The Radiant TRT Heart First Ashram®

Updates to Requests for Healing/Wholing Networking directed using The Radiance Technique®, Authentic Reiki®, TRT® Heart
(Most recent updates first)

First received Sunday, December 31, 2017
For Fran P. in Clearwater, Florida who is scheduled for hip replacement surgery on January 4, and for her medical team...[January 19] "Had the staples from the surgery removed. I still have pain, but it is tolerable."...[January 29] "On January 20, something changed in me. I felt much lighter and almost limitless."
Update Saturday, March 17, 2018
"Each day is getting better and better."

First received Sunday, December 31, 2017
For Bruce E. in Clearwater, Florida with kidney failure.
Update Saturday, March 17, 2018
Bruce's kidneys are doing well and the urinary tract infection has cleared up. His appetite is back and he is enjoying life again.

First received Thursday, March 15, 2018
For six-month-old Ella in Tubingen, Germany who may have a serious illness, and for her family.
Update Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ella was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and will be starting chemotherapy soon.

First received Monday, November 13, 2017
For Rich R. in St. Petersburg, Florida as he recovers from surgery for a torn retina in his left eye...[December 8] Rich now has a detached retina in his left eye and is scheduled for another eye surgery on December 11. Support also for his recovery process which will take several weeks and requires spending much of his time looking down...[December 21] After having two surgeries so close together in time, the trauma to his eye has caused a thick cataract to form. The eye will need to completely heal before the cataract can be removed, possibly in February. Rich must continue to limit his activities. A lack of exercise is making his diabetes more difficult to control....[February 14] Rich is scheduled for surgery to remove the cataract on February 15. Support also for his recovery process...[February 28] Although doctors initially thought Rich's eye was healing well, his vision was distorted. Today he learned he has a macular hole. This will require another surgery. Rich is anxious and frustrated. Support also for his wife, Cathy.
Update Saturday, March 17, 2018
Rich is scheduled for macular hole surgery on March 28. He has decided to use a different eye surgeon. The recovery process will involve two to three weeks of face-down positioning to achieve the best possible vision.

First received Wednesday, November 1, 2017
For Carl B. in Port Colborne, Canada with an infected ulcer on his foot, which is delaying by-pass surgery... [November 10] Carl had a heart attack after the foot surgery. Tests showed he had 90% blockage in his heart so he had triple bypass surgery yesterday. It was successful and they are keeping him sedated for a couple of days...[November 18] After the triple bypass surgery they found a blood clot which they removed and put in a defibrillator to monitor his heart. They are waiting for the orthopedic doctor to begin constructive surgery on his heel. He has not stood up at all since the first surgery on October 17...[December 16] Continued support for Carl. He has been moved to a care facility where he can receive therapy. He is still not able to stand and put pressure on his foot. He is doing well following all the surgeries, but healing is slow due to the diabetes. He will not be able to come home for Christmas...[January 24, 2018] The surgery Carl had to remove the ulcer on his heel was not successful. Today they will remove the screws and wire. They will reconstruct his foot so he will be able to walk on his toes and the ball of his foot...[January 27] They were unable to preform the surgery on Wednesday due to an infection. His foot will have to be removed above the ankle. However, the surgery will be in late February or early April because of the heart surgery he had in October...[March 6] Carl is still waiting for a surgery date to have his foot removed above the ankle.
Update Friday, March 16, 2018
Carl had the surgery yesterday to remove his foot above the ankle and below the knee and it went well. Please continue support for Carl, and his family.

First received Tuesday, January 30, 2018
For Anne K. in London, England who is in the hospital with bacterial pneumonia and pleurisy...[February 9] Anne is still in the hospital recovering from pneumonia and Norovirus infection. She has fluid on her lungs which have been drained and will need further drainage, but her lungs are free from infection. She is quite weak...[February 14] Although the pneumonia and blood infection are improving, Anne's energy is slipping. She is weak and not eating.... [February 23] Anne is back at the care home. She is still weak and not eating, but much better.
Update Thursday, March 15, 2018
Physically Anne is doing better. However, the care home management has changed, and it is no longer the supportive environment she initially moved into. The new team has instituted new regulations and is making things uncomfortable for both the residents and their relatives. Since Anne needs her blood-sugar levels checked on a regular basis, this new care team is also threatening to hospitalize her because she needs "medical procedures." Anne's sons, John and Christopher, are also very stressed about the situation.

