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Count down to a miracle -What almost killed my husband saved his life

Updated on August 10, 2016
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Shyron is a retired Customer Service Rep. for Verizon. Colleges attended: Triton, Melrose Park, Illinois and Elgin, in Elgin, Illinois.

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I got in the car reached for my cell phone to call my honey and tell him, I am on my way home

November 7, 2005, just another work day, and time to go home, I walked out with one of my friends and we were chatting standing by my car. I got in the car reached for my cell phone to call my honey and tell him, I am on the way home, which is my routine. I dialed home, and got a busy, and I pushed yes to the button that says 'do you want to keep trying?' Every five minutes the phone would dial home, and it was still busy, I thought he must be talking to my cousin, Zina who likes to talk a lot.

—When I left for work, he, my husband, was working on the fence to get it finished, and looked up at the dead branches on the pecan tree next to the fence. He was thinking tomorrow is brush pickup, better cut those.

Hubby got the chainsaw, and ladder out, cut and drug branches until the driveway was piled high with them. One last limb to go, from the second or maybe the third rung up on the ladder, he saw that he was going to fall and threw the chainsaw away from himself onto the ground and looking down, at the thin metal fence post (the kind used by farmers to string barbed wire.) he said he thought it had gone up between his belt and pants. He pushed himself off the post and got to his feet. This is where he said it got a little fuzzy. He told me he crawled, and got into the house, which is over a hundred feet away from where he had fallen.

“EMERGENCY", I have fallen and I don’t know how badly I am hurt.

My Husband, remembers getting the phone, and trying to focus on the numbers, but was on the verge of going into shock, and blacking out, he could not see the numbers clear enough to dial. He was desperate to reach me and tell me he had fallen, while, I tried and tried to call him, but the line was busy then I thought I need to try one more time, and I tried again. He did not say hello, he said, “EMERGENCY", I have fallen and I don’t know how badly I am hurt. Then he cried out ‘I AM HURTING INSIDE’.

I called my son, Walter, got his voice mail and left him a message.

My eyes filled with tears, as I started to pray. I thought, I can't cry, if I cry, I could have an accident, and I was about a minute away from my beloved. I called my son, Walter, got his voice mail and left him a message.

When I got home the front door was not locked. As I entered not knowing what to expect, because Honey Bunny, never keeps the door unlocked. . . So I did not know what condition I would find him in.

"I don't want 911 to take me; I want you to take me to the hospital."

My husband was in the recliner with a sheet pulled over his body. I thought it can't be too bad, I don't see any blood. Put the tools away, then help me get dressed, and take me to the hospital, he told me. While, I was dialing 911, Honey Bunny, told me "I don't want 911 to take me; I want you to take me to the hospital."

WHY ARE YOU NOT IN THERE WITH HIM? Walter screamed at me

I ran out to the place where he had been cutting and threw the tools into the garage, locked the garage door and ran back to the house. Just as I got there Walter was there. WHY ARE YOU NOT IN THER WITH HIM? Walter screamed at me. I said. I told Walter, he wanted me to put his tools away, and then take him to the hospital.

Walter's gasp shook me to my soul. I grabbed the phone, and dialed 911.

Is he hurt that bad. I don't know, I did not see any blood. I said, as we went inside. Honey Bunny said get, me a clean shirt, and pants. I brought out a shirt, and with Walter on one side and me on the other, my hubby lifted his arms for us to help him to his feet, Walter's gasp shook me to my soul. I grabbed the phone, and dialed 911 again, but they were already on the way from the first call. By the time I hung up the phone, and turned on the driveway lights, the ambulance had arrived.

It was a thin metal post that farmers use to string barbed wire.

While one of the Para-Medics took medical information, and one was taking my husband's vital signs and giving him a tetanus shot, Walter, one of the Para Medics, went out to see the post that he had fallen on. The post was still upright; it would have gone all the way through anyone else. Walter said that some of Honey Bunny's skin was on the end of the post.

