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Four years ago today I took a ride in an ambulance that would change my life. My lungs had deteriorated to the point that I was using two O2 machines at the same time to get enough air in me. An autoimmune disease had been steadily chewing up my lungs for 7 years. I spent the next five days in the hospital barely clinging to life, they even pulled out the paddles to jump start me a time or two. I was unconscious for over 10 days while I had a life saving double lung transplant. When people tell me I'm a miracle of god, I remind them that actually I'm a miracle of modern science and skilled professionals. Modern medicine is amazing and to think about what they will be able to accomplish in the future is mind boggling. Squeeze your loved ones everyday people because even though that thin line to death is getting pushed back every year, it still is way too easy to cross.

By Lutherzme8
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Fantastic that you’re doing well. Live every day to the fullest


We all cross the finish line.

Jacar Level 8 Apr 13, 2019

What a great story! I agree, it took expertise to create that miracle! So happy for you!


So glad you survived. ☺


Praise god!


I would ask them why their miraculous god saw fit to curse you with a chronic, potentially terminal disease to begin with.


Good on you for staying with it while they did their jobs inside your chest, and for being aware enough to know who to thank.

zeuser Level 8 Apr 13, 2019

I'll take science over god anytime.

freeofgod Level 8 Apr 13, 2019
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