April 22, 2011

well bitches,
i’ve pulled through.
i’m recovering happily at home.

the meds i’m on make it a little difficult to focus,
but here’s what i’ll say:

whatever you feel about healthcare,
who gets it, how it’s paid for, and how we deal with it here,
all i know is that the healthcare system did not fail me.
without it, i would be dead now.

there are several instances where i came close to it.

don’t get me wrong,
it was fucking hell (evidence below).
and it still is since i’m exactly done with everything.
there were times where i felt ignored, forgotten,
like no one would listen to me.

i’m here.
and grateful.

like i said,
the drugs are making it difficult to do normal things.
recovering makes it difficult to do normal things.

but in the next couple days,
i have some yarny goodness planned for you.
stick with me bitches.

mostly, though, i want to say thank you.
thank you to all the readers, inter-knitters, and friends
for your good thoughts, your well wishes, comments and prayers,
for all the tweets, texts, visits, and vibes from across the globe.

it was a dark time for me,
you all helped keep me strong.

so thanks, bitches.
i’m still here!

25 Responses to “freedom”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    yay!!!glad you’re ok! i just had surgery this morning on my arm so i know how hard it can be to focus…and i can’t knit for a few days now..not happy! but most importantly, you are ok.

    feel better. you’re in my thoughts xx

  2. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    WooHoo!!! Best news today! (And can’t wait to see the upcoming yarny goodness.) Good thoughts for the recovery continue. xxxooo

  3. Donna Says:

    So glad to hear you are home. I wish you a speedy recovery. After my last surgery (double knee replacement), I thought I would get a whole lot of reading done. While on the drugs for a month, I could not focus enough to read a paragraph. What a disappointment! Take it easy and have patience with your recovery. Your body has had a jolt! Donna

  4. Audry Says:

    I’m relieved to hear you are doing better! I was truly concerned.
    Looking forward to all your future posts. Especially the yarny ones.

  5. Cinnamon Says:

    I was just thinking of you. I’m glad to hear you are recovering. Being in the hospital sucks. Yes they have the amazing ability to prevent deaths, but still, not a favorite place. Glad you’re home. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery. (And I do hope you’re able to at least knit.)

  6. linda cannon Says:

    I am so glad you are fin ally on the road to recovery. PHEW!! Not fair

  7. Holly Harpy Says:

    I don’t comment a lot because you have a lot of really cool, closer-in-proximity friends hereabouts, but this lurker has been a-lurking with worry and good wishes.

  8. Anonymous, too Says:

    Another lurker hoping you have good drugs and a speedy recovery. Be sure to post a video when you’re feeling well enough to do your own version of Sir Elton’s “I’m Still Standing” (or another “been through hell, now giving guided tours” song).

  9. Cheryl Says:

    So glad you’re on the mend.

  10. Hope Says:

    So glad you are on the mend. Being home will help. You may actually get some rest! Yarn away!

  11. 2muchfun Says:

    So very glad you’re home and on the mend. Here’s hoping this speeds up your recovery. Home always feels much better than a hospital. Blessings.

  12. CeeCee Says:

    I am a “lurker” too, whishing to a quick recovery, as you well know…hospitals suck. No privacy, its noisy, its creepy…but your home now and we all know that “there’s no place like home”

  13. PrincessFee Says:

    Don’t even care about the yarny goodness, stoked to see that you are back in the world of the living! Hospitals are wonderful for saving lives, but home is where you heal…
    This event even made me a twitter follower, which is saying some as I don’t have a cell phone!
    Relax, think positive thoughts, and play with lots of great yarn!

  14. Susan Says:

    Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery!

  15. astrbear Says:

    SO glad you’re home and recuperating! Enjoy the drugs and stay warm.


  16. Tamara Says:

    HOORAY!! Been missing your “voice”! Take your time, recover, and know we’ll be here when you’re “Up & At ‘Em” again!

  17. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:


    I, too, was a-worrying and a-praying for your recovery. Hope it’s quick and you get your brain back fast.

  18. brooke Says:

    Thank goodness.. glad to see you posted..was thinking about you this morning and happy to read that you are on the mend. Follow dr’s orders and take advantage of all the knitting time you now have….

  19. Kathy Says:

    Glad you’re better. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story. Because yeah, I’m a total gossip, so I want to know.

    Get better faster-er.

  20. Janice Says:

    Hallelujah! The bitch is back! Awesome news — hope the recovery is swift and smooth.

  21. nparis Says:

    I’m not religious, but THANK GOD you are okay. You can’t keep a good man down, that’s what I say. . . . I am thinking about medicine/doctors. So many people say- oh, I don’t like to take drugs, let the body heal itself, etc. These are people who have never been critically sick. Once you’ve been there, life/attitudes change.
    It’s like a Alice in Wonderland experience, being critically sick. Or, a crap shoot.
    But, hey, I am glad, so glad, you are on the road to recovery. What a great person you are!
    Nancy Paris

  22. Austin Val Says:

    Yikes! Do take care.

  23. Natalie Says:

    I’m glad to hear you’re getting the care you need & that you’re doing better. Looking forward to your recovery & more of the usual from you.

  24. duni Says:

    glad to hear you are on the mend! keep up the good work. 🙂

  25. Barbara Stillwell Says:

    de-lurking to say I’m glad you are home and recovering. It’s scary to rely on others when you’ve been self-sufficient and a hospital seems to be no place to heal….you really need “home” for that. Give yourself plenty of time and don’t overdo.

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