Vickie McCullough

This is my story how Jesus and prayers gave me a second chance to live from NNFF. My name is Vickie McCullough. I live in Dry Prong, Louisiana. My experience started in November 2004 with cramping and no bowel movement and this lasted for three months. I couldn't swallow and started having this horrible pain in my right leg. I continued going back and forth to the emergency room for eight months trying to find out what the problem was. Doctors ran all kinds of tests and kept telling me everything was fine. I was trying to hold on to two jobs working 78 hours a week. My husband passed away 1 1/2 years before this happened so of course when they couldn't find anything they blamed it on stress from that. I knew something was horribly wrong. On July 24, 2005, I couldn't walk and went back to the emergency room where they did emergency surgery and they told my daughters and sister I wouldn't make it through the night. So right away prayers started going up everywhere. I was on a ventilator and didn't even know I was in the world for two weeks. When I woke up I was in ICU where I would stay for three months then I went to a room on the floor where I stayed two months. After this I went to Colorado for my therapy and wound care and stayed in a nursing home for five months. I am now back home in Louisiana with my two wonderful daughters, my two wonderful son-in-laws, and four beautiful grand babies, three girls and a boy. I had 27 surgeries on my right leg. I had to have some grafting done but Jesus is good I still have my leg. I know without Jesus and prayers I would have pasted away that night .I still have a lot of problems from this horrible disease and I will never be the same but there is not a day that goes by that I am not reminded of how precious life is. I want to end my story with a prayer for all the survivors that they will continue to do good and for all the families that have lost a loved one I am sorry and may the Lord give you Strength to go and live in Peace.