Saturday, March 7, 2009

New news from Jeanne and Spider

Hi Folks, Jim here - we didn't want to broadcast this at the time, but just before I went out to work with Jeanne she came down with...well...something (at the time the doctors were guessing at a few causes of her illness - ranging from somewhat minor to extremely scary.) We almost postponed, but the docs did something to tide Jeanne over and she felt good enough to work - and we did work, quite a bit. But during my trip out there Jeanne started to feel not-so-good again, and when I say "not-so-good" I mean to say TOP OF THE PAIN SCALE bad. She soldiered on, when she could, but shortly after my visit the docs finally figured out what was wrong - and they did something about it, pronto.

The pronto has lasted a few days now and Spider has asked me to post the following to the blog and get everyone up to speed. Take it away Spider...


Jeanne’s recent surgery at Vancouver General Hospital was a great success, from which she is expected to make a full complete recovery. YAY!!!

But it was far more complicated than expected, taking over 9 hours; that recovery will be slower and more difficult than anticipated. We’re now hoping she’ll be sent home Monday the 9th, by which time I’ll be over the flu I caught by hanging around hospitals all day and night. Her sister Laurie O’Neil has arrived from the east coast to help, with 2 others on standby.

PLEASE DON’T send flowers or cards; we appreciate the thought, a lot, but neither of us has the energy to deal. Emails that don’t call for response are OK, but please send them ONLY to my website, —I want to keep her personal In Box as empty as I possibly can. Prayers, healing thoughts of any sort, are more than welcome; thank you.

And God bless Tommy Douglas, who created Canada’s socialized medicine.

-- Spider


Miss Mara said...

Lots of love going out through the wires and accross the chanel to you both.

Tanja said...

All my best wishes for Jeanne to get well. Remember zero-g, and I'm sure your pains and discomforts will subsede... It has always helped me, I wish it works for you too. I'll keep you in my prayers.

RobertJSawyer said...

Best wishes, my dear, dear friends. You're in Carolyn and my thoughts!

Steve said...

Lynne and I will beam our good wishes to Bowen... I can always hop the ferry and give a hand if needed.
We hope you get better soon!
Love, Steve & Lynne

Michael A. Burstein said...

Best wishes to Jeanne!

Jan said...

Best wishes to both Jeanne and Spider, two of the nicest people on Earth.


Dwight Williams said...

No answer to this required. Wishing you both the best in the months ahead...and I'll second - actually "third" would be the chosen verb here, seeing as Rob quoted it on his own blog entry - the blessing on Mr. Douglas!

Eleri Hamilton said...

Blessings and care to the both of you!

carol said...

prayers to and for you both. may God watch over you and keep you safe. we're cheering for you and rooting for all your caregivers, too (people always seem to forget to say a prayer or three for the people that are doing the work and healing.)!!!
ladyleadfoot and way2phastphil!!!

YourFireAnt said...

Ditto everybody's everything.



Jessica said...

Put on my Zero G mix and did an hour and a half dance meditation for you, picturing speedy reharmony. Stick around a while, will ya? We need you! And we need Spider and hes be useless for a while with out you.