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The Kindest Gesture


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Toogoofy317 non-obstructed hcm, AICD 11-01-02 and 10-6-05
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  • The Kindest Gesture

    This has been an incredibly hard time for me as of late. I feel like I'm losing everything again. Went to the cardio I guess in some small hope that she'd say you're all better and you can go back to work. What I got was another note stating that I must take at least another six weeks off. Sometimes I think she does this to keep me hoping but knowing I probably won't return to work. As I stated in another post I was also denied disability because I can talk and sometimes take care of myself completely.

    As you can imagine the bills aren't getting paid. I'm a little short on my cell phone that is direct deducted tomorrow. My cell-phone is my main mean of communications. Its the only number my docs know. One of the creditors got a hold of my cell number and was harrasing me today. I told her I only had like $10 in the bank and couldn't even by my heart meds. She said "can you at least pay that ten dollars" I fell apart.

    Later on today I went into the storage company that holds all of my belongings because I live with a friend. I was practically in tears and told her I still could not pay and explained why. She said "Don't worry about it right now you have more important things" I started crying because it had been so long since someone even seemed to care. She came around and gave me a big hug. She also asked me what the exact name of my heart condition so I told her. Then she asked my permission if she could do a little drive to help me out. Things like putting jars at her other establishments to help me get through the rough part. She said she was sorry she could not help more but she would keep thinking of ways to help me.

    I find it amazing that at my most troubling times there has always been someone to help me through. Sometimes those people are complete strangers. It just reminds me to keep fighting and one day I will be able to rest without worry or fear of not getting through the next moment.

    Just thought I'd share this little tidbit of a spontaneous act of kindness.

    Mary S.

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    The milk of human kindness is indeed sweet. What a lovely thing to do.

    God Squad co-moderator
    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness


    • #3
      It's good to know there are people who care in the world.


      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


      • #4
        Thank you for sharing your tears and joys! When we are open to receive the goodness that is around, each gesture becomes a gift from on High. I pray that more goodness will come your way soon and you will be overflowing with love, my dear one.

        Love & Light,


        • #5
          It is so nice to hear nice stories. Re-apply for disability hardly anyone ever gets it on the first try/.

          Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
          ICD&Pacemaker 1996
          Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
          Mom of Kaye.


          • #6
            Dear Mary,

            I have been praying that someone there would find a way to help you and to encourage you. I will give special thanks for this person and ask that you will be amazed at the outpouring of love.



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