First received Wednesday, November 15, 2017
For A. A. in Zapfendorf, Germany, a young Syrian refugee trying to solve problems with his caretakers...[December 7] There is more clarity around the entire situation but it is not yet resolved. Continued support for everyone involved.
Update Thursday, March 15, 2018
The difficult situation in the home for the young refugees has completely changed. There are new caretakers and the atmosphere has become friendly and lively.

First received Wednesday, November 30, 2016
For David W. in Edmond, Oklahoma who is having a CT scan on his head following a fall during a hospital stay...[December 3] David was moved from the hospital to skilled nursing. Upon arriving he fell and became fearful, confused, and unable to communicate. His wife, Marcia, who is not well herself, is totally worn out...[December 18] The doctor finally said that David suffered a small stroke which made his left side very weak. He and Marcia will have to move into an assisted-living center. This is hard for them as they love the house they have lived in for twenty-four years. Marcia is going because she has a past record of falling and being unable to get up by herself. Support for Marcia finding the best facility for the two of them...[December 19] David has been tranferred to a new unit after the one he was in was damaged by burst water pipes. He is anxious and afraid in the unfamiliar setting. David's new location is a very long walk for Marcia with her walker in the current extremely cold weather... [March 12, 2017] "Marcia has begun falling again. On March 7 she fell in her house. She was able to use the step into the garage and the door handle to pull herself up. On March 12 she and her husband went back to the house. Marcia was unable to get inside. When they got back to their assisted living unit, she fell there hurting her hip and getting a big bump on her head."...[February 11, 2018] David was brought back in an ambulance after a trip to the hospital because of a fall. When he arrived home he got down, using his walker, and came into the apartment in the assisted living facility by himself. The doctor said he did not have a stroke this time....[March 4] David had interstitial flu which also affected many residents in the assisted living facility. A few days into recovery he got pneumonia in three lobes of his lungs and is still recovering. He sleeps most of the time and is very weak. His wife, Marcia, is getting the house ready for an estate sale. Her sister is helping her.
Update Tuesday, March 13, 2018
David had a stroke on Thursday. He was to be transferred from the hospital, but cannot be moved because he is too lethargic. The doctor is adjusting his medications.

First received Thursday, September 21, 2017
For Karl F. in Santa Barbara, California who is homelesss and an alcoholic...[January 9] Karl checked himself into rehab for his alcoholism and after that will move to another state to live with his brother to support his recovery...[February 4] Karl continues to be sober and is beginning a new job on February 5.
Update Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Karl had a relapse and has been accepted in the Salvation Army substance abuse and Mental Health Center.

First received Tuesday, March 6, 2018
For Vincent, a twelve-year-old dog in New York City, New York who will have oral surgery on March 8; and for his doctor and anesthesiologist.
Update Tuesday, March 13, 2018
During Vincent's dental surgery, a mass was discovered under his tongue. Vincent has been diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma. Please support Vincent and his human caretakers, Kim and Taisuke, as they work with the veterinary oncologist determine the best course of treatment.

First received Sunday, November 19, 2017
For Kristin M. in Iowa City, Iowa whose unborn baby is showing a spot on one lung in the twenty-week checkup...[November 21] Kristin's baby has CPAM, a cyst on the lung. The size is not yet large enough to be of concern. To track any change, mom and baby will be monitored by ultrasound every two weeks. Continued support for Kristin, her baby and her husband, Patrick...[December 8] Kristin had an ultrasound this week. Both Kristin's and the baby's conditions are holding steady... [December 22] Kristin's biweekly ultrasound shows no change in the conditions of mother and baby...[January 5] The biweekly ultra sound scan on Wednesday shows that the CPAM (cyst) has not grown and may actually have gotten smaller... [January 20] The biweekly ultrasound scan taken yesterday shows the CPAM to be smaller...[February 3] Kristin's latest ultrasound shows that the CPAM continues to shrink...[February 14] Although the CPAM measured a little larger during yesterday's screening, the doctors think it is stable and everything looks good overall...[March 6] Things seem to be holding steady with the baby. The medical team is unworried and confident.
Update Monday, March 12, 2018
Kristin's healthy baby was born yesterday morning, March 11 at 36 weeks. The baby is six pounds, nine ounces.

