Honestly, it never occurred to me to ask for financial help at this time, but several friends asked how they could support me by contributing for me to a Maharishi Yagya Performance for improved general health. One friend asked me to start GoFundMe. It took me a couple of days to come to terms with this request, and here I am.
Let me briefly explain what happened that my health is so challenged at this time.
The past several years have been a very special and stressful experience for me. In 2015 David and I moved to Tucson, AZ to live near my mom and during that time I did my very best to offer her the support she needed to navigate her health challenges as she moved into her 90's. It was challenging and I wore myself out. My mom passed away last March 2017 and it broke my heart. I still miss her hugely. And, as time passes I am making peace with the grief I feel.
The next year after my mom's passing was busy with closing her estate, spending time with family, moving from Tucson back to Fairfield, IA, and I got sick. Not just once, but many times, in a cascade of health events that eventually put me in a very serious body process that western medicine calls Warm Hemolytic Anemia.
Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Hemolytic anemia occurs when the red blood cells are being destroyed before their time, and so even though they are being created just fine, they disappear too fast and are too few. My immune system is doing it's best to do something good for me, but in the process I am losing red blood cells? Why is a mystery right now, and one that western medicine has not figured out, yet.
September 6th landed me in the emergency room with a too low blood count and gallbladder complications.
The treatment given to me by the excellent care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was first a blood transfusion and then medications to stop the process of red blood cells being destroyed. This approach is the only approach that western medicine has to offer and today, December 15, 2018, it might be working for me. But, that isn't sure yet. More on this later.
This is a difficult time for me and I have had to make some very tough decisions. I am taking a very powerful dose of steroids and it is the first of any medication like this I have ever taken. I am not feeling myself, that is for sure.
When I came home from the hospital I knew I wanted to ask my family and friends to support me with their positive thoughts seeing me with plenty of red blood cells flowing through my body and seeing my immune system functioning coherently and according to the natural laws of body and mind. I sent an email message asking for your good thinking on my behalf and so many of you responded. I feel your support daily and I it is working. Thank you. I am grateful, deeply grateful.
So that brings me to this GoFundMe account and your requests back to me to allow you to support me by helping me pay for the recommended Maharishi Yagya Performances for three different yagyas. We, you and I, have paid for the first two that were recommended. I am feeling the benefits of having completed these yagyas. I am improving. It is now December 15th and I have an update. But first...
If you would like to help me with the third yagya, I would appreciate it more than I would have words to say. It isn't easy to ask. I have been so independent my life and asking for financial support just seems, well... difficult. I only wish I was self-sufficient in this regard. But, I feel that one of my lessons in all of this stress is to learn to receive. And, so I am reaching out again.
I would use your financial support to fund the third Yagya that is specifically for improved health. As for other expenses, I am capable of handling what comes my way at this time. And, that is the good news.
It is precarious position I find myself in. I am on the edge and I have an urgent feeling that I need to act fast, be strong, steadfast in my approach to getting better, optimistic, and know that it could take some time and considered effort on my part to get back to optimal health. And, I am up to the task as best I can. I know this last yagya will be of immense help.
Friday, December 14, 2018, my appointment with the Hematologist revealed that my red blood count is in the normal range for the first time in over a year and maybe two years. At the same time my bone marrow is very busy creating new red blood cells which indicates that hemolysis is still going on - red blood cells are still being destroyed. The question is do I have a normal level of red blood cells because the Prednisone I am taking is suppressing the immune system. Or, is it because the Prednisone, in combination with the other medications I have taken over the last 3 months, resetting my immune system and hemolysis is slowing down. It isn't clear... yet.
One more month taking a lesser amount of Prednisone and more testing along the way will answer the questions I and my doctor have. I am determined to help myself along the way as usual.
I want to support my body to do what it is meant to do and the Health Yagya will be greatly helpful. So, my goal is to raise a total of $5000 and put that money toward the Health Yagya as soon as possible. I hope you will consider helping me. I would be deeply grateful for your support.
These days I continue to tuck myself in at home. I prepare, with the help of my husband (David), healthy food that will restore my body to wholeness. I rest and sleep as much as I can. And, I am working every day a few hours for my beloved Maharishi Foundation USA. It feels good to stay connected to my family/community of certified TM teachers across the US, as well as my family and friends here in Fairfield and friends that live all around the USA and world. And, of-course my personal extended family living mostly in the northwest, CA and AZ.
Again, thank you for your support. I am in awe of your desire to help me and the love that you are flowing my way. I can feel the nourishing power of your thoughts, and I am humbled. Truly, humbled.
I will keep you posted.
All my love,