm sure. Take care of yourself and praying for the Lord to remove that blockage and grant you full recovery in no time. God bless and love you sister.

LisaShaw said...

I am PRAISING THE LORD Denise for His faithfulness!!! As I just wrote on your facebook wall...I'm SOOOO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Been praying Sister for your health and also for your husband.

Continuing to pray...

Get some rest and may God's Healing hand of restoration pour down over you completely in the Name of Jesus and by the power of His blood!!!

Love you sister!

LisaShaw said...

Oh and P.S. I had posted a blog of your situation and also on my facebook for prayer as soon as I knew what was going on. My church is also praying for you dear one! Again, hugs and love.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So glad you are home. You've been on my mind, sister. You and lovebug take it easy. Rest in the sweet arms of Jesus tonight.

peace~elaine

Pain to Purpose said...

God bless you and Eddie. Will continue to pray!
Much love,
Carrie

jackie said...

Indeed you are completely blessed, Ms Denise. I am truly inspired of your faith and strength... God is not finished with you yet. He still have a wonderful plan for you... Keep on going! I love you too!

Cathy said...

I'm so glad you are home, dear Denise. Bless your sweet heart. You have really been through so much. Thank God for His faithfulness. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs ~

Donetta said...

wow welcome home girl! a call to prayer went out when I was asked by Marsha if I knew your pass word ect. I am so glad to see more days are given you to be among us. We all need and love you

Sharon Brumfield said...

I was so surprised yesterday when I noticed you had been on line. I have really stepped away from the blogging world..so I missed that you had posted here.
I am so glad you are home. God has truly done some miraculous things in your life. Continue to rest and get better.
Continuing to pray for you and Eddie.

LAURIE said...

Thank God for His covering!! I am glad that you are home and you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. We serve a great big God and I am agreeing with you for a complete healing. You are loved.

Wanda's Wings said...

You will continue in my prayers.

Beth said...

I am so glad to read you are back home! I was so scared when I got the news about you being in the hospital. I have been praying and asked all of my facebook friends to pray for you and Lovebug as well. You're right...God is in control! I love you.

Godsgalnj said...

*HUGS* Glad to know you're back! :) Im sorry to hear about all the health problems but I'm glad to see that you're still trusting! *much love*

Lea said...

I'm so happy to see you tonight Denise. You've been on my heart so much and in my prayers. God bless you and keep you sweet Sister!

Sue said...

Oh! Denise I just happen to check my side bar and saw you had posted. I am so sorry for all that you and your dh are going through, and I am so thankful that you have each other. I will be praying for your healing and for strength for your Love Bug.
Blessings,
Sue

Sassy Granny ... said...

Thank God you're OK. I know you've got a road of recovery ahead of you, but I'm so very grateful your stroke wasn't more robust.

You've certainly had a year of climbing steep slopes, dear sister. I pray your health continue to improve, even as I stand with all the others here in praying for you.

Hugs,
Kathleen

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Denise,
I have been wondering about you. So happy to hear you are home again. I will continue to pray for you and Eddie.
Mama Bear

Peggy said...

ohhhh my precious Denise... how good to hear from you, that you are able to communicate with us and that you are well enough to be home with your dear Lovebug! I just hope that you are well enough to be home with no more episodes. Love your positive blessed attitude of PRAISE in the midst of your tremendous burden. I'm so glad that they were able to pinpoint perhaps the cause of much. Even your vision problems a while back. I will continue to pray and press the gates of heaven for your BIG MIRACLE, restoration of your balance, vision, appetite (still?), and headaches. The rehab must have been good for you but Your Great Physician has a complete one to do just as intensely. May He continue to hold both of you and relieve the stress so you can be blest! We are praying for that blocked artery to open by His hands. You are so treasured and missed! It's good to see that so many are praying and concerned!
I hope that they continue to pray and you stay well or improving to complete wellness and wholeness asap. I love you so much! This is a beautiful "I am home" and waiting for more good reports!

Love, hugs and a shortybear dance!!
Peggy

Misty said...

Denise.. I am so happy to hear you are home. I know you are in the hands of God and He is taking care of and loving you! I am praying for you and your husband.