Sai Brother Deepak Ji from Dubai says: This experience of mine is a result of incidents happening all last week. I live in Dubai along with my wife and 2 year old daughter. My parents were visiting us and arrived here in December on 4th, 2011. We all were very happy, and despite challenges in my professional growth, as a family, we were very happy to be living with them, and what our daughter was gaining from them – what we call as “Sanskar” in Hindi, which is learning and teachings that come from experience of our parents, and not in any book, and to me, it is very important for my child. Their return was 9th Feb, 2012 and this incident started to happen on 8th morning.
During last year (2011) March time frame, I had received severe pain in my lower back, and on going for Ultra sound, the doctor had detected kidney stone on both sides, although it was paining on just one. This was around 7.5 mm long, and the other one was smaller, around 4.5 mm. I consulted my elder sister, who is a homeopathic physician and by taking her medicine and drinking lots of water and doing yoga, I managed to flush the stone out in no more than 10-15 days. I felt that it came out a couple of times during these days, and that I managed to get both of them out. Naturally, I was very happy, and the life continued for almost one year, until one week before 8th Feb this year, I felt a similar pain and underwent Ultrasound again to find there was stone, but smaller on right hand side. This was around 3.5 mm, and I was confident I can push it out this time as well.
Now, on 8th early morning / 7th Feb late night, at around 2:30 AM I got severe pain, which did not subside even after taking a pain killer that was prescribed on such condition. At around 4:00 AM, I told my wife to get Baba’s UDI, since the pain was not subsiding, even after having given some time for the painkiller to show its effect. I drank UDI with water and within 20-30 seconds, I vomited out and the pain was relieved (Isn’t that a miracle?).
However, this was still a temporary solution that Sai Baba had arranged so that I can manage to take myself to the clinic. By this time, my parents were awake, and we all understood that I had to take shots and oral medicines were not working. I drove with lot of difficulty to the 24 hour clinic, and went there to receive shots. After all, it was supposed to make the pain vanish, but it didn’t. That time, we realized that it was something that needed attention of a hospital, and by 10:30 AM I was admitted in emergency in the hospital.
After going through initial examination and XUKB, two stones of 6mm each were detected in both ureters. The right one was sitting and blocking the opening to the bladder and causing back pressure on kidney, which had resulted in it to swell. The left one could indict similar situation anytime. I was covered with insurance, but the doctor suggested that we go for getting them removed by ureteroscopic stone removal. I had no idea what this would cost, but I was confident that the insurance would be able to cover it. However on the sidelines, doctors were trying to get pre approval before carrying out the surgery and it was causing lot of back and forth with them on background, such and similar experience before, need for surgery etc.
In the beginning, it was decided to carry out surgery the same day, that is 8th, but somehow, it got postponed to 9th, which was a Thursday (First Indication). I was praying all this while to Baba, and was confident (but not happy) that it will go smooth.
On 9th, when they took me to the OT, was 9AM, for making necessary preparations (Second Indication).
When I came back to my senses, I was told everything was OK and the stones were removed. I was back in my room, and was to be discharged on 10th, but with a stein (pipe) still to be kept for a week on left side. On the night of 9th, the doctor called me at 7:30 PM to inform me that I should also call up the Insurance Company and talk to them, even as he and his team are fighting out to answer all the details that the insurance company wanted. I called them up, and explained them everything, but the insurance guy said that he will inform his decision after some time. I prayed to Baba, that he should indicate something by 9PM, and at exactly 9PM, a lady comes into my room, who is an attendant, and says” Don’t worry. Doctors will take care of everything” (Third Indication). How come she knew that I was waiting for some answers?
Next day morning, I was still praying to Baba, and by that time, my doctor asked me that it is very surprising that insurance is taking so much time to send the written approval, although now, we are 24 hours after the surgery is over. Worst case, be prepared to either file litigation, or pay up, if not all, some part of it. He hinted the total bill, and it was staggering – around 40,000 AED or 10K USD.
On the 10th, my finance manager from my organization called up to inform me that my commissions for last year, which were long overdue, are getting paid. I was happy, but at the same time, I told Baba, that if you are sending this money for my bills, please don’t do that. I don’t want to waste this money with my bills. My wife was getting me ready to cough up all this, but I told her, that Baba would never do this, and this is not what I want.
At around 12, I received the final call from the Billing department of the hospital, and before taking that call, I took Baba’s name. The Bill was cleared from insurance and they were paying the full amount. I was so relieved and almost felt too grateful and speechless. All this while, Sai Baba photo was in my hand, and I just looked at it and sulked into its limitlessness.
Now, my follow up appointment is on 18th to remove the stein, and I am sure and confident, that all that will happen smoothly and I shall be back to normal (I have a habit of adding numbers, and 18th for me is again 9)
After all this, I understood a very important lesson in my life that He is ALWAYS THERE WITH US. He may not show Himself up for many days or months together, but it is just Him, who knows what is best for us, and He will come at the right time to save us. If I were to pay all that myself, I would have really not liked it, and all my financial investments and planning would have taken a hit, but look at Him, who knows everything that I have planned for, and He made sure that I didn’t have to pay a single penny.
We want to have so many things in life, but as they say “Man proposes one, God disposes another”. Let us be inspirational, but don’t let it affect out health and leave everything to Him. He will do, what is best for us.
As a last note, I have attached the photograph of Sai Baba, who was and is always there with me and all of us. I took it from my phone, because I promised Him, that if He gets me out of this, I will post my experience on the blog. As lot of people do, I also wanted to send this picture for everyone to take His DARSHAN.
OM SAI RAM
© Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba