One year ago today I found myself in the ER being moved to the ICU. I had nearly lost my life from an intentional prescription drug overdose. I had a best friend who stepped in and saved my life.
It’s hard to think of things to say about that night. I don’t remember that night or the hours leading up to it. I don’t remember the 72 hours that followed.
The drug haze and fog were thick. The medication hangover was heavy. The depression and dissociation were deep and scary.
I look back on this year and think of the things I could have missed. Milestones in the lives of my boys, the publishing contract for my book, the wicked 38 days of E. Coli that I had. I wouldn’t change a thing. Even the worst parts of it- as long as it means I’m here.
So, Christa- Thank You. One year ago, you made a decision that changed the lives of many people. You put me in a car and drove me to the ER knowing that I’d rather die. You never left my side even when nurses told you I was safe but you knew better. Thanks for saving my life. Thanks for keeping my kids’ mom alive, my husband’s wife here to fall asleep beside him. Thank you for making sure my mom still had a daughter and for giving me the opportunity to not only experience the rest of my life… But, thank you for being my best friend.~Lindsay