Prayers for SATTVA

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by 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

Post by 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.
with metta,

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by befriend » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:15 pm

wishing you good health.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by 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

Post by DNS » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Hope it goes well.


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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by thansz » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:44 pm

I hope everything goes well.

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Post by 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

Post by Aloka » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:19 am

Lots of good wishes to you, sattva.


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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by 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.
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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
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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

Post by bodom » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:08 pm

Wishing you all the very best Sattva.


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To practice is to know your defilements,
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Reductor » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:29 am

I am wishing you the very best, too, Sattva.

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