Sunday, November 9, 2008

EXPECT A MIRACLE,I AM ONE....

I PONDERED AND PONDERED ON HOW TO START MY BLOG,WHAT IN THE WORLD TO TALK ABOUT.I DON'T GET OUT OF THE HOUSE MUCH ANYMORE,SO NOT MANY TRIPS TO TELL YOU ABOUT.THEN I WAS IN THE SHOWER USING MY FLUFF BALL ALL BUBBLY WITH SUDS ALL OVER IT.MY HAIR WITH SHAMPOO ALL OVER IT.SHAVING MY LEGS AND UNDERARMS.ENJOYING IT SO MUCH.THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE WE DO SO TAKE FOR GRANTED.
I WANT TO START OUT TELLING YOU ABOUT MY MIRACLE,THE ONE THAT HAPPENED TO ME.A FEW MONTHS AGO IF SOME OF YOU REMEMBER,I TOLD MY FRIENDS I WAS ON MY "LAST LEG".I HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COPD(CRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE).WHICH BASICALLY MEANS YOUR LUNGS ARE SHOT.I HAD SMOKED,EVEN THOUGH I WAS A "LIGHT"SMOKER.BUT I HAD WORKED AS A MANICURIST AROUND THOSE FUMES AND GLUES FOR 25 YRS.
ANYWAY,THE DR.THAT DIAGNOSED ME IS MY HUSBANDS COMPANY DR.AND SHE DOESN'T LIKE SERIOUS PATIENTS,SHE WANTED ME TO GO TO A SPECIALIST.I DID,I MET HIM BRIEFLY ONCE.HE WAS RETIRING AND ON MY FIRST VISIT TO HIM,ASKED IF I MINDED GOING TO HIS P.A.FINE,FINE I GUESS.SO TIME ROCKED ALONG AND HE RE-FILLED MY PRESCRIPTIONS.WHEN I WOULD GO INTO HIS OFFICE HE'D MAKE ME BLOW INTO THESE LITTLE BOTTLES AND CHARGE MY INSURANCE$600.00.YEP.WELL,I OF COURSE WASN'T HAPPY.I ALWAYS FELT LIKE I WAS BOTHERING HIM.SO I FOUND ANOTHER DR.
THANK GOD I DID.MY INSURANCE HELPED ME LOCATE HER.SHE HAS BEEN A BLESSING.SHE HAS BEEN ATTENTIVE,TRYING DIFFERENT MEDS.ETC.EVERY VISIT,SHE GAVE ME EXTENSIVE "REAL"TESTS.TESTS,ALL WITH OUR CONDITION HATE.BUT IT'S THE ONLY WAY SHE CAN REALLY EVALUATE HOW WELL I AM BREATHING.ABOUT MY 4TH VISIT.NOW REMEMBER,I THOUGHT I WAS JUST SICK,NOT DYING SICK.SHE SAID,"I'D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT A TRANSPLANT."A WHAT"?WOW,CAN YOU IMAGINE A DR ASKING YOU THAT?SHE WENT ONTO SAY I HAD ABOUT A YR.TO LIVE WITHOUT ONE.
OK--------------MEANWHILE,SHE WAS SO RIGHT,MY BREATHING STEADILY GOT WORSE.I GUESS IT WAS ABOUT AUG OR SEPT.I WAS IN AWFUL SHAPE.NOW HERE WE ARE,BACK IN THE SHOWER.I COULD ONLY TAKE ONE EVERY 3OR 4 DAYS.I DIDN'T HAVE THE AIR TO SHAVE,SO NAIR TOOK CARE OF THAT.BUT TO WASH MY HAIR AND BATHE MY BODY AS QUICKLY AS I COULD.IT TOOK ALL MY AIR AND ALL MY STRENGTH.WE DON'T THINK ABOUT THE ENERGY AND AIR IT TAKES TO TAKE A SHOWER,WHY SHOULD WE?
AS I SAID EARLIER,I BEGAN TO TELL MY FRIENDS,TRULY THINKING I HAD BETTER SAY "GOODBYE".AT THIS TIME I WAS TRULY "STUDYING FOR MY FINALS".I HAD MADE ALL MY ARRANGEMENTS,MY DR HAD GIVEN ME ALL THE NECCESSARY PAPER WORK TO TAKE THE BURDEN OFF MY FAMILY.I HAD GOTTEN MY AFFAIRS IN ORDER.
WELL,ONE OF MY FRIENDS,GOD LOVE HER SWEET HEART PUT ON HER SPACE ON RMS A PRAYER CHAIN FOR ME.LITERALLY I WAS BEING PRAYED FOR ALL OVER OUR GREAT NATION.I WAS FOREVER TOUCHED BY PEOPLE I KNEW AND THOSE I DIDN'T KNOW OR EVER WOULD GET A CHANCE TO MEET.WELL GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS,I AM LIVING PROOF.I'M NOT WELL.BUT I AM AT LEAST 50%BETTER.I HAVE TO REST MORE THAN I WORK(HOUSEWORK),BUT I CAN DO MOST ANYTHING.I AM JUST STARTING TO RE-DO A BEDROOM.DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW GOOD THAT FEELS?EXPECT A MIRACLE,I AM ONE........I WENT TO THE APPOINTMENT WITH THE TRANSPLANT TEAM DR,WENT THROUGH NUMEROUS TESTS,AND YOU GUESSED IT,I DON'T NEED IT YET AND HOPEFULLY NEVER WILL.I CONTINUE TO IMPROVE AND I AM LOVING IT.

