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Count Down to a Miracle -What Almost Killed My Husband Saved His Life

Shyron is a retired Customer Service Rep. for Verizon. Colleges attended: Triton, Melrose Park, Illinois and Elgin, in Elgin, Illinois.

I got in the car reached for my cell phone to call my honey and tell him, I am on my way home

November 7, 2005, just another work day, and time to go home, I walked out with one of my friends and we were chatting standing by my car. I got in the car reached for my cell phone to call my honey and tell him, I am on the way home, which is my routine. I dialed home, and got a busy, and I pushed yes to the button that says 'do you want to keep trying?' Every five minutes the phone would dial home, and it was still busy, I thought he must be talking to my cousin, Zina who likes to talk a lot.

—When I left for work, he, my husband, was working on the fence to get it finished, and looked up at the dead branches on the pecan tree next to the fence. He was thinking tomorrow is brush pickup, better cut those.

Hubby got the chainsaw, and ladder out, cut and drug branches until the driveway was piled high with them. One last limb to go, from the second or maybe the third rung up on the ladder, he saw that he was going to fall and threw the chainsaw away from himself onto the ground and looking down, at the thin metal fence post (the kind used by farmers to string barbed wire.) he said he thought it had gone up between his belt and pants. He pushed himself off the post and got to his feet. This is where he said it got a little fuzzy. He told me he crawled, and got into the house, which is over a hundred feet away from where he had fallen.

“EMERGENCY", I have fallen and I don’t know how badly I am hurt.

My Husband, remembers getting the phone, and trying to focus on the numbers, but was on the verge of going into shock, and blacking out, he could not see the numbers clear enough to dial. He was desperate to reach me and tell me he had fallen, while, I tried and tried to call him, but the line was busy then I thought I need to try one more time, and I tried again. He did not say hello, he said, “EMERGENCY", I have fallen and I don’t know how badly I am hurt. Then he cried out ‘I AM HURTING INSIDE’.

I called my son, Walter, got his voice mail and left him a message.

My eyes filled with tears, as I started to pray. I thought, I can't cry, if I cry, I could have an accident, and I was about a minute away from my beloved. I called my son, Walter, got his voice mail and left him a message.

When I got home the front door was not locked. As I entered not knowing what to expect, because Honey Bunny, never keeps the door unlocked. . . So I did not know what condition I would find him in.

"I don't want 911 to take me; I want you to take me to the hospital."

My husband was in the recliner with a sheet pulled over his body. I thought it can't be too bad, I don't see any blood. Put the tools away, then help me get dressed, and take me to the hospital, he told me. While, I was dialing 911, Honey Bunny, told me "I don't want 911 to take me; I want you to take me to the hospital."

WHY ARE YOU NOT IN THERE WITH HIM? Walter screamed at me

I ran out to the place where he had been cutting and threw the tools into the garage, locked the garage door and ran back to the house. Just as I got there Walter was there. WHY ARE YOU NOT IN THER WITH HIM? Walter screamed at me. I said. I told Walter, he wanted me to put his tools away, and then take him to the hospital.