Tina Henry | CaringBridge

Tina Henry

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My story is being written after the fact. I went through a very long very entailed event. Today I'm sharing my story hoping this will be therapeutic for me. The lwhole ordeal affected me in many ways. I will try to be as specific as possible regarding the dates, only promising to come close.
       In early 2010 I was diagnosed and surgery was suggested to correct the problem. I had a bladder prolapse and urinary issues. My doctor told me  that I needed a pelvic mesh implant  and that  it was a simple procedure.  I would go in the morning  and go home the same day. 
       on June 15th 2010 I was admitted through the Surgery Department long before the sun came up. I was prepped taking into the OR and then on to the recovery room. My cardiologists came to check on me. He found me with a very low pulse and heart rate. He thought at first, they had given me too much pain medication. Nonetheless he did an EKG. There was definitely a problem so I was rushed to the cardiac cath lab. He found that 3 of my coronary stents had occluded, shut down, and they needed to be reopened immediately. During all of this I coded. I died.
      I was placed on full support. They were keeping me alive. My heart was beating but I was comatose and a ventilator was breathing for me. At one point they gathered my children together and told them they did not see any Improvement and they thought my support should be removed to see how I would do. Fortunately my children and a good friend were having no part of this. I remained on support.
       I woke up in a whole nother Hospital.

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