Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thank God for Medical Miracles!!

That is what the neurosurgeon told Scott on his last visit. You are a Medical Mystery and a Medical Miracle.

Today is the 3rd Anniversary of Scott's stroke. When I think back to that time, it makes me sad :( Even anxious. But then the day passes and I realizes that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Not that I'm happy that this happened but if Scott hadn't gotten sick we would have never known he had underlying issues (blood pressure, kidneys, etc)...so like his nurse told me the day after his surgery...try to look at this as a blessing in disguise. Now I wouldn't go that far as to say this was a blessing but it's true, there were some issues disguised. He didn't know and I would have really hated for him to wake up one morning and have a heart attack and never have the chance to correct it. Now that would be tragic.


This is Scott just weeks after he got out of the hospital, doesn't he look great!


So instead of letting life stand still and letting this date in history define me/us as some victim (even though I like to think it made me stronger, maybe it softened me, maybe it hardened me...maybe just maybe I don't take little things for granted anymore, like breathing on your own), no, I'm going to look at that time as a blip in our life that straightened us up and put us on the path to healing. I tell myself often not to dwell on the negative raw emotions of the events of that time, they are just to painful, but to put what happened to our family in perspective and move on! Without healing and moving forward, there's no hope and I don't deal well with a hopeless situation.


So Happy Anniversary Scott! Happy Anniversary to your 3rd year on a new lease on life...I'm so glad you survived so I can torture you some more :) I love you! More than you'll ever know!

6 comments:

Mary Schneider said...

You're killing me....way to mess up my newly applied make-up!

I will never forget the day Scott had his stroke (although I wish I could)...from the first phone call I received from Tina, to seeing Scott get wheeled off the airvac (worst image EVER), to crying myself to sleep and praying to Jehovah that somehow Scott pull through this...it's all so vivid!

I'm glad Scott lived, but seriously this was a really BAD day...YUCK! I'm happy it's 3 years behind us!

Having said all that, I think it's pretty safe to say that Scott will be getting lucky tonight...take it easy on him Jaime, we don't need him to have a heart attack!

~ * ~ Only Me ~ * ~ said...

so grateful for you, Scott, the children and all of us that love you all that Scott is still here, and you've come through the experience stronger-spirited and softer-hearted. We love, love, love you guys!!!

Jenifer (and_she_makes_four) said...

I can't believe it's been 3 years, I'll never forget that night. Scott for sure is a fighter, he's been married to you forever (hee hee). Love ya Scott!

Tammy said...

Ok, so I just bawled like a baby. You two are one of my closest friends, who I have had FOREVER and wish to continue to have forever.

I am glad Jehovah looked out for Scott. He knew he had to be there for you and your kiddos. It is hard to believe it has been only 3 years because it, for me, has seemed like forever ago this horrible thing happened to you and your family.

I am glad Scott is doing much better, despite his constant gout flair ups, tee hee (I feel your pain there Jaime).

You two will always stay very close to my heart and I will always be there for you, for whatever you may need.

Know I love you both with ALL MY HEART.

Your dear friend, Tam Tam

Valerie Faulkner said...

I'm very thankful that Scott is doing so much better!! I can honestly say I know how you feel Jamie... We went through a horrible time with Jeremy in 2002 and I always remember on April 11th, that was the night I took him to the ER for the first time. It was a long journey for him to recover and I know it has been for Scott and you too. Being the person who is sick is terrible, but being the wife of that person is just as hard in it's own way. I love you and and am so happy that you are able to see the good that has come out of this. We don't always know why we have to go through certain things in life, but we do know that it brings us closer to God and our spouses. And I am thankful for that!! xoxoxo

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