Journal Entry 1
On April 18, 2011, my life took a change and little did I know that it would be a change that would for ever be with me and take me on a personal journey.On that particular day, it started like any other day. I was going about my day with no expectations of finding myself having to alter the day, let alone my life. As I was driving myself, doing errands, an overwhelming feeling came over me. My chest began to pound so deep and my breathe was getting away from me. At first, I just thought it was a severe asthma attack. But my chest could no longer hold my breathe. My body began to feel a fatigue. And there I was driving and saying to myself, "Dear Lord. If this is my time, please bless my soul and forgive me for all I have error and watch over my children and family." There was no doubt that I was to detour my plans, and drive myself to a hospital. And as to how I arrived, I still wonder. I truly don't remember how, but there I was by the guide of an Guardian Angel, at an Emergency entrance.When I came to be alert of my surroundings, I was in an Emergency observation room. I slowly looked around and saw the machines and the IVs and realized that I was even wearing an oxygen mask. Although I was thankful that it appeared I was safely being cared for, there is no doubt that I was afraid and felt a fear overcome my body. But as to having control of the situation, I had none. My trust and faith was to be handed to those medical professionals surrounding me. After several hours, there stood one doctor. And I will never forget his words. He said, "Well, there appears to be something wrong with your lungs and we need to admit you and follow up with more tests." As, hence began my journey.