Listen to the words that they speak ...

By MAYS Latest Reply 2014-06-22 13:03:39 -0500
Started 2011-02-15 22:03:17 -0600

Today was just another day, special in its own right, but made even more special because of an assortment of words.

My left leg began to swell up, causing a bit of pain, some alarm, and a bit of irrational thinking.

(I have DVT - Deep Vein Thrombosis, aka. Blood Clots of the Leg)

I decided to wait before doing anything for this simple reason, I see so much of my local hospital, I average at least three visits there a week, between seeing my doctor, and various specialist.

So waiting until morning to see my "Coumadin Doctor," prevented me from packing my "Hospital Bag."

Until my oldest son looked at the size of my left leg, compared to the size of my right leg and proclaimed, " I think that you should go to the hospital, I already lost one parent, you are all that I have left, I don't want to lose you too."

How selfish could I possibly be?
Needless to say, I packed my "Hospital Bag."

So listen very closely to the words that others may speak, once you decipher them, you may be surprised at how many of the words actually say this, "I Love You!"


15 replies

Guardianstone 2011-02-27 12:12:58 -0600 Report

My husband is on this poison. I understand about the apointments.
Most important thank you for your story. Maybe if Dave reads this he'll realize that is what I am saying when he has chest pains, afib attack, graying out, passing out, weakness, and other symptoms. You just said it with more tact.
Guardian stone

MAYS 2011-02-27 12:28:24 -0600 Report

Guardianstone, thank you for commenting.
Please do whatever it is that you have to do to get your point across.
We can be selfish at times without even realizing it, we should take other's feelings into consideration before we brush aside what they are saying to us.

We may have the affliction, but they suffer in their own way with us.
Let Dave know that you not only feel for him, but also along with him, and that it's not fair to you when he neglects his health because his health is also your health.


Steve45694 2011-02-16 19:40:11 -0600 Report

I'll keep u in my prayers! I pray 4 a speedy recovery. God bless u Mays! You have a very special family here on this site! I know I'm blessed by them all.

realsis77 2011-02-16 11:27:34 -0600 Report

Oh mays I'm so sorry! I know what your going through! After I woke from my coma I had a clot in my jugular so I had to take coumidin and get my pts done almost every day until the clot disolved. My left arm actually swelled up from it. It was a very scarey time. God bless you mays! I'm so sorry you have to go through this! I pray you will be better soon!

petals 2011-02-16 09:52:20 -0600 Report

my prayers are with you, hope that everything is alright. Glad that your son was there to get your butt in gear and on the way to the hospital.

oldbuttercup 2011-02-16 09:34:20 -0600 Report

Many Years ago there was a show on called "Juvenille Jury". The catch prhrase from the show was "out of the mouthes of babes oft time come jems" A more true statment could not be made in this case. God bless the children.
As Always May God Bless You

MewElla 2011-02-16 08:41:52 -0600 Report

God Bless your son who spoke to you out of love and concern for you. My prayers are with you. You are a VIP to all of us on the DC site, remember you are loved by all. My condolances on the loss of your wife, this is so difficult. I also lost my husband. God Bless you and your sons…

Kaiyle 2011-02-16 01:42:30 -0600 Report

I understand how your son feels. With my father gone, all I have left is my mother, and I stay on top of taking care of her. I'm praying for your speedy recovery. You are very much loved by this DC family!!!

VickieF 2011-02-16 00:26:11 -0600 Report

Hope you are doing better. Good job listening! And What a great Son you have. Like Father, like son. Prayers to you and yours.

CaliKo 2011-02-15 23:56:21 -0600 Report

I'm sorry you are back to the hospital. Have you been admitted or did you get to go home? Sorry also that you lost your wife, I didn't realize. Kudos to your son for speaking up, and kudos for you for listening to the message, both spoken and implied. Take care of yourself, we need you too. Hugs.

re1ndeer 2011-02-15 22:59:27 -0600 Report

Children are God's gift to us. They are there for us even when we don't know it.
They come to your aid even without asking.

I have 2 son's who are there for me. And at times I wish I could be there for them , both my son's have MS.

You are very lucky to have sons that look after their dad.
You are truly blessed.

GabbyPA 2011-02-15 22:28:23 -0600 Report

I bet that cut like a knife to hear. Wow...even if they are not babes anymore, they are still our children.

squog master
squog master 2011-02-15 22:14:43 -0600 Report

You're right Mays. There are so many ways to say I love you. I'm glad your son spoke up. We want you around for a long time here too. Hope things went well. Prayers they did.