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 Thursday, April 12, 2018
For Helen C. In Iowa City, Iowa who is recovering from a broken hip...[April 13] Yesterday was the first day a physical therapist at the nursing home got Helen to take ten steps with a gatebelt and a walker without grimacing in pain. With this success and with motivational talks and encouragement from therapists, Helen is excited to do more on her own.
Update Monday, April 23, 2018
With assistance, Helen is learning to use a walker. Her muscles are getting stronger as she needs only one assistant to help her get up and down. She has three therapies: physical, occupational and speech.

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...[March 13] 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.
Update Monday, April 23, 2018
A new cutting-edge therapy which seemed promising has unfortunately had no effect on reducing the growth of the tumor, and we have chosen to discontinue it. Vincent is still on a course of oral chemotherapy which may inhibit the growth of the tumor, but works more slowly, if at all. Continued support is requested for Vincent, for his therapies, for his humans, Kim and Taisuke, and for his companion, Theo.

Received Sunday, March 4, 2018
For Ricardo P. in Houston, Texas with blood irregularities showing up in his annual health exam.
Update Monday, April 23, 2018
Ricardo still has the same blood protein abnormality, but the PET scam came out well. He has to get his blood tested, initially every 6 weeks, thereafter every 3 months.

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....[March 15] 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...[April 5] Anne has an important assessment meeting with social workers on April 5 at 10:00 a.m. The outcome is uncertain and the situation continues to be very stressful for Anne and her family...[April 15] The assessment went better than expected. The social workers will hold a meeting on April 19 to plan Anne's future.
Update Monday, April 23, 2018
Anne's current care home is changing into a dementia residential home. There is now some urgency for Anne to find another care home. Social services have suggested a care home with a mix of dementia and non-dementia residents. Late this afternoon the manager of the proposed care home is going to visit Anne and assess her needs.

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...[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...[February 28] Although doctors initially thought Rich's eye was healing well after cataract surgery, 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...[March 17] 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...[March 28] The surgery took place under general anesthesia and lasted more than an hour. In addition to closing the macular hole, the surgeon repaired three retinal tears...[April 17] The surgery seems not to have been successful. Rich still has not been allowed to exercise and his glucose is the highest it has ever been. His next eye appointment is on April 20.
Update Sunday, April 22, 2018
According to the doctor, Rich's eye is healing and no new problems have occurred. Over the next few months his vision should slowly improve. Rich can begin resuming normal everyday activities and exercise later this week.

First received Saturday, March 17, 2018
For 37-year-old Crystal G.-S. in Arlington, Virginia with a rare invasive carcinoma on her breast; and for her husband, Michael, and infant son, Hudson...[March 25] Crystal has been told she needs a double mastectomy.
Update Thursday, April 19, 2018
Crystal has her double masectomy operation today. Continued support for her, her family, and her medical team.

First received Tuesday, April 17, 2018
For forty-year-old Hannah in Hampshire, United Kingdom with past gynecological conditions who is expecting a baby at the beginning of May.
Update Wednesday, April 18, 2018
For Hannah in Hampshire, United Kingdom whose baby boy was born prematurely this morning.

First received Monday, January 29, 2018
For Heather H. in London, England with an injured left knee...[March 20] Heather's knee has improved and she is able to walk, but it is still painful. She is under a great deal of stress and is having more frequent episodes of atrial fibrillation.
Update Friday, April 13, 2018
The stress and pressure of Heather's circumstances has eased and her heart has calmed down.

First received Tuesday, April 3, 2018
For Daisy, a Bichon dog in Barrington, Rhode Island who will have exploratory surgery today for removal of a mass in her liver...[April 6] Daisy is home and improving daily. She is a tiny dog with a very long incision on her abdomen. Daisy's owner is waiting for pathology report on the portion of her liver which contained the mass.
Update Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The doctor called and said the pathology is inconclusive. There is no cancer or abscess but there is still a liver problem. The doctors are going run a few more cultures, and a specialist is going to consult with his colleagues.

