Im still kicking praise God

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by WV-MADMAN, Nov 7, 2015.


    WV-MADMAN Well-Known Member

    In August I was eating and my esophagus ruptured near my stomach :shock:

    Through a tragic comedy of errors by health care professionals it was over 8hrs before I got to a surgeon.

    By that point my stomach had pumped my chest cavity full of acid and I was digesting my lungs :Dou:

    When I met my surgeon the first thing he tells me is ''you are dying, if I do nothing youll be dead in less than an hour, if I do surgery youll die on the table, and even if you survive the surgery youll die from the infections in your lungs. Do you want to stay awake and say goodbye to youre family or do you want me to try surgery?'' :eek2:

    Hell of a thing to hear Ill tell you.

    I thought about it, took comfort in my sometimes rocky but solid relationship with God, and told the Dr ''I came all this way lets go for it, and just so you know, I don't die easy''

    It was bad, I almost died several times over the next month, but I pulled through.

    There were dozens of churches and hundreds of people praying for me and there were times I could just about feel it :pray:

    So that's the short version, Im still on the mend, but Im home and have all the drain tubes out of me (9 in total), I still have need of prayers but don't we all :TU:
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  2. redlark67

    redlark67 Well-Known Member

    God bless, and keep fighting the good fight. My prayers are with you. I can only hope to have the resolution and resolve that you have when I'm faced with the same dilemma
  3. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Glad you are on the mend, prayers lifted up.
  4. 1971GSFAN

    1971GSFAN green onions

  5. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    I'm praying for you to continue with healing.

    Thanks for sharing your story.
  6. Brian Albrecht

    Brian Albrecht Gold Level Monkey

    Quite the testimony! Sounds like a miracle in progress.
  7. sriley531

    sriley531 Big green hunk of $#*^....

    Wow!! That's amazing, keep on keepin on!
  8. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

  9. real82it

    real82it Silver Level contributor

    Prayed for you brother.
  10. Topless64-455

    Topless64-455 Well-Known Member

    What is one brave story. I am so glad you made it through. That is a courageous story not what the nut ball Bruce Jenner did.
  11. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    I'm glad you beat the odds! Welcome back.

    That's quite the come back story, I hope all is well now. So are you out of trouble now? I'll send a few prayers your way just in case, get well soon.


    WV-MADMAN Well-Known Member

    Glad to be back :beer

    My lungs are still weak but recovering. The Dr isn't sure if they'll ever be %100 but should come close over time.

    It was a roller coaster from hell to get back.

    The huge amount of antibiotics to fight the infections in my lungs almost killed my kidneys.

    The treatment to save my kidneys almost shut down my pancreas, so I almost died of diabetic shock and had to go on insulin till they fixed that :Dou:

    My biggest current problem is the last two tube sites are slow healing and painful because they were in for so long.

    All I want is to get back to work, Ive never in my life been a layabout. I just cant stand sitting around all day doing nothing, Im just not built for it :blast:
  13. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    I can understand your being "stir-crazy" after being laid up. I'm just as bad. Do not, however, try to go back to work until you are fully healed. You can do more serious damage that will put you back out of commission even longer. Seen it happen. Please be careful.
    BTW, Did you like the video?

    WV-MADMAN Well-Known Member

    Yep :grin:
  15. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Dude, what an amazing journey. Thank God you are on the mend. Get well soon.
  16. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    Good for you keeping your chin up through all this! May time heal all your wounds!
  17. Rusty Davenport

    Rusty Davenport Silver Level contributor

    Good news!! We all have much to be thankful for if we take the time to think about it.

    WV-MADMAN Well-Known Member

    Howdy my Buick bretheren, just a quick update.

    Im back to work as a flat-rate Ford tech!!! :TU: they pay me to fix them not drive them :laugh:

    Well, have been for a little while but still, yay!

    I still hurt like crazy around my chest, but Im about back on track.

    I turn between 250hrs to 300hrs a month at work, so I can still throw down...

    But boy can I feel it sometimes lol.

    Well Im off, I just bought a WA code 455 for $350 sight unseen and need to go see if I bought a pig-in-a-poke :pray:
  19. stickshift

    stickshift Silver Level contributor

    That is great to hear!
  20. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Glad the prayers have been answered! You are one strong Man! So happy for you!

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