Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We Interrupt Our Daily Tree with Breaking News




I am interrupting my daily Christmas Tree posts to tell you what happened today. We were in the car when I had an awful nosebleed. Blood continued to spurt out in huge amounts all over everything and I could not stop it. Fortunately we were already in the car and near a hospital, so that is how I ended up in the E.R. Turns out I had a broken artery in my nose. Actually it is the junction where six arteries meet. It is a dangerous bleed and people have been known to bleed to death from it. This happened because my head cold had turned into a bacterial sinus infection, making my arteries too delicate. WHO KNEW, GOSH!! Anyway, I am home resting now. I lost a lot of blood and swallowed a lot of it, too. So I decided to post these pictures of a nearby hospital, Martha Jefferson. It was recently voted one of the most beautiful in the country. I took these pictures when I was visiting someone, so what do you think, is it truly that beautiful? Does it deserve the votes?



“Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making.”
Ephesians 1

27 comments:

reana claire said...

Oh Poor Ginny... i felt so terrified when you described that blood was spurting out from your nose.. are you alright now? Do take things lightly, rest more at home... and hope your cold is fine now.. Yes, i didnt know that cold can affect our nose arteries too!
About the hospital, it is really beautiful and comfortable.. like a high class hotel, right?

BlueShell said...

marvelous place and words...precious...
GoD

bless you!
Have a merry Christmas

Annie said...

So glad you posted this, Ginny. After reading your post on FB, I was unnerved. An yes - Who knew??? Krista works in an ENT clinic. I'm going to tell her about this tomorrow. She probably knows about this. I will have a lot more respect now for a sinus cold.

Oh, and yes, that is a beautiful hospital. Someone put a lot of care into the design.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad to hear you were close to a hospital when the bleeding started. I hope you feel better soon.
The hospital is beautiful. I thought it was a library from some of your photos.
Get Well Soon!

Maple Lane said...

I'm thankful you were near the hospital. Take good care and feel better soon.

That light fixture is very pretty.

Ma said...

Get well soon Ginny, how scary!

The hospital is beautiful.

From the Kitchen said...

Rest and recover well. What a frightening thing to happen but fortunate you were near a hospital.

I think Martha would be proud to have her name on that beautiful hospital.

Best,
Bonnie

Parsley said...

Oh my word! Ginny!!! Scary but God must have had an angel watching over you to be close to a hospital in a car!

Shug said...

Bless you Ginny....so very sorry. This would have scared me crazy. Glad you were near a medical facility and could get it taken care of. Sinus infections can be very dangerous in so many ways.
Beautiful hospital. it gets my vote.
Hope you feel better soon..
shug

Sandra said...

oh no on the nose bleed... i can't believe this... oh no again....i am so glad you are home safe and can post this MOST beautiful hospital. i agree with the votes. i could hardly wait to get to the bottom of the photos to see where you had been. i was thinking it was the lobby of a fancy movie theater, then maybe a bank. i love that header light. what a beautiful place. we have 4 hospitals and none of them are beautiful.

Arti said...

So glad that you are alright. Take care Ginny, God is always there with those who believe in him :)
The photos are quite good, it looks like a hotel!!

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, Ginny! I'm so glad you're OK! I've never heard of that before. Take it easy for sure...lots of rest.
The pictures are beautiful. :)

Karin said...

From facebook I come to your blog and find - the rest of the story! So glad they were able to staunch the blood flowing from your nose! YIKES - that's frightening!

But - no matter how beautiful and hotel-like a hospital can be designed - it's never fun to be there for any length of time. We'd just as soon only visit and not have to stay there!

Hope you are well again and mending quickly. Glad you were near medical care!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That hospital looks lovely. Certainly more cheery than most. You take it easy now and get better.

Ruth Kelly said...

I am glad you are alright. It looks like a very fancy hospital.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Oh Ginny you have had a close one...I did not know that a nose bleed could be that dangerous. I am glad you saw the beauty in the hospital pics

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Glad you got to the doctor in time!

Guess what Ginny? I was born at Martha Jefferson :-)

photowannabe said...

Oh my Ginny, it never rains but pours for you. Glad they were able to fix you up and you are home. Rest and recover.
That is a gorgeous hospital. It sure doesn't look like one.
I pray you have a wonderful Christmas and no more surprise visits to the ER.

DawnTreader said...

Oh Ginny, I'm so sorry you had to go into the ER again. I used to get sinus infections, it's horrible. Luckily it's been many years since I had one of those now. I hope you get a peaceful Christmas and no more emergencies. That hospital does look nice for a hospital, but no matter how nicely decorated it may be, it's not where we prefer to spend Christmas, is it...

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny - I have never heard of a place with six arteries meeting and you could bleed to death -you poor thing - only you can do that! You have had enough girl - you don't need any more illnesses!!!!!!

I do think that hospital is pretty.

sandie

Rose said...

Sounds like you were blessed to be near a hospital.

I love the light....but otherwise, don't see anything special. I see everyone else thinks it pretty...I must be in a Grinch sort of mood.

Ann said...

Oh my that sounds like some nose bleed. Glad you were near a hospital.
It is an impressive looking hospital that's for sure.

George said...

I'm glad you were in the car and could get to the hospital quickly. I'm also glad you are now at home, and I hope you are feeling better.

The hospital you showed looks much better than the hospitals I've been in around here.

S. Etole said...

Ginny, I'm so thankful you could get help in time. Hope you and Phil have a truly wonderful Christmas.

That is such a beautiful hospital.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Goodness... So sorry to hear more about your latest ordeal at the ER... Bless your heart.. You just can't seem to get and stay healthy... God Bless you, my friend...My love and prayers are with you--as always.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

I'm so glad you were close to a hospital! These are nice photos, love your header! Take care!

Ann said...

So glad you were near the hospital. You feeling Ok now?