Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Did you blog yet??

Mhm .... those were her very first words post-op, "Did you blog yet?".  Finally, tears of relief that this "part" is over has come.  She is in a lot of pain and will be probably for a few days, however the DOC, the Neurosurgeon said, "It went beautifully.".  She will be in the PACU overnight, being monitored closely.  Those six hours of surgery felt like an eternity for us. Daughter number 1 said that she looks good, but *I* was overwhelmed by her transformation from Superwoman to the Bionic Woman.  She is a testament to us all that bravery is only a mere thought away.  

Thank you all for your caring words, prayers and concerns.  She truly loves reading your posts and I think the blog is now daughter number 4.

~ Daughter number 2

129 comments:

Lynn said...

Hurrah for going beautifully! Remind your mom to take her pain medication, whether she thinks she's Superwoman or not, and take her something handwoven and beautiful tomorrow, just to hold and take joy in.

mudmaven said...

I am so relieved to hear that all went well. I'll keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming!!!! Thanks so much for letting us all know. I know that I have been on pins and needles all day wondering how she was doing. ~chris

Acorn to Oak said...

Thank you for the update! Whew! So glad that part is over and that you have such good news. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Thank goodness it went smoothly, from the doc's point of view. I hope for pain relief and easy healing. It will be wonderful when we once again read her words.

Hilary said...

Thank you, thank you for letting us know. And thank you, Universe for looking out for your beautiful Mom.

Give her a hand-squeeze for me, please. Your Mom is very much loved, indeed.

You can't ask for better words from a surgeon than "It went beautifully." I'm so grateful for that.

Hugs to all of you.

Faith Miller said...

Thank you for letting us know- I've been checking all day. Your mother is truly an inspiration!

linda said...

from one old nurse to another ~ please be sure that your mom premedicates with the pain meds before she really needs them. Best Wishes, I know she'll be power walking outta there!

Unknown said...

Daughter 2, Thanks for looking after your mom, and thanks for thinking about daughter 4 when there is so much going on. Lots of positive thoughts!

Orlythe said...

Prayers going up all over the world for your mom's swift recovery. Thank you for keeping us in the loop.

joyceetta said...

So relieved to here the news. When I read about her current pain I thought, "but it will just be temporary", unlike the relentless headache she has experienced 24/7 for so long.
Good going Hilary, Good going Doc.
And thanks for the update....

Hartwood Roses said...

What a wonderful way to finish my day ... with good news! Please let your mother know that we have been thinking of all of you.

Peg Cherre said...

Tell your mom we all love her, and are breathing sighs of relief. The current pain has a clear end in sight.

messymimi said...

Thank you, prayers will continue.

kelley said...

Thanks for the update dear Daughter 2...many prayers and wishes for a speedy, complete and uneventful recovery for your Mom...

Abby said...

Thank you for letting everyone know - I've been praying all day. I know she hurts now but, hope she'll be back on her feet very soon and back to weaving and having kitty time. Maybe kitty time first. :)
Thank you Daughter #2 - please tell your mom she's being thought of.

Angela said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date. So glad everything went well. Will continue to pray.

Gayle said...

Oh, thank goodness. How wonderful to have it behind her. Thank you for letting us know. We are all dedicated to your sweet mom. Continued good healing thoughts and prayers.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful news! "have you blogged yet" sounds just like her. Now for healing and health. Hugs, Linda

Barbara said...

Thank you for posting the update. and thank you for sharing your mom.

Can't wait to hear about an HH free day.

Country Girl said...

Isn't it amazing how people can come out of brain surgery and be able to speak coherently? I can never get over that. I am so relieved! She knows we were all waiting to hear how she was doing, and how sweet of her to say that as her first words. Thank you for keeping us informed, Daughter number 2 ~ and thank God for answering our prayers.

MarthaVA said...

Thank you for posting! SO glad she's out and everything went "beautifully." :~)

She is one strong woman. Take good care of her, even if she argues she doesn't need her to. Believe me when I say, we like to be tough, and act like we can handle it - but I've been thru my share, and it's nice to be taken care of! Even if we argue about it. :-)

((((HUGS)))) to you all!
Martha

Donna S. said...

Great!!! My friend Fran went through the surgery yesterday. Sounds like they both went according to plan. Hope they heal quickly!!

Need A Latte Mom said...

Praying for a quiet night with lots of sleep...

Kathy said...

I met your Mom about 3 weeks ago when we stopped at the shop on our way home from VT. What a lovely person. I didn't know she was in such great pain that day, you'd never have known...I was so happy to meet her and L after reading so many blog posts. Every time I look at my beautiful rug, I think of her. Thank you for posting for and about her. I look forward to some really good news soon. There will be pain first, but after that, a new life! YAY!
Love and Hugs to all of you and to Hilary.
Kathy in PA

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Thanks for letting us know about her. I have been thinking about her all day. Prayers and good vibes being sent for all of your family!

