Beulah Amsterdam of Davis, California has written a poem for us in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 50, Fall 2005:
Pink tulip fingernails rise
in the nursing home bed
where her hip grows stronger.
Black socks shroud
Gangrenous toes and foot.
Bunny refuses amputation.
She’d rather die.
After her husband died
her precancerous right breast was sacrificed.
Her left breast was carved, radiated,
uterus removed, left eye lost to glaucoma,
left index finger amputated.
Bunny’s toes, fingers, ankles, knees,
hip, pubis, coccyx, groin are jumpercabled
till the comedians laugh
and Bunny jokes about her antiquity.
The Chinese surgeon is astounded
by the pale pink sunrise
from ancient black toes.
When Mary Olander and I returned from our first Jin Shin Jyutsu class, a friend told me his 84-year-old step-mother, who was recovering from hip surgery in a nursing home, now had gangrene in her foot. Mary and I were inspired by Wayne Hackett’s ebullient optimism to immediately use our jumper cables, and we each treated Bunny an hour a day. We did a lot of 5-6-7-8, 15, 1 and Main Central. The surgeon was astounded two weeks later when he saw Bunny’s pink foot. Pat Meador recently informed me that when Mary Burmeister treated someone with a similar condition, the gangrene was gone in 2 days. We don’t know how soon Bunny recovered from the gangrene because we did not take off her sock to look.
Thank you, Beulah.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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