They immediately put me in bed and started IVs. A neurologist and a hospital bed were found in Phoenix. That evening, I was taken to Phoenix and operated on the next day. They drilled three holes in my head and inserted a vacuum system to suck out the blood clot.
Before going to Phoenix, I was given a priesthood blessing. That blessing has meant a lot to me. A few months later, the radiologist, who was also our Sunday School teacher, gave a lesson on priesthood blessings and faith. I asked him, he knowing my condition, "Without the blessing and the prayers of my loved ones, how long would I have lived?" Without hesitation, he said, "24 hours!"
I am grateful for the restoration of the gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ, including the priesthood.
Yes, we do have two kinds of eyes. Let us use both in whatever endeavor we undertake to help us get back to our Heavenly Father, safely and honorably.
Richard D. Calderwood is a former U.S. Navy pilot and retired dentist who lives in Arizona.
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