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Earth Angel
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0 posted 02-21-2006 10:30 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel


I want to thank all of you who have been emailing me about your concerns for my well-fare. I also appreciate all the caring that you have displayed to iliana's pleaful post for prayers for me. Each one makes a difference.

I am relieved to tell you that my open heart surgery in 2004 seems to have been a success and I have not suffereded complications from that. Today I have different battles at hand.

I have been on the front lines of many physical battles for almost two weeks now. I have been having hemorrhages in both eyes and am presently going through a series of laser surgeries. My optic nerves are also under "attack"! Losing one's vision is a terrifying experience. I'm hopeful that I will regain some of the vision that I have just lost and that all these problems can be rectified. There is so much that I still want to see on God's green earth!

All my systems have gone out of whack and now my kidneys are shutting down. I am praying with all my might that I will not have to go on dialysis like my father is.

To add some more crock to the pot, my diabetes which has been well-controlled until all this started happening, has gone WILD! ~ and now I'm on insulin.  I'm in and out of hospital and I'm not a very happy camper. But one thing that I do know, that whenever I have been challenged in my life ~ I always end back up on my feet and with the sun shining even more brightly when I come out the other end of the tunnel!

I am filled with more pharmaceuticals than a drug store. I keep meditating to try and get my blood pressure down because when it hits a certain point, the weak vessels (the ones my eyes grew when they weren't getting enough oxygen prior to my heart surgery) begin to leak and rupture.

My liver is now under a tremendous amount of stress due to all this overload. I am so weak I can barely stand, but I KNOW that this too shall pass!

I hope this explains some of what I am going through at the present time and I welcome your continued prayers and support!

As Arnold Schwartzenegger would say, "I'll be back!"

Love you all!

I'm rolling up the sleeves of my "vestments" and will fight with all of my might!

Linda
EA
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~ and a friend to each of you!
Martie
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1 posted 02-21-2006 11:01 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Dear Linda....this all sounds so terrifying!  Except for the strength of your spirit which I knew was there.  Thank you for letting us know what is happening with you.  My thoughts and prayers will continue for your wellbeing.  
Enchantress
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2 posted 02-21-2006 11:12 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Hello Linda,

Thank you for coming in and updating all of us.
You have a strong fighting spirit and as you say
you will come through this and be even stronger for it.
Please rest, do as your doctors ask, and yes, meditate..
and get well!

You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Missing you,
Hugs~Nancy  
scorpio
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3 posted 02-21-2006 11:16 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Linda you are in my prayers.  Inspite of all that you're going through your spirit and resolve shines brightly.  May you return to good health very soon!!!

believe in what your heart feels...

suthern
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4 posted 02-21-2006 11:53 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

You are in my heart, dear friend... and I promise some serious nagging/praying on your behalf... hoping that God doesn't mind such a selfish prayer... for your good health IS a gift to me.... to us all. *S*

Big hugs to you!!!
iliana
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5 posted 02-21-2006 12:24 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Dear Linda, may you continue to stay strong in faith and know that the Light is shinning on you through the difficult times.  You know you are in my prayers, dear one.   .....jo
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6 posted 02-21-2006 01:03 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Linda, I am praying for you dear lady.
You will come through this renewed and strong. Don't push yourself and rest when you can. Sending healing hugs, Chris
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 02-21-2006 01:03 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hey God ... this is our EarthyAngel that's not feeling so great ...
you just get her all better, you hear us ?

We are some serious prayer angels taking some action here~

*Huglets* to you EarthyOne~

Love~
~*Marge, Delaney and Landry*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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iliana
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8 posted 02-21-2006 06:38 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

serenity blaze
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9 posted 02-21-2006 06:55 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'm sorry to hear of your troubles, but lady, the way your heart works overtime for others it's not surprising you have had to have a tune up.

Please get well soon and rest, dear lady.

This time, the prayers are on us.

Much love to you my dear friend.
Sunshine
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10 posted 02-21-2006 09:57 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


As you have been a friend to each of US...

Linda, As I read through your post, I felt a very strong awakening...

and ok, so I'm going to sound wierd to a few, but not at all to many...

You do have some very special, wonderful presences around, Linda....

and they are all healing....

So yes, for those who believe in prayer, please, give it your best shot...and for those who believe in candles, or well wishes, or whatever, give that your best shot, too....

because it all counts.

Linda, we are here with you.  All of us.

and please, get second and third opinions from your physicians.