14 comments:

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Yea!!!! Ann's got a blog, Ann's got a blog! :-) I'll be back to read every thing! Love ya! Susan

laurie said...

What a beautiful beginning to a blog! Welcome to blogland. I can see that you are going to be great at this! Your view of life is wonderful, because of your second chance. I know we can all benefit from your views. Thanks so much. Can't wait to see more. laurie

Glenda said...

Can't wait for you to share some of your fabulous finds with more detail than you could on RMS. I'm so glad I met you.
Life is an adventure book, and you just started a new chapter.
Congrats!

Cindy J. said...

I couldn't help it Anne this post is just making me cry and cry. You say you are not brave, that you had no choice to carry on as best as you could. I think that anyone that knows you would argue that you are extremely brave and an inspiration to everyone. It has been so wonderful to get to know the more well Anne, your humor, wit and genuine love and caring for others just comes through even more. I am so looking forward to getting to know even more of the Anne we all love. Cindy

Lynne said...

Yeah Ann!! What a wonderful surprise to see you've started a blog.. You're off to a great start and quite the inspriration.
Hugs ~lynne~

Verne redprosper@rms said...

Hey, Annie...You have made me laugh more since I have known you than anyone, or anything, has in over a year. Tonight, I cried while reading 'your first blog'!! That's alright though; I feel 'refreshed' now. I feel good about you; I feel good about me: Let's smile and say: we are both good to go!! You have such a 'sweet spirit' about you; I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I feel good to call you 'friend'. You have worked yourself into 'blogland'. My dh started one for me months ago, and I never even
looked at it; maybe I should "get into this"...sometime! Be good..blog away!!! Verne

Happy To Be said...

GM Ann, WOW you did it girl..I am so proud of you and I told you..it was easy..its really looking good..girl it took me days to add a side bar and your already done it..WELCOME girl to blogland where you can roam around freely..not like RMS and you can talk!! hugs and smiles Gloria

ann said...

FOR SOME REASON,I HAVE 2-COMMENTS SECTIONS..I GUESS PHYCOLOGICALLY,I WAS GOING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE COULD LEAVE A MESSAGE ,HUH?SUSAN,LAURIE,GLENDA,CINDY, AND LYNNE,THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS.AS I SAID ON MY "OTHER COMMENTS" SECTION.NOW I KNOW WHY PEOPLE START BLOGS,CAUSE PEOPLE SAY THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT THEM.....THANKS SO MUCH.IT TRULY WAS EXCITING,YET NERVE RACKING...ANN

xinex said...

What a touching story, Ann! We are all very happy you are doing so much better and of course I love to read about your story. I am happy you decided to start a blog!...Christine

lvroftiques said...

Well hey girl!! I was gonna say "where did the comments go?" But now I see you do have two comment sections! Anyhoo I'm making my blog rounds with my peeps and you're at the top of my list. Howdy!! Now I'm off to Susan's and Laurie's *winks* Vanna

ann said...

THANK YOU CHRISTINE.AND VANNA,I DON'T KNOW HOW I DID IT,BUT I HAVE 3 COMMENT SECTIONS.I DON'T WANT TO GET RID OF TWO FOR FEAR OF LOSING YALLS SWEET WORDS.MAYBE AFTER THIS I CAN GET THE BUGS OUT...ANN

twizzis said...

haha you've done it, my dear friend! You've added the option for the casual commentator...another step towards computer literacy. More importantly, your first blog entry is a testimony of the power of prayer. I am one to believe in miracles and here you are...living proof. Count me in for the continued prayer, my dear friend.

Tomarie said...

God DOES work miracles and I'm so glad He brought us together!! Love ya friend! :-)

santamaker said...

ANN, YOU MAKE ME SMILE! YOU ARE LIKE A RAY OF SUNSHINE...ALWAYS SO POSITIVE AND LOVING. GIRRRRL , ALWAYS LIVE IN CAPITAL LETTERS!
LOVE YA
ROSE....SANTA