Oneta 84

It was at this hour – eleventh hour – exactly seven years ago.  The whirring of the helicopter, the ministrations of dedicated medical team, the prayers of family and friends were all working in my behalf as my badly broken body was nearing death.

DOCTOR’S OPERATIVE REPORT: “Today she (Ms. Hayes) developed severe pain and weakness and was transferred to St. Anthony Central where she was found to be in acute heart failure.  The patient was taken to the cath lab, intubated, and placed on pressers.  Cardiac cath revealed an aortic dissection with severe wide-open aortic valvular insufficiency.  The coronaries were studied and found to not have any significant lesions.  The patient at this point was referred for an emergency salvage-type surgery…”

I look again “salvage-type surgery.”  Dr. Lance Walker and the medical staff in St. Anthony Central salvaged this old body, put in a replacement part.  And I did not die.  I lived.

The “Family of Ms. Hayes” received  a kind letter from the organization which provided a helicopter on that day.  I thank them.

Thanks also to St. Jude Medical for the artificial aorta valve snugly doing its job, seldom calling attention to itself.

Thanks to my country, the USA, for its Medicare plan and to my secondary insurance, Health Choice, who have faithfully fulfilled their word in paying medical bills.

Thanks to my Healing Jesus who was present with me through it all.

I’m astonished that I have found the seven years, 79-86, have been among the best of my life

Could anyone ever be more blessed!


More details regarding this crisis can be found in the following links:

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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23 Responses to THE ELEVENTH HOUR

  1. And what a blessing your blessing has been to me!!!!!

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Thank you, dear Julie.

  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    That is a blessing especially with the last seven years being the best.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’ve had a lot of health problems but nothing that was so dangerous. Broke both hips; one one year and the other the next. That was no fun. But the good has been in so many intangibles. Thanks for the comment, Frank.

  4. sandeept252 says:

    I have found that near-death experiences change the way we think and live!

  5. Lady Quixote/Linda Lee says:

    This is an amazing story. You are a miracle!

    Many years ago, when I was in nursing school, I was allowed to observe an open heart surgery from start to finish. I stood on a foot stool at the patient’s head and watched as the surgeon cut open the patient’s sternum and retracted his rib cage.

    I was an agnostic atheist at that time. But as I stared in wonder at the beating heart and the billowing, breathing lungs, I thought: “How did that evolve all by itself out of nothing?” In that moment, I began to doubt my skepticism. Praise God!

    I am very grateful that you are still here, Oneta, sharing the truth and love of Jesus.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Linda Lee. for the comment. What you have written is so true. Something big designed this body! Something big has plans for more than just a ticking heart. I trust Him to keep me – body and spirit. That’s peaceful.

  6. pranabaxom says:

    And thank God(😜) I had a chance to meet you partner.
    Stay blessed.
    Stay safe and take care.

  7. Amen!! So glad you’re still here to tell about it and to enjoy life! God bless.

  8. says:

    And you have been a real blessing to so many in that time, including me❤️

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks much, Kay. I’m more dependent on Jesus than ever before but I’m also convinced that is where security is, so that’s good. I don’t do as well watching out for myself.

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