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  • Prachar
    I was flying horizontal through the air, my outspread fingers barely an inch from clasping the hovering disc and claiming the match-winning touchdown in the
    Message 1 of 4 , May 2, 2003
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      I was flying horizontal through the air, my outspread fingers barely an inch
      from clasping the hovering disc and claiming the match-winning touchdown in
      the decider of our 'ultimate frisbee' competition.

      At that precise moment I was ignominiously and illegally cut down from
      behind, crashing heavily on my outstretched hand which had instinctively
      responded to protect me from the fast approaching concrete track which
      formed our end-zone.

      I was so incensed at the actions of my opponent that I ignored the pain and
      continued playing out the game, which we ultimately lost.

      Later that night, around 1 am the pain was getting intense, so I went to the
      hospital. The intern who examined me assured me everything was fine and I
      should just go home.

      However, the following morning, everything clearly was not 'fine' and I was
      advised to go to another hospital. Here several X-rays were taken, and the
      expert told me quite excitedly, "You've broken your scaffoid bone. That's
      probably the worst bone in your body to break."

      He was excited because he had only recently attended a conference on the
      scaffoid bone, presented by the world's leading scaffoid bone specialist, an
      Australian. The fact that I was Australian and had broken my scaffoid bone
      he felt was altogether wonderful, as if things didn't go well, I might have
      the opportunity to visit his hero, the world number one scaffoid man.

      He further explained the reason why the scaffoid is the one bone you don't
      want to break. Unlike every other bone in the body, which is serviced by
      arteries with fresh bone-building blood flowing strongly from the heart, the
      scaffoid is in the vicinity of only one vein, with a weak blood flow
      returning to the heart from the remoteness of the thumb. This means that
      the scaffoid is notoriously slow to heal and if the said vein is not
      perfectly aligned with the bone, it quite often does not heal at all,
      necessitating an operation to insert a metal pin to induce the bone to bind.

      It was this prospect which might lead me eventually to the Australian expert
      of experts, as it was this particular scaffoid-binding operation that he had
      supposedly perfected and for which he had earned his globe-spanning renown.

      The following day I flew from New York back to Australia, the forearm in its
      peculiar thumb-isolating scaffoid cast thrust aloft for the entire
      excruciating journey.

      I had been told the bone would take 4 to 6 weeks to heal, if it was going to
      heal at all. I checked in with the hospital in Canberra, and they told me
      to present for X-rays after 3 weeks, then again after 6 weeks.

      After 6 weeks, the X-ray looked virtually the same as the original one taken
      in New York the morning after the fall. There was a very visible and
      distinct break, no matter which angle was presented. I was referred to
      another hospital and a specialist. He injected me with some radioactive
      substance, then performed some scan which only confirmed what the X-ray had
      already clearly shown.

      I was to come back in 2 days to have the operation to get the metal pin
      inserted.

      I phoned my friend in New York, and asked him to let Sri Chinmoy know what
      was happening with my troublesome scaffoid. He returned my call the next
      day, telling me that Sri Chinmoy had said only that "everything will be all
      right." He had not advised me not to undergo the operation, which now
      seemed the only chance of ever getting my scaffoid, and hence my whole arm
      back in operation.

      When I arrived at the hospital, the specialist who had seen me previously
      was not available, so another doctor was there to perform the operation. He
      decided he would like to see X-rays from a few different angles to what had
      been previously taken. So he went ahead and shot the X-rays, and left the
      room to examine them.

      About 10 minutes later he returned, and proceeded calmly to remove the cast
      from my arm. Only when the cast was completely removed he said, "You can go
      home now. Only don't do any strenuous exercise for a few days."

      He gave me the new X-rays to take home. I still have both sets of X-rays,
      taken 3 days apart. The first, after 6 weeks in plaster showing a complete
      break, the second 3 days later showing a perfectly formed whole scaffoid
      bone.

      Whenever I think of my little scaffoid bone, I am grateful to my Guru for
      showing me just a tiny glimpse of his miracle-power.
    • nayak_ltp
      Prachar, this is just a super story (and so well written, with a wonderful touch of humor that did not detract from our sympathetic esperience of your pain.
      Message 2 of 4 , May 3, 2003
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        Prachar, this is just a super story (and so well written, with a
        wonderful touch of humor that did not detract from our sympathetic
        esperience of your pain.

        What a privilege to have that experience. Precious.

        Thanks,

        Nayak

        Here are some nice links:

        Sri Chinmoy Library - http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com

        Sri Chinmoy Poetry - http://www.srichinmoypoetry.com

        Sri Chinmoy Races - http://www.srichinmoyraces.org

        Sri Chinmoy Centre - http://www.srichinmoycentre.org

        Sri Chinmoy Music - http://www.srichinmoymusic.com

        Sri Chinmoy Art - http://www.srichinmoyart.com

        Radio Sri Chinmoy - http://www.radiosrichinmoy.org

        Sri Chinmoy TV - http://www.srichinmoy.tv

        Sri Chinmoy's main site: http://www.srichinmoy.org


        --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, "Prachar"
        <prachar@s...> wrote:
        > I was flying horizontal through the air, my outspread fingers
        barely an inch
        > from clasping the hovering disc and claiming the match-winning
        touchdown in
        > the decider of our 'ultimate frisbee' competition.
        >
        > At that precise moment I was ignominiously and illegally cut down
        from
        > behind, crashing heavily on my outstretched hand which had
        instinctively
        > responded to protect me from the fast approaching concrete track
        which
        > formed our end-zone.
        >
        > I was so incensed at the actions of my opponent that I ignored the
        pain and
        > continued playing out the game, which we ultimately lost.
        >
        > Later that night, around 1 am the pain was getting intense, so I
        went to the
        > hospital. The intern who examined me assured me everything was
        fine and I
        > should just go home.
        >
        > However, the following morning, everything clearly was not 'fine'
        and I was
        > advised to go to another hospital. Here several X-rays were taken,
        and the
        > expert told me quite excitedly, "You've broken your scaffoid bone.
        That's
        > probably the worst bone in your body to break."
        >
        > He was excited because he had only recently attended a conference
        on the
        > scaffoid bone, presented by the world's leading scaffoid bone
        specialist, an
        > Australian. The fact that I was Australian and had broken my
        scaffoid bone
        > he felt was altogether wonderful, as if things didn't go well, I
        might have
        > the opportunity to visit his hero, the world number one scaffoid
        man.
        >
        > He further explained the reason why the scaffoid is the one bone
        you don't
        > want to break. Unlike every other bone in the body, which is
        serviced by
        > arteries with fresh bone-building blood flowing strongly from the
        heart, the
        > scaffoid is in the vicinity of only one vein, with a weak blood
        flow
        > returning to the heart from the remoteness of the thumb. This
        means that
