The Still-Gone Update

Here’s where I am: My brother-in-law did great through the first half of the procedures and surgeries to remove the massive hemangioma in his brain. That was Wednesday and Thursday. He goes through the identical set of procedures this Wednesday and Thursday to get the other half. We’ve been at the hospital every day, and will be there for him next week as well.

So I won’t be here. We have one other huge thing we have to get through, too, and that could eat most of May. I’m hoping for a return to normalcy after that.

I apologize for my continuing absence. I miss talking with you.

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23 comments… add one
  • Zarin May 8, 2010 @ 11:59

    I hope everything goes well INSHALLAH (a prayer in my religion that hopes God Almighty does well).

    I hope you write another book soon. I just started reading of your “Night Echoes” – I have never read your books before but this story’s plotline is nice and I wanna read it! ^_^

    I hope everything goes well

  • Eileen P. Landreth May 5, 2010 @ 20:30

    I hope all went well today for you and yours, wishing all my best…
    Eileen P. Landreth

  • Arvik May 5, 2010 @ 14:35

    Here’s a huge, virtual hug for you, Holly! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Best wishes now and always.

  • Glynis Smy May 5, 2010 @ 12:31

    Holly I hope all goes well. Thoughts are with you.

  • Krista May 4, 2010 @ 9:11

    Family first. Always. ~sending good vibes your way~

  • TimK May 4, 2010 @ 0:06

    Thanks for the update, Holly. I’m still keeping your brother in my heart and prayers. -TimK

  • Lisa R May 3, 2010 @ 14:34

    We miss you too! Take care.

  • Danzier May 3, 2010 @ 0:01

    Adding my thoughts and prayers to the ensemble. And for what it’s worth, sometimes courage isn’t taking the next step; it’s taking the next breath. I pray for that courage for you and your whole family.

  • Rabia May 2, 2010 @ 19:59

    We have missed you, too. Take care and hope your brother-in-law’s surgery goes well.

  • Debora May 2, 2010 @ 19:01

    Holly, I do so hope that your brother-in-law pulls through. Sending you all my best wishes!

    No apologizes needed. Family first!

  • Kari Wolfe May 2, 2010 @ 1:16

    As I’ve said before, we’ll all be here when you get back 🙂

    I’m glad to hear your brother-in-law did well–I think that sounds promising for the next batch of surgeries. 🙂 Definitely sending best wishes/thoughts/and prayers your direction!

  • djmills May 1, 2010 @ 23:03

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I also agree with all the above comments. Take care of yourself and your family. We will wait for your return when things slow down for you. (hugs)

  • Rick May 1, 2010 @ 21:56

    So glad to hear your brother-in-law is doing well. We miss you – but these things come first. Take your time, know your family is in all of our prayers/good wishes, and know that we’ll be here waiting with pom poms and mini skirts when you come back.

    (Okay, maybe not mini skirts.)

  • The Pencil Neck May 1, 2010 @ 20:40

    We miss you and we’re all sending our best wishes.

  • Shawna May 1, 2010 @ 20:25

    (((hugs))) and prayers. We’re thinking about you and we’ll be here when you get back.

  • Meardaba May 1, 2010 @ 20:15

    This month has been rough on me too, so you’ll all be in my thoughts.
    Take care,

  • Alice May 1, 2010 @ 17:45

    Still holding you in my thoughts, Alice

  • Prue May 1, 2010 @ 16:49

    Miss you too. I’ll be thinking of you and sending good wishes your way. Take care. Prue x

  • David Sykes May 1, 2010 @ 16:40

    Went through the same hospital strain with my mom in October. Like Lisa said, take care of you, too, and good luck with the procedures.

  • Lisa Threadgill May 1, 2010 @ 16:35

    Positive helpful energy/good wishes/prayer whatever form works…been sent for you and yours to draw upon if needed or desired. Remember to take care of yourself too…that’s the part we usually forget.

  • Mark Lawrence May 1, 2010 @ 16:19

    Thanks for keeping us updated Holly. Hope everything goes well over the next few weeks.

  • Deb Salisbury May 1, 2010 @ 14:44

    Hugs! I hope the next operation goes well, too!

  • Dawn Montgomery May 1, 2010 @ 13:29

    *hugs* We miss you too, but family comes first.

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