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Love Works

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Once again, our anecdotal evidence supports the theory that sending love to others produces loving positive outcomes in amplified proportions. Yesterday morning, while driving Cyndie through the misty-cold-gray weather to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN, we were both receiving messages of support and love for her scheduled surgery appointment for a knee replacement procedure.

Meanwhile, we were imaging thoughts of love and encouragement for the caregivers we were about to meet. Starting with the most convenient parking spot available at the entrance, all the way through the staff of every department of the hospital with which we had contact, we enjoyed the most pleasant of possible experiences.

img_ip1828eThe surgeon told me the procedure went perfectly, and by my perceptions, swiftly. Cyndie’s recovery from the anesthetics then proceeded smoothly and the big pain she felt coming on received prompt attention.

Speaking of prompt, they wasted no time in putting Cyndie to work on moving that knee and working the muscles of her leg. Within 5-hours of the completion of surgery a physical therapist was running her through 10-reps each of a variety of exercises, culminating with getting Cyndie to stand up on it and then walk out of her room to trek around the nurse’s station.

When you are in an uncritical frame of mind, it makes sense that you find less to feel critical about. As I drove into the darkness toward home later in the evening, I had a deep feeling of appreciation for how well the entire day had gone. We are so lucky to have access to such wonderful care.

img_ip1829eIt doesn’t hurt to also have some previous experience with joint replacement surgeries. Add to that, a lot of love from many directions and you end up with more grace than a human should be allowed.

In no time Cyndie will be hiking to and fro on our property again and Delilah will get back the walking partner she has been missing.

Keep sending love for Cyndie and her knee. It works wonders!















Written by johnwhays

December 1, 2016 at 7:00 am

10 Responses

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  1. Sorry I am a bit late commenting but you are always very close to my heart and, of course, Cyndie has my every good wish. A warm loving embrace from us all here. Ian

    Ian Rowcliffe

    December 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    • Thank you, Ian! Embrace received! You all are in our thoughts every day! Much love!


      December 2, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  2. Get well soon Cyndie!


    December 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  3. always sending Love


    December 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    • …and providing material support. Your help is priceless! Thank you!


      December 2, 2016 at 10:10 am

  4. All our love and good energy is with Cyndie and you her lovely family!


    December 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

  5. Sending healing thoughts to Cyndie! My we have a lot in common-we will be in Vandals Heights on Monday as Tim goes in for a partial knee replacement (unless when they actually get in there and determine need for full)!


    December 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

    • Interesting. I hope his experience goes as well as Cyndie’s has gone thus far. We’ll be sure to send you guys and all his caregivers plenty of love!


      December 1, 2016 at 11:21 am

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