I RECITE THE ELOHAI N'SHEMAH.
all I can say is
Thank YOU God.
All I can do is recommit myself to living each day being grateful.
First of all, for every breath. And then for so many many things.
A few nights ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with horrific chest pain. My husband drove me to the ER at our local hospital.
The EKG and blood work ruled out a heart attack.
But a CT scan of my chest showed that I have pulmonary embolisms, small blood clots in the periphery of my lungs. The lungs are kind of like a tree, branching out in smaller and smaller branches.
To say I was shocked is an understatement.
How could this happen to me? Clots happen to people who are too sedentary, or to folks who fly or travel by car for excessive periods of time.
I'm someone who does yoga every day and walks as long and as often as possible.
And then yesterday, another bombshell:
The CT scan the hospital did on my legs showed blood clots there too.
THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS OUTCOME, BECAUSE IT IS VERY VERY MILD CONSIDERING WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED.
....a blood clot in the brain, for example....
I was only in the hospital for about 14 hours.
But life overnight has changed.
I am determined to keep looking at this situation as a
BLESSING. I AM SO SO GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE!
I took one photo in the hospital:
A nurses aide was taking my blood pressure with a piece of blue equipment, and this is what was written on the side of the machine:
My mother DENA ROTONDO RICCI has provided guidance for this book
"ANGELS KEEP WHISPERING IN MY EARS"
since day one, March 21, 2020, another Shabbat, when she delivered me the first chapter,
Now, here SHE IS in the hospital
SHE IS HEAR ME MOM YOU ARE HERE WITH ME IN THE HOSPITAL AND TODAY EVERY MOMENT I BREATHE!
AND I AM SO SO GRATEFUL.
When I told Mary THIS AMAZING STORY yesterday morning, she laughed in delight (she named the book.)
"I love these coincidences...
(which I call miracles and Rich calls coinkydinkies). The UNIVERSE IS SO SPECTACULAR, CAPABLE OF CONNECTING WITH US THE HEART/SOUL LEVEL TO THOSE WHO LOVE US!"
And then she said:
"Take this as emotional support because it's amazing, it's amazing."
Haw(k) A screeching hawk just flew overhead as I sit in meditation. Is it a coincidence that I am sending my sister Holly — I call her HAW — the Jewish prayer that one recites every morning upon rising? No, it’s one of the daily miracles that happen all around us if we just listen closely:
️🥰”My God, the soul/breath you have given me is pure. For You created it, you formed it and You made it live within me.” The Hebrew word for soul — N’shemah is the same word for breath!” enough Judaism lessons for one day. But it is Shabbat and on Shabbat you’re supposed to be peaceful and grateful and I am meditating on those a lot today.️🥰🪴🥳⭐️ Sent from my iPhone