Parkland was probably the best hospital for this kind of trauma.

The Para-medics had a brief discussion, to decide where to take my husband, and they agreed that Parkland was probably the best hospital for this kind of trauma, as they wheeled him out to the ambulance. They took him by ambulance to children's academy about two blocks from our house. The helicopter was there almost by the time we got to the academy parking lot.

They took my love, my heart, by the Care flight helicopter from the academy to Parkland Hospital, downtown Dallas. There was not enough room for me in the helicopter and I had to drive alone to Parkland Hospital. Walter also went, but drove his truck.

It was like the floor dropped out from under me

When Walter and I reached the emergency room at Parkland, I told the admissions lady that my husband was there and asked where he was, she said we don't have anyone by that name here. It was like the floor dropped out from under me, and Walter told her, "They just brought my dad in by Care-Flight." Oh! Okay, the admissions lady said, and ushered us into an admitting room. Thank God! I had the presence of mind to bring Hubby's wallet, with me.

Walter is my husband's step-son. As we were waiting for someone to tell us how he was doing, Walter asked me if I had his son's phone number, and I gave him the number, and he called his step-brother. My step-son said he would be on the next flight to DFW Airport, and asked if Walter could pick him up, within an hour, my step-son, his wife, son, and daughter were on the way.

Walter stayed with me for another hour, then headed out to pick up his wife, and then to the airport to pick-up, my step-son and his family. While I waited for word of my husband's condition.

The Bunny on my stairs - and a Bear from one of my Beggin for Bear friends
The Bunny on my stairs - and a Bear from one of my Beggin for Bear friends | Source

One of the men gave me a lavender colored, stuffed bunny.

November 7th, 2005, 7p.m. Walter picked-up my step-son and his family, after he called me to see if my husband was out of surgery, when, I told him no, he took them to his house where they spent the night.

Two men came to say prayers with me. I don't want to live without my Honey Bunny, I told them. They had lots of stuffed animals for children of families with someone in the hospital. One of the men gave me a lavender colored, stuffed bunny.

Dr. Mitchell told me, that he doubted that another person would have survived such an injury.

At approximately 10a.m. November 8th, I was in the operating room, waiting area. Dr. Ian Mitchell, the surgeon told me that he removed what was left of his kidney, that the post punctured, and he repaired the rest of his insides, and Hubby had to have a colostomy, he told me how fortunate my husband was. Dr. Mitchell said, that he doubted, another person would have survived such an injury.

I was then taken to my husband's bedside in ICU, where I met Dr. Katherine Tchorz, supervisor of Dr. Mitchell, she said they found an abdominal aneurysm and they would need to keep an eye on it, and when he is stable, it will need to be stinted.

November 8th, the nurses in ICU were trying to wake my husband, and he was moving around, and his hands were tied to the side rails of the bed. I asked why, and was told, that he had pulled the oxygen tube out of his nose, and they tied his hands so he does not do it again. His lips were chapped, and seemed so dry, that I asked for some water with a straw. They told me I could not give him water with a straw, he might strangle, but they did bring me a cloth and some water, so that I could dip the corner of the cloth in and wet his lips, as we kept trying to wake him.

My son told me, "you need to go home and get some sleep; you will not do him any good, if you collapse and fall apart." So, reluctantly I went home. When I arrived home, I went into the kitchen, and there on the floor were my husband's pants, with some blood, and a hole in them. I threw the pants away, cleaned the floor, made myself coffee, and opened a can of soup. I went into the bedroom and there, by the bed was pool of blood, as I cleaned it up, I thought of how it happened, [he must have came into the house went to the kitchen and dropped his pants and made his way to the bedroom, picked up the phone by the bed, and intending to lay down there and changed his mind when he saw the blood, and went to the recliner, sat down and reclined to cover himself with a sheet.]

"Wake up grandpa, I love you."

