Thursday, May 28, 2009

Indebted

A year ago today a friend on a message board saved our lives.

I had started having "heartburn" and was feeling pretty rough. I hated to complain too much about it because I was just so grateful to be pregnant, that something as minor as heartburn seemed silly to complain about. But it REALLY hurt.

I made a post on the board about the heartburn and a friend, Danielle, encouraged me to take my blood pressure. I told her she was being silly. But she was not deterred. She'd had HELLP herself, you see.

At her urging, I bought a blood pressure cuff that night. Then I didn't believe the reading. But I promised if I still felt badly the next morning I would call. And I did.

When I left the house that morning, I had no idea I would be a different person when I returned to it 8 days later.

But if it hadn't been for the urging (Ahem- nagging.) of Danielle, I wouldn't have called. I probably would have had a stroke at home before I'd known something was wrong.

She very likely saved both my life and Robbie's.

Thank you, Danielle. I'm forever in your debt.


--Trish

12 comments:

Sunny said...

WOW! That is a positive story about the power of the Internet, if I have ever heard one. I'm so glad that you and Robbie are okay.

Mrs. Spit said...

I'm thankful for your friend too!

Rachel said...

Wow. I am so glad your internet-friend not only gave you the right information but followed up to make sure you called. A really great act from someone (I presume) you had never even met.

FattyPants said...

Thank god for her. Can you just imagine what would have happened if she hadn't have posted or you hadn't listened to her advice? Ack. We are so glad you listened.

Me said...

Aaaawwww!!!!

O.S.B. said...

Thank you Danielle for sure! Oh my... So very thankful that you listened, what an angel she was that day a year ago...

Two Hands said...

If I knew her, I would kiss her. A world without Robbie and Trish? Unthinkable.

Fertilized said...

YAh score 1 for the internet and why we need eachtoher!

Busted said...

Such an amazing story and really illustrates the value of the connections we make on boards and blogs. SO glad your friend nagged you.

Slytherpuff said...

Thank goodness for Danielle!

Elizabeth said...

I cannot imagine the last year without you blog, without you, without Robbie... I'm grateful that you have been here all along and that you have shared Robbie with all of us.

Wherever you are Danielle, Thank you!

Amy said...

Oh wow ... I'll remind myself of this story next time I hesitate about "nagging" someone when I think it might be serious!