"I Know how there is Power in Prayer!"
This is my story of how Jesus brought me through my sickness. He
I never knew I really had a serious problem. I started having
pain. I was
told it was adhesions from my two Cesareans that I had had. The
worse and worse. It was unbearable! I had to lay down for a hour
or so. I
got out my hymnal and sang praises to God! I was lifted up! This
on since 1995.
On August 13, 1998 I thought I had a bad flu. I was in bed day and
for five days. I was SO weak! I was vomiting for five days also.
husband called my OB doctor, because he thought I may be pregnant.
I was supposed to go to the doctor, I ended up in the emergency
pains were so terrible!
The morning I went to the emergency room, I was almost blue. I was
and I had two seizures. My husband said my eyes were sunk in my
didn't know what was going on with me. I knew I was being taken
out of my
house by an ambulance. I heard that if I didn't get to the
ten minutes, I would be dead. My oldest daughter, Robin, now
please don't let anything happen to my mom. The ambulance crew
any blood from me. They said, This lady is crashing." I prayed and
God to take care of me and to watch over my family.
This was the second time I was in the hospital to spend time
there. When I
was younger, I had seizures. I had pelvic epilepsy. The doctor
after I had children, it might go away. When I was pregnant with
child, who is now nine years old, I had an EEG when I was
results were negative -- Jesus healed me!!!
The seizures I was having this time were from dehydration and my
weak, when I was so sick. I was in the emergency room all day. My
friend started a prayer chain for me the day I went into the
husband couldn't stay with me in the emergency room, because of
complications of not getting blood from me and because of my
condition. There were about twelve doctors and nurses there with
about four hours, they finally got blood from me. I was SO happy.
"Thank you, Jesus!" The doctors and nurses had to get blood from
artery vein. The IV was hooked up about five days. I had MANY IV's
that one. I had dear friends call me from the internet. God is so
me. I felt the power of prayer!
It was about 9:00 PM when I finally got a room in the ICU. I knew
I was in
good hands, and in all I went through, Jesus was always with me.
couldn't believe that I had a smile on my face when I was so sick.
they knew it was the faith I have in God.
My mom flew in from Pennsylvania and stayed with me in ICU every
visited me. I really appreciated her being there. My dad and
to visit from South Carolina for a couple of days. My sisters
couldn't come because of their jobs and they lived up north. They
different times. I was glad to hear from them. My mom told me how
she was to have me here. On Christmas, she told me the best
this year was having me still here with her. We both cried!!! I
different times in the hospital. It was hard for my youngest
because she couldn't come to see me. She did get to see me through
one day. That made my day! The even harder thing was that my
daughter didn't know how sick I really was. My husband had to keep
telling her, because I was so near death for three days. The
nurses had to
keep the pints of liquid I was vomiting. They got fourteen pints.
after I took medicine to stop the vomiting. The nurses told me
later, I was
vomiting my bowels.
I had MANY tests the four days I was in ICU. It was SCARY for me
through them. One doctor told me I could have permanent kidney
I had ulcers. I kept praying and kept my eyes on Jesus. Jesus
through each test. I had one test where the results came back that
I had a
mass in my abdomen. I was really scared! I thought, "Oh no! It's
Jesus is in control, and HE was there for me. I was to have
next morning. My pastor came in to see me before surgery. I
him being there.
Surgery went fine. What I had was an incarcerated hernia. It could
ruptured at any time. The nurses told me I had to get up and walk
in a couple of hours. I prayed that Jesus would touch me in a
and take the pain away, because I had ALOT of PAIN!! When I got up
I felt a pull in my abdomen. It was a AWESOME feeling. Jesus took
the pain. I was healed at that moment!!! One doctor told me he was
for my obituary in the paper. Then when I got better and came out
the doctor said, "You are still here!" I said, "Yes, Jesus kept me
I couldn't believe how sick I really was. Jesus knew all along and
safe with him. He never left my side. I was in the hospital for
days. It seemed to be the longest days in my life.
I thank Jesus everyday for giving me a second chance in life,
never know how many days you may have left to live. I met allot of
nurses. I still go and see them and give them hugs!! They blessed
nurses couldn't believe how I progressed so quickly. I smiled when
told me how fortunate I am to be here. I told them Jesus gave me
Some people from church brought my family and I meals for three
and a half
weeks, after I came home from the hospital. That was very nice of
appreciated that. We have a wonderful, caring and loving church
God has BLESSED me and my family tremendously. Praise God!!!
My two daughters are saved.
Your Sister In Christ,