Walter, his wife, my stepson, and his family arrived. Everyone went in to see my husband, except his grandchildren, they were told, they had to be 13 years old, his granddaughter was 9 and his grandson 10, and they waited outside the door to ICU, with one adult waiting with them. When I waited with Hubby's grandchildren, his grandson would look every time the door opened and he saw the direction his dad went. He watched and waited; then he saw a clear path, and made a bee-line to his grandfather's side, and the nurse came running to send him out of the room. My stepson told the nurse that he was small for his age and is really 13, she must have known, that was not true, but let him stay, as he put his hand on his grandfather's hand and said "wake up grandpa, I love you."

November 9th my stepson and his family had to go home. My daughter in-law and I went back to the hospital to be with my love; we tried to wake him, but did not succeed.

Honey Bunny, bought me a live oak tree, before his fall and it was to be delivered today, so we went to my house and we planted it.

November 10th, I called to see if my husband had awakened. The nurse I spoke with, told me I needed to come to the hospital right away, and it felt like the bottom of my stomach dropped out. My sister in-law picked me up and took me to the hospital, and we hurried to ICU, I asked the nurse, what happened to my husband? She said, he is the same as yesterday, when I told her the other nurse said, I needed to come to the hospital right away, she said, "I am so sorry, she must have thought I was calling about the young man that died from an auto accident."

I went to my husband's bed side, when I put my hand in his and said, I love you, he opened his eyes. Nurses came running. One nurse asked if he knew where he was and if he knew his name, and as soon as he told her, she gave him a shot of morphine. November 12th, and 13th he is still in ICU.

The doctors were all in awe that he was healing so fast, and they wanted to do a study to find out why.

November 14th he was moved to a room, and when I arrived, the room was packed with doctors and interns, and I was afraid, my husband had taken a turn for the worst, but Dr. Mitchell told me, that my husband was the talk of the hospital and the doctors and interns just wanted to meet the man who live through such trauma. The doctors were all in awe that he was healing so fast, and they wanted to do a study to find out why.

November 15th, Honey Bunny is not doing well, he has chills, fever, and his blood pressure is high, and he was all set to go home tomorrow. November 16th, he was sent for a CT scan and an MRI. November 17th the MRI shows fluid by the spine, the doctor thinks they may have to do a spinal-tap.

November 18th, Hubby is much better and the doctors do not have to do the tap, but they are keeping him a few more days to make sure he is still improving. November 19th, he was improving but he said his side and back hurt, but refused pain killers.

November 20, 2005 – when I arrived at the hospital Dr. Mitchell, came in and told me that my husband could go to a REHAB hospital for a couple of weeks and then home for about 3 months, then come back for the take down (i.e. colostomy reversal). November 21, 2005 – He was moved to Trinity East Specialty Care hospital, about 30 minutes from home.

December 13th, 2005 – Released from Trinity East. My honey Bunny is home.

June, 2006, Honey Bunny went back to the hospital for the colostomy reversal, when they did tests to see if he was ready, they said the aneurysm was bigger and would need to be stinted ASAP. We made arrangements to go for the aneurism stint, and we were told a stint to the one kidney he has left, stinted first.

June 25th, 2006, he had the artery to the kidney stinted. On August 17th he had the aneurysm stinted. On October the 17th he had the take down. I was told he would have to be in the hospital for 8 days. I requested the day off from work to bring him home and my request was denied. Fortunately he came home Saturday, in 4 days instead of 8, with a portable wound vacuum (a machine that sucks the drainage from the wound where the colon came through the stomach wall after it had been repaired).

The hospital sent a home health care nurses to change the dressing and the canister in the machine. Then day before yesterday the nurse came to do the dressing and he had put the machine in a shopping bag and went shopping and was not home when she came. so, she discharged him.

Had he not fallen, they would not have found the aneurysm and it would have burst and he would have died on the spot.

I believe in miracles more than ever.

© 2012 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and coming back to visit John's story. We hope all is well with you.

      I am glad you finally got some sleep.

      Blessings and hugs always.

