Wednesday August 05th 2009, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Family,Friends,Life,Non-Knitting

Alison is too out of it to post tonight. As one of the children said, “Another part bit the dust” I just left her side and she is pretty beat up. Believe it or not but she is frowning while she drifting in and out of it. The anesthesia knocked out her already bad hearing, but that seems to be improving slowly. They are trying to get her pain under control. She does not remember much of the day. They were happy with how it went. Maybe in a few days she will be, but not right now. Don’t expect much for a few days as she needs to recover. I will show her comments tomorrow if she is up to it.

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Sending love and healing prayers your way…


Comment by BadMommy 08.05.09 @ 9:56 pm

Please send my love, we are certainly praying for her! Renee in San Rafael

Comment by Renee 08.05.09 @ 10:33 pm

Hi Alison, Normally as soon as I wake up, I check my mail and read the papers before checking blog updates, but today I went straight to yours to see how you are. I’m glad to read the surgeons are happy it went well. I thought of you when I flipped the calendar to August 6th. It’s “tomorrow.” Wishes for a quicker than expected recovery!

Comment by LynnM 08.05.09 @ 11:26 pm

Thinking of you every day and sending healing energy your way. I sure hope this time does the trick.

Comment by wunx~ 08.05.09 @ 11:38 pm

Sending along healing energy and positive thoughts. Hang in there, we’re pulling for you!

Comment by Beckett 08.05.09 @ 11:48 pm

Thank you so much for letting us know.
Alison, after tomorrow or Friday, every day will get better and better.

The yarn will wait patiently, as will we.

Perhaps you will be able to sketch a few ideas by Sunday. Remember Mr. Turtle. slow and steady :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.06.09 @ 12:07 am

Oh, I’m so glad to hear that the surgery was a success! Granted, successful surgery still feels awfully brutal from inside that body – I can only imagine… Please give Alison our very best wishes, and wrap her (gently) in those afghans so she knows how many of us are holding her in our thoughts.

Comment by Anniebee 08.06.09 @ 3:32 am

Thanks for the update! Sending my very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Comment by RobinM 08.06.09 @ 3:51 am

Please pass on all of our love. She is in our prayers. Your job is the hardest – keeping her away from pointy objects till she back enough to knit.

Comment by Holly 08.06.09 @ 4:11 am

Please give Allison our love and healing thoughts from SW MO!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 08.06.09 @ 5:29 am

Thank you for taking the time to share the update with us!

Sending prayers of love, peace and determination as well as best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 08.06.09 @ 5:34 am

Thank you for letting us know how Alison made out. To hear of her frowning – well, it must hurt pretty badly.

Alison, I’m sending you all sorts of good thoughts from north central Massachusetts. It’s a beautiful day and each time I appreciate it I’ll send a little prayer up requesting quick healing and no more problems for you.

Comment by Leslie 08.06.09 @ 5:37 am

Please give Alison my love and prayers – I hope she heals quickly and that those around her are as well as can be.

Comment by Genny 08.06.09 @ 5:47 am


You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by debra 08.06.09 @ 5:53 am

lots of love and virtual soft hugs and prayers coming your way —

Comment by rho 08.06.09 @ 5:56 am

Bless you for the update. Tell her to take her time and heal well; we’ll be here praying and waiting.

Comment by Channon 08.06.09 @ 5:57 am

Thanks for posting – sending love to both of you.

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 08.06.09 @ 6:02 am

sending my best. Hoping it just keeps getting better and better…

Comment by Sandra 08.06.09 @ 6:15 am

Thankyou for keeping us updated on how she is doing and bless her she is a trooper glad to hear all went well sending her healing prayers and thoughts.((((Hugs))))Darcy

Comment by Darcy 08.06.09 @ 6:29 am

Hugs and kisses coming your way with prayers for a quick healing and strength and comfort for your caregivers.

Comment by Jody M 08.06.09 @ 6:32 am

Alison was in my bedtime prayers. It was good to receive word of her with my morning coffee.

Anesthesia and hearing risk make me recall that my mother’s ear doctor always worried about anesthesia. It’s one of life’s trade-offs.

Hugs, Alison. We are all looking forward to having you out and about, handing out finger puppets.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.06.09 @ 7:19 am

I checked just before I went to bed last night but I’m on east coast time. Thank you so much for posting the update.

I know only too well how the day after feels. It takes about 2 weeks before there is any recognition that having the surgery was worthwhile.

Sending healing prayers and wings to carry away some of the pain.

Susan in northern VA

Comment by sjanova 08.06.09 @ 7:19 am

I am catching up with reading and commenting and I am sorry to be late with this. My thoughts are with you this time too. I hope for a quick and as little pain as possible recovery.


Comment by Denise 08.06.09 @ 7:25 am

Thanks for the update Richard.

I’m glad to hear that she was pretty out of it due to the pain factor. While any surgery is a painful, this one is a *real* pain in the butt.

Some of the pain meds may keep her really out of it. (My experience has been: morphine, zzzzz, huh?, morphine, zzzz, etc. Sleep is good while healing.)