First received Friday, November 10, 2017
For Elisabeth D. G. in Gelnhausen, Germany who has a malignant tumor in her bowel which will be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, and for her husband with Parkinson's disease...[November 20] "I have a lot of pain around my lower back, especially at night, and I have a cold with severe coughing. Necessary investigations are taking a lot of time and I hope the therapies will come soon enough to be effective. My emotional and mental planes are more stable than at the time of the diagnosis, and, sometimes there is a lot of fear."...[November 29] "The cold with coughing vanished quickly and was not followed by the usual sinusitis. The occasional extreme pain in the lower back is probably due to the tumor squeezing a nerve. Tomorrow I will enter the hospital for a two-day investigation. I have a lot to organize around my husband, house and health. Mostly I am calm, trusting and able to avoid fear and dark thoughts." ... [December 10] "My therapy starts tomorrow with one week in the hospital for chemotherapy and radiation, followed by four weeks of radiation and then another week in the hospital for more chemotherapy and radiation. I am grateful, that the tumor had not spread yet. The pain in my back is better. My children help a lot, but I have to find good long term solutions concerning my husband Michael's care. I feel that I need much more time for caring for myself. There is a lot of sadness around this theme...The new situation is difficult for Michael, he is very weak, tired and in the evening often disoriented and sometimes confused."...[January 6] “After 4 weeks of treatments I have side effects like nausea, stomach cramps, painful feelings in my hands, feet and jaw and sometimes irritation in my heartbeat and circulation. It is sometimes very unpleasant, but not dramatic. Next week there will be a new round of chemotherapy and radiation in the hospital. Finding new ways and solutions for Michael's care is a long and challenging process. It seems that a lot of old patterns - resistance, fear and attachments - must be transformed, and more helpful arrangements have to be found. I have a lot of inside and outside work to do. But I am grateful that it is possible to be so active, even though the treatments are really straining. Through all the challenges and obstacles, I simultaneously feel a great power and the certainty that I am supported and uplifted in a very profound way.”... [January 18] "My blood profile is poor. I have to go to the hospital again and perhaps be isolated because of the danger of infections and pneumonia. Treatments to the blood cells have possibly had strong side effects. Also we must find new solutions around Michael's care."...[February 4] "The blood cells are regenerating, my skin is healing relatively quickly from burns from the radiation, and the nausea is much better. While I was in the hospital, Michael had to go to a care facility. He can stay there for another week, and after that I have to make decisions around his care."
Update Thursday, March 8, 2018
"Very good news. The tumor has shrunk more than the doctor had expected, and in three weeks I hope to go to a rehabilitation facility for one month. I still have some side effects from the radiation. Michael now has an infection in his foot and is showing more confusion."

First received Thursday, January 19, 2017
For Kelly C. in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada with symptoms of PTSD, especially as she and her husband Garth travel to visit his ailing grandmother in Manitoba...[June 19] Kelly is having a very difficult time coping with PTSD in her daily life, and she is now worried about her mom who recently had a pacemaker operation.
Update Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Kelly's ongoing mental health problems have become more severe. Support also for her husband, Garth, her mother, Betty, and her father Roger.

First received Thursday, February 8, 2018
For Walter F. and his wife and daughters in Diessen, Bayern, Germany after Walter lost his job and insurance coverage for his family.
Update Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The insurance company did pay the family. Walter got jobs as a translator and as a guide for tourists.

First received Saturday, February 17, 2018
For Richard G. in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts who has high and erratic blood pressure...[February 19] The doctors have not figured out what is wrong. The lower number continues moving above 100, which is abnormally high.
Update Monday, March 5, 2018
Richard says his legs feel weak. RLS (restless leg syndrome) has returned. He is doing his best to remain active.

First received Monday, October 23, 2017
For Stefan in Berlin, Germany with fatigue and painful sarcoidosis in his stomach, eyes and skin.
Update Saturday, March 3, 2018
Stefan has not been improving since his eye operation.