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      Thought I would review this inspiring and amazing story again. Blessings to you and John. Hope everything is as good as it can be. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 12 months ago from Texas

      Deborah, thank you for the comment. I am glad to still have my honey around too. He fell in the garage last week end and we spent last Saturday night in ER, today it is infected and we may go to the ER tonight. Right now we are waiting for the Bee Keeper to come and take the honey bees away.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Deborah Demander 13 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Wow. That was an intense story. I'm glad that you and your honey get to be together a while longer. Thanks for writing.

      Namaste

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Anita, thank you so much for reading this and for the comment and blessings.

      Blessings to you also.

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      Anita Hasch 15 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      What an amazing story. God Bless

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Jo, thank you for the comment. I do appreciate you.

      Blessings and hugs my friend

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      Jo Jones 15 months ago from Norfolk, England

      wow! What a terrifying time for you all but a story of true love and family strength and unity whilst definitely being a miracle by alerting the medical team to the aneurysm, something that i sadly know from my own father is fatal if undetected. you and your hunny bunny are truly blessed with each other and the miracle that has given you longer together on this earth.

      God bless you both x

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Laurinzo, thank you for the comment and the visit, I do appreciate you.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Live To Write 16 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      This is an amazing and miraculous story Shyron ... it is proof of what I always say.. God can and WILL .. always amaze us ..

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Denise, for the visit and the comment.

      Blessings.

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      Denice 17 months ago

      What a traumatic experience you both had. Hope he and are ok now.

      Have a wonderful day.

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Dear Theresa, thank you so much for the comment, sharing and the blessings.

      I was amazed and everyone involved was also amazed, even the paramedics, who come by and wave to us when we are working outside.

      Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dear Shyron,

      I, too, believe in miracles, and this was certainly one. I praise God for healing your husband and baffling the doctors to the miracle! I'm glad I saw this one on your highlighted hubs on your profile.

      Your true life story is captivating and you've told it so well with the timeline. I was holding my breath through the entire story. I am amazed how your husband was able to even pull himself off that post and go inside!

      God bless you and your Honey Bunny, sweet woman.

      Sharing for another round of the telling of a miracle.

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Paula, thank you so, so much for reading this. Yes I am grateful that the worst is over, but we live with this every day. My hubby must go every other week to make sure his "1" kidney is manufacturing red blood cells to keep his hemoglobin above 11, if it goes below he get a shot. There are other things also, that were affected. But, we take it one day at a time.

      Blessing and hugs to you and yours, May all the joys of Christmas be yours.

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for sharing this again. Yes it is truly a miracle and I thank God, for his Blessings.

      I hope that all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Paula 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Shyron....Oh dear woman! I did not take a deep breath through your entire story. My heart was pounding. How grateful you all must have been when this was behind you. (your husband's little grandson touched my heart & brought a tear to my eyes.)

      It certainly is amazing that due to this accident an aneurysm was discovered and able to have a stent placed! Thank God. What a very close call.

      Shyron....Bless you and yours. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and Healthy, happy New Year!....Peace, Paula

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this again as we are in the season of miracles and this is indeed a miracle. Take care, dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Barbara, thank you so very much for the visit. I am so fortunate.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing.

      You need to find a car wash and park in it when it is raining. A lot going on here. hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      Barbara Badder 2 years ago from USA

      I'm sorry to hear that he and you had to go through so much. You are right though. It did save his life in the end.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      A great inspirational story! Anyone who hasn't read this should do so. Really incredible how bad things can be turned around, lemons made into lemonade! Sharing this again.

      My but it sure has been raining a lot and to continue for several more days. If my car didn't leak I'd be fine with it. I know we need the rain. Hope all is well with you and John. Blessings and hugs -- take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peggy, I appreciate the comments and sharing.

      Yes tree trimming is dangerous and just today he was up on the ladder which scares me to no end.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing this, you are truly appreciated.

