[fpmt] Update regarding Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health 23 June 2011‏

By Roger Kunsang

Dear friends,


Rinpoche is doing well and still in Nepal. Rinpoche is walking without aid now though someone has to walk close behind in case Rinpoche stumbles. Rinpoche has to drag the right leg a little and use his hip a little to swing his leg around to make a step but quite an improvement as he is independent. When we leave the gompa and return he has about 57 steps go down and up … that is hard and needs a lot of care to manage.


Right arm has more movement now but hand still has no energy to hold anything and arm has little energy to support in normal activity.


Speech is slowly improving right side of mouth little movement.


Rinpoche’s day is quite full, starting at 6:30 am practicing movement,  7:45 am  physio session, then massage, afternoon is movements and then acupuncture and every evening is circumambulation of Bodha stupa or Swayambhu. So quite a full day.


Rinpoche is quite happy and eager with trying to get back to normal physical health. Many times a little too eager! Sense of humor seems even better than before, especially about his own situation … Sometimes he bursts out laughing about trying to do some exercise and it isn’t working.




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