        > the scaffoid is notoriously slow to heal and if the said vein is
        not
        > perfectly aligned with the bone, it quite often does not heal at
        all,
        > necessitating an operation to insert a metal pin to induce the bone
        to bind.
        >
        > It was this prospect which might lead me eventually to the
        Australian expert
        > of experts, as it was this particular scaffoid-binding operation
        that he had
        > supposedly perfected and for which he had earned his globe-spanning
        renown.
        >
        > The following day I flew from New York back to Australia, the
        forearm in its
        > peculiar thumb-isolating scaffoid cast thrust aloft for the entire
        > excruciating journey.
        >
        > I had been told the bone would take 4 to 6 weeks to heal, if it was
        going to
        > heal at all. I checked in with the hospital in Canberra, and they
        told me
        > to present for X-rays after 3 weeks, then again after 6 weeks.
        >
        > After 6 weeks, the X-ray looked virtually the same as the original
        one taken
        > in New York the morning after the fall. There was a very visible
        and
        > distinct break, no matter which angle was presented. I was
        referred to
        > another hospital and a specialist. He injected me with some
        radioactive
        > substance, then performed some scan which only confirmed what the X-
        ray had
        > already clearly shown.
        >
        > I was to come back in 2 days to have the operation to get the metal
        pin
        > inserted.
        >
        > I phoned my friend in New York, and asked him to let Sri Chinmoy
        know what
        > was happening with my troublesome scaffoid. He returned my call
        the next
        > day, telling me that Sri Chinmoy had said only that "everything
        will be all
        > right." He had not advised me not to undergo the operation, which
        now
        > seemed the only chance of ever getting my scaffoid, and hence my
        whole arm
        > back in operation.
        >
        > When I arrived at the hospital, the specialist who had seen me
        previously
        > was not available, so another doctor was there to perform the
        operation. He
        > decided he would like to see X-rays from a few different angles to
        what had
        > been previously taken. So he went ahead and shot the X-rays, and
        left the
        > room to examine them.
        >
        > About 10 minutes later he returned, and proceeded calmly to remove
        the cast
        > from my arm. Only when the cast was completely removed he
        said, "You can go
        > home now. Only don't do any strenuous exercise for a few days."
        >
        > He gave me the new X-rays to take home. I still have both sets of
        X-rays,
        > taken 3 days apart. The first, after 6 weeks in plaster showing a
        complete
        > break, the second 3 days later showing a perfectly formed whole
        scaffoid
        > bone.
        >
        > Whenever I think of my little scaffoid bone, I am grateful to my
        Guru for
        > showing me just a tiny glimpse of his miracle-power.
      • upasito
        Dear Prachar, I am extremely inspired by your miraculous recovery with the help of Shri Chinmoy s miracle-power. I hope there will be more postings like this.
        Message 3 of 4 , May 3, 2003
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          Dear Prachar,