First received Sunday, February 11, 2018
For Omar G. in Hollywood, California who is in the ICU with low blood pressure and low hemoglobin...[February 16] Omar has been diagnosed with advanced cirrhosis of the liver. The prognosis is not good. Support also for his family...[February 19] "Omar will be transitioning to hospice care this week. His sister is looking into a partial liver transplant if one of the siblings is compatible. Please continue to support as this process unfolds."...[February 20] Omar will be moved to hospice care shortly. The transplant possibility is no longer an option. Doctors think he has about a month left to live...[February 23] Omar is now home and home hospice care has begun. The prognosis is now one to two months. Support for Omar and his family as they work to support him and his needs.
Update Friday, March 2, 2018
Omar made his transition today at 4:48 pm.

First received Monday, February 5, 2018
For Janet M. in Cambridge, New York who will have shoulder replacement surgery on February 7, and for her medical team and her husband, John.
Update Tuesday, February 27, 2018
"Janet reacted badly to the anesthesia, and her first few days of recovery were very difficult. She has turned a corner now, is at home, much more comfortable, and able to walk unassisted. She was even able to venture outside to sit and enjoy a brief warm spell. Continued support is requested for Janet and husband, John, as she begins a lengthy healing process."

First received Thursday, February 22, 2018
For Monique W. in Huntsville, Alabama who is having a spot scanned which may be a recurrence of breast cancer; and for her family and medical team.
Update Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Monique's kidney spots were not cancerous.

First received Sunday, February 11, 2018
For Zoe L. in Los Angeles, California who is expecting a baby on February 15.
Update Sunday, February 25, 2018
Zoe had her baby girl by C-section. Mother and baby are doing well.

First received Thursday, January 18, 2018
For Hazel O. in Auburndale, Massachusetts in hospice care.
Update Sunday, February 25, 2018
Hazel has made her transition.

First received Sunday, February 11, 2018
For John P. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who has a cancerous tumor on the back of his tongue and will begin treatment on Monday...[February 16] John just completed his first week of treatment. He will continue to receive chemotherapy on Mondays and radiation every other day of the week. He is in a great deal of pain.
Update Saturday, February 24, 2018
John is having cancer treatments for a 5-cm stage three tumor on the back of his tongue. Monday he will have chemotherapy for five hours with radiation Monday through Friday. The tumor is visibly smaller and the radiation will cover a smaller site.

First received Tuesday, November 21, 2017
For Pippin, a mature golden retriever in Riderwood, Maryland who has just been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, and for his caretakers, Christine and Bill...[November 30] After further consultation and testing, it was determined that Pippin's right rear leg is no longer functional, and that it is the source of great pain. On December 6, the leg will be amputated, and two weeks after the surgery, he will be taken for an oncology consultation...[December 15] Pippin has begun to recover from the amputation and is well enough to be released. The lab results have come in, and the original diagnosis was incorrect; he has a different cancer which had metastasized to the bone in his leg. Continued support for Christine and Bill as they consult on the next steps in Pippin's treatment.
Update Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Pippin failed suddenly, and has made his transition. Continued support for Christine and Bill as they grieve for him.

First received Monday, January 8, 2018
For Tootsie, a thirteen-year-old dog in Tarpon Springs, Florida who will have surgery this Thursday...[January 16] Tootsie made it through the triple surgery. She is recovering; however, she cries a lot and is very stressed even with medication for her anxiety. Continued support for her healing process.
Update Monday, February 19, 2018
Tootsie has recovered from her surgeries and is no longer crying.

First received Monday, February 12, 2018
For B.H. in Germany who has pain in her lower belly.
Update Monday, February 19, 2018
B.H. received a diagnosis of uterus myomatosus and was scheduled for surgery. She has decided to seek alternative treatment to shrink the tumors and then decide about the necessity for surgery. First received Thursday, February 15, 2018
For Lamarius B. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama who is having colon surgery to treat Crohn's disease on February 16 at 7 a.m.
Update Saturday, February 17, 2018
Doctors found scar tissue on his intestinal walls. Lamarius is now waiting for the results of a blood culture. Support also for his family and medical team.

First received Friday, February 2, 2018
For Minnie S. in Huntsville, Alabama with back pain.
Update Saturday, February 17, 2018
Minnie's back is better. She will be receiving chiropractic care to continue caring for her back.

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