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Linda (Earth Angel) needs all the prayers you can spare

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Balladeer
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75 posted 01-15-2011 11:55 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

How could she not be the nurse's favorite?? I'm sure she's the favorite of everyone who has met her....she is certainly ours!!!

Fight the good fight, Linda. We are behind you, with love.
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76 posted 01-16-2011 01:33 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Very good news from Shannon, but as you will see, Linda needs all the prayers and healing wishes you can spare.  Please keep sending them.

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that Mom was just fast-tracked into the rehabilitation unit at Oakville-Trafalgar hospital. She is being put onto a program of 3 hours a day of physio, plus has a new dietician and nephrologist (kidney doctor) - whom she LOVES. They are working together to try and preserve Mom's kidney function. As of right now, she is severely anemic and if they can't get her blood iron back up and stable, she will have to go on dialysis. This aside, her other readings are better than before and Mom is resting comfortably (in a very pretty room, I might add - not too "hospital-like") and slowly gaining strength.

If you're local and would like to speak or visit with her, she is located in Room 3232 (bed 1) of the rehabilitation unit (3-Centre). The hospital's main switchboard is 905-845-2571. I'm afraid I don't have an extension number for the rehab unit.

Again, our family's most sincere thanks for all of the positive energy you have been sending our way. I know that all of the prayers, visits, emails, phone calls, etc. have made the utmost difference in helping put my mother on the road to recovery. You have lifted her spirits and given her renewed faith. This whole experience has definitely changed her emotionally and spiritually - for the better, she'd say. The physical part, well, we believe that can also be improved with ongoing positive thought, so don't stop thinking and praying....

Love,
Shannon
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77 posted 01-16-2011 02:29 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Today's messages are sent.

Owl
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78 posted 01-16-2011 02:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Positive news is always encouraging! Thanks for sharing, Owl!
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79 posted 01-16-2011 08:58 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Hello Linda, it's been a long time, but I haven't forgotten you or this place. Now I'll take a moment to wish you well and say that I'm really happy that you are hanging in there! Hope to hear lots more good news soon. And you'll be in my prayers!

--sky

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~Tim McGraw

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sending lots of love, light and healing thoughts to Linda and wishes for a peaceful heart to Shannon.

Diana, thank you once again.

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81 posted 01-16-2011 09:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Shannon,

Because I'm getting OLD [and you can share this with your mother!] I'm going to put it on my calendar to call her on Tuesday! I have a busy day tomorrow...who doesn't? But remind her that I'm supposedly retired [no one wants me anymore...   ]...but that I will make a point to use this number to make a call! It will be my pleasure to talk with her and shine a little light upon our own Earth Angel!

God Bless her soul...she's lifted up so many people...all we can do is make sure she knows just how much she needs to come back to us!

Love, Karilea / Sunshine
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82 posted 01-17-2011 02:51 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Today's messages sent.

Owl
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83 posted 01-17-2011 03:31 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Today is the 17th of January and now three thirty on a rainy cold afternooni in HA ha "Sunny Florida". I just want to say hello, Linda and a thank you to Sharon and Owl for helping us all to stay in touch. We are thinking of you and came to let you know we are all around  you hoping to surround with our love,You who deserve it so much.Please find comfort in  these little notes from those who truly care. latearrival/jo
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84 posted 01-17-2011 06:02 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Hi there girlfriend, I just poked in to see how you are doing...Linda, your always on my mind...and I'm sending you tons of positive thoughts and prayers in hopes that your recovery is a speedy one...you are so loved and needed by all...

and your daughter, what a wonderful woman she is to keep us all posted on your behalf...and we love her to....

be in peace dear friend and know that your loved...

from a very stubborn lady who cannot wait to get an email again, or to hear your voice on the phone...

Hugs
Lee J.
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85 posted 01-17-2011 06:26 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Thank you so much, dear Shannon, for the update, it sounds uplifting. Let's trust in the functioning of Linda's kidneys. May universal healing energy flood them.
My thoughts are with you, dearest Linda, and your voice and your laughter echo within my heart, I feel your strength growing.
All our love and common longing for your full recovery will act as a powerful magnet for this miracle to manifest.
Sending all my love and hugs.
Margherita
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86 posted 01-17-2011 06:37 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

Hello my Sul Sister ... glad you have been moved and will start receiving therapy. I just know you will make great progress and will be home very shortly. Hooray!!

