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My Husband’s Surgery

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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) Anonymous, April 22, 2013 4:19 PM

some people should say nothing

my husband also recently had some very serious surgery . some people just really don't know what to say and i guess feel they have to say something. but there are times when perhaps it is better to say nothing than to say something that ends in a very negative manner. positive encouragement is what is needed at these times and if you can't give it then stay quiet and just wish people a refua shleyma without all the stories. this is not the time to hear about an uncle who did not make it or any other horror stories. refuah shleyma b'guf ub'nefesh to all or am yisrael.

(16) Anonymous, April 7, 2013 10:34 AM

Thank you from the surgical ward

I'm watching this as I recovery from a major and painful surgery at haddassah in Israel. I can't tell you how perfect your timing is in posting this!

(15) Anonymous, April 5, 2013 9:04 PM

it gets easier...

My father had valve replacement surgery a few months ago and for me, emotionally, it was tough to deal with. Thank G-d, he came out fine. Over time, I've seen him improve-from an inability to sit up by himself to a point where he can walk around with a walker outside and without a walker in small quarters. It's great to see how much he has improved and to see that others from his rehabilitation home have improved too. Things get better-as one of his doc's put it: Someone's on ur side (referring to G-d). He's there. Take the support from others you need and know that ultimately, HE is there for you.

(14) Melissa, April 5, 2013 8:16 PM

Great line!

As someone who waited a while for marriage and then another while for children and as a mother of a child with special needs I always say that some ppl never let you enjoy anything- when I had my twins I had to hear about other ppl who had triplets ... When my son was deathly ill (and bh made it alive!) i had to hear about ppl who had meningitis too- and died... I wasn't allowed my joy or my grief!!!! People just don't fargin! But I've learned to put all the comments in perspective and try my best to judge those ppl favorably and when the comments are really nasty I actually pity the commentator! And if nothing else it has created a more sensitive and aware "me"!

(13) Chavie, April 4, 2013 9:09 PM

Refuah shlaima b'mhara

Lori, wishing your husband a complete and speedy refuah. And don't sweat the negative people. They just don't know better. I had a similar experience and it took me awhile to realize they're just clueless. May Hashem grant you and your husband great kochos and continue to be a great inspiration for so many worldwide.

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