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Mike OShea


Australia

Believe... and you can!

Submitted into: Miracles Of Self Category,

On: 2008-01-08

One Monday morning I was feeling very, very ill. I had felt sick all weekend and I just thought it was the flu .
I owned a small painting and decorating business I put in a lot of hours each day to make this business work.
There was a lot of stress with managing staff, quoting , occupational health and safety issues, insurance, fuel and material costs. Chasing some people who were always late payers, sometimes I would have to wait 3 months for payment was a continuing stress. With 12 painters to pay every week it was becoming very difficult to manage it all on my own, I was learning that running a business is not as easy as it looked, but I did love the challenge.

I had the contract to do all the new painting and painting maintenance for the Australian Navy at HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross Navy Bases on the South Coast of NSW. We had other contracts with builders and Government Departments such as Housing Commission, Rehabilitation Centres etc. It was my 3rd year in my own business, and things were going just great.

This particular Monday I was starting 2 new painters so I didn't want to take the day off sick as even though I was feeling horrible.
I crawled out of bed and after a hot coffee and some banana on toast I made way of to the current job. We were repainting the old Library at the Creswell Navy base.

By 9:00am my bones were very sore and the day light was hurting my eyes. I managed to push through to lunch time and I noticed I was becoming very light headed. Then it happened, I dropped my paint brush’. In 8 years I had never dropped my paint brush and in this industry its frowned upon for a painter to drop his brush , usually it means he must shout a round of beer that afternoon to everyone on the job. I picked up my brush and washed the dust off and tried to get back to work.

By the end of the day I was sweating profusely, and called it an early day. I just wanted to get home and sleep this off, but on the way home I had a brief moment where I felt like I fainted, lucky, I was at traffic lights. I pulled over and rang my wife to come get me. Rachael took me home and rang our local doctor , but he was also having a early day. By this time I had started to vomit and I could hardly keep my eyes open , the light was just to much for me to cope with.

My wife rushed me to the hospital where some doctors stuck needles into my spine and did all kinds of tests , they come back and said I had Meningococcal, a rash on my belly and it was getting worst.

By this time I was 5% conscious ,I didn't know much about Meningococcal or how dangerous it could be. The next day I awoke to see all my family and my father around my bed. My father had flown down from interstate and that’s when I knew it was bad.

For 8 days I surprised the doctors and managed to stabilize and beat the virus. They said if it wasn't for my large size and good health they doubt if I would be alive. I did nothing other than pray to all the positive energy out there for help and a miracle. I promised myself that if I could pull through this I would do whatever I could to make others see life as a positive journey and try and make people feel better.

I received my miracle and recovered from Meningococcal and have never been sick since. I gave up painting and started a new career and I am loving every bit of it. I now have more time with the family and less stress.

I realised that it is possible to achieve anything if you believe you can and are willing to give 100%.

Mick Oshea,
Australia