Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The second worst nightmare.

I received an injury notification today in the form of two strangers in ACUs. My life from this point on will never be the same, but I will embrace it and defeat all obstacles. I've been surrounded by beautiful Army wife angels all day and my mother and sister-in-law arrive tonight.

I have to see this typed: My husband lost both of his legs. He is otherwise fine and in good health, whatever that means.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers.

71 comments:

  1. OMG, praying for you & hubby too.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear this, you and your husband are in my prayers.

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  3. I am so sorry. You will be in my prayers. I wish there was more that could be said, but I will be thinking of you.

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  4. Sending prayers to both of you.

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  5. Kat, I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine the pain and shock you are feeling. Your husband, you and your families will be in my prayers.

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  6. You're both in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of the two of you!

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  7. I am so sorry! As I said you both are in my thoughts and prayers! I am glad to hear that he is otherwise in good health. I hope for a speedy recovery and that you both are able to be in good spirits. If you need anything, dont be afraid to ask.

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  8. You and your Husband will be in my heart and prayers. I hope your husband has a speedy recovery. It looks like you have a pretty good support group. We're all sending love. <3

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  9. My heart is breaking. I know it won't begin to help, but I am so sorry. I am at Ft. Bragg, which is really far away, but please let me know if there is anything I can do. From one EOD wife to another, I am sending so many good thoughts, lots of love, and prayers.

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  10. Oh my gosh. I can't even imagine. Praying for both of you.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear this, so sorry. You and your husband will be in my prayers.

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  12. I will be praying for you. So sorry!

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  13. In April my husband lost one leg and the other was crushed and is going through excruciating procedures to rehabilitate it. I sent you a ton of information through LAW, as well as my real name and contact info. We are 4 months into this process. It will get better. I promise. There is light in this darkness. Your lives are unquestionably changed, but you can do this. I am here, any time day or night, if you would like to talk with someone slightly further down the path from you. You are not alone--no matter what you are thinking or feeling, there are those of us who have gone before you who have thought and felt those same things. You have strength beyond what you know and the hands of family, friends, and complete strangers will be there to support you throughout this journey. If your final destination is where our family is, we will be here to show you the ropes when you get here. Peace, strength, and courage to you, my sister.

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  14. Oh, God, my heart just sank. I am praying for you and your family.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear this!! You guys are in my thoughts!

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  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and your families.

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  17. I found these for you:
    http://www.eodmemorial.org/links/
    (this one is EOD specific)

    http://dav.org/
    (this one has grants to pay for his recovery)

    and

    http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/
    (has a whole lot of everything)

    I'll be in DC. If you need anything, whether it's to watch your dogs, bring you food, hold your hand, I'll be available.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear this you and your family are in my prayers

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  19. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear this! I'm sending a million prayers to you and your husband during this difficult journey. But I know you will overcome this obstacle and will prosper. I'm only a few hours away from you if you need ANYTHING. I am more than willing to help you out. We're a military family, it's what we do. Prayers for both of you. <3

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  20. I am so sorry! How inadequate that phrase is really, but words are so useless in times like these. My cousin-in-law lost both of his legs in Afghanistan & though him, I have met many, MANY wounded veterans. I can say that although life will be bleak for awhile, you will have a great support system to help you guys through this. I am going to send my cousin over to this page so hopefully she can give you a lot of been there, done support.

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  21. Oh.
    man.

    PLEASE let me know if there's anything I can do from way over here!

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  22. I'm so sorry, chickadee!! Sending prayers & thoughts to you, your husband, & family!! You are in my thoughts!

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  23. My thoughts are with you guys!

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  24. Prayers prayers and more prayers!

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  25. I am sending every thought, prayer, and ounce of good jui jui I can spare your way. I am so very sorry.

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  26. I am so so sorry. You'll be in my prayers.

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  27. You both are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for you and you're husband. Stay strong! Im so sorry for you and you're husband.

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  28. I am so sorry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  29. I am so sorry to hear this.. you, your husband and family are in my prayers!

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  30. I heard through another blog of the pain and heartache your husband, you and your family are facing. I am so sorry and wish you all the very best and just know that you're in my thoughts...

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear this! You are in my thoughts.

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  32. OMG!!! I am bawling my head off. My heart is hurting so. Please let us know where you will be, I want to support you.

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  33. Keeping you and your husband in my thoughts.

