Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dear Friends

Dear Friends,

I have had an eventful week. After taking my dog outside with a long leash and allowing him to pull me off balance down my deck stairs, many things happened since then. I have also learned a few things . . .
  • We went to the emergency to see if I broke any bones (found out later I just sprained my knee)
  • Slept all day the next day with ice on and off my knee
  • Called 911 the next day when I broke out in a cold sweat, breathing very hard and my hands and feet started to turn numb. I had been taking a walk around the house with my crutches
  • Stayed in the hospital for 4 days with blood clots in my lungs - ouch
  • Found out through sonogram of my heart, that I have a heart murmur
  • I am home now, hobbling around on crutches
  • My family is the most awesome caring family
  • My friends and neighbors are wonderful, caring people
  • Hospitals and technology are amazing
  • People who are emergency technicians, nurses, and doctors should be applauded - they saved my life
All this seems like too much information to post here on my art site. I hesitate to post it, because it seems crazy to me that so much can happen in so little time and what good will it do you, followers and buddies online?

I would just like to encourage everyone to thank a person who smiles at you. Help a person who needs you. Give a lift to a person who cannot reach. Notice the colors of a nurse's shirt. Notice the fragrance that your friend is wearing today. You never know when your time to leave this world will be. I am grateful to have more time on this beautiful planet, to share this message with you. The sun shone through my window today and today it is different than last week. I value that sunshine a little more today. It is more beautiful than ever. . .

Thanks to God for sparing my life, for He is ultimately in control of what will happen. He is the divine creator of us all. I give Him and His Son the glory of all these beautiful things in life and my abilities to perceive them.


Angela Recada said...

Wow! So sorry to hear about your accident. You are so lucky they found those blood clots in time.

This is a terrific post and such a good reminder to us all to be aware and grateful for everything and everyone around us!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,

mystele said...

i am so glad you are home and recovering. wow. life changes so quickly...thanks for the reminder.

Carol B. said...

Annette, I am so glad that you are alright! What a shocking thing to happen. I will say a prayer for your quick and total recovery.
Take care!

julie king said...

oh my goodness! thank goodness you go to the hospital quickly and are ok. scary but it seems you learned and are better for it. small gifts, my friend, small gifts. be blessed!!

Micah Holden said...

Just stopped by, I'm so sorry about all this. This post was a while ago, are you recovering ok? I'll be praying for you, get well!!

Victorian Lady said...

I am SO glad that you are still here with us! Take care of yourself sweetie! :)


Miss Eccentric said...

I don't know you, and you don't know me, but your words were very well said, and I must say, I am glad that I accidentally came upon this blog. Good luck with everything!