Last Fall I became very ill with bronchitis, which became acute bronchitis. By Winter I had pneumonia and was eventually put in the hospital and given a diagnosis of congestive heart failure.
I was told I had a beating heart of 20% and went for a heart catheterization.
When I met the heart Dr. who would be doing the procedure, he asked if he could pray with me. I said yes because I know all things are possible with God.
We prayed and I was so blessed he had. When we began the procedure he smiled and told me I had 0% cholesterol or blockages.
I knew that was God, nothing I had done. I could barely even walk at that time, let alone breathe.
The Dr. told me now I had to become stronger so my heart could catch up.
As hard as it was I knew I had to stop writing until I could get well. I did however continue to read/edit, read/edit, etc.
For some that might seem silly, but for me I put myself completely into my characters minds and situations which is pretty much exhausting like running a few miles, not to mention the research.
I began light exercise again, walking more, but mostly taking time to rest. I also made it a point to spend all the time I could with my family.
My mom, stepdad and even my oldest daughter came out from California to spend Easter with me.
A few months later my Dr. appointment showed an increase to my heart to 40% of a beating heart.
My last echo cardiogram showed a strong heart with over 55% of a beating heart which is in the 55-75% normal range.
Yes I believe I received a miracle that day even if I had to put in the effort to help. God doesn't always heal us instantly and most importantly we have to receive the healing in faith.
I plan to resume writing Legend of the Mer IV in January. Thank you to my fans who have been so patient with me.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. There's always something to be thankful for. :)