Friday, August 15, 2014

Out of the Hospital

The 9 days of my hospitalization were remarkable for the care shown by the staff and the competency by those who conducted care and the operation I required to keep on going. I am now home. The link will tell you more than you might need to know about the human body.

I was moved by the experience but I don't know if I can write about it. Nonetheless, my disabled son asked me if I was in touch with God during the operation and I said yes. Coming out of the anesthetic and being under the influence of morphine is quite psychedelic. But my Hebrew improved during this period and there were remarkable visions. I said something in Latin too but right now I cannot remember it. The Hebrew was all from the psalms - all about refuge and hope. During the entire 9 days I had the Brahms Requiem in my head - these words with their music: Denn alles Fleisch ist wie Gras und alle Herrlichkeit des Menschen wie des Grases Blumen. (Isaiah 40:6).


God has words for our falling apart also. Fear not little flock...

Thank you readers for all the prayers. I will continue my recovery at home and gradually get back to work - but no heavy lifting for several weeks. And so many more appointments! (I will spare you the details - but I hope to get my cataracts removed soon.)

3 comments:

  1. Glad you are through this part of the process!

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  2. Thanks for the support, Larry and James. It is a 4 to 6 weeks recovery. I was a little unnerved today but things are looking up at the moment. I have a few shadows to pass through yet. The second part of the Denn alles fleisch is in my head today. So seid nun geduldig, lieben Brüder, bis auf die Zukunft des Herrn. The music is less the inevitable pulse of the breath and so lyrical. I can wait with it. Morning and evening rain... More to come, but tomorrow, a little sun.

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