Thursday, May 27, 2010

When My Lung Collapsed




I was at lunch complaining  that I was having a heart attack on the wrong side.  Pains were running up and down my right arm but I  went back to work for the rest of the day.

Late that evening my aunts told my sister Karen....go ahead and take her to the ER just get it checked out.  Those pains did not go away.

The ER doctor said my lung had collapsed and it was nothing to do with the MS.  I said, can they inflate it so I can go home?

Oh No, you have to stay in the hospital, hooked up to a lung machine for a week.  

I was miserable but had bunches of visitors, flowers, etc.

I realized when older that they were very worried about me.

After it collapsed three times later, they did surgery to fix it, permanently.  It was a tough surgery, back in the early 80's.  Similar to open heart surgery and was in intensive care for one night.

Thanks to God....I have had no lung problems since.   It still is not connected to the MS...

This is where I started to learn, Things could be worse.  Be happy you are not in a hospital or worse....

5 comments:

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

I'm thankful everyday for what I have and don't have... thanks for the reminder

Karen said...

Bless your heart...you are right that things can always be worse than they are at the moment...I am thankful for your wonderful outlook on life that you share with others....

fiftyodd said...

Meanwhile, I am lost in admiration at your expertise with your blog design. How do you get the pretty flower border down both sides of the page?

shelley said...

Hi Kim,
Hope you are feeling well! I hear you and feel your pain everyday! And as a mom of a special needs child who will be with me all of my life and afer I'm gone, I understand.. but you are right things could always be worse! Keep smiling, you have a beautiful smile!
shelley :)

God's Not Finished With Us Yet said...

Nice to 'meet' you Kim. Just reading your title that 'Stuff could always be worse' is such a reminder to me that is SOOO very true. Thanks for this reminder from your header. Following you now.

Kind Regards,
Your New Friend,
~Sarah Cecilia

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