… Where do I begin??
I’m going to just dive on in…
Let’s see, here is a photo of that amazing man who quite literally saved my life at Sharp Grossmont last year on that fateful, almost dead, day, March 15, 2015…
My Savior, Dr. Sathya Pokala and myself, March 2016
I promised him when I first met him on the 19th of March, last year, after he told me what happened, that he would see me in a years time. Sober, healthy (-ish, adjacent), and better than ever. (Bad hair due to a severe hypoglycemic attack just prior to seeing him… #greattiming!)
I was, just that. So I made my appointment and sat waiting for him in his waiting room. And there he was. The God who saved me and started me on my new journey. When I promised him last year, he said sure (with that “sure, right… heard that before!” look on his face) and all year I waited. And waited. AND WAITED.
I followed my new journey put forth to me to the letter, and kept every promise. Followed every rule. And now all of it has become my life. And I love it. And I’m grateful.
So a BIG HUUUUGE THANK YOU to
Dr. SATHYA POKALA at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
I also want to take a moment to also thank him for restoring my faith, somewhat, into Sharp Healthcare, this after Sharp Memorial Hospital dropped the ball on my beloved father and quite literally killed him, by negating and avoiding and ignoring the severe sepsis, aka “pseudomonas”, taking over his body and out of his arm (he had me take photos, this mere weeks before he passed away on Halloween, 2013).
I am aware that this blog wasn’t the perfect time place to bring it up, but as I like to view life now, “there’s no time like the present!” And I also know that my father asked me to take these photos. When I asked why, he relplied, “just take them, they will be important one day!”
I didn’t question. And I kept silent for a very, very long time. Moral of the story…
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU OR YOUR SEASONED (aka older) FAMILY MEMBERS!
And with the untimely death of the beloved TREASURE, Ms. Patty Duke, just 3 days ago,
SEPSIS is the number one killer in the ER at hospitals.
Every year, severe sepsis strikes more than a million Americans. It’s been estimated that between 28 and 50 percent of these people die – far more than the number of U.S. deaths from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. The number of sepsis cases per year has been on the rise in the United States.
And it is a silent one!
I implore you, to keep abreast of your parents healthcare. ALWAYS ask questions. And if you are still concerned, SCREAM AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS for proper medical care. Seniors and children get thrown to the wasted ode because of their inability to financially care for their medical (for the most part… If you get my drift!!!)
At any rate, sorry to go off-topic, but I feel like it was time to correlate why my stay at Sharp Grossmont wasn’t just about my living, but was also meaningful to me because it was as if he died for me to live. And he’s been with me ever since I almost died that day.
It also lets those who have been with me when I’m driving past Sharp Memorial Hospital and hear me growl, like a very angry cougar!
You know I just had to change the depressive tone back to happy stuff! And now on to other news…
I added a link to the video of Dr. Hamed Aryafar explaining the results of my TIPs Shunt Surgery…
Dr. Aryafar explains my TIPs Shunt surgery & results
Took some pretty great photos in the last few weeks… Just me, and life… Fun stuff…
Have a look at the gallery on the main page on the right, or I guess, below….
(BTW.. I’m still hoping the “Dog Stork” will send me a new angel to my doorstep!)
Well, that’s it for now… Please share, comment and for the love of The Good Lawd that all is holy, LIKE THE PAGE AND POST!
Stay well, healthy and wise,
Amy Kristen Suter, aka “Miss Cordelia Parker Chase”
(It’s an inside GBF thing!)