      A ton of Blessings and Hugs coming your way.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Sometimes good things come from bad and this is certainly one of those stories. That must have been the scare of your life! So happy for all of you that it turned out well. He is one lucky man! Aneurysms are silent and most often deadly killers. That accident surely did ultimately save his life.

      Tree trimming can be very dangerous. I learned from our neighbor who lives behind us that her husband's brother was killed when trimming one of his trees.

      Will share this story with others.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Sharing this again in case someone needs proof that there are miracles. Hope all is well with you and that you got everything taken care of that you were concerned about.

      Take care and stay cool!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I know it has been a long time hard to imagine that we have been friends for that long a time.

      Thank you for the comment, and for sharing.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Just the sort of story that can remind people that miracles really do happen. Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years since we were both at TelVista.

      Sharing this.

      Hope all is well there . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jackie, thank you for the comment and the blessing. People just do what they need to do and don't think about the horrible things.

      Blessings and Hugs to you my friend.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A horrible thing to happen even with the miracle; very pleased he has done so well and hope he will continue to. God bless you both.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Linda, thank you so much for the comments, I appreciate you. I am so thankful that I still have my honey bunny.

      You are welcome.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, and sharing. I really appreciate you.

      I hope all is well with you also.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      That is quite a story. What a miracle that something good came from something bad. Your husband is one strong man. I am so glad you still have your honey bunny. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This is such an amazing story. Not only because John is still with us today, but because of how the accident actually saved his life. Truly a miracle that proves the Lord works in mysterious ways and he has a million ways of solving our problems that we can't even imagine.

      Sharing this again. Hope all is well with you. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Time Traveler2, I appreciate your comments, visit and your comment.

      You are so right, we do need to treasure every precious moment of time with those we love, we never know how much time is left.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

      Shyron

      P.S. thanks for bringing the typo to my attention.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment. I hope you are somewhere dry and warm.

      Last night was the core meeting for my neighborhood, and I can say we won the first round of the battle, but the developer has threatened us with WWIII, if we don't give in to his desire. And the Core group is not giving in or giving up. Many more meetings to go.

      Blessings and hugs to you also my dear friend.

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      Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago from USA

      After telling you about the typo I took time to read your article...what a horrible yet wonderful story this was! You both are truly blessed that they found that aneurysm and that your husband is well. Having lost a husband at a relatively early age, I totally understand what you went through. We were not so fortunate, but one thing I learned was to treasure every moment with people you love. Have a wonderful holiday.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Time Traveler, I do appreciate your telling me about this typo, I will correct it right away. Thank you.

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      Sondra Rochelle 2 years ago from USA

      Haven't read this yet but wanted you to know you have a typo in your summary...lift instead of life. Just sayin'

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Giving this a quick share. The library is about to close in 10 minutes! Hope all is well there. Hugs and blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Gail (Happyboomernurse), thank you for the wonderful comment.

      Yes it's love and faith that truly help a seriously wounded or critically ill patient heal. But without the wonderful care of nurses like yourself, Maria/Mar (Marcoujor) and Ruby (always exploring) ,all the other nurses give to our loved ones and ourselves it would be much more difficult. For You, Maria, and Ruby and all the nurses out there that was there when we needed them, I am so grateful.

      Blessings, Hugs and everything wonderful is my wish for you.

      Shyron

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      Gail Sobotkin 2 years ago from South Carolina

      Dear Shyron,

      What a powerful and touching story of love, faith and miracles. The ordeal that your husband and you went through was long and hard, but the love between you was palpable.

      I cried when Honey Bunny's 10 year old grandson made a beeline into the room, and when he was allowed to stay, held his grandfather's hand and and said, "Wake up grandpa. I love you."

      I believe it was no accident when your husband woke up a few days later when you held his hand and told him, "I love you." Medical technology is a wonderful thing, but it's love and faith that truly help a seriously wounded or critically ill patient heal.

      Thanks for sharing this story. In the end it is very uplifting and inspirational to readers who may be going through similar situations.

