COMING SOON! BIG BEAUTIFUL RIVER
This is my story
These days when I pass a mirror, I have to do a double take. I can hardly recognize myself. At 100 lbs. lighter, I am a new woman inside and out. No, I didn't undergo plastic surgery, a rigorous diet and exercise program or take the golden diet pill. My weight loss came through medical treatments while hospitalized in ICU for nearly 3 weeks and a miraculous touch from God. This near-death experience and supernatural recovery transformed my mind, body and spirit in less than a month.
Date of admission: 1/9/2018
Date of release: 1/26/2018
Cause: Cardiogenic Shock
Traces of snow were still on the ground before dusk on January 8. At home on Winter break, my freshman daughter, Aria would drive me to the nearby emergency room so that I could have fluid drained from my engorged abdomen. for the second time in weeks. Up. She lifted one of my legs, log heavy from swelling. Down. She placed the other, straining to keep me from falling down the stairs. The Edema prevented me from walking unassisted. My symptoms had gradually worsened since being diagnosed with heart disease on August 14, 2016. The doctor did not know the cause, but suspected it was viral or stress related. The procedure I had begun was not a cure. Paracentesis provided minimal relief, but I knew I had to do some thing before it was too late.
Initial treatments, which included blood pressure and and fluid meds were not effective. My breathing had been labored for weeks accompanied by an incessant cough that worsened when I sat. Lying down flat was out of the question as the weight of my abdomen placed pressure on my lungs. Having been hospitalized twice in the fall of 2017, illness as taking its toll on me but God had a different plan!
As the ambulance dashed to take me to the heart center 45 minutes away, I panted and prayed. My daughter and I both requested that paramedics secure me in an upright position. "There's no way we can do that," she said proceeding to check my Oxygen level and heart rate, which were slightly abnormal. "We'll get you there as quickly as possible."
Aria, 18, later shared with me that a nurse asked her to leave the room telling her, "Your mother is dying." Doctors drew the same conclusion when my aunt, Lassie Hines flew half way across the country to be by my side. Days earlier my vital signs were sporadic and I lost consciousness turning my visit to ICU admission. My sister, Sherri King Green sacrificed a week of vacation time to attend to her nieces (I also have an 11-year-old, Amber.) Sherri had already left when I awoke from the medically-induced coma, but had sang some of my favorite songs while I was asleep. Aunt Lassie was at the foot of my bed when I awoke with a tube down my throat I am a living testament to the power of music, love and the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.
The best part of my story is that I had a supernatural encounter with God that came with instructions to inform the nations that GOD IS REAL, HEAVEN IS REAL and HE WILL HEAL AMERICA IF THE PEOPLE OF GOD RISE UP AND RETURN THE NATION TO ITS CHRISTIAN HERITAGE. This journey fully prepared e to exercise God's call. I am evidence of God's miraculous healing.