Anonymous said...

Hilary, so glad your pain is going, going, and hopefully gone for good. Thank you, daughter #2, for keeping her blogging family posted as to her outcome. Grateful the doc said the surgery went beautifully.

Hilary you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon.

Donna

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us know how the surgery went. I've been thinking of your mom and you as well all day.
Romonia

Loomatic said...

Thank you!

Thank Goodness!

Thank God!

Rita said...

So glad to hear that the surgery went well! I hope this is the end of the monster headache for good!! :):) Thanks for keeping us informed.

Linda said...

Praise God! Thank you so much for posting. I have been wondering all day how it all went.

Karen Tenney said...

Thanks for letting us know the surgery went well and that your Mom has spoken! I have been weaving away at my loom today, thinking of her often. Hugs all around.

Anonymous said...

so glad it went well!

Donna said...

So glad to hear the good news! Thank you, Daughter2!! Thrilled here!!

Donna in ATL

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wonderful news, we will continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for letting us know, everything went well, she is indeed a Superwoman :)
~Jo

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karen said...

So happy all went well. Now each day is a day closer to peace and well being. God Bless.

claudia w said...

I am so very happy to hear that all has gone well with your Mom's surgery. Thank you so much for letting us know. She has a whole community of friends out here who care.

cupcakeflyer said...

Wonderful news!! Very best wishes for a speedy recovery..you brave weaver.

thecrazysheeplady said...

:-)

ladyoftheloom said...

Wonderful! THanks for letting us know and your mom is obviously a strong woman!

Country Gal said...

I came here via Chronicles of a Country Girl . To say I am so happy all went well for your mum and your family . I am now a new follower and I love your blog . Prayers for your mum for a speedy recovery !

Cindie Kitchin said...

Thank you for the update - so good to hear all went well. My best to your Mum.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

What wonderful news to end my evening!!
Make her take it easy in the weeks to come..... Sounds like Roy will have his walking partner back soon!
Thanks for posting!!!!!

Lona said...

*like*!

Thank God...

Cait Throop said...

OMG She has been constantly in my thoughts! YAY! I can't tell you how relieved I am that it is over. Now time to heal. Time to rest. Time to just be. Hilary, sending hugs and good and healing thoughts to you and thanks to your daughters for keeping us informed! xo

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the update. Begone monster! No more headaches or pain. Prayers are with you.

ZeldaMom said...

Thank you God...get well Hilary

TERRY R said...

Thank heavens!!
Thank you Daughter #2 for letting us know!
Keep up the good work Hilary! You are on your way back! Yay!
Now your following can breathe!
Hugs all around!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update, daughter #2. I know it must be awfully scarey for all of you. Hilary is one tough bird!!

I agree, take those pain meds when necessary, it helps the healing process.

Still thinking of you and can't wait to see your "type"!

Kay

Frank's Corner said...

Yes! This is great news! Now it is time for a smooth recovery! Your mom is a gem and such an amazing role model for all of us. She is one fine lady!

Deb said...

Much relief here. Give her my love. Deb

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fast update.Thoughts and prayer for a fast and speedy recovery. And
take it easy and let your daughters take care of you.

fiberdance said...

So glad all went well. Now I'll pray for a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I've never commented, but am very happy the surgery went well! I look forward to hearing that the headaches are gone, and life is bck to whatever passes for normal!

Will continue the prayer/good vibes.

heatherabarrick said...

i often read little blips of your daily blog to my son and husband. i love the old house and weaving content and the guys love the animals and grandkids :) clear across the country you matter to people you dont even know exist :)thank you for graciously sharing your life with us.get well soon :)

grace lovelace said...

oh such good news .... & thanks for letting us know... hope you told roy!
besos...grace

Tammie said...

So relieved to hear she is doing well. So grateful for doctors that spend so much time learning to help others. Praying for continued healing.

Caroline M said...

Glad to hear that she's out of the other side, thank you for letting us know.

Die Fadenwirkerin said...

I'm very relieved. Thank you for the information. Best wishes to you, Dear Hilary. Everything went good.

Juliane

Tabor said...

I am not a regular reader of this blog but the other Hilary said to come with good thoughts and thus I have. May your healing go well and smoothly!

Brian Miller said...

thank you for the update...and i am so glad that it went well and pray for continued recovery

Candy Duell said...

Thank you for the update, tell her we are all thinking of her and hopes she is back to her self in record time.

janet said...

Sending prayers and buckets of good thoughts!

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Carol said...

I am so happy for you...you did it...the monster has been evicted...now to rest, to heal, to catch your breath from a year of fighting this thing...I will continue to pray for a successful and fast recovery...thank you 'daughters' for the update! Wonderful news!

