A Father puts pen to paper and composes this song in retrospect and reflection after his eldest son suffered a life threatening stroke. Having drawn on his faith, received the strength to carry through, and witnessing the miracle of his son being returned not having lost the traits that make him…. HIM, this is a song of praise, gratefulness, and affirmation that He is always there.
This is the song he wrote for Andrew and gave to him at his graduation last Fall. Whereas I wrote blog posts from my perspective. Apparently we were quite proud and grateful with the progress our son had made.
Another inspiring, informative, and personal blog post from my friends at BCRN that I just HAD to share!
Here’s a excerpt from the article Recovering with Brian Vickers
“When I was first diagnosed with at DVT and subsequent PE in June of 2012, I had never felt more alone in my entire life. Once I reached out to some support group online, my loneliness turned into a desire to help bring awareness to blood clots and the life-threatening dangers they present.”
To read in its entirety, click on the link below:
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Just in case you may have missed the interview Dr. Oz did with Nene Leakes on his show today, here it is. I was so excited to have not only in the sharing of another survivor’s story, but that it was shared publicly, honestly, and most importantly BRAVELY. I have been a longstanding fan of Ms. Leakes for many years. The ‘love affair’ began when I first saw her on ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ (a Bravo network production). It then grew with her appearances on one of my favorite shows GLEE (a FOX network production). ‘The New Normal’ was, unfortunately, canceled after its first season. I’ve admired her for her honest, unfiltered viewpoints and ‘no holds barred’ attitude and personality towards living life in its entity and not letting anyone or anything get it her way for living her truth. I was astonished to read the news when it headlined that she had suffered from pulmonary embolisms and waited anxiously with her millions of other fans regarding her outcome and recovery. Today she stated she’s at about 80% of her recovery process which is approximately not only on target, but maybe even better than average. For more on Ms. Leakes story, watch this clip from today’s Dr. Oz.
Another story shared by a fellow survivor who I have had the opportunity meet and the pleasure to get to know over the past year. Sydney’s story can now be viewed and shared thanks to the NATT Organization at Stop The Clot
Here is an introduction an excerpt from Sydney’s story. Thanks so much, Sydney, for your courage in doing so.
My life changed drastically on November 15, 2012. I was diagnosed with an Acute Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in the lung) in my right lung.
I remember the day before. I was walking from my college class to my car and running out of breath. This was unusual for me because I was always out running and exercising and I was healthy. The next day I remember pain: when I would sit there was the pain; when I would get up there was that pain; and later that night when I was laying down, this huge amount of overwhelming pain just shot right through me, I couldn’t breathe or sit or lay down. I was crying because I was in so much pain
I'm a woman in my 40's and finally feeling that I know who I am and why I am, I would like to share the shadows from my life. Having got here fairly intact and along the way found the ability to take a step back and see things more clearly it is my hope that perhaps by blogging I may help others through their own dark places.
My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.