dear family.. arm-a karma update blog blog blog...
had my last appt with orthopedic doctor yesterday ..released from care FINALLY.. altho physical therapy daily at home still necessary to insure full mobility and range of motion .this has been an amazing roller coaster ride with many "Miracles and Madness' along the way humbling to say the least .. MANY TIMES I THOUGHT OF TAKING DOWN THE FUNDRAISER FRON ONLINE BECAUSE OF FEAR OF JUDGEMENT CRITISISM negative comments from the community and FEAR OF HOUNDING EVERYONE WITH MY "NEEDINESS".. I have recieved a lot of coaching from COMPASSIONATE loved ones (who understand the circumstances) to keep putting it up..! after 2 months of no work and medical bills piling up now I have had to continuously swallow my pride VERY EMBARESSING.. NOTE... this vehicle is a way for any of you in serious need to enlist the support of the community dont be ashamed to ask "Crowdfunding is a VIABLE TOOL NOW ONLINE TO GET HELP ..! ..IT TAKES a village..thank you from the bottom of my heart for assisting me thru a very challenging cycle..
sacha rana broken arm-a karma ..report/update blog blog blog.....winding down on the physical therapy at scripps few more weeks to go ..hallelujah.. slowly regaining use of my right arm again ..praise jesus.. beginning to feel somewhat "normal "again.. (me,normal?) LOL ..(*I have been called a lot of things but never "normal"*)....excited about my upcoming original show "french fries and velvet gloves" opening at tango del rey on may 3rd FINALLY.. very few tix left at www.tangodelrey.com I am only one third of the way to my goal for covering my medical expenses etc ..so continued support $ is very appreciated
in gratitude ............. sacha
ARM-KARMA UPDATE...every day is a windey road..
continuing to improve..using my arm a bit more ..continuing physical therapy at scripps .. I will be released from care at the end of april..those folks are highly adept at putting me back together..I have renewed appreciation for the miracle of modern medicine!..I have learned a lot from all this.. it has slowed me down a bit to smell the roses and stop and enjoy the simple joy of "being" not "doing" so much ..life is beautiful ..my new show opening /debut is may 3rd..bring it on!!! I am 'roaring' to go! at this point.. after 8 weeks resting of recovering and " 'care giving' myself back to health....onward christian soldier..! once more unto the breach..dear friends!
your support is still so very much appreciated ..GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO HAS SO GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED TO ME..
SACHA ARM-A KARMA UPDATE.BLOG.. BLOG.. BLOG.. HALLELUJAH..! TODAY is 8 weeks now since that life changing fall on concrete in the cold damp darkness!..that changed my life..! my spiritual orientation is to ask myself "what am I learning from this seeming "awful" experience?..........hhmmmmm?
I started back ( very SLOWLY) EXERCISING and STRETCHING THIS MORNING.. ..felt great to move my limbs and BREATHE deeply..! ( one day at a time sweet Jesus.. ) my gratitude for life has deepened and the simplicity of enjoying the simple things that bring joy to daily living has increased.... I feel humbled in a way I cant really express in words yet..
$ keep those cards and letters comin' in$ your loving kindness generous support and prayers are soooooo appreciated.................
everything counts and is helpful ..sincerely Sacha
DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY..I am deeply touched by all of you..! and especially those of you I havent seen or spoken to in such a long time!..who have totally surprised me with your generous support..this has truly been a cycle of "miracles and madness" chaos to compassion .. I have about 3 more weeks of physical therapy at Scripps hospital < (ouch) help me mommy..!
Dear Friends and Family..I am deeply touched by all of you!... and especially those of you I haven't seen or spoken to in a long time.. who have totally surprised me with your generous support ..
this has truly been a month of "miracles and madness" and reconnecting with loved ones through this 'seeming adversity' has been a blessing beyond words...I have about 3 more weeks of physical therapy at Scripps hospital and then finally I will be released from 'intensive care' of my arm..KEEP THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS COMIN' IN.
$ EVERY little bit helps $ God Bless us everyone!
SINCERELY...In Gratitude..and HUMILITY Sacha
DEAR FRIENDS.. the SACHA RANA healing arm-a karma continues! your contributions are very much appreciated and necessary..!..I am on the mend and still in ongoing physical therapy at scripps hospital..slowly but surely improving..and VERY CAREFULLY gently using my arm to do daily chores 3 more weeks to go.. still not able to work ....thanks again to all who have been so generous and kind. this has been/still is a very deeply emotional 'miracles and madness' roller coaster ride ( try using just your left hand for one day instead of your right ) ..quite a feat de accompli..( feat to accomplish)
in gratitude for whatever you are comfortable contributing please pass this on to mutual friends love SACHA
wrote note (WITH RIGHT HAND..)to myself to reminding myself that "all is indeed well"..the simple act of using my right hand again is exhilerating..! I am overjoyed..this is progress folks..onward and upward CHRISTIAN SOLDIER..today a glass of water..maybe tomorrow I can lift a pot or pan..
pretty soon I will begin lifting weights.! Subscribe to Updates
SACHA RANA ARM-A KARMA UPDATE!..saw my surgeon thurs.he said i could now take my arm out of the sling i have been wearing 24/7 and begin to slowly gently use my right arm..WHOOPEE!..MAKING GOOD PROGRESS AT 6WEEKS.
