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Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Life" @ Hospital, Rehabilitation

Have you ever tried any rehabilitation? Of course, a negative answer is preferably though, rehab shows amazing compensation of our body. I've been working on rehab of a leg. A waiting room is a drama theatre of life. Patients exchange very different and interesting life stories in a friendly mood. A patient told me she had lost her half body's movement function. But her great rehab efforts have paid off. Now, she can almost move the body like before, enjoys traveling and collects photos from all over the world. She once struggled hard in a slow recovery, but she never gave up hope nor exercise. Rehab requires patients' will power to keep both exercise and hope. Having hope is the essential condition and the vital tool of recovery, in my belief. (*NOTE: the image has nothing to do with people in this post.)
To keep on rehab with hope is hard without a mental support from others. Today, a lady staff was so caring and sensitive in my long medical examination at hospital. She said, "You are so caring and kind." Thank you (*how could you say so??). She agreed me and said, "The power of positive thinking," instead of a word, "hope." Sometimes, tough situations beat us. Although I do not deny reality, I want to believe in the potential and hidden abilities. Rehab shows our unused capacity. I trust in hope and will keep up my own rehab. The kind hospital staff celebrated my picture book debut in Aug and the solo exhibition in Oct. How much her tender attitude eased a patient's stress! Oh, sweet! Her say compensated my uncomfortable long test. Like her, so many supporters such as a medical team and you, blog Friends etc, etc enable me to keep on the rehab. Patients need help in a difficult time and it's important to claim the need of help.
I have a dream. I want to do something for people at hospital : patients and staff. The hospital staff above encouraged me to make my dream come true. My mentor, Ann is joining the project, "The Hush." 

Right now, the wonderful project, "The Hush,"  is on the way to come true (*I'm not in the illustartors). According to Allen and Unwin, the special picture book with its bonus CD "designed to inspire hope and calm in people of all ages." It will be published in Aug. The key person and medical doctor is Dr Catherine Crock. My mentor Ann James and the supporters in picture book publishing industry are in the Hush project. I'm so proud of having such wonderful mentors. I look forward to the Hush and its CD. See, Friends? Picture books can tackle any social issues. I'm blessed to have such a wonderful job, a picture book illustrator and to have those caring supporters around me. 

Friends, some of you are in a tough time at hospital or in chronic conditions. Patients encourage each other and enjoy a chat over my sketches at hospital. I always pray for you with my heart. Especially, Friends on rehab, let's "enjoy" rehab together. I do enjoy it! Rehab or a slow recovery takes time, but let us go on. My hands think and pray in drawing. Thank you for your warm cheers!  

Friends, Happy Painting! 


  






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20 comments:

  1. Dear Sadami, it was so interesting for me to go back through all of your posts that I had missed. Such beautiful works, so much feeling and character in each of them! I am glad to read about the approaching publishing of the picture book, so nice to hear about all the positive feedback you are getting. Fully deserved!
    Sorry to hear that you need rehab for your hands. I truly believe that positive thinking has a strong healing power. Just like depression and stress set the ground for other health issues. So, keep your high spirits and do get better!
    Hugs, Blaga

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    1. Oh, so seet Blag, thank you very much! I've been working on the rehab of a leg ( sorry, my poor English. Or the first sentance, in which I ment a metaphor, could lead misunderstanding. ) Yes, positive thinking changes our body's condition. I'll keep up this high spirit.
      Whilst the rehab, it's wonderful to have so affirmative feedback of my illustrated Moon. You, too, have a creative and joyful day!! Hugs, special thanks, Sadami

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  2. Your positive attitude and outlook is always a plus for your healing - I wish you could fly, not just walk!

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    1. Thanks millions, Rhonda! Sure, I'll fly!! Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Very inspiring Sadami. Some people thrive during times of adversity and others give up. You have thrived for sure. Have a blessed day.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I do not give up. Never. You, too, enjoy your creative life.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. I do not know a more positive person than you, Sadami! A beautiful post!

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    1. Judy, thank u!! I believe Hope visits those whom trust in Her. Cheers, Sadami

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  5. As always, a wonderful post filled with positive vibes! All the best with your project - it sounds fantastic and exciting! Take care of your health too !

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    1. Oh, sweet Meera, thank u! Yes, I'm making my dreams come true. You, too, make your dreams come ture! I'll broadcast a "live show" my projects in this blog. Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Dear Sadami,
    I hope you are feeling much better and have made a good recovery. Keep praying and drawing with your hands. They're the best medicine. I was catching up with your news. Congratulations on your book 'Moon'. Great drawings and watercolours. The sea you painted in watercolour is fantastic! I wish you all the best for your next project 'The Hush. Take care. Hugs.

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    1. Dear Anna, thank you very much! You're always so sensitive and very supportive! You're a wonderful friend! You, too, enjoy drawing and watercolour. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Sadami, animosa y llena de pensamiento positivo, no sabes el bien que hacen las personas como tu !. Un abrazo.

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    1. Tina, muchas gracias! El pensamiento positivo hace milagros, creo. Voy a seguir hasta la rehabilitación. Muchas gracias por sus aplausos cálidos. Estoy muy feliz de llegar a todos ellos.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Tina, thank you very much! Positive thinking makes miracles, I believe. I'll keep up rehab. Thank you so much for your warm cheers. I'm very happy to get them all.
      Best wishes, Sadami
      >>>> Tina said...
      Sadami, courageous and full of positive thinking, you know the good they do people like you!. A hug.

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  8. Dear Sadami - I will be praying for you as you recover. I understand rehab...just when through some myself. It seems like at the time it is difficult but in the end the results are wonderful. I am sure they will be for you too. Love your sketches - they always so fresh my friend. Hugs

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    1. Oh, Debbie, you're so nice! Thank you very much for your great empathy and cheers from your own tough experiences. With your pray and cheers, I'm sure I will get well and believe so. I'll record "moments" of life in my sketches and share joy with you and others. You, too, please take care. Hugs, best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Dear Sadami, it sounds like a tough road you're on with your rehab. I can't think of anyone with a more positive spirit though to make it work for you. So happy to hear of your success with Moon, and now your wonderful new Hush project too, my best wishes and prayers for strength and recovery to you.

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    1. Thank you very much! Not me, my mentors have been working on the "Hush" proejct. I really admire my mentors. Regarding difficulty, I'll never give up. Like you said, my medical team praises at my hard work and high spirit. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting more than ever. Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Sadami, Cuanta ternura hay en tus palabras!!! Animas a mucha gente a apreciar la vida, estando con alguna discapacidad y al mismo tiempo es un esfuerzo por el que recibes tu recompensa. Es muy hermoso comprobar, cómo a través de la pintura y el esfuerzo, consigues cosas positivas para los que no la tienen, incluida para ti.
    Eres admirable!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari! Sus comentarios cálidos siempre me animan. Cómo tierna eres !!! La rehabilitación no es fácil para los pacientes. No, no voy a perder la esperanza y mantener el ritmo. Su aliento tipo me permite ir hacia adelante y seguir adelante. Usted, también, por favor tenga cuidado y disfrutar de dibujo! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, Joshemari! Your warm comments always cheer me up. How tender you are!!! Rehabilitation is not easy for patients. No, I will not give up hope and keep up. Your kind encouragement allows me to go forward and move on. You, too, please take care and enjoy drawing! Best wishes, Sadami


      >>> Joshemari said...
      Sadami, what tenderness is in your words !!! Animas many people to appreciate life, being with disabilities and at the same time is an effort that receive your reward. It is very beautiful test, how through painting and effort, you get positive for the voiceless, including things for yourself.
      You are wonderful!
      A hug.

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