March 27, 2010
The Mr. Husband Report
Joshilyn is fine. Everyone say it with.... "Joshilyn is fine". Good, now everyone clap your hands and say, "I do believe in novelists".
The Scene: A hospital room in rural Georgia. Banjos play in the background and doctors and nurses square dance in the hall outside.
Mr. Husband: Good day Kudzu-ites.
As most of you know, Joshilyn has been having some ongoing issues with anemia. On Thursday of this week, she was admitted to the hospital and was given several units of blood and was soon resting in a bored and irritated fashion in a hospital bed. By Friday night she was feeling much better, but is still stuck in bed for the duration of the weekend. She says the upside is, hospital food is vile she is bound to drop five pounds, but she is appalled by the scant selection of cable channels and her inability to get wifi.
She will be going in for a surgical procedure on Monday at 11am. It's nothing that isn't considered common and she will be fine. It is still surgery, though, and prayers are always appreciated. If all goes well, she should be home by Wednesday, though she will be confined to her bed for a week or so following the operation.
She says to tell you she is being given "awesome drugs," and that she says, "I love you, man. I really do." Also, her excellent anesthesiologist is named Dr. Swami. I will keep you guys updated, and she should be back blogging in a couple of weeks.
Posted by joshilyn at March 27, 2010 11:54 AM
Poor Joshilyn! I am glad to hear about the awesome drugs and hope the cable selection improves soon.
I'm glad she's fine, and hope that with Dr. Swami and what a friend called "the good drugs", she'll be even better soon!
Oh no! Hate to hear it. Prayers for an uneventful surgery and a quick and complete recovery.
Wow, Joshilyn, get well soon! Sending many positive thoughts and big internet hugs your way.
Love you, Joshilyn! Get well soon!
Good drugs! Bad food! Sounds like a winning combination.
Seriously, GET WELL SOON!!!!
Blerg. Hospitals are boring, boring places. If she feels like reading, though, maybe she can play catch-up with the to-read pile? Happy thoughts and prayers and all, and eagerly looking forward to her finally feeling herself again (which hopefully this surgery thing will make happen).
Surgery sux but have wonderful drugs, wonderful nurses, and recover quickly!
Best wishes and prayers to you Joshilyn! I hope you are home soon and feeling great!
Yikes, no wifi? Torture! Get well soon so you can return to civilization.
Thank you for the update - I was concerned. I'm glad that Joshilyn is scheduled to have repairs done and hope that all goes well.
Your family will be in my prayers!
Wow, that is SOME anemia. Feel better soon, Joss! Will certainly be praying, and thanks for the updates, Scott.
I'm glad to hear that Joshilyn is in the hospital getting treatment. I hope that she is feeling better soon! Will be thinking of her and praying for her speedy recovery.
Thanks for the update Bob..er...Scott...ANYWAY! Thoughts,prayers and best wishes are with her. We miss her right this moment until she's back home.
Joshilyn, I hope you become medically-boring very, very soon.
Dr. Swami, please keep Joshilyn happy.
Mr. Husband, wishing you and the children peace of mind. I will add everyone to my prayers.
Awesome drugs sometimes alleviate the boredom, especially when you start seeing those big, green, dancing ants all over the walls and ceiling. Are they those kinds of awesome drugs?
Adding you and your family to my prayers, Joss and Mr. Husband. Rest, relax, and recover!
Oh dear! Good thoughts! I DO believe in novelists!
With a doctor named Swami, I am very relieved and sure that all will come out right.
But I'll be sending good thoughts, as back up.
Feel better soon, Joss!
sending prayers and wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy and fast recovery.
I also hope those units of red blood cells appreciate the body & mind) they have arrived in.
I know everyone at your home ( well the 2 legged beasts at any rate) will be looking forward to having you back with them, as will we. ( I predict bagel will as well. As for the felines, no doubt hey will be furious and punish you but from them that might actually be nuzzles and purrs. )
With best wishes and prayers for the most uneventful of surgeries and the fastest of recoveries.
Being sick is the pits, and you don't even get to enjoy the cherries. Have a hot fudge sundae on me. With a cherry on top.
I am sending thoughts her way! Get well soon girl!
Oh my! Please tell her "get well soon!" and "Enjoy the awesome drugs". I will certainly keep her in my prayers.
I do believe in novelists! Get well soon, Joss. You and yours will most definitely be in my prayers.