TODAY I lifted a fork without effort ! and placed food in my mouth using my right arm..what a thrill!..then wrote a note
SACHA RANA MADONNA MAMA BROKEN ARMA KARMA UPDATE!.........
HAD A PAINFUL emotional DEEP PHYSICAL THERAPY SESSION THIS A.M AT SCRIPPS HOSPITAL..
reminds me of ashtanga yoga or pilates where you have to really work the muscle ..hurts like frikkin hell.. but very effective..
feeling very weary and emotional after my session .. my arm is literally aching and tired and weak..
thank GOD FOR MY YOGA BACKGROUND..! I AM USED TO WORKING THE MUSCLES BUT THIS IS EVEN MORE STRINGENT BECAUSE I AM dealing with an injured area..oy gauvalt..
BLESSINGS TO ALL who have contributed $ to me..it is so helpful (as I have not been able to work for 6 weeks).. very touching..keep those cards and letters comin in!!!
deepest appreciation sincerely Sacha
BROKEN ARM UPDATE..!
saw my orthopedic surgeon tues..making great progress.. < (now at 6 weeks) he said I could take my arm out of the sling now and gently slowly begin to use it again! hallelujah..! today I lifted a fork without effort ..! and placed food in my mouth using my right arm..what a thrill..!..then wrote a note with my right hand ..exhilerating!..this is progress..I am overjoyed..! onward and upward christian soldier!
today lifting a fork.. tomorrow ..lifting a pot or pan ..maybe even a glass of water..! ..life is good..
BROKEN ARM update.!.. today I see my orthopedic surgeon at scripps for a progress report after being in intensive physical therapy now for a month ..working diligently to heal my arm completely in time for my upcoming show on may 3rd ..
monday april 1st.. still in intensive ongoing physical therapy at Scripps hospital . plus 3x a day at home..I am so blessed to be recieving excellent loving care from a team of therapists who are committed to my healing ..coming along nicely..yet slowly.. I can lift my arm almost half way up , still cant open cans or bottles or lift .. but happy and relieved to be making progress ....
DEAR friends...A THOUSAND THANK YOU'S for your kindness and compassion ..I am touched by all the contributions and caring thoughts and words I have recieved from all of you who have come forward at this time..AND REMEMBER..this FUNDRAISING SITE concept is a viable way for those who are truly in crisis with a serious legitimate need or want to fund a worthy creative endeavor TO ASK WITH DIGNITY.."it takes a village' '
PAY IT FORWARD.............................
IN DEEPEST GRATITUDE
PLEASE FORWARD THIS
LETTER TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS TWICE OR MORE TO INFORM FRIENDS THAT MAY WISH TO HELP/CONTRIBUTE
"Life aint always
beautiful...sometimes it's just plain hard...Life can knock you down make you
bleed... break your heart"...LIFE AINT ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL ....BUT IT'S
A BEAUTIFUL RIDE..!
These words I quote
from a dramatic monologue I perform as a bag lady in Grand Central Station
in my upcoming musical show "French Fries and Velvet Gloves"
This show is a lifelong
dream finally coming true....A hilarious poignant production with a
message of hope for Humanity...We can move from tears to triumph as we
navigate our way through life's trials and tragedies.. (As I have)... Many
... and of
course a sense of humor which is so important especially in this day
and age of such challenging tumultuous times...
This show has
weathered over a year in collaboration...Many setbacks and gnashing of
teeth with my gifted producer Ric Henry, with several
postponements due to unforeseen circumstances
latest one being a
badly fractured arm...I fell on concrete 4 weeks ago and fractured my
humeres bone...(Pronounced 'humorous') Ironically...Needless to say it
has been a very
tearful painful awkward recovery including ongoing intensive physical therapy. I have not been able to use my
right arm to function normally or perform necessary daily functions like
writing... Using a computer... Dressing... Feeding myself...Showering
Or work as a MASSAGE THERAPIST...Which
is how I make my living...Medical bills are piling up and living $ expenses... (I
cannot begin work again for another 4 TO 6 WEEKS), to the tune of many
thousands of dollars in addition my upcoming show will require an
additional $1000 TO PRODUCE AS THE BUDGET IS NOW DEPLETED...With no
income to support this endeavor...
I am a very strong independent woman and
pride myself in taking excellent care of myself and am very awkward and humbled
to have to reach out and ask for help at this time from my extended family and
community but I have no choice...I do not have abundant savings or family to lean on
Those of you who know me
know that I have offered myself in "Sacred Service" to humanity for
over 35 yrs in the HEALING and PERFORMING ARTS...MINISTERING
TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN NEED often volunteering my time and energy
to others..Including seniors/elders as a caregiver for many years
Please contribute what you can from the
heart to my account link. All contributions are appreciated... My
goal is $6000 TO COVER ALL.
In deepest gratitude for your generosity and
Dear Sacha, You were a good friend to me when I was homeless (again) in Hawaii. I have not forgotten that. I have not forgotten you. Your ability to believe in the goodness of others is an inspiration to me. L&K, Benedict
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