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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5 Responses to “Bridget’s Blog Temporarily Halted Due to Medical Emergency”

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prayers to you and your family… surreal is the word i would use too… that is why i am sending you this note…

i only recently found your blog and after poking around a bit i found it amusing b/c i might as well be reading my “rants” and other comments… not only do i share your POV… our attitudes are eerily similar… as may be with most of your readers BUT…

we have the same name… spelled the same… live in the same state… i’m guessing we’re about the same age… and i’m hoping we share the same sense of humor when i say after reading this entry i hope the similarities end there…

in all honesty you sound remarkably optimistic and at peace with your faith… (perhaps more qualities we share… but i have not had the personal challenge you have)

we never know where the next opportunity to showcase our character will come from…

again prayers for you and your family…

HA! there’s ad on the tv for “an american carol“… i’m hoping your well enough 10.03 to see it b/c i bet you have been looking forward to that flick!

I never knew you had a blog. Way to go. I heard about the medical emergency and decided to poke on the web to see if I could find anything about you. Be sure we are praying for you and your family. Your friends, Dick and Charlene

Hope you get better. I also hope it doesn’t bankrupt your family like some less fortunate people nobody cares about.

I’m praying for you and your family to weather your health crisis; wow what a scary crisis. But the Lord loves His children and He will see you through. Keep on blogging, its nice to hear someone who shares your passions, concerns, and frustrations with America’s rapidly declining society. We must pray that God will intervene soon.

YOU PRETEND NOT TO BE BIASED BUT OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE!! THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE LOTS OF THINGS TO HELP OUR COUNTRY HE HAS GOTTEN US OUT OF IRAQ. HE SAVED THE AUTO INDUSTRY!!! HE HAS GIVEN US OBAMA CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AND HE HAS DONE THIS BY NOT BOTHERING THE 716 BILLION BUT HAS RECONFIGURED IT SO IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE MEDICARE PROGRAM THAT HIS OPPONENT WILL CHANGE TO A VOUCHER PROGRAM!! hOUSING IS PICKING UP THE 2ND WAR IS ENDING OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD. HE IS PRO CHOICE HIS OPPONENT IS NON COMMITAL BUT HE IS AGAINST ALL ABORTION!!
HE WAS AGAINST (ROMNEY) WAS AGAINTS FEEMA BUT DOESN’T HAVE THE GONADS TO VOICE HIS CHOICE IN LEIU OF SANDY YOU ARE A DEGENERATIVE BIGOT!!!!


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