I am missing you but know you in good hands. Sending you more love and light for a swift healing.

ooxx   Marti

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87 posted 01-18-2011 12:05 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I just had the most wonderful conversation with our Linda! Suffice to say, even though she is going through physiotherapy, she doesn't sound "ill" at all - her spirit is very much alive and kicking her butt so her body will follow suit.

We laughed and talked some more and she shared her marvelous miracle [not only with me] but her doctor also believes it should be shared because it was indeed, just that, a miracle that she is with us today.

And she has so much to work towards! She is positive she will be at Shannon's wedding this coming summer, and she realizes that following the wedding, there will one day soon be additional reasons for her sticking around.

She said that "God gave me a choice..." and she's convinced that she made the right one.

I am, too.

To all of PiP - Linda says,

I'm alive, and well,
holding on to positive thinking
and I'm taking this second chance
to make the most of it...
All is Well!


So if any of you can take five minutes and call her? It will be a thrill for both you, and Linda.



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88 posted 01-18-2011 05:14 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Thank you, dear Karilea, for your and Linda's message which fill my heart with joy.

Evviva Linda! Yes you are making it, your faith and your determination are renewing you and indeed "all is well".

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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89 posted 01-18-2011 06:44 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Replies sent, up to the end of Karilea.  Tomorrow's will start from Margherita.

Thank you very much Karilea for the wonderful news.  It has lightened my evening so much.  I keep smiling even before I realise why I am smiling.  

Owl
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90 posted 01-18-2011 08:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Diana, I want to thank YOU for making sure that everyone here at PiP has an opportunity to check in on one of our beloved members...without you, this would have never been known by so many of us.

I had meant to enclose this sentiment in my original posting above, but as you know, stuff happens!

Diana, you are definitely one of Linda's Guardian Angels!

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91 posted 01-18-2011 11:38 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Here is a lovely email from Shannon, which she has asked me to post here.  I will put my reply in the next response:

Hi Diana,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you have done to help my mom get better these past few weeks. I know that it takes time and co-ordination to keep PIP posted on her progress and to send me all of the daily replies (not only from the Announcement board, but from the Prose section, etc.), but my family and I really appreciate it.

I wish I had the time to reply to each person who has been a part of Mom's healing process, individually, but that would be a monumental task. (Perhaps you could post this email instead?) There have been sooo many wonderful comments and such beautiful poetry written in honour of my mother. She and I have both laughed and teared up while enjoying the sentiments of the beautiful writers at PIP. Speaking to her tonight on the phone, Mom paused for a moment and asked me how she was ever going to be able to let everyone know just how much their kind words have meant to her. For the first time in my life, I actually witnessed my mother rendered speechless! She is truly, truly grateful for all of the support that each and every person has given her and she wants everyone to know that, very sincerely, from the bottom of her heart.

I hope that in the coming weeks, there is more good news to report. I know that today was definitely a good day for her. I'm sure that tomorrow will be even brighter.

Lots of love to you and to all,

Shannon
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92 posted 01-18-2011 11:40 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Hi Shannon

What a sweet email and how sweet it was of you to make the time to write it and how sweet it was of your mom to ask you to - but then, that is Linda and Shannon!  

It is YOU TWO that WE have to thank.  Your Mom is MEGA-IMPORTANT to all of us (and now you too, Shannon) and we are also being selfish in wanting her well and healthy and happy, not only for her and for you, but for us as well!  She doesn't need to let anyone know how much their kind words mean to her.  We know and that is why we send them - she has been doing the same for us all for years and years.  Whilst we (and I speak for everyone) appreciate and are very heart-warmed by her words, all she needs to do for us is TO GET BETTER PHYSICALLY AND TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT AND COME BACK TO PIP WHEN SHE IS COMPLETELY WELL - that will be thanks enough.  

We will all keep praying and sending healing messages so that our miracle Earth Angel, Linda will keep getting better by the day.  Our instructions are that she must do as the doctors and nurses and you and her other family members tell her to do, as I am sure she is doing, but I fear that she is too intent on fixing the problems of everyone else around her and that it will sap her energy when she needs it to fix herself.  If she tries, just tell her that the Pipsters won't allow it.  