          I am extremely inspired by your miraculous recovery with the
          help of Shri Chinmoy's miracle-power. I hope there will be more
          postings like this.

          Thanks for the posting.

          --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, "Prachar"
          <prachar@s...> wrote:
          > I was flying horizontal through the air, my outspread fingers
          barely an inch
          > from clasping the hovering disc and claiming the match-winning
          touchdown in
          > the decider of our 'ultimate frisbee' competition.
          >
          > At that precise moment I was ignominiously and illegally cut down
          from
          > behind, crashing heavily on my outstretched hand which had
          instinctively
          > responded to protect me from the fast approaching concrete track
          which
          > formed our end-zone.
          >
          > I was so incensed at the actions of my opponent that I ignored the
          pain and
          > continued playing out the game, which we ultimately lost.
          >
          > Later that night, around 1 am the pain was getting intense, so I
          went to the
          > hospital. The intern who examined me assured me everything was
          fine and I
          > should just go home.
          >
          > However, the following morning, everything clearly was not 'fine'
          and I was
          > advised to go to another hospital. Here several X-rays were taken,
          and the
          > expert told me quite excitedly, "You've broken your scaffoid bone.
          That's
          > probably the worst bone in your body to break."
          >
          > He was excited because he had only recently attended a conference
          on the
          > scaffoid bone, presented by the world's leading scaffoid bone
          specialist, an
          > Australian. The fact that I was Australian and had broken my
          scaffoid bone
          > he felt was altogether wonderful, as if things didn't go well, I
          might have
          > the opportunity to visit his hero, the world number one scaffoid
          man.
          >
          > He further explained the reason why the scaffoid is the one bone
          you don't
          > want to break. Unlike every other bone in the body, which is
          serviced by
          > arteries with fresh bone-building blood flowing strongly from the
          heart, the
          > scaffoid is in the vicinity of only one vein, with a weak blood
          flow
          > returning to the heart from the remoteness of the thumb. This
          means that
          > the scaffoid is notoriously slow to heal and if the said vein is
          not
          > perfectly aligned with the bone, it quite often does not heal at
          all,
          > necessitating an operation to insert a metal pin to induce the bone
          to bind.
          >
          > It was this prospect which might lead me eventually to the
          Australian expert
          > of experts, as it was this particular scaffoid-binding operation
          that he had
          > supposedly perfected and for which he had earned his globe-spanning
          renown.
          >
          > The following day I flew from New York back to Australia, the
          forearm in its
          > peculiar thumb-isolating scaffoid cast thrust aloft for the entire
          > excruciating journey.
          >
          > I had been told the bone would take 4 to 6 weeks to heal, if it was
          going to
          > heal at all. I checked in with the hospital in Canberra, and they
          told me
          > to present for X-rays after 3 weeks, then again after 6 weeks.
          >
          > After 6 weeks, the X-ray looked virtually the same as the original
          one taken
          > in New York the morning after the fall. There was a very visible
          and
          > distinct break, no matter which angle was presented. I was
          referred to
          > another hospital and a specialist. He injected me with some
          radioactive
          > substance, then performed some scan which only confirmed what the X-
          ray had
          > already clearly shown.
          >
          > I was to come back in 2 days to have the operation to get the metal
          pin
          > inserted.
          >
          > I phoned my friend in New York, and asked him to let Sri Chinmoy
          know what
          > was happening with my troublesome scaffoid. He returned my call
          the next
          > day, telling me that Sri Chinmoy had said only that "everything
          will be all
          > right." He had not advised me not to undergo the operation, which
          now
          > seemed the only chance of ever getting my scaffoid, and hence my
          whole arm
          > back in operation.
          >
          > When I arrived at the hospital, the specialist who had seen me
          previously
          > was not available, so another doctor was there to perform the
          operation. He
          > decided he would like to see X-rays from a few different angles to
          what had
          > been previously taken. So he went ahead and shot the X-rays, and
          left the
          > room to examine them.
          >
          > About 10 minutes later he returned, and proceeded calmly to remove
          the cast
          > from my arm. Only when the cast was completely removed he
          said, "You can go
          > home now. Only don't do any strenuous exercise for a few days."
          >
          > He gave me the new X-rays to take home. I still have both sets of
          X-rays,
          > taken 3 days apart. The first, after 6 weeks in plaster showing a
          complete
          > break, the second 3 days later showing a perfectly formed whole
          scaffoid
          > bone.
          >
          > Whenever I think of my little scaffoid bone, I am grateful to my
          Guru for
          > showing me just a tiny glimpse of his miracle-power.
        • Priyadarshan
          Prachar, Thank you very much for sharing with me your scaffoid experience. You are indeed extremely talented, not only with music (and I will always, always
          Message 4 of 4 , May 6, 2003
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            Prachar,

            Thank you very much for sharing with me your "scaffoid" experience.
            You are indeed extremely talented, not only with music (and I will always,
            always remember the most exquisite performance you conducted on April 13
            2003. As Sri Chinmoy himself said, it was "memorable") but also with poetry
            and prose.

            Gratitude

            priyadarshan

            ------
            A few links to good sites about Sri Chinmoy, and Sri Chinmoy's works:

            Sri Chinmoy Library - http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com

