Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dear Friends - UPDATED in Comments

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for being faithful readers. It means a great deal to me. I hope you have found my blog to be both informational and entertaining.

I want to let you know that I will be taking a break from the blog for a short time while I have, and recover from, knee replacement surgery today (the 15th). I hope to be back within two weeks, possibly sooner, but no promises there. It all depends on the recovery. I do know I will be in the hospital for a few days, and possibly rehab after that. I just don't know at this point.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know, and to once again recommend No Quarter as a great resource for news and commentary. Most of the writers there, like Uppity Woman, have their own blogs as well which you can link to through their sign-in names at No Quarter, and I recommend those to you.

Again, thank you for your support, for your concern over my beautiful horse, Jordan, (who has made a FULL recovery and is now back on his regular feeding schedule), and for coming here. It means more than you know.

I hope you all are well during the next couple of weeks, and stay safe. Take care.

UPDATE: Amy's surgery went well and she is recovering nicely so far. She'll be in the hospital through Sunday or Monday, then back home for some rehab care of the Home Health aides and the demonic CPM machine (I call it that because it has become stuck TWICE in the most painful fully flexed position!! Thanks for all your thought, prayers, healing energies - they are felt and appreciated. I'm sure Amy will be back to her rabble rousing self in no time!


SFIndie said...

Wishing you an easy surgery and speedy recovery, Rev! Am sending lots of healing energy your way. We'll look forward to your return.

PuppyDogMom said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm not sure how I'll survive for the next couple of weeks without your witty commentary. I hate to have to revert to the newspaper!
Take care,
PuppyDogMom critters send the best to your critters...

Amarissa said...

Wish you the best! Will miss your posts which I enjoy dearly.
Please come back when you recover!

Mary Ellen said...

Get better soon, Rev. Amy!!!! Be sure you milk this as much as possible at home, though. ;-)

Cindy said...

I know that surgery recovery is painful. May your pain subside soon!
You are missed here and at No Quarter!
Best wishes!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate your kind words (ad excellent suggestion, ME!!). One of the therapists told me today that i could expect a 6 month recovery, but honestly, it will be more than worth is if it gives me some relief.

Okay, I can't tell you how many typos I just had, so I'll sign off for now, but I really appreciate everyone's kind words!

Anonymous said...

Let me join in with the rest to wish you a speedy recovery. Don't skimp on your pain meds. No need to be brave at this point. See ya when you get back!

Barbara said...

Refuah Shlema! I will pray for your recovery Amy... and that you come back here soon!

georgia said...

Many well wishes and I'll keep you in my prayers. Hope this finds you feeling much better and some relief from the pain. Oh, Chaz offers a tail wag....... hang in there!... Georgia

Laura said...

Take care! I hope everything goes well and you're back on your feet soon.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, Y'all!

Thanks so much for your good wishes, everyone - I really appreciate it!

I am back home now, sitting with my leg in a constant motion machine (6-8 hrs a day), along with a list of exercises to do for the next month (the good news on that front is that I have had bad knees for many years, and have done work for them regularly, so I'm used to all that).

And I will try to not be too tough and let the drugs do their job!

Thanks again, friends - it means so much to me to get your comments!

And Georgia, give that Chaz a hug for me!

Cindy said...

Rev. Amy,
Hubby and I drove to Midland Texas yesterday. It was the only place on earth we thought we'd be safe from the nauseating Inaugural mania, and we were right.
We met some really nice people with whom we could commisserate (my grandaddy was a West Texas rancher, so I've always loved those people---they're really genuine). We also went to a great West Texas hamburger joint called Burgers, Fires and Cherry pies. Outstanding! Then topped off the evening by going to the Big Sky Drive-In (in Midland)....that's right, DRIVE-IN Theater and it has THREE screens! We saw "Hotel For Dogs"....!!! So much fun. So, that's how we coped with you-know-who's inauguration.
Well, that's the news from your cub reporter in Texas............!
Glad you're healing well. Keep it up!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, Cindy!

Thanks for the excellent cub reporting! Your story brought a smile to my face, especially the name of the restaurant to which you went!! Cool!

And WOW abt the drive-in theatre. That sounds like s a perfect day!!

Great job!