Anna M. Branner said...

Yay! Thanks so much for taking a moment to let us know how things are! I'm hopeful the pain your mom is feeling now is so different from what she was living with that she knows she is on the road to recovery!

Daryl said...

HOORAY!!! Thank you Daughter #2 .. hugs to you and your sisters ..

Devon said...

How wonderful! I hope that your recovery is smoothe and your friend HH rests in peace.

You are very brave, I don't know how you managed this past year, or week!

Happy healing!

DJan said...

Oh, thank God! And thank YOU, Daughter #2, for letting me know it "went beautifully." I can't wait to hear her own words, but I hope she takes it slow.

Anonymous said...

Hilary, All our prayers here in Georgia were answered! Prayers will continue! Please do take your pain meds on schedule. It is so hard to catch up if you don't.
God bless you and your family every minute!
Vicki Allen, weaver
Georgia, USA

TexWisGirl said...

i came over from hilary's place (smitten image) to say i hope hilary (crazy as a loom) gets better soon!!! God bless!

Diane said...

So glad to hear that surgery went well. Go Hilary Go!!

Better days are coming. Thanks for the update. Healing thoughts and prayers heading your way.

barazile, livpåIrland said...

I'm so grateful and glad to hear that all went well, glad the doctors were happy,
still sending prayers and healing thoughts across the Atlantic Ocean to your mum,
fingers and toes crossed that the pain recedes soon,
best wishes to you and your mum and your sisters and families.
liz in Ireland

Restless Knitter said...

Thank you for the update! I was thinking about her all day, as I'm sure were others.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear she is doing well. Thought of her all day yesterday and so glad to hear right away today - so doh't have to worry any more. Brave lady. I agree - take her something to hold that she has woven - it will give her joy I am sure.

Brenda - a usual lurker.

Shiralyn said...

So glad the surgery is over, and now Hilary, you can just sit back and get restored to your normal self. We have a Mighty God and he definitely was with you all the way.

Shiralyn Yates

sandy said...

Wonderful news!! I've been on pins and needles all day. Sending lots of hugs for a nice, long R & R.

missing moments said...

Just catching up here and so delighted to hear you have figured the cause and found a solution! Recover well, my friend. Life will be good once again!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to read your daughter's post. Good news! :)

Karen said...

We love being her daughter No. 4... she's a true inspiration, I keep telling her to write a book!...

Hilary!... YOU DID IT!!! Now just heal and move on with headache free life.

lcampana said...

Thank GOD! What a relief for your mum. Give her a hug from me and my wishes for a speedy recovery. I kept checking the blog all day to see how it went.

Lesley

Charlotte said...

Thank you for letting us know.
Glad it went well.
Can't wait till she is up and out doing her many things that she loves doing. Free from head aches.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love you HIllsy Willsy Woo Doo who do the Voo Doo so well. Thought about you all day yesterday but stayed away so as not to wake you.

Love that all went well and that you will soon be back here with your new bionic brain. xox

The Village Queen said...

Great news, and good luck keeping her in the bed! I hope the recovery goes as well and thanks for keeping us all in the loop. What a trooper!

chris said...

Great news! Please keep posting because a lot of us care about Hilary.

Susan Harvey said...

Both my husband and I have been talking about and to Hilary as we go about our day.
" how do you think she's doing now?"
"what a brave woman.... she inspires me"

Love and hugs from Susan and Bruce on Vancouver Island BC

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the good news! Continued prayers for a speedy recovery!
Deb from Cobleskill

Anonymous said...

Rest Hillary.....and enjoy the peace that surrounds you. Know you are loved far and wide.
Kim from Canada :)

Nancy said...

So glad all went well. I was thinking of her all day. Hope her recovery is smooth and pain-free as possible.

Lydia La La said...

Your post has just come through here and I'm crying happiness tears. I've been thinking of your Mum and sending love. What a wonderful surgeon too. And thank you for letting us know. Please give her my love and best wishes. Now... to recover. xo

ain't for city gals said...

Checking in....so glad it went well...

ladyfi said...

Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Cupcake Murphy said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the update. I have been trying to not obsess too much thinking there would not be news for a couple days and I am SO GRATEFUL you took the time to post. There is a world of love holding Hilary. What a triumph! xoxo!!! Please tell her I think she is the new Albert Camus.

Sweetpea said...

Good daughter to provide update for our dear blogging friend who cannot....(oh Hilary, you are probably blogging to us under anesthesia!!). What WELCOME NEWS! My very best to you all, most especially to Hilary ~ you stepped past your fear and chose a different future for yourself. BRAVO, brave woman.

joanne said...

i sincerely wish you a speedy recovery. sounds like your daughter is taking care of business for you....

hartwood roses sent me to your site and wished for prayers for you....that is why i am here....to tell you that someone in arizona is praying for you....

