Thursday, July 16, 2009

Life's Ups and Downs

Well, we never did make it to see Amma on Wednesday. My husband Bill has not been feeling well lately and by Tuesday night i had a sinking feeling we would not be making that trip. But when we woke up to get ready to go to Boston at 3:30am on Wednesday morn, Bill asked me to call 911 and take him to the hospital. When he was first hurt almost 20 years ago, he spent seven months and seven days at Albany Medical Center, and those were some of the hardest days of our lives. Since that time, he really doesn't even like to go visit friends and family there. It just brings back memories...So when he asked me to take him there i knew we had problems. The ambulance ride was fast, and we got right in to the ER where they did tests. We spent 13 hours in the ER waiting to talk to a doctor and then a surgeon before they could have a room and bed ready for him. To make a long story short, at 3:00am this morning Bill had his appendix removed, along with a section of his large intestine, and a large cyst. He is recuperating tonight at the hospital, and I am finally home, hoping to get some sleep. I haven't even had time to think about missing Amma this year. I actually had a funny feeling she was closer to us at the hospital than we ever got to her for darshan. If any of my blog friends out that have the time and kind inclination to send a few prayers our way i would really appreciate it more than you know... love, mare

12 comments:

Laura said...

Thinking of you!
Take care.
I'm sure Amma was right there.

Kelli said...

Wow, so glad he's ok. I wish him a speedy recovery! Blessings to you both! XOXOX

theresa said...

Could you email your address, I have some vibhuti that I found right near Amma's chair a couple of days ago in DC, it was lying on the ground, and now I know who it is meant for. Keeping him in my prayers. tmarks14@aol.com

Sunny Bower Art Studio said...

Dear Mare, you and your husband are in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Love and peace, Sunny

Hilary said...

Praying for you and your husband, Mare......take care of yourself.
This too shall pass.

Mare said...

Good morning my friends. This is the first morning in three days i have been able to sit down and check in with everyone and these messages made me feel so loved, they made me cry. Theresa, that is such a generous offer, but maybe that little gift was meant for you? Please consider that first, and if you are still sure you want to part with it, i will gladly send you my address.... Thanks everybody...I will tell Bill you are all praying for him.And thank you all for including me too.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh mare ~
i am thinking of you and bill. i hope he is feeling much better today!
i am sending you both all of my love.
i will check in on you later today!
xoxoxo
melissa

crimsoncat05 said...

I'm sending good thoughts and prayers for a quick and easy recovery for your husband!

Karin said...

Mare and Bill, I am thinking of you!! Wish i had known sooner. I love not too far from Albany Med and could have come visit for a little while.
I wish him a speedy recovery!! The worst is over.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Mare- I'm really late reading this, but I'm so sorry you didn't make it but most of all I'm so sorry for Bill having to go to the hospital... please know I am sending lots of prayers and hugs your way, dear friend.

smallpines said...

I will be thinking of you guys, and there are zillions of good thoughts headed your way from the North! Heck, I'm even going to tell the trees and flowers they need to send some sweet energy your way. You guys take care.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh Mare...I had no idea. I'm so sorry that you are both having to go through this. What a kind and gentle face your husband has. I hope he has a very speedy recovery and gets back home with you soon.