      Blessings,

      Gail

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo (tobusiness) yes my hubby is an amazing man, everyday he amazes me. I don't know what a complete recovery is, except his wounds have healed but he still has some problems, but he is dealing with them, one day at a time.

      Hugs and blessings to you, thank you for the comments, I appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you PS (pstraube48), I really appreciate you. Yes Angels were with my Honey, I have no doubt and we both are blessed.

      Thank you for sending Angels.

      Blessings and hugs to you.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I was thinking about you Thursday, hope it was nice. I am thankful that you are my friend. You are such a U-Nee-Q person.

      We are having a small thanksgiving dinner, just the two of us. Snow is working, and Walter may come here.

      I hope all turns out well for you.

      We were out at the neighborhood meeting last night, with all my research I found out that fighting what we are fighting could be dangerous. I had planned to call you but it was too late when we came home and I was exhausted.

      Many blessings and prayers for you.

      wttyl

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Miracles does happen. He really works in mysterious ways. Your husband sound amazing, I hope he made a complete recovery. Great hub, my best to you both.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yes, those miracles have a way of 'just happening' at the times when no other possible solution will do.

      And we are so blessed because of that.

      What a wonderful although frightening journey your love went on!! How thankful you all must feel that did happen so that he did not suffer a much worse fate.

      I am sure as you celebrate Thanksgiving again with him this year that your plates are overflowing with joy.

      Sending each of you love and many Angels.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this wonderful inspiring story again. It's perfect for Thanksgiving and I know you've been doing a lot of that (thanks giving) since this accident happened.

      Hope you and John have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy your time with Walter, et al. Daughter and I had our Thanksgiving dinner 10 days ago because she's helping me move and all my pots and pans are packed. Have a great day and take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Susie, thank you so much for the comment and the well wishes, I am glad you were inspired.

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      Susie Lehto 3 years ago from Minnesota

      What a story! I am glad that your husband survived and that he indeed had a miracle. This is inspiring.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Writer Fox, thank you so very much for the visit and your comments.

      Yes it was difficult.

      I don't remember much about work (Verizon call center) but maybe they thought it was a made-up story, although they should have known that I would not. I was never late, never missed a day before John's accident.

      Please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you, I am dealing with some community issues.

      Take care and thanks again for stopping by.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      What an experience you and your husband went through! I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for both of you. What kind of company do you work for that you couldn't take a day off?

      I was glad to read in the comments that your husband is doing better now. It was indeed a miracle that he survived all of this. Bless you both!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My honey is doing well. Can't do much work right now but he is improving. Thank you for the comment.

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      J.J. 3 years ago

      Let me know how your honey is doing.

      Jay

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jay, John is doing okay, thank you for wishing him well.

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      J.J. 3 years ago

      I do hope John is doing well.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for the comments, thumb-up BAUI, pin and for sharing. You are the best friend anyone could have. This is an inspiration to me. I was inspired by my Honey Bunny's strength after all that he went through. He is a special person, and I thank God he is mine.

      Blessings to You.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This is such an inspiring story and exemplifies so well how the Lord has a million ways of resolving things we can't even imagine, and how he can bring good out of bad. Everyone should read this.

      Voted up, BAUI, pinned to AH, and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear friend, I am sorry it took so long to get back to you. It is not an easy task to work outside when it is windy and cold and not catch one which is what I did and have not felt good, but better than yesterday.

      Thank you for your comments, votes and sharing and all that you do.

      I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Cheryl, thank you for reading and leaving you kind comment. I really appreciate you.

      Blessings

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Cheryl, thank you for reading and leaving you kind comment. I really appreciate you.

      Blessings

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Cheryl, thank you for reading and leaving you kind comment. I really appreciate you.

      Blessings

      Shyron

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      Cheryl A Whitsett 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Shyron such a blessing that your husband came out of this awful accident. We spend so much time thinking we are invincible. I always like to hear good endings after working in critical care, oncology and other areas of medicine to see the not so good outcomes. Voted up.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This is a wonderful story any day, but especially on a day when a person needs to hear about a real miracle that really happened. Voting this up and BAI. Also sharing in the hopes that someone who may need a renewal of their faith will find it here.

