Stopping a quick, tricky killer

That was the headline of an AP article in Monday’s Kansas City Star–all about deep vein thrombosis and the US Surgeon General’s campaign to bring more public awareness to a medical problem that kills more than 100,000 Americans a year. That’s what unexpectedly landed me in the hospital for four days last week.

I am thankful to God for the way He arranged circumstances to get me to the Emergency Room when I thought I could tough it out, and for great medical care, and the development of drugs that got me back on my feet in a hurry. I’m thankful for God’s protection and sustaining power that kept pieces of a “massive” clot from breaking off and moving to my lungs while this thing was growing for probably a month. I’m thankful for friends and family who cared and prayed and were there for me.

This article is really worth reading. And it might help save your life some day.

Read it here.