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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Changes and - My First brush with death

Well some time  back I told you all that I just felt it was time for a change.  I loved the people that I worked for, and the stuff that I was doing was okay..but honestly I felt like I was loosing my mind.  I was the only "employee" of this business.  I worked in an office with the two man owners.  Most of the time it was just me by myself.   I would bring my ipod, but that only helped some.  I was lonely.  Really lonely.

Loneliness was only one of the problems. Another problem was that I couldn't concentrate on my job, I felt like it was taking me longer to get my job done, and I always felt like I was going to climb the walls.  I know that sounds crazy but I honestly felt like I was going to come out of my skin.  So I decided to make a change.  On June 25th I gave my notice.  My last day would be July 29. 

I started CNA school on August 1st.  This is my first step to becoming a RN!  I never really thought about nursing before, but I just felt that this is where I am supposed to be!  People that don't believe in God will not understand that feeling, but I think that God put me in the position to save my life.

My first day of school was August 1st, and my prerequisite classes started August 24th..the same day the CNA classes ended.   I was so excited to be doing this!  My plan was (is) to get my CNA and work at a hospital or nursing home on the weekend shift so that I can go to school during the week. So for at least a month or two I would be unemployed.  Wes has a good job, if we tightened our belts a little we would be able to adjust to loosing my paycheck.

The first step was t sale my car.  My 2007 Honda Civic..the one with the leather seats, GPS, sun roof and the dark tinted windows...Oh how I loved that car.  But the payment had to go.  So now I have a Chrysler Serris that is paid for..we call it Squeaker because it squeaks so much.  We also call it "The Sacrifice".  We can sacrifice the car, for the lack of income and be okay for a while. 

Anyway I started my class on August 1st, with the hopes to be back at work by sometime in September.  Classes were great but I had not felt well all week.  I still had that sick feeling all the time.  Just marked it up to menstrual issues and went on to school.  On Thursday I felt really bad, I had a headache and I was trying to fight it off with caffeine and advil.  After lunch on Thursday my teacher, Mrs. Mitchem, decided to demonstrate how to do blood pressure...and for some reason she choose me.  Keep in mind I had been sucking down caffeine all day.  She looked at me really funny and said "Do you have high blood pressure" 
"I think you do, you should have this looked at  its 160/110"

I decided that with all the caffeine, I should just throw out the Mt. Dew I was drinking and have it rechecked the next day

I felt even worse on Friday.  My head was about to split and I felt like I was getting sick.  I was struggling to just sit in class.  Finally when class ended I asked her again to check my blood pressure, just to see if it was lower than the day before.


I went straight to the Dr.  the not feeling well was me about to have a stroke!!!

I didn't even have to wait at the Dr.'s office,  I signed in, told them my bp and asked to use the restroom.  Before I could pee the nurse was knocking on the door "Kelly are you in there?"  "Are you ok" 

They took me to a room, and gave me some meds, took my bp again and sat with me until it dropped.

The Dr. came in to tell me that the trouble I was having breathing, the spams in my lip...all that was me about to have a stroke.

I'm 36 years old.
I've never smoked a day in my life
I don't drink
I don't do drugs
I'm over weight..but I'm not obese.

I couldn't believe it.  He gave me some meds to help but that wasn't enough.  On Monday when I left school, I had to pick up a second med to get it lower. 

Do you want to know the scariest part???  That was the first week that I didn't work.  Both of my bosses were on vacation that week.  I would have been at the office alone, I would not have left because I felt bad.  I would have stayed.

I would be dead today...or severely damaged from a stroke had I not left my job, gone to CNA school and found my blood pressure issue.


Twice n 4 days.  I know that God has His hands of protection all over me.  What I don't know is what I did to deserve it.

I'm very thankful to be alive right now with the ability to live on my own.  Wash my own hair and see my son turn 13.

Cameron turned 13 on August 13th.  Just a few days after my horse accident.  Do you realize how close he came to being at my funeral on his birthday?  Do you think that is an exaggeration?

If I had not left my job, I would have had a stroke.  At the office alone.  No one would have come by to check on me until I didn't come home from work.  Cameron was with my brother.  I wouldn't have been missed until about 8 o'clock that night.  If I wasn't dead I would have been in really bad shape.

That is so scary.

After I picked up the bp meds, I went to feed he horses before I went home to lay down...you read what happened after that yesterday.

Twice in 4 days I was in a bad situation that could have killed me.

Today I am so thankful to be here..alive and well...able to write this blog and tell you all about my own personal experience with DIVINE INTERVENTION!


Rachel said...

That is an insane BP! So glad God put you in the perfect situation to get help! Wow, just WOW!

Allie @ Table for 3, Actually Make that 4 said...

HOLY MOSES LADY!!!! I am glad you are safe and sound!WOW!

Jessica said...

What an amazing story. I am so glad to hear that you are safe and well. I'm so glad that God planned your steps and that you are still here! This post reminds us all just how good He is. Thank you.

Jessica said...

Also, and sorry for asking this here, but do you have an email address? I wanted to email you.

Beth Zimmerman said...

What a blessing, not just that God MOVED in your life but that you can clearly see His hand! So glad He protected you! Love you, Kelly!