I was hurt very badly in softball game years ago. I actually died at the field and again at the hospital. I lost about a fourth of my brain and I couldn’t breathe unassisted; I was kept alive with machines. I had major swelling in my brain and required brain surgery. I was left in a coma/vegetable state for 23 days. With no improvements in my state and very low brain activity the neurosurgeon said to my parents: “he doesn’t have a chance. His brain hasn’t been working for last three days. He will be a vegetable for the rest of his life. We recommend pulling the plug on him and letting him died.” Luckily they didn’t pull the plug.
I woke up two days later to some lady screaming and crying right next me. I didn’t know I was hurt and tried to help her but I couldn’t move my body. I was self-aware but utterly confused by my situation. I couldn’t talk. I was naked and tied down to the bed next to a woman that wasn’t my wife. There was a mirror in front of me. I saw myself and passed out. My neurosurgeon came back to my bed later and woke me up but I couldn’t speak. My daughters were 2, 4 & 6 years old at the time and they hadn’t seen me since the day of my injury. The next day I woke up to my daughters crying on top of me with a bottle that my youngest had put in my mouth. That was beginning of my new life.
I had no short-term memory and had lost 72 pounds while in the hospital. I have immense gratitude for all those that kept my in their prayers and cared for me. I have been told that people around the world were praying for me throughout this ordeal and the hospital staff was amazing in caring for me when I couldn’t care for myself: these are my champions! I had been working in the healthcare business for many years but didn’t realize how amazing our healthcare system was until I experienced it first-hand.
I was told that I would probably never speak again and that reading and writing were going to be tough. Now, I had three beautiful young daughters and I wasn’t going to let my accident ruined me so I spent my time learning to walk, talk, read and write again. It wasn’t easy! It took 18 months to get to the point where I could have an actual conversation and about 2 years to learn to write and read again. My speaking wasn’t good and my writing was even worse but you could understand what I was trying to say. I struggled with short-term memory for about ten years—I had difficulty remembering the previous day but I managed to help raise three beautiful young ladies, which was my passion.
I realize that what I thought was so important in my life before my injury was totally misguided. Unfortunately, it took a traumatic brain injury to figure it out! I now believe we are here to help others. I spend much of my available time helping people with major health problems, letting them know that they too can win their battles as I was once in their shoes. I have witnessed many miracles in the lives of those I pray for. It is in the power of prayer, Jesus Christ, and God that manifest miracles.
When your physician says, “you have two to four months to live” because their medicine isn’t working I hope you take a chance to build a relationship with God and pray that Jesus Christ/God/Holy Spirit can heal you! You have nothing to lose at this point but so much to gain. God bless you!
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David Langmas, The Langmas Group, Inc, Bend, Oregon www.langmas.com