Ruby slippers time
Thursday February 05th 2009, 6:11 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare

There’s no place like home…  Where I promptly fell asleep on the couch.  Where the deep red amaryllis from my friends Marguerite and Russ is blooming beautifully.  Where there was a package waiting in the mailbox from my friend Fickleknitter with a gorgeous pair of perfectly-fitting handknit socks that Mom really likes too.  (My feet are smaller than hers, though, sorry, Mom.  Heh.)  I’m keeping up the pain pills, which helps.

And my surgeon stopped by before I checked out and wondered out loud if she could have a signed copy of my book? I exclaimed, “Well, YEAH!!!!” in capital letters, to her great delight.

Give me a day or two to really get my strength back up so I can get into holding up a large project again. Knitting is better than even dark chocolate.

And I can’t thank all of you enough for supporting me through this.  It’s nice to be finally coming out on the other side.  See you at Stitches West!

(Though maybe not for a whole lot of hours there. We’ll see.)

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Welcome home, Alison!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Linda W 02.06.09 @ 8:16 am

WELCOME HOME! Take it easy so you
build up your stamina for those big
knitting projects!!

Comment by Sue H 02.06.09 @ 8:28 am

WooHoo! Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig!

Comment by Sandra 02.06.09 @ 8:37 am

Welcome home! There’s no place like it, especially for healing up quickly 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 02.06.09 @ 9:24 am

Welcome home Alison H. I am so glad everything went well and that you are now safely at home where you belong. I will add my welcome to Lene’s, we had fun taking pictures of my amaryllis for the welcome home photo. (By the way – I’m Lene’s mom).

Comment by Bea 02.06.09 @ 9:41 am

At last! Home and getting healthy every day. Stay surrounded with Richard, Mom and your flowers, yarns, chocolate, and the ever faithful couch! And, Dad, thank you for sharing Mom so Alison can have all the soft hugs from the family and friends. Hugs, Nancy W.

Comment by Nancy 02.06.09 @ 10:21 am

Thank God! Our prayers have been answered.

Comment by Cindi 02.06.09 @ 10:29 am

Oh, Alison, you’re home! And knitting! And the amaryllis is blooming. All is right with the world. May you continue to recover and gain strength. Love, Janet

Comment by Janet 02.06.09 @ 12:50 pm

And have you been allowed chocolate yet????????

Comment by Toni 02.06.09 @ 1:07 pm

Better than dark chocolate?? Now, just hold on there, missy!

I’m so glad that you feel well enough to blaspheme in this reckless way. Congratulations! 🙂

Comment by bachtosocks 02.06.09 @ 1:29 pm

Oh, this is terrific news. Is your Mom staying for a while still? We know about surgery and recovery, oh, and blood sugars here, at the Olsen’s. That’s for sure. Gil is on the kidney transplant list again…
All our best to you my dear.


Comment by Bev 02.06.09 @ 2:05 pm

Yeah! I’m glad you are home. Being in the hospital is exhausting. They are always poking and checking and it’s just noisy.

Keep getting better and better.

Comment by LisaK 02.06.09 @ 2:12 pm

I am glad you are home, Allison and the worst is over. Take care.

Comment by rebecca jc 02.06.09 @ 2:42 pm

Yah! You’re home! Get better! REST! Don’t over do it! Then I might be coerced into bringing dark chocolate with me to Stitches. Twist my arm. 😉

Thanks for the kind words on my blog too honey. Like you don’t have enough going on without worrying about me.

Love you.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 02.06.09 @ 3:19 pm

Happy you are home and that Mom is there and that Richard will be there on the weekend and that you didn’t have to stay another weekend in the hospital (mortality is higher on weekends) and that the too-much-insulin didn’t harm you too much. My blood sugar drops and it’s rough when it does. (My personal fave anti-dote? Chocolate, of course!)
Eat carefully but joyously. Pain will get less each day. Hope you get the hang of your new accoutrements quickly, too.
And, still praying for you and mom and Richard and …morgan and girls and Dad and your other siblings … and Jenny and Richard (and their spouses) and Michelle and John … and your amyrillises … and…YOU to GET BETTER (although how can we improve on you and your loving, giving self?)
Did I tell you? I saw an ad for Humira on TV for … um … psoriosis or some similar skin condition. Dunno why it was so hard for you to get if they’re even advertising it! Sheesh.
Rest and feel better!

Comment by Karen 02.06.09 @ 3:31 pm

Prayers of rejoicing that you’re home again! But I’ll keep praying for quick recovery, and strength for you to make it to Stitches for at least a little while. I’ll be looking for you there!
Lisa H.

Comment by Lisa H. 02.06.09 @ 4:23 pm

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