Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by sherubtse » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:20 pm

I am very glad to hear that he will be well enough to return to moderating duties next week. :jumping:

I have greatly missed his presence in these forums! :cry:

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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by Aloka » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:54 pm

I'm very relieved to hear that his health has improved!

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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:43 pm

Greetings,

Thank you all for your kind wishes. As my friend Martin reported via Retro, the malaria was quickly cured but the cellulitis proved a little more refractory and I’m still not free of it. I can now walk again, but the antibiotics haven’t stopped the infection and so the right foot and calf are still in constant pain. I’ve been discharged from the Sangha Hospital and tomorrow will take up a kind offer from Khun Salil, one of my Abhidhamma teachers, to be tested and treated at a much better equipped private hospital. I regret that it may be a few more days yet before I return to full participation in this forum.

Still, things could be a lot worse: in the bed opposite mine at the Sangha Hospital there was a Belgian monk who was likewise admitted for cellulitis; unfortunately his case was complicated by diabetes, which resulted in his having his right leg amputated.
  • “Householder, who would claim even a moment’s health, while yet carrying this body about, what else is he but a fool?”
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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by Jechbi » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:53 pm

Bhante,

A heartfelt welcome back.

Reminds me of a talk I heard somewhere about a patient who goes to the doctor with a correct perspective on illness. He says: "Doctor, there's something right with me. I'm sick again."

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Post by mikenz66 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:18 pm

Welcome back Bhante... :bow:

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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by genkaku » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:28 pm

Very glad to hear you are on the mend.

And if you'll pardon a small half-tongue-in-cheek observation: Hospitals are like Buddhism: We go to them to get better, but we only know we've gotten better when we get out.

Best wishes for continued recovery.

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Post by AlaskanDhamma » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:36 pm

I was unaware Ven. Dhammanando was ill. I'm am very genuinely happy to hear they he is well again in body. It's good to see the support hear.
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Post by Cittasanto » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:05 pm

It is good to hear the good news
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Post by kc2dpt » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:58 pm

Bhante,

I am glad to hear you are on the mend.
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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by BubbaBuddhist » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:45 pm

Good to see you back Bhante, to straighten us out. You'r work is cut out for you. :P

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Post by Individual » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:53 pm

I'm glad you're well, Dhammanando.
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Post by DNS » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:59 pm

It is good to see you back, even if just for a temporary time.

The other monk had his leg amputated? Ouch! Thank goodness you will be better without that!

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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by Ben » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:18 am

Welcome back Ajahn!
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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:13 am

I'm so glad you're better, Bhante.

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Re: Venerable Dhammanando away for a few days, unwell (update 3)

Post by sherubtse » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:02 am

It is indeed great news to learn that you are better, Bhante. And I very much look forward to reading your words of wisdom again in these forums. :smile:

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