      Hope all is well with you and John. Nap time for me.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Brett, thank you for your comment, votes and for sharing my hubby's story. He is a living miracle, and I marvel everyday at what he can do.

      I do appreciate you my friend.

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      Brett Caulton 3 years ago from Thailand

      Wow ... sometimes it just isn't someones time, but what a way to have avoided a later fate. So glad it has all worked out for you, life is full of mysteries and this is certainly quite a story!

      Shared and voted across ;-)

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      nighthag, thank you so much for your comment and well wishes. Yes, I am so fortunate that my miracle man is still with me, and doing well.

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      an amazing story, a miracle truly that he is still with you.

      I am so glad that he is doing better now and I know that you will treasure each other so much more now

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, for coming to visit again.

      I am so sorry that you have had a rough week. I know how it was when I was working in the pits. I hope you are otherwise feeling well.

      Thanks again my Dear Friend.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Just stopped by for some inspiration. This article about John is definitely inspiring. This has been a difficult week. I hope both of you are well. I'm sure you're looking forward to better weather. Voting this up and BAI, and pinning it to Awesome Hubpages. Sharing too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for sharing votes and comment. Alwayse appreciate you, my friend.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      With just one week to go before Christmas, sharing this amazing story again. This is truly a miracle for the season of miracles. Hope you and John are doing well and enjoying our warm weather!

      Up and awesome and sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for you comments up votes and sharing.

      You are right, this is a miracle story, If you saw the scene of the accident then you would know this really was a miracle. Funny that a person does not realize what one is going through until everything has calmed down.

      Mr. Glover has an amazing miracle of his own that he shared with us.

      Well the last few have been choas for the most part, but calm at the moment. Did not get home today till almost 6pm. Not all bad. I went to Zane's play, he had the lead and deservedly so. If there were talent scouts in the audience, they would want him. He got a standing ovation.

      I really appreciate you.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Even though this is not a Christmas miracle, it is indeed still a miracle and a good read for Christmas to remind us all that God can change bad into good. I'm so glad John is doing well and I hope both of you will continue to have good health for many years to come. Keep John off ladders!

      The above comment by Mr. Glover is pretty amazing too.

      Hope all is well with you guys. This has been quite a week here with the ice storm, which I know you have had too.

      Voted up, BAI, and will share!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peg, for reading the miracle, this is what life is all about, not just the everyday hum drum, work eat sleep, repeat; repeat. My husband's miracle is what I am most thankful for, not just for Thanksgiving but every day, things could have turned out so much different.

      Thank you for your well wishes. I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This was truly a miracle, Shyron, both that your husband survived that major injury with the fence pole and that the hospital staff discovered his aneurism before it was too late. Your telling of the tale was fascinating with progress of events as they took place. Absolutely amazing. I'm so glad for you both and for your families that he lived for you to tell the tale.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Devika, appreciate your comments and well wishes.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Count down to a miracle -What almost killed my husband saved his life what an experience and there is so much that one can learn from their health issues and more. Thanks for sharing this experience and glad your husband is doing well

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for sharing my biggest reason to be thankful. I could never imagine life without my 'Honey Bunny.'

      I am not a fan of Halloween, except when I was a child and I think the world was a much safer place then.

      Thank you again my friend, for all that you do and for being you.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Decided I would share this incredible and amazing story again with my followers.

      Halloween is over and now it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. I think this story may help people to realize that sometimes miracles occur at the least likely times and in the least likely places. Certainly you and your family have reason to be thankful and this story is a wonderful example of things that people sometimes overlook when they're looking for reasons to be thankful and for good things in their lives.

      Voted awesome again, and as I said, shared again too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Pstraubie48, for reading and commenting on my husband's story.