Someone has to have an answer for all this craziness.  

Keeping you close in prayer, Linda.

iliana
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11 posted 02-22-2006 12:14 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Linda, I couldn't resist sending you some comforting music (Canadian, too     ) http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Reef/5540/music23.html  and an angel to stand by you.  xoxoxoxoxoxo times trillions.......lily jo

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12 posted 02-22-2006 12:27 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

So, what is your favorite candle/incense scent?
to light a small corner just for you, dearest EA, to offer alongside a healing chant
tracie66
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13 posted 02-22-2006 02:04 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Dear Linda - our earth angel
you are in my thoughts and my prayers as you go through this hard time in your life, it's sounds so terrifing but you are strong sweetie and you have many wonderful people praying for you. Keep up your strong spirit and know how much we all love you
~hugs~
Tracie

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                        — W. E. Channing


latearrival
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14 posted 02-22-2006 02:57 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Been away from the computer. Shocked to read this. i am with you, prayers and good thoughts go your way. sincerely, martyjo
Earth Angel
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15 posted 02-22-2006 05:36 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you! I wish I had the energy to reply to each of your loving replies.

Sunshine, I know you're right! I am not alone.

Marge, knowing that your grandgirlies are also sending their love, add's greatly to my healing!

Kacy, I love lilacs! ~ and chant away my friend!

Jo, I got to read the prayer but I couldn't get the music to come on. when I went back in, the page was no longer available. I will check again when I get out of hospital.

Well, my friends, each of your kind, thoughtful, and loving replies, has given me strength. I am back in hospital today for tests, I.V. infusions,  and some more laser surgery on my eyes.

Love to all of you PiP angels!
Linda

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (02-22-2006 06:15 AM).]

Misty Lilacs
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Oh dear friend, I just popped in and read your email. I am so sorry I didn't know sooner and could have started praying days ago.

You can be assured that you are on the top of my list and I am doing all I can to help with your distress.

And all this time, I have been carrying on about myself and it is you who quietly went about suffering in silence.

Please, if you are unable to keep in touch, have your daughter keep us informed.

I would love to call you. If you are able to take calls, please email me at lazurlu@metrocast.net.

Sending you healing loves and hugs, Marti
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17 posted 02-22-2006 10:07 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear beautiful Linda,

your strength and your attitude throughout this tremendous trial humbles me. Please know that you are in my heartfelt prayers. May Universal healing energy permeate all your cells and restore them to perfection. Meditation is a great way to “assist” the Divine Source to share the precious gift of physical and psychological wellbeing.
I send you all my love.
Margherita
LeeJ
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18 posted 02-22-2006 10:41 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Linda, dear friend and poetess...words cannot describe the saddness in your absence..you are a light in these pages, always supportive and enlightening to all who post.  You are indeed a woman of heart, wisdom, kindness and politely caring about others...so in this your time of need, prayers will illuminate from my room in thoughts for your speedy recovery.  

Hugs and love
Lee J.
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19 posted 02-22-2006 11:38 AM       View Profile for Goldenrose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goldenrose

get well soon Linda...we are all praying for your speedy recovery

Goldenrose
Susan Caldwell
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20 posted 02-22-2006 12:26 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

I sincerely wish you well Linda.  Your force is a beacon in the night.  I want to be just like you when I grow up!

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Larry C
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21 posted 02-22-2006 07:23 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Linda!
You deserve a break today. I have experienced bleeding in only one eye and am legally blind in that eye now. But my scheduled open heart surgery was canceled on an assumption to be done a few years from now.

But I must say I have no clue what it is like to deal the barage of things confronting you. I pray you find strength, courage, hope and healing. But mostly I pray you have peace.

sandgrain
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22 posted 02-22-2006 07:50 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Lord, please hear our prayers for this lovely lady! And keep her as strong for her self as she's consistantly been for others.

I'm so sorry your problems are so dangerous and numerous and pray they respond well to treatment so healing will take place.

God bless you and bring you peace.

   Rae
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23 posted 02-22-2006 08:49 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Linda, lilac candle scents are floating on a breeze, tied up with heartstrings and a chant...on their way today; in hopes that whatever powers may be wrapped within, you receive an extra powerful healing.

for you, lilacs in the wind http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum94/HTML/001493.html
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24 posted 02-22-2006 10:12 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Dear Linda, I am so very sorry to hear of all this happening to you. My thoughts are with you, angel.
 
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