Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day ;-)

Me & Fatima (My cousin)

Me and My cousin Tima

Hey guys, Well today is Valentine's Day, A day for Love & Happiness indeed. Well for me this is quite the ominous anniversary, one year ago I had my stroke which changed my life forever. A year ago my family and friends did not know if I was going to survive through the night.

The days leading up to my stroke I had been experiencing severe headaches, not out the ordinary because I always had headaches from time to time, however these headaches were causing me to vomit. I could keep any food down. Then on Valentine's morning a year ago today, I woke up in the morning, went to the bathroom to get ready for work and I passed out. By the time my Fiance' found me I was dead, I had no pulse and I was not breathing. So I am very fortunate that I am still here. I was told that I had three brain surgeries and I was in a coma for months.

I am a 32 year old African American Professional Woman, I didn't do drugs, I don't smoke and I don't drink. I am a God fearing Christian Woman, I tried to do everything right, I worked hard and I'll admit I'm not perfect. Yet and I still suffered a severe stroke that took almost everything away from me, I cannot understand why this happened to me, but it did. Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone reading my words, enjoy every moment of your life, I've learned life is extremely fragile and precious. On this Valentines Day just be happy, If your lover doesn't meet your gift expectations don't let it get you down, just be happy you have one, you know ;-)

This is your gurl Kay Kay yall saying Happy Valentines Day, Don't be scared to give me a shout out!


Yasmeen Christian said...

Hey Gurl, Stay strong!

Jay said...

WOW! Look at those two beautiful ladies!!

Happy Valentines Day!

Keelah said...

Beautiful, Beauty-full you are!

Shai said...

Great post. You are a miracle.

You are young. Do you know why you had the stroke? I know anyone can have one. I am asking because it seems younger and younger folks are getting illnesses that are associated with older people.

You have a wonderful testimony about how good God is. We can all learn alot from what you have gone through.

Happy Belated Valentine's Day.

lauren said...

I have been reading your page for quite sometime now and I cannot even begin to tell you how inspiring you are to me! I am a 30y/o anorexic bulimic (somewhat recovering) who struggles everyday due to things "I" do to myself and it makes me sick to think amazing people like you are out there busting there ass to fight for their life!! I'm embarrassed! You are beautiful and so strong, I can only pray that one day I can look at myself as say the same!!!
I'm so happy you are still here!!
Happy V and Life Day!
xoxo Lauren

Lyrically speaking said...

Stopping by to say hello, hope all is well with you

Brandi Hopkins said...

Girl---- you LOOK good......yall look good... you are going to be "Just Fine".. God has your back!