Get off the grass, Whats with you religious people? I think the so called heathens have more soul, seriously they do! Tantrum is letting us know, He is great and I am sure like Cindy said he will be fine, especially since he was able to hit the Facebook pages and then dial 911. Best wishes from me and my alter ego mandy for a fast recovery Ralwus.
Ive had a feeling something was wrong...Im so sad to hear hes not well, charlie if you get to read this..we love you!! Thank you so much Tantrum, for letting us know. And while some people themselves may not pray, they wont discourage believers from doing so. This is most certainly NOT the place to have a "discussion" of beliefs. Lets all just be supportive of our beloved Ralwus!
Yes! Excellent sentiments, Justine. This is absolutely not the the time to play silly games about how one prays or meditates, or to whom they're sending those thoughts. Is it not enough that one of our own is ill and needs to know that people care for him? Can't we all just send him our positive thoughts and do whatever our equivalent to prayer is without getting sidetracked about who sent the message? I know I will.
Oh my goodness! I hope he's okay! He seems like such a sweetheart; he was among the first really welcome me here. I will be praying for him.
Tantrum thank you so much for letting us know...if it's at all possible to communicate with him, please let him know we're all thinking about him and we expect him to get better and get back here soon!!
I talked to Shirley (Charlie's Wife). He's been admitted to the hospital yesterday for Congestive Heart Failure. He's doing okay, but they are going to run a battery of tests today. She's going to call me tonight with an update, but she asked if I would let everyone know what's going on and to please pray for him. She could use a few, too. 8 minutes ago
I hope he feels better soon, he always puts nice encouraging comments when he read something, and he writes well, so hearing he is unwell is upsetting. I will check back on here later as I do not have FB.
They are saying that he didn't have a heart attack, but they are running tests on him today to check the device he has implanted...geez, I can't remember what it's called, but I think he wrote a hub about it awhile back.
Thanks for that, I guess I could have used Google, duh! I had a heart attack almost 5 years ago and those things suck so I hope he looks after that heart. I had to get a pacemaker/defibrillator put in my chest in case my heart says "fuck you for everything you ever did to me" and quits beating. Good luck Ralwus!
I'm sure there's much more technical information out there, but from my understanding it's not like a heart attack. I understand that the body has difficulty removing excess fluid from the blood stream and that this fluid can build up in the lungs and around the heart (hence the "congestive" part...it sounds like congestion); this in turn makes the heart have to work harder.
My grandmother had this. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help ralwus live a long life. If the rest of him his relatively healthy, they can help remove the fluid. He can make dietary and lifestyle changes (if he hasn't already) that will help his body create less fluid, and get rid of excess fluid more efficiently. It's a serious condition, and I'm glad he's getting help, but there's probably also a good chance for his recovery.
Charlie - get back to work you hear Your little world needs you and so there's no time for hanging around in hospital --- so get well soon and a speedy recovery back to health and happiness - from the one true frog ... xxx
Oh no...that isn't good. not to panic? hard not to when you know a friend doesn't feel good and may have to go to the hospital I will definietly be praying and sending positive thoughts and energy his way. Keep us updated Tantrum!
Only been around the HubPages for a short time, but an impression has been made—and you know what happens with those first impressions. I hope all is well and that someone is keeping your keyboard warm until you can get back to it.
I'm certain you will, no doubt, have a great story to tell. I, for one, look forward to reading it.
Ralwus I really hope everything is ok. I am not going on without you. Damn I am so worried, please as soon as you can give word you are ok. Love u heaps and heaps, am thinking of you my dear friend. xoxox
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