|Apr 26 2012|
I havent been on in a LONG time! :) FOr good intentions too. I am pleased to say that i am a better person than i was before. i am now 21 years old. in college. Andliving everyday in the light of Christ. :) I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior of my life when i was 16 years old. And 2 years ago, I was baptized. (yes i know... I waited to make SURE I was saved. :) ) and I am in college I am getting my degree in Multimedia Design hoping *crosses fingers* that God has it in His plan for me to do radio as a career. I go to church every week. This past week, i had VBS clinic. Very long. But allot of fun. I am so pumped for VBS in June! I cant wait to see kids get Saved! I also sing, I teach 3s-VPK on Wednesday and will possibly in June. :) And i do the powerpoint for my church. I now sponsor 4 children from Compassion International. i love them very much. THe oldest is Abraham. He is 13 years old (almost 14) and lives in Bolivia. And then i have a 10 year old girl named Mekdelawit who lives in Ethiopia. ANd then i have a 8 year old boy named Mark who lives in the philippines, and i have a 6 (almost 7) year old boy named Brayan who lives in Bolivia. I just want to pinch his cheeks! (too much?) Abraham writes lovely letters. I learn more about God and His love through his letters. Mekdelawit just makes me laugh allot. She loves the pictures and stickers i send to her. She loves it! The other 2 i just got last month, so i havent recieved a letter. But im patient. :)
Sorry i havent been on in a long time. Well, September I had my last surgery. It was scary. I had been been experiencing headaches for months, and I had started developing weird symptoms. I would get horrible dizzy spells that caused me immense pain and it was scary becuase I didnt feel like i had control over my body. I felt possessed. Well, it went on for months and I thought it was just a sinus infection I had gotten. But when the sinus infection went away, the spells did not, in fact, they got worse. And then I went to church one Sunday and I didnt feel up to going, but I went anyway becuase I wanted to live an as normal life as possible. And I wasnt going to let something like a supposed sinus infection let me down. And I went to service, and after the 2nd service was over, we were told that we could leave, and I stood up and it hit me. The dizzy spell. It was the strongest one I had ever had. I prayed "God, just get me home. I will feel better there." It was so powerful I fell to my knees. And I remember crying "God ok, clearly you didnt get me home. Just get me to the door. Then I will deal with it." and I couldnt fight it any longer. I passed out and went into a seizure. and all i remember is screaming, and someone kneeling next to me and saying "roll her over!" and I was confused. I was like, "Im fine. Im just tired and really sore." and then I hear an ambulance and all i can think was "Oh great. What did I do? Mamma is going to be so mad at me that i embarrassed her." and then a paramedic kneeled down in front of me and started asking me questions. I had the ability to understnad the questions, and i could shake my head yes or no, but I lost the ability to speak. That was scary. and I remember being rolled over and put on a board and then carried to a stretcher and given oxygen. Let me tell you, it was awesome! I felt so awake after that! And i wanted to say "Ok, you can go now. I am feeling much better now." but i knew that wouldnt fly with them. and so they pulled me into the ambulance. And all the while, I was worried about my ride home. Becuase my friend's mom was my ride home, and so I didnt know how she was going to be told. And her son, Josh, ran to her classroom (she is a teacher) and said "its Kimmy" becuase she had heard the ambulance, but didnt think it was anyone she new. and she ran down stairs and apparently, she sat in the passenger's side of the ambulance. Which gave me peace. She is like my second mom. Ive known her for 5 years. and we went to Coral Springs Medical Center. And those doctors are idiots. At least the NS is. He did a CT, found "nothing" wrong and tried to diagnose me with migraines and seizures and put me on antiseizure meds. Which did NOTHING. I lost the ability to walk. And my mom was mad that even though, i was still very sick. (and i was more sick at that point then i was when i go there) they discharged me. So she went 2 hours to Miami, and we went to Miami Children's Hospital. And my NS was off that day, but there was an oncall NS and he came in. And he did a shunt tap and found that not only was my shunt not working, but it was backing up in my brain. And usually, an MRI doesnt show anything, but because it was so bad, it showed something. and he did the tap, and normally, it doesnt hurt. But, when its broken, it hurts. Allot. and he didnt get anything, and the only thing he said was "get her to the OR. Or she wont make it the night." that scared me. I remember looking at my mom and saying "I guess we arnt leaving?" and she said no. and while we were waitimg, i had a seizure. It was painful. and I remember very little, but i remember waking up with a diaper on. Im sorrry, but when your 20, and wearing a diaper, its a little embrassing. and my mom said it was because I was going to have surgery, and they had to make sure i wasnt pregnant. and i remember having trouble breathing and they were worried that I was going to stop. And so i had LEADS put on. Which left scars. go figure. and so they did the surgery. and i spent a week in the hospital becuase i had to have it adjusted twice. and i had trouble walking.
And I am also preparing for VBS and I have school still, so that is why ive been gone.
But... im back!
Dad in Hospital
happiness in the midst of pain
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