DOA or is it a dream?

I am gradually piecing bits together from various sources about the past week. The upside is that I appear to be Plath’s Lady Lazarus...”A sort of walking miracle” or, at my (far more) shallow and level…Limmie & The Family Cookin’ (substitute “he” for “she”)

The downside is that my pupils were non reactive, no pulse…dead on arrival? But…it appears not…I seem to be alive…how does that work? If I had a religious bone in my body, it would seem that I came back from the dead. Me? Really?….really?

I seem to be at home, laughing, enjoying company, cooking, being bossy, functioning (on some level) and imbibing an odd glass of wine

A&E consultant thought he had crossed wires on which patient it was, when my son asked when I could go home, as I had been considered “dead”

  • I have a DNR (do not resuscitate order) which was not followed
  • My brain was starved of oxygen in an upright position and I was non-responsive
  • I seem to have an iron survival instinct
  • I am glad to be alive
  • I had prayers sent from every world religion
  • I had those I love rooting for me
  • It makes no sense to clinicians or loved ones but hey…here I am…

So…what on earth do I do now for my next trick?

Guess I pay my speeding fine, surrender my driving licence, enjoy the size 8-10 clothing, place my next Ocado order and move swiftly on…It could be worse!




5 thoughts on “DOA or is it a dream?

  1. Despite your atheism Wend, I suspect you have now come to the attention of various religious groups who may wish to use you as the poster girl for their superstitions. I am thinking the that I may create a religion around you and become seriously rich like L Ron Hubbard. If I do I will cut you in.


    Andy X


  2. I never thought you capable of anything less… I do not subscribe to any world religion myself, but do believe in the power of utter determination, to say nothing of sheer bloody-mindedness which can come in very useful, IKeep on rockin’, Wendy. Love…


  3. Is it possible that word has got round to administrators of ‘The Heavens’ that you might be “difficult” or “demanding” so they are delaying your arrival?! If so, I am gushing with fan-like admiration. What a brilliant tactic, I plan to emulate…
    With much love, Hxx


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