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I would like to thank everyone for their concerns and prayers for my husband. Many of his friends in Coosa County called daily.
There were some frightening days, but my friends in Columbus, Georgia, and St. Mary’s Road United Methodist Church prayer warriors and United Methodist Men were there daily praying and calling my husband. To my surprise the United Methodist Men from Columbus, Georgia, came to the hospital to visit Spencer, as well as family members from Florida and South Alabama. I received calls from Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Many of these people wanted to know if they needed to come see him.
Spencer is the person all his family calls if any concerns need to be relayed. Spencer knows how to get in touch with a family member or someone he can call. There were very few things we would not do to support his family, friends, and the United Methodist Church mission while living in Georgia. It was greatly expressed in their concerns.
My husband had a headache that would not go away. He thought it was a sinus headache. We had gone to a funeral in Wisconsin, and the smoke in Wisconsin and Chicago was very thick. The next few days his headache got worse. He treated himself for sinuses. He got up and said he needed to do some volunteer work and when he finished, he was going to the emergency room. We agreed urgent care was not the best choice. A CT, computed tomography, was done. My husband was diagnosed with a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
My Spencer did not have numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm or leg (on one or both sides of the body). He did not complain of vision that suddenly blurs or decreases (in one or both eyes), trouble speaking or understanding, dizziness, loss of balance, or unexplained falls, difficulty swallowing, or sudden confusion. He did have a severe headache that involved his head and neck. My husband was very blessed and had a good doctor. I was his biggest advocate.
My prayer is that in the future we will vote for politicians who have our healthcare as one of their main concerns. Waiting for an ICU bed and for an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is not a good feeling.