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Hug your spouse

Hi boy and girls.  Take a few minutes and give your spouse a hug today.  I just brought my lovely bride home from the hospital after 3 days.   Thursday evening she threw a blood clot that traveled from her calf through her heart and stuck in her lung.  She is on medication for the next few months until it can dissolve and absorb into her body.  Our doctor told me today that 50,000 people die every year from this.  Feeling very blessed.  God is good. 

Ernie McClain

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

(in the extreme western panhandle of NE)


  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,354
    Good reminder, can't imagine the scare you've just been through, DVT's are scary.

    Glad to hear she is home.
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 21,324

    I wish yall the very best brother. I would be absolute lost without my wife. She is without a doubt a gift from above and could not be replaced. I  will say a prayer for you and your wife. God bless my friend.

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  • EggObsessedEggObsessed Posts: 536
    So glad things turned out well, Ernie.  It's so scary seeing a spouse go through a life-threatening event.  Takes a while to stop worrying so much!  Just so happy for you both that things went in the best direction.
    Egging with NoJokeSmoke (Bruce) in SW Austin, Texas
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    Wow man...glad she's okay. Hope she gets well soon.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,036
    Very glad it turned out like it did.
    May her recover be swift and complete.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    Saying a prayer for your wife and family... Scary. Glad it worked out.
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,623
    Will do
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 883
    God Bless, love thoughts and prayers. Another reminder of what is truly important.
    Hood Stars, Wrist Crowns and Obsession Dobs!

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,500
    Glad things turned out ok.  My daughter in law had the same thing a few years ago- very scary.  Thoughts and prayers with your wife and your family.
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    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Grader07Grader07 Posts: 168
    Prayin for you, your wife, and family. Had first hand experience with exactly what your wife is going thru. God is good my friend.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,552
    Pulmonary emboli are quite scary. I've seen 3 people die from them. Good thing she got to the hospital quick and had that heparin drip going. I'm guessing she is going to be on Coumadin for a bit so be careful with what she eats(vitamin k).
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    Glad your wife is ok! I have lost too many family members at a young age and you give some great advice! Tell them and show them every day how much you love them !
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • Glad she is doing alright. My dad was just in the hospital for a week for the same thing.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,617
    The two of you have made it through "another one", together. This time, she's leaning on you. That's what having a significant other is all about, give our best you your lady for a speedy recovery. 

    Given that my SWMBO is down with one hell of a cold and full blown laryngitis, think I'll hold off the hug for a day or two...
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980
    edited March 2014
    Glad she is doing OK. My uncle had that happen ant they had to run him over to Rochester by helicopter because there wasn't enough ER room in Toronto. He is fine now 8 years later.


    Caledon, ON


  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 14,489
    Speedy recovery to your lovely SWMBO. Glad she is doing better. And just proves how precious our lives are. Today was my SWMBO & I's 18th year 1st date anniversary. And we spent it together. Made Spatchcock, planted a Naval Orange tree, 2 Meyers Lemon trees, some basil, cilantro, oregano, and parsley plants.... All for her :-). Who hugs and kisses his gal daily ? This guy! :-)
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,555
    Glad she is alright and on the mend.  
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • AlbertaEggerAlbertaEgger Posts: 1,123
    Scary stuff, all the best to your family.
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • You're a lucky man. Best wishes to you both.

  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 769
    All the best to you and your wife.  Not that we really need reminders of how fragile life is.  Every day is a blessing - never take it for granted.
    Santa Paula, CA
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,174
    Thanks for sharing and best of luck!!
    Seattle, WA
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