Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Heart Failure


Image result for heart failureA priest friend suggested I had been hiding out with the Pope, I have to admit I can't help but be a little amused by the Pope being hunted around the Vatican by Cardinals demanding the sweet Vicar of Christ does his job job and respond to their dubia. That like S Philip Neri, whose heart was twice the size it should have been, I had been called to soothe his reported rage, it is not true.
Since Friday 12th Nov I was in the "Heart Failure Unit" of the local hospital. Basically my heart had been working at twice its proper speed and had failed to remove fluid from my body, which I have been peeing in great quantity, I am home now and a fifth lighter than I was,
I should be alright once my heart has strengthened I have been back to hospital to have its rhythm corrected.
I would appreciate prayers.

62 comments:

abevec1 said...

Prayers for a full recovery--

Anna Everskemper said...

Prayers on the way. May the Blessed Mother keep you, Father, under her protective Mantel Blue. I miss your writing, Father.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Father, prayers for a speedy recovery.

Terry Nelson said...

Stay well dear Father - I will pray for you very much.

poly carped said...

Dear Father, so good to hear a word from you. Just last night I was beginning to get worried about the unusually long silence. Please be assured of prayers. I would strongly advise a large dose of Catholic blogosphere avoidance during these strange times if a key objectives is to lower your heart rate. God bless you Father and do get well.

Tamsin said...

Saint Raphael, health of the sick; pray for us.

On The Road To Damascus said...

I hope you get better quickly, Father. Praying for you!

tradgardmastare said...

Prayers for you indeed Father.
Alan

Recusant said...

All my prayers and best wishes. I had the same; you'll be fine.

Celia said...

Adding you to my Rosary list Father. God bless you.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Praying for you.

God bless you and protect you.

Nicolas Bellord said...

We will all pray for you Father and get well quick please.

Fr John Speekman said...

I will offer Mass for you tomorrow, Fr Ray. Peace be with you.

Jeremiah Methuselah said...

Rverend Father,

Laudate Domino ! What a relief ! Phew !!! What more can I say ?

Perhaps you will be/have already been told to slow down, therefore I'm not gonna say nothink.

Jeremiah Methuselah said...

Rverend Father,

Laudate Domino ! What a relief ! Phew !!! What more can I say ?

Perhaps you will be/have already been told to slow down, therefore I'm not gonna say nothink.

Simple Simon said...

You got it father. Prayers galore.

Catechist Kev said...

I will offer you and your heart up this evening while assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in my neck-O-the-woods, Fr. Blake. :^)

Catechist Kev

Ana Milan said...

Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Christine said...

Get well soon Father.

Genty said...

Dear Father, Always in my prayers. I'll ramp them up for your speedy recovery. God Bless.

geneticallycatholic said...

Praying for you, Father. God bless

Liam Ronan said...

Prayers for you from me daily to The Divine Physician, Father.

Damasus said...

my prayer is with you and your heart

geneticallycatholic said...

You are in my prayers Fr. Blake. God bless

Robert Ferigle Cassidy said...

Get well soon, Father. Your wit - along with Fr. Hunwick's - keeps us going. God bless.

Woody said...

You're in my rosary every day. Rest and get well, Father. God bless and keep you....here. We need you.

lazylyn said...

God bless you Father Ray ! Please God , you'll get better soon.

Cathy D said...

Prayers for you, Fr. Blake!

Thomas said...

Of course. My own poor prayers added.

Cathy said...

Prayers for you Father. God bless.

Aged parent said...

Prayers said. Hope you are on the mend soon.

Josephus Muris Saliensis said...

Many prayers. Ad multos annos!

Jacobi said...

I pray, amongst other things, for my priests every morning, but I will add you specifically Father until you are better.

I sent a group, who wanted money naturally, away telling them there are worse ways to go.

Geoffrey said...

Father, you are in my prayers.

shadrach said...

Prayers for your good health and further resilience, Fr Blake, from one who appreciates your blog.

Paul Hellyer said...

Dear Fr Ray. I pray that you will get well soon. God bless.
Paul H

Fr Seán Coyle said...

May God grant you a speedy recovery.

Maria Anna said...

Get well, Father! I will pray for you.
I personally thought you were just overfed with the US election buzz in the media, Juncker fainting and all that.

Long-Skirts said...

Rosaries for you, dear Father!

smoothvelvet said...

My Our Holy Mother and Her Blessed Lord Look to you and bring you safely back to full health.God bless you.

Just another mad Catholic said...

Prayers Father

Mr Grumpy said...

More prayers coming your way, Father.

Leo Flanagan said...

God bless and a speedy recovery.

Mary said...

Praying for your return to health, Father! God bless you!

Victoria said...

Dear Fr Blake,
I hope that you will be well soon. I am praying for you..
God bless,
Victoria

TLMWx said...

Will pray for you Father. Get well soon.

GOR said...

Speedy recovery, Father!

Mark said...

Prayers for full recovery.

Rod George said...

Father, get well soon. Prayers have been said for you.

Rod George said...

Father, get well soon. Prayers have been said for you.

JARay said...

Dear Father. I am so glad to read that you are home now. Be assured that you are in my prayers. You have been for a long time now.

xsosdid said...

Father, you have been part of my daily pprayers for some time now. I will make extra intentions for you.

John Simlett said...

Be of good heart, our prayers are with you, Father.

If it's any consolation, I was in a similar situation to your good-self, but still feel no adverse consequences ... 20 years later.

umblepie said...


Hope that you will soon feel better, Father. Always in our prayers.

fidelisjoff said...

Hope you will soon feel better. Prayers for a swift recovery🙏

farnechild said...

Praying for you, Father and for your recovery.

Charlesdawson said...

Prayers for you, Father.

neilmac said...

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. I very much enjoy your blog.

Neil Mackenzie

gemoftheocean said...

Prayers sent for you Father. And I am sure your parishioners will help you through this time, they will be more than happy to help you with shopping, etc. -- I'm sure you only need but ask. You are loved the world over.

Fr John Hunwicke said...

My dear Father: Love, prayers, and good wishes.

Your blip, following that of Fr Tim, makes me wonder if I should have a heart check up!

Mike Cliffson said...

praying

Scribe said...

Get well soon, Father. It's 24 years since the same thing happened to me, and I'm still well and active at 82.