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Bridget’s Blog Temporarily Halted Due to Medical Emergency

Posted on September 18, 2008. Filed under: General, My ordeal with Necrotizing Fasciitis |

This will be brief and I will explain in more detail when I have recovered, but I just thought I’d let y’all know why I have not posted anything for the last 3 weeks. Bottom line, I got very sick, was in a lot of pain, had to be rushed to the emergency room where, after hours of tests, they found out I had necrotizing fasciitis. In layman’s terms, this is the ‘flesh-eating disease’, and I had to have immediate emergency surgery. They had to take all the tissue that was involved and leave clean borders, so when surgery was over I had a mastectomy on my left side along with some tissue taken from my side and back. It was a little over 24 hours from when I first felt the pain on the left side of my chest until I was being wheeled into surgery. It’s a very fast moving disease and often times fatal.

I’m rarely speechless, but this experience has left me that way. It happened so fast and it seems so surreal, but in the end I am thankful to be alive. They told me if I had waited 24 more hours I would probably be dead. I was in the hospital for 11 days and am now home, but the Dr said recovery will be about 6 weeks.

Let me say again that I am thankful to God to be alive and I feel blessed that they didn’t have to take more. (They thought at one point that they might have to take my arm) Please keep me and my family in your prayers. This has definitely taken a toll on them as well as myself and they have been fantastic!!

I will start posting again as I recover more, but I thought I’d at least get this much out for now.

Thanks to all of you who knew and have been praying. It has really helped!!!! God is good!!!

Bridget

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