The Heart Pillow (8th anniversary) Part 6

A day or two later I am being asked the same simple questions. I laughed at the easy questions. She said, “Well, we need to know what you know.” I said, “I know everything. Well, not everything – but everything I knew before.” I guess they liked that answer because it was “get you well and moving” time! I made great progress; however, I was in ICU 13 days. I was placed with my doors open to the nurses’ station. Some of my nurses had been present during the operation. They were lovely about that. One told me that they had sent for Dr. Walker as soon as Life Flight went out. She spoke of how fortunate I was that he was available.

They gave me my heart pillow which I hugged during almost all movement. On my walks around the hall, many would comment about my progress. I could tell I was a “plum” to those folks. They knew a lot about my “miracle” that I did not know!

Anyway, after 13 days there I went to another floor to ICU Step-down. Main difference, my room was in a corner down the hall (a sure sign of getting well), and there I could take a bath.

I was discharged from there on Monday, July 15, and got home the next day. I came home with a large envelope of medical records and a taped visual of the operation to give my doctors here. Also I came with an oxygen tank, but didn’t have to keep it long.

I’m believe the doctors in Denver expected my doctors here to put me in Rehab but they (primary and cardiac) gave me hardly the time of day except to say it looked like I was lucky to be alive. I didn’t even rate a real check with the cardiac doctor; I saw his PA who made an appointment for October 23. Hopefully that shows how well I was doing not how poorly the doctors were doing.

I didn’t even pick up a Bible in Denver, but when I got home I tried to re-establish a Bible reading routine, but for nearly two weeks I couldn’t get past Ps 91 “he rescued me because I love him, He protected me because I know his name.” I’m glad. I do love him and know his name – Jehovah-rohi, God my healer. But I still don’t know Why Me, Lord, and not others who love him and whom he loves. So I’m back where I started, Why Me, Lord, what have I ever done, to deserve this blessing from you?


Next blog will describe the best I can what happened to my spirit/soul/mind during the time the doctors and nurses were keeping me alive.

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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8 Responses to The Heart Pillow (8th anniversary) Part 6

  1. He saved you for us—for Sammy too, but for those of us who read about your love story with our Savior!!!

  2. says:

    I love that Psalm. It is so fitting for us survivors. God is our refuge and without Him I don’t know how people get through the difficulties of life. I’m glad He was there for you in your time of need and know He had plans for you to spread the joy of His healing.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I just had a thought. Maybe God left me here because I wasn’t fit for Heaven yet! Just kidding. Actually we never get fit for Heaven except though the blood cleansing of Jesus. The joy of Jesus go with you on all your family affairs on this special family type holiday.

  3. judeitakali says:

    God bless you 🙏🏾🕊️

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