            Sri Chinmoy Poetry - http://www.srichinmoypoetry.com

            Sri Chinmoy Races - http://www.srichinmoyraces.org

            Sri Chinmoy Centre - http://www.srichinmoycentre.org

            Sri Chinmoy Music - http://www.srichinmoymusic.com

            Sri Chinmoy Art - http://www.srichinmoyart.com

            Radio Sri Chinmoy - http://www.radiosrichinmoy.org

            Sri Chinmoy TV - http://www.srichinmoy.tv

            Sri Chinmoy's main site: http://www.srichinmoy.org

            >
            > I was flying horizontal through the air, my outspread fingers barely an inch
            > from clasping the hovering disc and claiming the match-winning touchdown in
            > the decider of our 'ultimate frisbee' competition.
            >
            > At that precise moment I was ignominiously and illegally cut down from
            > behind, crashing heavily on my outstretched hand which had instinctively
            > responded to protect me from the fast approaching concrete track which
            > formed our end-zone.
            >
            > I was so incensed at the actions of my opponent that I ignored the pain and
            > continued playing out the game, which we ultimately lost.
            >
            > Later that night, around 1 am the pain was getting intense, so I went to the
            > hospital. The intern who examined me assured me everything was fine and I
            > should just go home.
            >
            > However, the following morning, everything clearly was not 'fine' and I was
            > advised to go to another hospital. Here several X-rays were taken, and the
            > expert told me quite excitedly, "You've broken your scaffoid bone. That's
            > probably the worst bone in your body to break."
            >
            > He was excited because he had only recently attended a conference on the
            > scaffoid bone, presented by the world's leading scaffoid bone specialist, an
            > Australian. The fact that I was Australian and had broken my scaffoid bone
            > he felt was altogether wonderful, as if things didn't go well, I might have
            > the opportunity to visit his hero, the world number one scaffoid man.
            >
            > He further explained the reason why the scaffoid is the one bone you don't
            > want to break. Unlike every other bone in the body, which is serviced by
            > arteries with fresh bone-building blood flowing strongly from the heart, the
            > scaffoid is in the vicinity of only one vein, with a weak blood flow
            > returning to the heart from the remoteness of the thumb. This means that
            > the scaffoid is notoriously slow to heal and if the said vein is not
            > perfectly aligned with the bone, it quite often does not heal at all,
            > necessitating an operation to insert a metal pin to induce the bone to bind.
            >
            > It was this prospect which might lead me eventually to the Australian expert
            > of experts, as it was this particular scaffoid-binding operation that he had
            > supposedly perfected and for which he had earned his globe-spanning renown.
            >
            > The following day I flew from New York back to Australia, the forearm in its
            > peculiar thumb-isolating scaffoid cast thrust aloft for the entire
            > excruciating journey.
            >
            > I had been told the bone would take 4 to 6 weeks to heal, if it was going to
            > heal at all. I checked in with the hospital in Canberra, and they told me
            > to present for X-rays after 3 weeks, then again after 6 weeks.
            >
            > After 6 weeks, the X-ray looked virtually the same as the original one taken
            > in New York the morning after the fall. There was a very visible and
            > distinct break, no matter which angle was presented. I was referred to
            > another hospital and a specialist. He injected me with some radioactive
            > substance, then performed some scan which only confirmed what the X-ray had
            > already clearly shown.
            >
            > I was to come back in 2 days to have the operation to get the metal pin
            > inserted.
            >
            > I phoned my friend in New York, and asked him to let Sri Chinmoy know what
            > was happening with my troublesome scaffoid. He returned my call the next
            > day, telling me that Sri Chinmoy had said only that "everything will be all
            > right." He had not advised me not to undergo the operation, which now
            > seemed the only chance of ever getting my scaffoid, and hence my whole arm
            > back in operation.
            >
            > When I arrived at the hospital, the specialist who had seen me previously
            > was not available, so another doctor was there to perform the operation. He
            > decided he would like to see X-rays from a few different angles to what had
            > been previously taken. So he went ahead and shot the X-rays, and left the
            > room to examine them.
            >
            > About 10 minutes later he returned, and proceeded calmly to remove the cast
            > from my arm. Only when the cast was completely removed he said, "You can go
            > home now. Only don't do any strenuous exercise for a few days."
            >
            > He gave me the new X-rays to take home. I still have both sets of X-rays,
            > taken 3 days apart. The first, after 6 weeks in plaster showing a complete
            > break, the second 3 days later showing a perfectly formed whole scaffoid
            > bone.
            >
            > Whenever I think of my little scaffoid bone, I am grateful to my Guru for
            > showing me just a tiny glimpse of his miracle-power.
            >
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