15 Years Ago; 4/29/2007 – 5/4/2007

I have very few memories of this 5 day block of time, and this will be common theme in many of the days ahead. For most of this period I was floating in darkness, unaware of time nor pain.

I had had another heart attack, triple bypass heart surgery, and my heart stopped beating numerous times. I do remember a few of the heart stoppages, I could feel “it”, and suddenly, like someone turning off the light switch, I was gone. I remember a few times regaining consciousness, and my tiny room was FILLED with nurses, asking me if I was “OK”, and there was always one holding the AED “paddles”.

I was later told by family members that I was shocked over 50 times in this 5 day time frame.

One thing that has always stuck with me about this time frame, this journey as a whole, is how calm I was …. I was at peace, I was not afraid at any time. I had not given up, I just knew it would all be OK.

My next 2007 update will be on May 5th.


About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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8 Responses to 15 Years Ago; 4/29/2007 – 5/4/2007

  1. SelmaMartin says:

    💜 ⛑ 👼 ♥️

  2. Oh man, this feels scary. 😢 Sorry you had to face that good number of strokes – more than 50! 🤔 That must have been harsh.

  3. DAP says:

    God took care of me! His plan! ❤

  4. God is good! I am thankful for His plans over mine.

  5. Belladonna says:

    Look forward to the next update!!! Truly amazing my friend

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