Hilary said...

Thinking of you, my friend.. and hoping you're on the mend. You're frequently on my mind. I never intended for this comment to rhyme. ;)

Healing hugs coming your way.

Annie Coyne said...

#2, thank you so much for taking the time to update your mother's loyal blog readers - I'm sure it's not uppermost in your mind.

Annie

Anonymous said...

Oh so relieved that the surgery went well!!! Wishing a speedy recovery:)

Sally said...

God bless! I hope this will be "the end" of those awful headaches.

Ms. A said...

Dropping in from Karen's to wish you all the best! Thoughts and prayers!

Joan said...

Came over from Karen's to send you good thoughts and prayers.

NanaDiana said...

I am over from This Old House. God bless you. My husband went through this surgery several years ago. If you would like more info on recovery, etc., and what to expect (that they DON'T tell you) let me know. Not BAD stuff-just the unexpected. Blessings- xo Diana

Cait Throop said...

Oh Hilary...seems you have nonstop healing thoughts coming your way from blogland! I'm adding mine to the mix...been thinking of you all day...so good to know things went well and that the neurosurgeon is pleased (we like when they are pleased)! Continue to rest and know we are thinking of you!! xo

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Praying God will hold you in His gracious hand of mercy with healing grace carrying you through each day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm checking in tonight to see how these fabulous lady is doing! I am keeping her in my prayers. Please let her know someone in Florida is praying for her! Sweet southern hugs, Diane

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

your mom is such an inspiration! Many prayers and positive thoughts are with her. Thanks so much for keeping us posted.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Hilary,
May His healing power be upon you, and His peace and comfort surround you and yours!
Your newest follower,
XO
~Wendy

Daniel LaFrance said...

Glad to hear the surgery is over.

After two long surgeries on my spine, I feel for your dear mom.

Hugs to all

Jeanne Pursell said...

I'm stopping by from Karen's Old House...wishing you a swift recovery and prayers for feeling better soon. My father just went through this...my prayers are with your family as well.
xo
Jeanne from http://bermudabluez.blogspot.com

Mrs. Turkey said...

I am so glad to hear all went well.I am so thankful to hear about Hilary....I've been wondering and so concerned.
Maine and I send you speedy recovery wishes.
Celia-Maine

Claudia said...

I was sent over by Karen - heal and feel better real soon, you hear?

Susan said...

Dear Hillary, you don't know me, but I am praying for a quick recovery. I know you are in pain, and I hope, hope, hope it goes away soon.

Marilla said...

Positive thoughts being sent your way for a quick and pain free recovery. I know the kitties must be missing you, and the looms are missing you as well.

GailO said...

I am not a commenter but I am often a lurker and I do wish only the best and fastest recovery for Hilary!

Anonymous said...

Happy healing thoughts and prayers for Hilary and her recovery from surgery.

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Hoping each day is a journey to complete healing and pain free health. We all wish her well.

Lydia La La said...

Hope so much that you are still going strong through this painful recovery and all is well. xo

Cheyenne said...

I am new to this blog-but came over as Karen from This Old House held your dear momma in such high esteem.

I don't know this sister, but will pray for her. I am amazed at the words on her profile & am encouraged & inspired by them.

Know you aren't alone in the darkest moments.

Grateful the surgery went well!

Ruth Ann in OK said...

You go girl! You are being lifted up. Take care.
Thank you for the update. I am encouraged by her bravery each day.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that all is going well. Hopefully you will be back home with your furry friends soon.
Don't try to overdo things too soon!
Kathy from Tasmania

Carla K said...

Praying for your quick recovery.

Anonymous said...

Daughter # 2:

I am getting worried with no more news since Tuesday....hope all is well, I understand how busy all of the family must be. Hope to get news of the speedy recovery, soon.

Kay

Hilary said...

I got a quick texted email from Hilary this morning saying that she was on her way home... and that it was a long, painful drive.

Need A Latte Mom said...

Hilary...thanks for the update...was getting worried also.

Hillary, I hope you are home and are getting some rest and relief.
hugs to you.
Krista

Lydia La La said...

To Hilary.... thanks for passing on the news of Hilary being on her way home. Just all healing from now on and let's hope that there are no headaches.

Sojourner Design said...

So glad to see the unofficial news that you're home. I've been worried about you all week.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Very glad to hear some news that Hilary is on her way home. I have checked each day to hear something about how things are going. Hopefully home, pain free and resting.

Gayle said...

Glad to hear via the texted update, thank you, thank you for sharing it. Continued good healing thoughts.

Deb said...

Glad you are home Hilary. Heal up girl and rest, rest, rest. Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

Hilary! Welcome home! I've been checking every day to see if there's an update. I bet Roy was pleased to see you home too.

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