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Postby Venii on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:44 pm

Valetudo quod fortuna omnes;

I'm catching up on "visiting" friends and letting them know my latest health ordeal. Forgive me if you've seen this elsewhere.

I now have a pacemaker.

To keep this note short, I have a report on my Live Journal page (Bionic Pip), which is followed by the song to the northern goddess Eira (who oversees healing) I wrote in thanks for living through it.

http://ullarsskald1957.livejournal.com/

...and here is the paean to Apollo I also wrote in gratitude. 1st stanza repeated as the chorus.

Apollonian Paean - In Gratitude for Healing

Hail Apollo, Holy Healer
Sender of cures, Restorer wise
When we are ill, broken, failing
Smile on us and help us thrive

The sun is warm, quickens all life
Upon this green and goodly earth
The gods look down and calm chaos
Bringing order to all of things
-Chorus-

My heart did stop and start again
Blackened my sight, shuttered my mind
Caused me to think, when I awoke
What club had hit, my head so hard
-Chorus-

Cried to the Gods, for guidance true
Sought for the help, of those sworn to
Bring about cure, of any ill
If there was such, within their grasp
-Chorus-

Many tests did they give to me
Of heart and blood, of lung and breath
But all came back, as one full well
Then night time came and ill showed self
-Chorus-

The surgeon came and spoke to me
He told of how my heart did stop
For so long that, it worried them
That life had fled, sent me to Styx
-Chorus-

But breathe I did, and pulse came back
So problem lay, within myself
My heart could not, keep up the pace
But fix there was, could be installed
-Chorus-

With knife and probe he plied his trade
And put inside my chest a thing
That beat a drum, like on a ship
So heart would do its proper work
-Chorus-

The sun is warm, quickens all life
Upon the green and goodly earth
The gods look down and calm chaos
Bringing order to all of things
-Chorus-
-Chorus-

Take care!
In amicitia - Venii

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Postby Aldus Marius on Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:25 pm

((((((((((((( VENII!!! )))))))))))))

Per Deos immortales, what a hair-raising experience...and what noble poetry you've made of it. Amici Romani, I got off easy. Even through the song's verses I can feel how utterly terrifying all that must have been. But our Venator, he's a strong one.

Welcome back to the world of the living, Comespiritu! My wanderings would be very lonely without you humming in the background.


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