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26/03/2015 07:29 GMT | Updated 26/03/2015 09:59 GMT

Woman Makes 'Miracle Recovery' After Getting Married In Hospital: 'The Deathbed Wedding Saved My Life'

Mandy Lloyd married her fiancé of 20 years Paul Curran while she was critically ill in hospital in January.

The pair decided to have a bed-side wedding because doctors warned it would take "a miracle" for Lloyd to survive a bout of internal bleeding.

But the 47-year-old is now well on her way to recovery, and has put her health improvement down to marrying the man she loves.

"It seems the deathbed wedding saved my life. At the time I was so close to dying, when Paul suggested we get married in hospital, I agreed straightaway and the wedding was wonderful," Lloyd said, according to The Telegraph.

"The following few weeks were a blur to me but I was then moved off a high dependency unit and I knew I had to get better for the sake of new husband.

"So I tackled it one day at a time, getting out of bed and learning to walk again before anyone could stop me."

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After collapsing at home, Lloyd was rushed by ambulance to Stepping Hill hospital on 28 January this year.

She was suffering from severe internal bleeding, which doctor believed was probably caused by stomach ulcers.

Lloyd and Curran began dating 25 years ago. Despite being engaged for 20 years, it took Lloyd's sudden illness for them to finally tie the knot.

They got married two days after Lloyd was admitted to hospital.

In a statement released shortly after their ceremony, Curran said: “The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster, but now Mandy is out of intensive care I am hoping we will soon see a happy ending."

Despite the tragic prognosis, it seems the newlywed's prayers were answered .

An update posted on the couple's website four weeks after their wedding reads: "Mandy is recuperating - amazing - a miracle!"

"Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. And a special thanks to all the fantastic medical, nursing, spiritual staff at Stepping Hill Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary who helped save her life. Please continue to pray for her full recovery."

H/T: The Telegraph

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