I will copy your email and my reply into Announcements.

Lots and lots of love and light and POWERPUNCH PRAYERS
Diana
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just checking to see how our angel is doing. I am grateful that today was a good day. love to you Linda!
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Aw, Sunshine, I am so envious and happy to that you get to talk to Linda! I do miss her.  Thank you for the update, too.  

.........LOL  Linda, you are one tough creampuff, as my sister would say.  You are always one to choose life and you bless everyone around you. I couldn't be happier! I love you to pieces, and keep you in my heart and prayers with a smile all the time.  If I do that, how much more does God love you and keep you in HIS?  It is such a joy to be able to check here at PIP and see you blossoming.

It's a rare day on the Southern OR coast.  We have sunshine not of the liquid variety.  It's day made for Earth Angels and miracles, and you are both, my sweet friend.  Am so grateful for you and the light of your being.

Guess I'm off like a herd of turtles to get my chores done!  It keeps me out of mischief.  Love you. Love you! ~KL  


  

  
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Diana... love to you, too.  Sunshine said it first, so I will reiterate:  You are the best!!!  ~klassy
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96 posted 01-19-2011 05:15 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Linda, dearest Angelo Terrestre, I have this inner tremor right now from the joy and emotion of talking to you these past minutes. You are love personified. I am so terribly sorry for all the challenges you have to cope with, but I trust deeply in your recovery (even from that insidious superbug!).
The powerful flow of love and prayers will keep the healing energy permeating you constantly.
Thank you for the gift of you.
I love you. Will call again sometime soon.
You are not alone, the whole Universe supports you.
Margherita
Thank you, dear Diana, for posting the messages and the update by dear Shannon. I felt encouraged to call dear Linda and I am so happy I did call.
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97 posted 01-19-2011 06:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Klassy...hello you! I don't know what it will cost me, I spent a glorious 15 minutes on the phone, but guess what? I don't care! I'm going to do it again, soon! Just let all the rings go through....don't hang up! Linda will get to the phone, eventually!

She's one very special person. If you hear her voice, you can tell, she comes from an elite few....

Now, go back into the archives, enjoy her work, Lift her life!

Love, K

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98 posted 01-19-2011 11:22 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Dearest Linder Lou ~

I am going to share our "today experience" as you suggested that I do.

Hello All -

Today out of the blue I picked up the phone and called our Linda for the first time ever.  She said that just as I had called she had gotten the news that she has MRSA (a serious staph infection) and has been placed in Isolation.

She said the medical personnel had just left her room and her roomate had been moved out of the room.  Linda said that she was fighting the tears, wondering when she will stop having these hurdles placed in front of her - and I called.  We agreed it was a sign.

Linda has such incredible spirit and strength.  We were laughing - and she shared much of what she has been going through.  If I can have asmidgen of her courage, I'll be a happy woman.  Linda reached out to me in our conversation, making me feel good about our friendship and myself.  How does she do that?

Please keep the thoughts, prayers, and notes coming her way.  Our hurdler is jumping yet another hurdle - and we know that she is the PiP Olympian.  

Linda sends her love and said that she believes that she is improving because of the love and faith of Pipsters.

Hang in there, Linder Lou.  Fight the good fight and remember - you still have not passed the Poetry Workshop.  You have an incomplete (with me).

Your fellow Pipster Poet.
Alison

xoxoxoxo
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99 posted 01-20-2011 06:25 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Linda, dear Linda, sweet poet of passions

Dear Poetess your days are blessed
With all the love that you possess
The angels know the songs you’ve sung
And pulled your verses one by one

Then spread your words of simple grace
Across the width of heaven's face
And there you are. in clearest view
The lovely essence that is you

For every word and every verse
Each lyric phrase the skies disperse
Are fragile heartstrings tightly wound
Around a love much more profound

For you have lived what you believe
And give much more than you receive
We recognize the good you’ve shown
And now embrace the friend we’ve known

With outstretched arms and outstretched words
All the hearts that you have stirred
With humble shades across our face
Now take you in a warm embrace

May peace be present in your room
May you return to passions soon
And we will gaze with longing eyes
Across the width of midnight skies

Much love and hugs and kisses
Liz
 
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