My Valley Experience
In 2008 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, otherwise known as "S.L.E".
What is "S.L.E Lupus"? It is an autoimmune disease in which a persons immune system attacks various organs or cells of the body.
The most common symptom is joint pain.
I didn't know that at age 27 my life would drastically change the way it did. I was healthy until my body started to change. I started
This was a life changing experience for
Oct 2009 was my near death experience. I went to the hospital due to chest pain. I was there for the whole day doing tests and was told nothing was wrong and everything looked fine. Late in the night they told me I had to leave because they needed the bed I was on. I
explained to them that I was still in pain but they said they didnt find anything wrong. I was pushed out into the emergency room to wait for my brother, when he came he was surprised to see me there. I went home and decided to sleep with my mom which I dont usually do. My mom told me I had a very restless night. In the morning when I woke up my mom had to help me to the washroom, on the way back I told her I felt like I was going to pass out and I did. I collapsed. I was in and out of consciousness, first I remember my brother slapping me in the face
trying to alert me and asking me questions, then I remember being in the ambulance, then in the emergency room on a table. I was in a coma for 1 week. I was told that my body was as cold as ice and my pulse was getting weaker and weaker. The doctor told my family that theres nothing else he can do and that they should call my loved ones to pay their last respects because I'm not going to make it. After hearing this from the doctor, my mom and a few mothers from church went around my bed and laid hands on me and prayed. A short while after the prayer my vital signs became more stronger and then I was stable. "PRAYER DOES CHANGE THINGS" When I woke up I had wires all over my body, some in my nose, mouth, on my legs, arms and a chest tube draining out the fluid from my lungs that went to my heart to make it stop. I had muscle weakness and was unable to move on my own. Nurses had to turn me all the time. I was in a bed for 3 months, I couldn't walk because all my leg strength was gone. Nurses had to feed me, bathe me, and change me. I lost my independence and I was just 27 years old. There was times when I felt like giving up, depression would come over me, the devil would fill my head with negative things like not being able to walk again. I really had to exercise patience and faith while I was in the bed for so long. It was frustrating and mind bothering at times but God saw me though. Whenever I felt down I picked up my bible which never left my bed, listened to music or called someone on the phone to lift my spirit or give encouraging words. There was also nurses tending to me that were christian who encouraged me as well. I improved day by day and got stronger day by day, though it was a long process "VICTORY" was at the
Today, I'm 31 years old and I've been married for a little over a year. The Lupus has been in remission and I BELIEVE that God will heal me completely from this disease one day. I could
Isaiah 40-31 (KJV)
" But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint"
This is my testimony.