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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:11 pm

It has been almost a year since i was suppose to receive heart surgery. There have been issues with my kidneys, lungs, and foot. Seems we have been going around in circles trying to get me "fixed" enough for the surgery. Last week, I called and made an appointment with the heart surgeon again.

I have a tentative date for the quadruple bypass surgery, May 1st. There are still all kinds of health complications, but the heart surgeon says that if i am willing to take the risks involved that he will perform it. The bone in my foot isn't healed and my pleural cavity keeps filling up with fluid, but i can either keep going on like this or try the operation. I have about a 70 percent chance of surviving the operation. Everyone seems to think that i will be much better after surgery, but the surgeon said not to expect vast improvemnt, probably because of all the other issues. I may be spending a month in the hospital and in rehab.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:11 pm

I am wishing you all the best Sattva.
I know this last year has been a harrowing one for you.
You have been constantly in my thoughts.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby befriend » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:15 pm

wishing you good health.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:57 pm

I realy hope you get well, sattva.

Wishing you the best. :heart:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Hope it goes well.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby thansz » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:44 pm

I hope everything goes well.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:55 pm

You will be in my thoughts and dedications of merit! May you be well, happy and healthy! :heart:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Aloka » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:19 am

Lots of good wishes to you, sattva.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:23 am

It is going to be a long, hard road. But as you can see, our thoughts are with you.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:37 am

:group:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby pilgrim » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:20 am

Sabbhitiyo vivajjantu - sabba rogo vinassatu
Mâ te bhavatvantarâyo - sukhi dighâyuko bhava

May all misfortunes be averted, may all sickness be healed.
may no danger befall you, may you live long and happily.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:29 am

Dear Sattva,

May you be free of mental and physical pain, may your medical treatment meet with success. :group:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby paarsurrey » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:32 pm

jonno wrote:Hi All, I just heard that our beloved sister SATTVA or Louise as some of us know her has to have a Quadruple Bypass soon, please join with me in sending her our love and healing thoughts and prayers. She is such a precious little Buddha who has touched us all with her love and compassion...THANKYOU JONNO


I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim. I am new on this forum. I am reading Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus.
I am given to understand that there are no prayers in Buddhism; but here I see people do pray. Did Buddha also pray?

I pray SATTVA recovers and gains health very soon.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby bodom » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:08 pm

Wishing you all the very best Sattva.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Reductor » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:29 am

I am wishing you the very best, too, Sattva.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby jonno » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:12 am

Dearest LB. My heart-prayers and thoughts are with you. My sangha meets on 1st may so we will dedicate the evening to you dear one and send you healing thoughts. Love BB
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby sattva » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:54 pm

:bow: :group: :heart:
Thanks everyone!
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby marc108 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:59 am

may you heal quickly and recover well :heart:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue May 01, 2012 1:32 am

It's already May 1st here in Portugal. I realy hope everything goes well.

Wishing you the best. :heart:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Ben » Tue May 01, 2012 2:23 am

I am thinking of you Sattva with your upcoming surgery happening sometime over the next 24 hours.
with Metta,

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