I'm sending my most positive, healing, non-boring, red-blood-cell-filled thoughts your way. Be well. Thank you Mr. Husband for keeping us up to date.
Get better soonest! (No WiFi? That'll make a person sick(er)!) Thanks for the update, Mr. Scott. :)
Lots of prayers your way. Thanks to Mr. Kudzu for keeping us informed.
Swami Rivers .. no, no I guess that's "Swaney-River".
Well - if the Good Doctor could always figure out how to make those snakes behave - I'm sure he can charm Joshilyn in her hospital bed.
Prayers to her, you - and teh kids.
I'll delurk for a moment, and say that I'm praying for both of you and the kids. Good luck!
(Back to lurking)
My love and good wishes, Joshilyn -- hope you are home surrounded by loving family, cable channels and wifi soon!
Oh noes! Thanks for the update Mr Husband, and prayers are being prayed.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a portable DVD player at the hospital.
Yipes! Good thoughts. Lots and lots of 'em.
Weight loss and good drugs? Are they serving martinis too? ;) Sounds like a great time aside from the pesky minor detail of surgery. Fingers crossed for a drama-free, speedy recovery!
Sending prayers, positive thoughts and lots of love!
Thanks for the update Scott. Trust all goes well with the surgery and recuperation and hold out the prospect for another pair of those wicked cute shoes as a gift from her publisher for the new book debut.
Oh no! Will be praying for you, Joshilyn and Mr. Husband. Does this mean Joshilyn won't be at the Faith and Writing Festival at Calvin? It would severely diminish my stalking opportunities. [pout]
Thanks for the update Mr Husband. I was worried.
The extra blood and surgery will give you so much more energy.... after you recuperate. Praying for a quick recoup.
Sending you good vibes! Way to think of that silver lining (losing five pounds). Thanks for keeping all the beloveds updated.
Thank you for the update. . .and if you HAVE to be in the hospital, then atleast you've got an anesthesiologist with an appropriate name.
Good wishes. . .and many prayers to all of you.
Prayers going up! Tell her she is greatly missed and that we all expect fabulous blogs and BOOKS upon her speedy recovery.
I'm praying for superb doctoring and a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted, Mr. Husband.
Get better! Praying for you to be wonderfully healthy!
will be praying. u r very important to us!
Oh, wow! Love and prayers!
Big hugs and good thoughts coming your way.
God bless, Christine in Los Angeles
Happy thoughts for a speedy recovery and good drugs heading your way!
Very best wishes for a speedy recovery from across the Pond...
Urgh, "female" procedures are the worst. Except for the magic happy drugs! Thank you for the update, Scott, and relax and get well soon, Joshilyn!
Get well soon! I'm praying up you and your family.
Praying for a speedy recovery.
praying for a quick recovery and your return to the land of always-available-WiFi. Have been looking forward to seeing/hearing you at the writers conference in Grand Rapids, MI, so I hope that you are well enough by then to travel!
Please get well soon! I will be sending good thoughts for you and your family. Thanks to Mr.
Husband for the update.
Peace be with you and yours. I can only hope Dr. Swami has some excellent hospital stories to keep you laughing. My surgeon had wonderful stories of his own stays that made the time go by a little bit faster:)
Oh my god -- what kind of a Best Beloved AM I, anyway? I was away from the computer most of the weekend. I am sending extra prayers right now to make up for the lack over the weekend. Enjoy those drugs, Joshilyn, and I can't wait to see you back here!
Thank you Scott for the information/update! We've all got you in our prayers.
Thank you for the update on our favorite author. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Too bad there aren't things like chocolate drugs for her...
Thanks for the update, Mr. Scott. Hang in there, Joshilyn! Maybe movies and books on tape will help pass the time? Personally, I feel oddly inspired to go buy novels and donate blood...
Prayers and kind thoughts sent your way.
Best Wishes & hope you feel better soon.
OMG, best wishes to Joshilyn and may she have a speedy and complete recovery. (Cool drugs along the way wouldn't be a bad thing, either.) Thanks for giving us the update, and hugs to Maisy and Sam.
Did the anemia bit and also had to have a transfusion before surgery. But, as Theresa says above, later is much better.
Not sure how extensive your procedure will be but, for what it's worth, taking my final bow in the hormone ballet was the smartest thing I ever did.
Best wishes and we will miss her!
Oh my. Do get well soon. Packed red cells and surgery are a bit much. Sending prayers for you now.
Was thinking about you today...
I hope the surgery went well and we'll hear from you soon. *Huggles*