First received Tuesday, March 27, 2018
For Tom K. in Chicago, Illinois with long-term Lyme disease and insomnia, OCD and anxiety.
Update Monday, April 9, 2018
Tom is doing much better. He changed doctors and sought mental health support.

First received Friday, March 30, 2018
For Dee H. in Aurora, Colorado who had her right foot amputated on March 29 after complications from a blood clot.....[April 7] Dee has moved to the rehab wing of the hospital. Her spirits and mental attitude although initially very positive are starting to become more uncertain as the enormity of this change in her body and life begins to sink in.
Update Monday, April 9, 2018
Dee will be going home on Thursday. She will have a wheelchair, crutches and a walker. Her son is fitting her condo with safety bars and other support equipment. She will not be able to bend her right knee to be sure the muscles and ligaments heal to the bone before the doctors can fit her for a prothesis. Her daughter will be in town for a short while to help her adjust to being at home.

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."... [March 8] "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."...[March 27] "My blood values are still poor and I have a severe cold and a painful nerve in my lower back and my leg. Tomorrow I will travel to the Rehabilitation Center. Michael will stay in the facility care for one month. After this month we must experiment with new solutions."
Update Saturday, April 7, 2018
"I am in the Rehabilitation Center now and my cold has vanished. I am very worried about Michael, who has a bladder infection, fever and is very confused and apathetic."

First received Thursday, March 15, 2018
For six-month-old Ella in Tubingen, Germany who may have a serious illness, and for her family...[March 17] Ella was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and will be starting chemotherapy soon...[March 19] Ella is getting very strong chemotherapy for a rare blood cancer. If the chemotherapy works, she may also need stem-cell replacement. Her family is registering with the German bone-marrow donor registry so that if she needs stem cells they will be on file.
Update Thursday, April 5, 2018
"Ella's head is not affected which is good news. The discouraging news is that the cancer is likely to come back which means she will continue to need chemotherapy and cortisone. There is hope that her situation could change during her adolescence."

First received Wednesday, March 14, 2018
For L. C. in Bonney Lake, Washington who is scheduled for surgery on March 22 for a contracted band in her right palm, and a separate treatment on her right thumb.
Update Saturday, March 31, 2018
The surgery proceeded without complications. A sensitive nerve in the little finger needs more healing. The next procedure on the right thumb will be done on April 12.

First received Saturday, August 19, 2017
For Beata R. in Vienna, Austria who is in intensive care with both pneumonia and an autoimmune disease... [September 9] Beata is doing a lot better and she is still in intensive care... [December 17] After being hospitalized for almost six months, Beata is now in a rehabilitation center to regain her strength. She has children at home who need support as well.
Update Sunday, March 25, 2018
Beata is finally at home but still weak enough to need a wheelchair.

First received Saturday, March 10, 2018
For Jacquie S.'s brother-in-law in Toronto, Canada who is on life support and nearing his transition, and for his family.
Update Saturday, March 24, 2018
Bob N. made his transition today.

First received Tuesday, March 13, 2018
For Lola, a German Shepherd in British Columbia, Canada with a mass in her stomach and weight loss; and for her owner, Whitney.
Update Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Lola was put to sleep yesterday after a mass which developed in her stomach last month. She was two-and-a-half years old and is survived by her sister, Shay.

First received Tuesday, January 30, 2018
For Stuart F. in Gulfport, Florida who is receiving chemotherapy and radiation for stage I HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.
Update Monday, March 19, 2018
Stuart completed forty-five radiation treatments. He is now receiving all nourishment through a feeding tube. Support also for his partner and caretaker, Van.

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...[March 12] Kristin's healthy baby was born yesterday morning, March 11 at 36 weeks. The baby is six pounds, nine ounces.
Update Monday, March 19, 2018
At birth, baby Theodore was six pounds, nine ounces and twenty inches. Mother and baby are doing well.

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 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.

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