I had originally written this post in March of 2012, and I still don’t have an answer. Maybe someone can help? Thanks in advance!
My journey to my heart transplant started with a heart attack and triple bypass surgery. During that initial hospitalization, it was a chaotic time as I coded fifty times and struggled to live.
Most of these events are totally erased from my memory. Which, in reality, is a good thing.
However, I do remember a friend of my wife, who happened to be from Bombay, India stopped by to see me and he brought and left a small “trinket” that was supposed to be the power of healing (perhaps) in the Hindu religion. It was a little thing, that my mind today tells me was made from a light-colored “marble”, not very intricate, and maybe roughly looked like a dog or elephant, or perhaps someone kneeling ….. and my poor memory from all the codes, the drugs and constant use of the AED to shock some life back into my failing heart, doesn’t help me recall much more.
I’m not sure if it was to promote healing, prevent illness / death, or simply to protect the soul from evil.
My wife has lost contact with the person that brought me the religious artifact, and to make matters worse, it was lost in the chaos when I was being prepared for the helicopter flight from my local hospital to my transplant center.
When we are very sick, and on death’s doorstep, we will take all the prayers we can get and it certainly didn’t matter to me as to who was praying or what their religion might be. We all have our own beliefs ….. and I truly respect that.
I’ve done a lot of searches in regard to Hindu religion, Gods, Mystics, and I simply can’t find this item … or at least what my mind THINKS it looks like.
I’m asking for your help ……. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers!