Hi Friends! First things first, I want to Thank God for each and everyone of you and for those who have prayed, messaged, text and sent food gifts and so much encouragement and kindness during this time.
I feel beyond blessed, humbled, grateful, as well as unworthy of all of this love and kindness. However, I’m sooooo THANKFUL!
For those of you who are wondering what I’m referring to, Almost 2 weeks ago I started having stroke symptoms. Which started in my left arm. But I actually started experiencing extreme dizziness and nausea, it was terrible. Eventually, the dizziness subsided some and I was only lightheaded the following day. The coming Thursday of that week the Extreme dizziness and nausea returned with a vengeance, I couldn’t focus or read a sentence or move my head. So I went to an urgent care and they stated I was dehydrated, although i did have some pain in my arm but I wasn’t sure if it were me or something else. Little did I know that all of these symptoms were early signs of an occlusion in the left quadrant of my head (also known as an Ischemic stroke.) It’s still so hard to even say it or type it out. But Last Tuesday night was one of the scariest times of my life. And I never want to experience it ever again. My entire left side and face experienced numbness and tingling. After running test, MRI’s etc. everything, Thank God, came back good. They’re wanting to run one more test before stating what everyone really think is the cause- a side effect from a hormonal medication I took shortly before it gave me other side effects almost 3 weeks ago. With that be said, please do due-diligence before taking everything prescribed to you.
While i was in the hospital i received so many flowers, love and prayers. I was able to go to church the following day and on Saturday my Church family and friends surprised me with more beautiful flowers, gifts, gift cards and more. I was so surprised and so grateful for all of the love.
During this whole time my Mom has been by my side and purely amazing and supportive. I’m so grateful for a beautiful and wonderful mom. I can not repay her enough for the time she’s spent with me through all of this. I am so grateful to God for her.
I’ve been experiencing anxiety attacks for the first time in my life and it is not fun at all. That combined with depression is awful. I was gifted lavender essential oils and a diffuser to help me relax and it has helped. I have been reading encouraging scriptures with promises of peace and doing a lot of praying which helps a ton! I know for sure that God has been with me and spared my life. I was experiencing symptoms for a week before I realized what was happening.
So please during your prayer time and when your church family prays, please include me in your prayers. Specifically for the small clot in my artery in the back of my head to dissolve and that blood flows through my arteries like they’re supposed to and that no more clots return, no more light headedness, no more tingling sensations, for full strength and mental peace. I truly do appreciate it.
And I thank you to my church family and you all for your support and kindness.
Thank you God for all of your blessings and for my Mom, My little sister, nephew, my church family, my brother in law, my friends and my work family.
This verse has been manifested in my life. John 13:35 KJV by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll try to update you all here on my blog.