I had a few special moments today and one of the important ones to me was meeting the Chief of Coffs ICU in Maccas. They saved my life in 2014 and didn’t give up on me and were good to my kids and I have wanted to thank them. Didn’t expect it would be in Maccas at the self ordering thingo. And he hugged me and said they rarely got that feedback. Felt a trifle teary, so I did. Esp since I thought he was just trying to kill me and all little black women and burying them in barrels.
It really was something special. Plus we came home to a massive front garden overhaul inc a driveway courtesy the Council. Facetime with Eden and of course, my Girls. What a week !
After the good day last Sunday, I went for the ultrasound scan on my liver etc but started to feel really tired when I got home and lost my appetite. Slept a goodly bit and Wednesday morning decided I was too ill for meeting and Kate took me to Bellingen Hospital. They looped out and ambulanced me to Coffs Hospital ( our base main health campus) . From there it came to transfusions and plasma and haemoglobin plummetting. So its been hospital all week. Strong antibiotics and they found an old ulcer but no varices.
I am home now and a little tearful and beaten about but one more time I have come through it.
Many thanks to my Girls as well who love me back every time.And Eden who reach from 1000kms away.
I am tired now. bed and Kindle.
Bodhi Hanna Kistner (86): “Only After Sixty My True Life Began”At 60, Bodhi Hanna Kistner moved from Germany to India. Then she started practicing Kyudo, Japanese zen archery. At 70, she became a Kyudo teacher. Now she’s 86 and gives lessons in India, California and Hawaii.— You are 86 now and at 60 you started studying such a tough and physically demanding sport as Kyudo which you’ve been practicing for 25 years now. How did this even happen?— When I moved to India at 60, I was actually planning to practice gardening. But I accidentally met a Kyudo master, visited his class and developed a passion for it. To tell the truth, I was a terrible student. For a long time I did terrible. Even when I followed my teacher to Japan he was very displeased with me. Eventually, he even kicked me out of his class. He said I was hopeless. But I was so attracted to archery because it was not just a sport, but a way of life. Unlike the usual kind of archery, in Kyudo we aim not just to hit the target. A bow is only a tool that allows us to open up, physically and mentally. To make a shot, you have to straighten your back and slow down. If you master this art, which is extremely difficult, you can hit the target even with your eyes closed. It happens by itself. This skill of opening up to the world that I have mastered along with archery is most precious to me. That’s why I continued to practice despite anything. And when I was 70, I started to teach, because with age came an urge to share my knowledge.— What helps you to enjoy your life after fifty?— I think it’s the skill of living in the present that I have mastered in the last 25 years. It is the key to enjoying your life in full. Enjoying life doesn’t mean being unreasonably excited all the time. On the contrary, as I became older I realized that the first step towards finding the joy of life was to accept reality openly and sincerely, accept everything as it is. Reality is not perfect. But it is important to face the truth. This attitude works wonders. By the way, speaking about joys, after sixty I fell in love with dancing.
Source: Bodhi Hanna Kistner (86): “Only After Sixty My True Life Began” | The Age Of Happiness