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Discussion: I Believe in Angels!

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Aug. 1, 2013
Men's 60
993 posts
I Believe in Angels!
After almost a month of difficulties, my gall bladder was declared the miscreant and on April 24 it was removed.
On May 25 I found myself in an emergency room at a local hospital; some gallstone material had lodged in my pancreas and I was experiencing acute pancreatitis. The next 6 days are still pretty much a blur since I was unconscious for most of it. I would awake for a minute here or 5 minutes there. I almost left permanently on 2 occasions.
On the 5th morning around 2 a.m., my wife and I were the only persons in the room. She was wiping my face with a cool, damp cloth when I came to and I whispered "Angels".
Her response: "Yes, baby, I am your angel!" "No", I corrected her, "They're behind you."
And they were there! A number of them--just silhouetted figures. There was someone else there as well; in the corner was a completely dark figure, all in shadows; his face down and I only saw his hands folded in front of him.
My response was to ask my wife for a gun, but do not give it to him for he is dead! Draw your own conclusions. You may not believe; but I do!
I passed out immediately after that. Now I know this is not pertinent to senior softball and I do not expect responses, but I do hope it will prompt some personal thoughts from everyone.
I will make a small connection however. Earlier during my state, my wife said that I kept muttering something about "pool play, pool play", then suddenly came too, sat up, and declared: "Honey, I love to play softball!", then passed back out.
Aug. 1, 2013
Fred S
Men's 85
279 posts
I am with you. Never saw one but I know they were there. Going through Leukemia treatments 22 years ago I did a lot of stupid things that should have killed me, like driving at night when I partially blinded by chemo treatments, for 22 miles just following the white lines in the road and checking myself out of the hospital.

There had to be a Guardian Angel watching over me as I wasn't watching out for my selve.
Aug. 2, 2013
Men's 50
27 posts
I did not know you were having health problems,but I am very happy to hear your doing better. Keep believing in the Angels my friend. They are around. Hope your recovery is going good. Take care... Pat
Aug. 4, 2013
Men's 60
993 posts
Fred, angels are often around and we do not even realize!
Thanks, Pat. The last 7 months have been rather interesting: Dec. 6--back surgery; April 24--gall bladder surgery; it was my granddaughter who was attacked by a pit bull 2 days later; May 25-30--acute pancreatitis.
I am doing well and hope to play in SSUSA Southern Championships in Birmingham.
One of the angels I did see was my dear wife of 44 years who never left my bedside while in the hospital!!
Every day is a good day!
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