Give Alison my love and let her know we are praying for her speedy recovery.

Karen (of the water turtles)

Comment by Karen Lewis 08.06.09 @ 7:29 am

Sending good healing vibes her way. And a hug.

Comment by Julie 08.06.09 @ 8:06 am

Praying for your quick recovery!

God Bless

Comment by Bev 08.06.09 @ 8:15 am

I know you feel awful, Alison but, wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you and praying for you and sending you get-well-soon wishes!

Comment by Abby Baker 08.06.09 @ 8:28 am

Sending get well wishes, patience, and happy thoughts to all of you.

Comment by DebbieR 08.06.09 @ 8:58 am

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Comment by Henya 08.06.09 @ 9:17 am

Thank you, Richard, for the update. So good to hear that the doctors were happy with the results. We wish her a speedy and healthy recovery!

When she is up to it, here is a bit of “healing” humor to get the frown off hes face:


ARBITRATOR: A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at

AVOIDABLE: What a bullfighter tried to do.

BERNADETTE: The act of torching a mortgage.

BURGLARIZE: What a crook sees with.

CONTROL: A short, ugly inmate.

COUNTERFEITERS: Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.

ECLIPSE: What a barber does for a living.

EYEDROPPER: A clumsy ophthalmologist.

HEROES: What a guy in a boat does.

LEFTBANK: What the robber did when his bag was full of money.

MISTY: How golfers create divots.

PARADOX: Two physicians.

PARASITES: What you see from the top of the Eiffel

PHARMACIST: A helper on the farm.

POLARIZE: What penguins see with.

PRIMATE: Removing your spouse from in front of the TV.

RELIEF: What trees do in the Spring.

RUBBERNECK: What you do to relax your wife.

SELFISH: What the owner of a seafood store does.

SUDAFED: A litigation brought against a government

Comment by Don Meyer 08.06.09 @ 9:17 am

Sending best thoughts to you, Alison, for health and a quick recovery.

Comment by Ann in Marin 08.06.09 @ 9:21 am

Another set of get well wishes for Alison. Prayers and virtual hugs – very gentle ones – too. Hang in there, and thanks for the post on her behalf. . .

Comment by Pam 08.06.09 @ 9:24 am

Thank you for the update. I really do not expect to hear much from our sweetie for a few days. I am taking a couple days off from work, to knit, in her honor–every stitch a prayer

Comment by sherry in idaho 08.06.09 @ 9:33 am

Ditto what everybody said, ignoring Don’s jokes. I think there are rules against laughing while you are stitched or stapled in place.

I am almost glad that Karen (of the water turtles) made the PITB comment first. 🙂

Comment by Margo Lynn 08.06.09 @ 10:26 am

Thanks for the update, Richard (and for the smiles, Karen and Don). Alison, our hopes for a smooth and speedy recovery.

Comment by Gaby 08.06.09 @ 10:55 am

::muah:: sending love all the way from Massachusetts

Comment by Alicia 08.06.09 @ 11:00 am

Thank you Richard, I love Alison, and I’m hoping for the very best recovery for her.

Comment by Mary 08.06.09 @ 11:13 am

Keeping you all in my thoughts.

I find it especially apropos that today’s “Main” article on Wikipedia is on phagocytes:

“Phagocytes are the white blood cells that protect the body by ingesting (phagocytosing) harmful foreign particles… ”

Here’s hoping that Alison’s “Leuk” and his cousins do their jobs appropriately!

Comment by Deb 08.06.09 @ 11:37 am

I was checking back for updates and comments and like Gaby, I think we need smiles even if Alison has to wait a few days before she checks Don’s jokes. I know she loves his jokes, and will be delighted when her husband shows them to her again when she is well in just a few days or so! Alison, you know there is joy and jokey online friendship when you begin to heal in a few days! It won’t be too long before you can add your comments to other blogs again.

Comment by LynnM 08.06.09 @ 12:39 pm

She has in a loopy dopy way scanned the comments, but she is still drifting in and out of it. I will post an update before I go to bed tonight

Comment by Rich aka DH 08.06.09 @ 1:07 pm

Bless you Richard. I know how difficult it is to watch our loved ones in pain. Allison, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by debra 08.06.09 @ 1:53 pm

my prayers are with you. hope you have a quick recovery.

Comment by barb 08.06.09 @ 2:22 pm

Hope you feel better very soon. Hang in there my dear…

Comment by Bev 08.06.09 @ 3:14 pm

There right beside the bed… in spirit. Love to you all.

Comment by Lene 08.06.09 @ 4:11 pm

Alison I’m wishing you a speedy recovery. Richard, Thank you for keeping us all in the loop. Pat

Comment by pat flores 08.06.09 @ 4:30 pm

Hugs and prayers, Alison! Glad you came through the surgery well… come back to us soon!

Comment by Pegi 08.07.09 @ 5:48 am

Very happy to know that the surgery went well. I am keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Sonya 08.07.09 @ 7:44 pm

Love and good thoughts coming your way

Comment by Eileen 08.08.09 @ 9:52 am

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