Tuesday, 26 May 2009

simply live it and do it

Daniel Lonero

The endoscopy went well as it ever can. the results are that from the banding I do not have varices anymore! So no more banding! There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.

Nice to see Daniel.

Matt. 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

John 8:7 "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone ...."

No answer is in itself an answer.


Wullie said...

Great News!

Jon Cameron said...
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Jon Cameron said...

I watched this programme on discovery channel the other week called 'i shouldn't be alive'. A man was out walking with a friend and the weather turned bad - he was a mile away from the car when an avalanche buried him alive with the highest point of his body, his fingertip, perhaps 10-12 foot under of snow. He had raised his hand up and kept the snow in front of him from his face making a small pocket of air in front of him. But he was completely buried. Remarkably he survived for SIX hours before being rescued, more remarkably - despite the circumstance he had absolutely NOTHING wrong with him - no frostbite, braindamage, nothing. Discovery channel then went on to explain how 'science explains his survival' - the explanation - he put his hand in the air (luckily the rescue team, who had no idea where he was found him within three minutes of arrival (5-6 hours after he was burried) - they poked the stick down to its LIMIT and it struck against his raised finger tips (only barely). Next, discovery informs - science explains, he made a small airpocket - this gave him some air to breathe (but SIX hours worth? - no danger!). Next, he remained calm and prayed. Science explains - this allowed him to go into a deep meditative state under which his heart rate slowed and his need of the oxygen in the air pocket was reduced making the supply last longer. Next, he withstood the extreme sub zero temperatures because surrounded by snow head to foot insulated him and meant that his core body temp never dropped below zero degrees - although it stayed around zero making him mildly hypothermic). So, how does he describe it? Well he said by all accounts it was a miracle, and despite the scientific explanation of WHAT HAPPENED, i don't disagree. He also said that the way he lived his life i.e. living according to his faith, helped him put a bit of faith (trust) in what he called the 'faith account', a little faith in the faith account each day led him to - when the shit hit the fan and his snow expidition went tips up (ha ha) - he had enough in his faith account to cover it. I enjoy survival programmes. Bear Grylls is often on about how survival is all about the successes along the way (even the apparently smallest victories (lighting a fire, making a shelter, climbing a tree to find out where you need to go) can make the world of difference. In the case of the avalanche guy, even though he shivered for two hours solid when they got him to hospital, the doctors checked him over and could not find anything wrong with him, nor understand how he had survived so long pretty much unaffected. There were stories of people surviving up to two hours, but SIX had been unheard of. Some might say lucky.. I'd agree in some respects - but I wouldn't deny him there is much more to it than that.

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