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  34. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

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  36. I am so sorry to hear this! You are both in my prayers and from one EOD family to another... if you or your husband needs ANYTHING please let me know. We are in the DC area, and my husband makes regular trips to Bethesda so if you need anything... a meal, a hug, a place to crash let me know and it's yours!

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  37. Many thoughts with you and your husband. I'm only a few hours from DC if you need an ear or anything, and want to email me for contact info.

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  38. I had to reread this to make sure I was reading it correctly. And reading it the second time was just as heart-wrenching as the first.

    I am SO SORRY that you & your husband are going through this. I can't imagine the difficulty you are facing... If there's anything AT ALL I can do for you both, please let me know. My heart goes out to you.

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  39. Wow I am so saddened to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your husband.

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  40. Sending so many good thoughts and prayers your way. So sorry to read this.

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  41. Oh my gosh. You and your husband are in my thoughts!!!

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  42. Oh my goodness! Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

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  43. Kat, I am so very sorry that this has happened to you and your husband. You are in my thoughts. Please update when you can.

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  44. You are in my please let you know if I can help in anyway. I think I only live a few hour away.

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  45. I'm so very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband!

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  46. I am so sorry to hear this! You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  47. I'm so sorry! Please know that you and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  48. Oh, Kat. I have been thinking about you ever since I saw your facebook status. I know you and your husband will get through this, and be stronger than ever. I know everyone says this, but please let me know if there's anything Mike and I can do. Anything.

    Love you.

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  49. I am so very, very sorry. I am definitely praying for you tonight.

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  50. I am so sorry to hear this. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  51. I'm so sorry. you are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  52. You and your husband are in our prayers.

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  53. I am so sorry to hear about this. You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. <3

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  54. Found you via Alana... praying for you and your husband at this time... There are no words!

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  55. So many thoughts and prayers going out to you. I have sent you an email with my contact information. I live/work at Walter Reed/Bethesda and would love to be a resource if hes treated here.

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  56. I am so sorry to hear this news. Praying for you both and your families during this difficult time. You are loved!

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  58. I am a long time reader of your blog and have been consistently inspired by you and your marriage. I was heart sick to hear what has happened to your family.

    I know you already have a wonderful support system in place, but if you find yourself in the Washington/Bethesda area and need anything, pleaes don't hesitate to reach out. I wish there was something more I could do for you than tell you how incredibly sorry I am.

    Please know you are not alone, as so many people have said, you are in my thoughts today.

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  59. Your husband, you and your family are in my prayers. I can't even fathom how you feel right now. I'm so sorry.

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  60. As a fellow EOD Tech's wife, this made my heart drop. I can't imagine how you feel right now. You're absolutely in my thoughts and prayers.

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  61. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you, your husband and your entire family!

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  62. I read your post yesterday and have been trying to think of an appropriate comment ever since. I can't; I don't think there is one. After my neighbor's husband was wounded she told me that the best thing I said to her was, "I really don't know what to say." ...because I don't think there is a sentence that would adequately cover such devastating news. So I guess that's what I'm sending you...along with the certainty that you and your husband are in my prayers. He is fortunate to have such a strong and loving wife as you move forward together.

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  63. Isaiah 40 : 28-31

    "Have you not known?
    Have you not Heard?
    The everlasting God, the Lord
    The Creator of the ends of the earth,
    Neither faints, nor is weary.
    His understanding is unsearchable
    He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
    Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
    But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
    They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint."

    You can do this & we will keep you all in prayer.

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  64. Dear Girl,
    I will get our prayer warriors going, and there are MANY. We are praying for you, your husband, and your whole family. God help and strengthen you all.

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  65. I haven't been following long, but what I've read has been so encouraging for me, and now I wish with everything I have that I can return the favor, and that there was something more I can say...I am keeping your husband, you, and your families in my thoughts throughout.

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  66. That is... wow. I can't even imagine. I'm so sorry.

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  67. I am so sorry. Words cannot ever say anything to make this better at all, and I know that. I am praying for you and your husband. You are both such strong people!

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  68. I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. My heart nearly stopped. I am keeping you both in my thoughts.

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  69. I am so, so sorry. You are both in my thoughts and my prayers.

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  70. Oh goodness, love. I don't blog anymore, but I heard through the milspouse grapevine and came here to read the news. I'm so sorry that you're going through this... and that he is. Obviously. You are handling yourself pretty damned well, all things considered. I know it's not going to be an easy road from here on out, but I wish for you the least amount of Army bullshit (and stupidity from people in general) possible. I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts.

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  71. Oh my! I'm so terribly sad to hear this news. You and your family are in my prayers.

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