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Dying Man Saved By Tampon
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2 May 2009, 05:35
grunge.
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I just got this in my e-mail box, remember Sandra? She sent this to me, I think that all of you Military Wives/Girlfriends would like this.


Please read the whole thing, you'll love it

I am reminded that "God Works in Mysterious Ways "

Tampons (A TRUE STORY)

Tampons to the rescue in Iraq !! Don't worry, it's a good story, and worth reading. It's even humorous in parts. It's from the mother of a Marine in Iraq .

My son told me how wonderful the care packages we had sent them from the ladies auxiliary were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you.

He said that one guy we'll call Marine X, got a female care package and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, 'Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so every time he goes to sleep they steal it from him.' I told my son I was really sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not to worry about Marine X because every time I send something to him, he shares it with Marine X.

He said when my husband and I sent the last care package, Marine X came over to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and said, 'What'd we get this time?'

But my son said they had the most fun with Marine X's package. He said he wasn't sure who it was supposed to go to, but the panties were size 20, and he said one of the guys got on top of the Humvee and jumped off with the panties over his head and yelled, 'Look at me, I'm an Airborne Ranger!!!!'

One of the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew in the wind like a windsock! He said it entertained them for quite awhile. Then of course...........they had those tampons. When he brought this up, my imagination just went running, but he continued.

My son said they had to go on a mission and Marine X wanted the Chap-Stick and lotion for the trip. He grabbed a bunch of the items from his care package and got in the Humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed the tampons too, and my son said everyone was teasing him about 'not forgetting his feminine hygiene products.'

He said things went well for a while, then the convoy was ambushed and a Marine was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep. He said they were administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding to slow down, and someone said, 'Hey! Use Marine X's tampons!' My son said they put the tampon in the wound! At this point my son profoundly told me, 'Mom, did you know that tampons expand?'('Well....yeah!')

They successfully slowed the bleeding until the guy got better medical attention. When they went to check on him later, the surgeon told them, 'You guys saved his life..... If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would have bled to death.' My Son said, 'Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms by mistake saved a Marine's life.'

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At this point I asked him, 'Well, what did you do with the rest of the tampons?'

He said, 'Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flak jackets, and I kept two for our first aid kit.'

I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines. I can't believe that something that started out as a mistake then turned into a joke, ended up saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe in mistakes. She believes God had a plan all along. She believes that 'female care package' was sent to Marine X to save our Marine.

Either way, our efforts have boosted the morale of many Marines, provided much needed items for our troops, AND saved the life of a Marine! God bless every one of you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless our Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and all our military service personnel!

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP IT SAFE!

I'm not breaking this one. If I get it a 1000 times, I'll forward it a 1000 times!

Let us pray... Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it!

Prayer: 'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'

Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.

There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.

GOD BLESS YOU FOR PASSING IT ON
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2 May 2009, 06:25
Mary Magdelene
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iI can only think of one word: Wow!
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3 May 2009, 09:32
lithium layouts.
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Haha, that's awesome!
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3 May 2009, 10:58
Acid Fairy
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Obviously I think the God bit is BS, but well done them for their ingenuity.
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2 May 2009, 08:02
Leona Wren
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This is amazing! My sister is in the Army and works with explosives/missiles. I shall pass this on to her!
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2 May 2009, 08:05
grunge.
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I forwarded it to my Mom [she will like it, it talks about god] and my Dad haha... I just thought it may amuse him. I am glad the guy survived though and that they got some amusement out of that female care package, I mean they must be bored a lot out there.
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2 May 2009, 11:17
Love Bipolar Inc
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I'll never look at tampons in disgust again! Amazing story!
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2 May 2009, 12:00
~RedFraggle~
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Emergency departments often use tampons to slow the bleeding of persistent nose bleeds. I've never heard of them being used for gun shot wounds though. I guess if the wound is small, it could be an effective way of helping to apply pressure to the bleed until it can be surgically stopped (particularly if in an area where it isn't easy to apply direct pressure). Interesting, and lucky they had them.
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2 May 2009, 18:16
Estella
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GOSH, YO - IF ONLY I'D HAD TAMPONS BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I ALWAYS USED TO GET NASTY HEAVY NOSEBLEEDS, YO! GOSH, YO - I HAD THEM UP TO THE AGE OF 14, WHEN THEY CAUTERISED MY NOSE. I ACTUALLY SERIOUSLY BELIEVED THAT THEY WERE THE REASON MY PERIODS HADN'T STARTED YET - I THOUGHT MY BODY WAS DOING IT WRONG AND MAKING ME BLEED OUT OF MY NOSE INSTEAD!
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3 May 2009, 10:02
~RedFraggle~
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Hahahaha
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3 May 2009, 10:50
Jessica [Private]
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Oh that reminds me of the movie where Amanda Bynes pretends to be a guy ;D

They find her tampons and shes like 'dude thats for muh nose bleeds!' ;D
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2 May 2009, 17:47
Opie's Old Lady
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L.O.L that is a funny story but I'm glad that the Marine is fine & survived. Thank God for all our troops!
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2 May 2009, 17:50
Lauren.
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My old high school does a lot of care packages for soldiers (over 2000 already this year!) and we always, always, ALWAYS include tampons for this reason.
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2 May 2009, 18:26
that happened on ER once but i think she used pads lol
but very cool
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3 May 2009, 05:30
ღMiss.Melody
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heck yeah.....men can use them too!! lol jk. this is an amazing story. glad they helped save someone
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3 May 2009, 17:39
valerieeeee
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my neighbor's brother is in the army and she says the keep them around for things like this. pads too. they said when someone gets a nosebleed they rip a tampon in half and shove half up each nostril. good stuff!
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3 May 2009, 21:44
Ariel ♥
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that reminds me of the movie "She's the Man" with Amanda Bynes.
There's a scene where she drops a tampon and the guys see it and are like, "wtf?"
and she shoves it in her nose to show them it's good for nosebleeds. they laugh at her, but of course when one of them gets a nosebleed he did it lol!
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