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.

Posted by: redzils at March 27, 2010 12:10 PM

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!

Posted by: ccr in MA at March 27, 2010 12:10 PM

Oh no! Hate to hear it. Prayers for an uneventful surgery and a quick and complete recovery.

Posted by: Jen at March 27, 2010 12:30 PM

Wow, Joshilyn, get well soon! Sending many positive thoughts and big internet hugs your way.

Posted by: Keenie Beanie at March 27, 2010 12:35 PM

Love you, Joshilyn! Get well soon!

Posted by: Eighmee at March 27, 2010 12:42 PM

Good drugs! Bad food! Sounds like a winning combination.
Seriously, GET WELL SOON!!!!

Posted by: edj at March 27, 2010 12:43 PM

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).

Posted by: JenA at March 27, 2010 12:49 PM

Surgery sux but have wonderful drugs, wonderful nurses, and recover quickly!

Posted by: inkgrrl at March 27, 2010 12:49 PM

Best wishes and prayers to you Joshilyn! I hope you are home soon and feeling great!

Posted by: Julie in Austin at March 27, 2010 1:21 PM

Yikes, no wifi? Torture! Get well soon so you can return to civilization.

Posted by: Katie B at March 27, 2010 1:47 PM

Prayers coming your way!

Posted by: Jill W. at March 27, 2010 2:24 PM

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!

Posted by: Diane (TT) at March 27, 2010 3:20 PM

Wow, that is SOME anemia. Feel better soon, Joss! Will certainly be praying, and thanks for the updates, Scott.

Posted by: Jess at March 27, 2010 3:39 PM

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.

Posted by: Lindsey at March 27, 2010 4:06 PM

Thanks for the update! Thoughts,prayers and best wishes are with her. We miss her right this moment until she's back home.

Posted by: Lia at March 27, 2010 4:29 PM

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.

Posted by: JulieB at March 27, 2010 4:29 PM

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!

Posted by: jess at March 27, 2010 5:57 PM

Oh dear! Good thoughts! I DO believe in novelists!

Posted by: lizardek at March 27, 2010 6:16 PM

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!

Posted by: ruthwells at March 27, 2010 6:53 PM

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. )

Posted by: gillian at March 27, 2010 7:15 PM

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.

Posted by: Chris of the Woodwork at March 27, 2010 7:35 PM

I am sending thoughts her way! Get well soon girl!

Posted by: Les in AZ at March 27, 2010 7:55 PM

Oh my! Please tell her "get well soon!" and "Enjoy the awesome drugs". I will certainly keep her in my prayers.

Posted by: Julie G at March 27, 2010 8:37 PM

I do believe in novelists! Get well soon, Joss. You and yours will most definitely be in my prayers.

Posted by: Heather at March 27, 2010 9:06 PM

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.

Posted by: Sandi at March 27, 2010 9:09 PM

Get better soonest! (No WiFi? That'll make a person sick(er)!) Thanks for the update, Mr. Scott. :)

Posted by: Kim at March 27, 2010 9:16 PM

Lots of prayers your way. Thanks to Mr. Kudzu for keeping us informed.

Posted by: Pam at March 27, 2010 9:57 PM

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.

Posted by: mit at March 27, 2010 11:35 PM

I'll delurk for a moment, and say that I'm praying for both of you and the kids. Good luck!

(Back to lurking)

Posted by: Keryn at March 27, 2010 11:48 PM

My love and good wishes, Joshilyn -- hope you are home surrounded by loving family, cable channels and wifi soon!

Posted by: Diane at March 28, 2010 12:47 AM

Oh noes! Thanks for the update Mr Husband, and prayers are being prayed.

Posted by: alala at March 28, 2010 9:09 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a portable DVD player at the hospital.

Posted by: Em at March 28, 2010 9:34 AM

Yipes! Good thoughts. Lots and lots of 'em.

Posted by: Badger at March 28, 2010 9:53 AM

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!

Posted by: liz at March 28, 2010 10:06 AM

Sending prayers, positive thoughts and lots of love!

Posted by: Tammy at March 28, 2010 10:17 AM

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.

Posted by: Bridget at March 28, 2010 10:30 AM

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]

Posted by: Nicole at March 28, 2010 10:34 AM

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.

Posted by: Theresa at March 28, 2010 10:42 AM

Sending you good vibes! Way to think of that silver lining (losing five pounds). Thanks for keeping all the beloveds updated.

Posted by: Kitty at March 28, 2010 11:16 AM

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.

Posted by: Roxanne at March 28, 2010 12:32 PM

Prayers going up! Tell her she is greatly missed and that we all expect fabulous blogs and BOOKS upon her speedy recovery.

Posted by: Kim at March 28, 2010 1:41 PM

I'm praying for superb doctoring and a speedy recovery. Please keep us posted, Mr. Husband.

Posted by: Meg Moseley at March 28, 2010 5:51 PM

Get better! Praying for you to be wonderfully healthy!

Posted by: Heather Cook at March 28, 2010 6:30 PM

will be praying. u r very important to us!

Posted by: pam at March 28, 2010 7:53 PM

Oh, wow! Love and prayers!

Posted by: elizabeth at March 28, 2010 8:36 PM

Big hugs and good thoughts coming your way.
God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

Posted by: Christine in Los Angeles at March 28, 2010 10:34 PM

Happy thoughts for a speedy recovery and good drugs heading your way!

Posted by: kris at March 28, 2010 11:31 PM

Very best wishes for a speedy recovery from across the Pond...

Posted by: Liz at March 29, 2010 2:06 AM

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!

Posted by: Brigitte at March 29, 2010 6:32 AM

Get well soon! I'm praying up you and your family.

Posted by: Nikki at March 29, 2010 7:31 AM

Praying for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Jenn at March 29, 2010 8:53 AM

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!

Posted by: Michelle at March 29, 2010 9:11 AM

Please get well soon! I will be sending good thoughts for you and your family. Thanks to Mr.
Husband for the update.

Posted by: Michelle at March 29, 2010 9:22 AM

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:)

Posted by: Tequila Cookie Chris at March 29, 2010 11:25 AM

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!

Posted by: Aimee at March 29, 2010 11:36 AM

Thank you Scott for the information/update! We've all got you in our prayers.

Posted by: Kathy at March 29, 2010 11:55 AM

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...

Posted by: Linda J at March 29, 2010 12:37 PM

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...

Posted by: Holly at March 29, 2010 12:37 PM

Prayers and kind thoughts sent your way.
Best Wishes & hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Traci in GA at March 29, 2010 1:14 PM

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.

Posted by: hope101 at March 29, 2010 2:48 PM

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.

Posted by: Jan in Norman, OK at March 29, 2010 2:59 PM

Best wishes and we will miss her!

Posted by: 5elementknitr at March 29, 2010 5:34 PM

Oh my. Do get well soon. Packed red cells and surgery are a bit much. Sending prayers for you now.

Posted by: Olive Cooper at March 29, 2010 6:55 PM

Was thinking about you today...

I hope the surgery went well and we'll hear from you soon. *Huggles*

Posted by: Avallia at March 29, 2010 8:13 PM