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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:36 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:Hello sattva.

Did you get my PM?

Metta.


i checked my inbox and i don't see anything from you MP :shrug:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:23 am

Greetings Sattva,
sattva wrote:Really, it just is what it is. We do what we can under difficult situations and try not to push away or embrace, try not to give up or to fight at all costs. It is always the middle ground, isn't it?

:sage:

May you be protected by the Dhamma.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:30 pm

:sage:

May you be protected by the Dhamma.

Metta,
Retro. :smile:

Thanks, Retro.


Went to the heart surgeon's today. After discussing my concerns and his concerns, we set a date for Sept 28th for the surgery. I was told it is possible for it to be changed by a day or so at the last minute if an emergency with somone else occurs; and of course, i have to be as well as i am now for the surgery to take place.

The doctor's biggest fear is that i will end up permanently on dialysis. My biggest fear is that i could end up permanently on a respirator and he mentioned that i have to be prepared for risks. Of course, he meant that there is more chance of me dying with my health issues. We had discussed that previously, but we both know i will probably die of a heart attack or stroke soon without the surgery.

Actually. I am surprised he is willing to perform the operation, but he knows I have only the option of trying to postpone death awhile longer or aceepting death sooner, but he has been very adamant about letting it be my decision based on all factors, what i decide to do. I think he would have been just fine had i decided not to get the operation. I really like this doctor and i have heard that he is so good that he could work anywhere in the country.

I am going to miss my niece's wedding. I will either still be in the hospital or just getting home (if all goes well), but that saves me from having to go out and hunt for an outfit to wear lol. Some might say, jokingly, a fate worse than death!!! I wasn't looking forward to shopping. I had already looked once and hadn't found anything and i wasn't relishing the thought of braving the stores again. Plus, i just can't take long hours of merrymaking lol.

There you have it. I will confirm the date as it gets closer.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Aloka » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:43 pm

Sending you lots of good wishes dear Sattva and hoping all goes well.


with metta,

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby bodom » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:43 pm

My thoughts are with you and your family.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby cooran » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:46 pm

Holding you in my heart with metta :group:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:38 pm

Hang tough Sattva.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:45 pm

Much metta

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:04 pm

Thinking of you Louise with lots of metta.

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:39 pm

Greetings Sattva,

sattva wrote:I really like this doctor and i have heard that he is so good that he could work anywhere in the country.

That is a blessing.

sattva wrote:I am going to miss my niece's wedding. I will either still be in the hospital or just getting home (if all goes well), but that saves me from having to go out and hunt for an outfit to wear lol. Some might say, jokingly, a fate worse than death!!! I wasn't looking forward to shopping. I had already looked once and hadn't found anything and i wasn't relishing the thought of braving the stores again. Plus, i just can't take long hours of merrymaking lol.

In this new-fangled age, some weddings are actually broadcast on the Internet for the benefit of those who cannot be in attendance. Whilst unlikely, it may be worth enquiring about, if you're keen to see the wedding but avoid the merrymaking.

Be sure to keep what Dhamma you have learnt in your heart.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:00 am

Wow, what kind words and thoughts everyone. :heart: Thank you....
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:32 am

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby jonno » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:36 pm

Dearest Louise or LB ( Lil Buddha)as I call you, my love and prayers are with you as always. I will get my sangha to pray for you on 28th. Love Jonno aka BB
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby m0rl0ck » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:32 pm

Much metta to you sattva :heart:

May you be well and happy :anjali:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:55 pm

Thanks Mike, BB, and m0rl0ck :anjali: :heart:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Tex » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:29 pm

All the best to you and your family, sattve.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:45 pm

Thanks Tex


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Some of you may remeber that i have had a problem with my foot and have worn a boot on it since May. I have an ulcer on the bottom of it which won't heal. It was infected at one point and i was on antibiotics for it. Last week my foot was more sore again and the physical therapist who changes the dressing twice a week said it looked red again. She took a culture of it and i found out today that it is infected, again. I let the heart surgeon's office know and they said the operation would have to be postponed. I haven't heard what the wound care doctor is going to put me on, yet. She probably hasn't seen the results. So, there it is...another postponement. This is getting to be tedious and frustrating.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:06 pm

Hang in there, Louise. We're thinking of you.
with Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:09 pm

Greetings Louise,

That sucks as a reason for needing a postponement.

All the best.

Metta,
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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby octathlon » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:00 am

Oh no. May you have the patience and equanimity you need during this time.
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