      You are right other miracles have happened to me also. I don't know if I will write about them all. I did write about almost drowning in the Blue Hole, the local swimming hole. I remember watching the tad poles and then waking up on the couch, what happened between is a blank.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi

      This is one more example of miracles that happen every day and that we often never hear.

      Miracles have happened to my family time and time again. When no other explanation could be given for why someone has responded to treatment or surgery as they have, we know the why behind it.

      What an experience this way for all of your family. I like happy endings. I am so glad for you all that your husband's fall saved his life.

      Angels are on the way to you, your husband, and the rest of your family this morning

      ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for comments my friend, I really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for comments my friend, I really appreciate you.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This article is so full of inspiration and John is so lucky that things turned out well for him. Maybe it's because of his deep faith. For sure somebody was watching over him that day. Awesome and Sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Nell, for the comment. Yes hubby is doing okay, he still has lots of problems, but he is hanging in there.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi I was going to read the other hub, but got way layed by this awesome story, I hope your husband is much better now, and yes if that had'nt happened then they would never have found that aneurism. Thank goodness he is okay, amazing story, nell

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye for your up-vote, comments and wishes for my "miracle man." He still has some problems, the ones that come with time. He is still awesome, working outside as I speak/write.

      Its a small world after all, I was working for Verizon Fleet, by 121 and Patriot Drive in Grapevine. My daughter in-law, Deanna worked for Paragon in Lewisville. She is laid-off right now and looking for a job.

      You are so right about having loyal employees. A little bit of consideration goes a long, long way.

      Thanks again for reading and commenting. I really appreciate you.

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Shyron....This is an incredible story--I practically held my breath at times as I read. I'm so glad your husband survived that terrible accident and that his aneurysim was discovered and repaired. I hope your "miracle man" is completely recovered now and doing well these days.

      Reading the comments showed that you were working for Televista or Verizon in Grapevine at the time of the accident. Small world, indeed. I was HR Dallas Metro division manager for Paragon Communications (which was part of Time Warner Cable) from 1989 to late 1996, with offices in Irving, Grapevine, Lewisville and Coppell, so I drove back and forth among them a lot. I lived in Grapevine and loved the small town atmosphere, but I realize it's grown and changed a lot since then.

      I got off track a bit, but I was going to say that one of the things I liked most about working for the Time Warner group was its employee-friendly attitude, especially when someone had a crisis. What many employers do not seem to understand is that a person who is treated with respect and caring when he or she has a family emergency is much more likely to be a long-term, loyal employee than if treated like only a number on a payroll sheet. It's usually not that difficult to reschedule a work-around for someone at a time like you experienced. There's a major lesson to be learned there by the corporate world (as well as mom-and-pop small business owners with just a few employees). I always felt I'd rather have a employee who was loyal and happy because of being treated well than one who only came to work grudgingly every day to get a paycheck.

      Voted Up+++

      Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Moonlake, thank you for reading and commenting on my hub and for the up-vote

      I am glad everything turned out well for your son.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I'm so glad your husband is ok and that the aneurysm was found. It is awful when the helicopter leaves with your loved one and you have to drive to the hospital. We had to do that with our son.

      My friend's husband got in a car accident while in the hospital for that they found a brain tumor. He is doing fine now.

      Voted up on your hub.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for the comment and the pin. really appreciate you.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Pinning this hub to my "Inspirational" board.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, Thank you for your comment and your friendship. You are right about the gazillion ways.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      rajan, please forgive me for not answering you sooner, sometimes it takes a long time for comments to show up. Really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      rajan jolly, thank you for reading and commenting on my hub. Yes my honey and I are well for the most part. Everyday is a miracle.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This is a great hub to remind a person that the Lord works in mysterious ways and He has a gazillion ways to solve problems that we could never even imagine. So glad that John got through this difficult time -- and that you did too. Very inspiring hub! Shared.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Miracles do happen even today and hope your honey is absolutely fine now.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Au fait

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This is an inspirational story that never gets old.