Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Don't expect much.

First day my lap top has been opened since my daughter posted.

I type like an 8 year old.....have to retype everything.
I am as weak as a kitten.
I am exhausted.
I feel like my head has met up with something very large and very hard.  Like it has a hole in it........actually it does.
My neck feels like it has 2 metal rods, and 4 screws in it.......oh, yeah, actually it does.

But miraculously, already even though most of my head feels like crap, there is NO pressure behind my eyes.    You heard that, right?
I sleep all the time.  I love lime jello, toast with tea, mashed potatoes, ginger ale.  All not my usual.
No appetite really, but those are the things that go down.
DH has been walking me down the sidewalk a few houses, and back.
I have no desire to weave, read, or do much of anything.
But I had to get on here long enough to tell you that I have the most incredible daughters in the world, who got me through this, and the most incredible friends, who have been there for me every step of the way.
And you guys??  all of you who send your love and encouragement from afar, who pray for me, cheer me on, and care about me?
You're just phenomenal. You make me believe in everything good in this world.
Damn the evening news.
What do they know?
Ta, ta for now.
signed,
Bionic Woman/alias Zipper Head.
Love ya right back.
(And the chocolate macadamia candy from Hawaii.........oh, Sandy.  You are a lovely person.)









72 comments:

Gayle said...

OMG, OMG, what a HUGE TREAT to ready your words. You are just the BEST. Love that you are up and perking along! Keep on keepin' on.
{{{{{}}}}}
Hugs, and love and good wishes.

Anonymous said...

So wonderful to see a post from you! You will get stronger and stronger each day. YAY for DH going on the walks (in no time it will be with Roy).

You are blessed with a great family and host of friends.

Good wishes!

Kay

Deb said...

Hi Hilary.. I am so happy to hear from you. I did a post for tomorrow that was for you and hoping that we would hear from you soon. I'll throw it up anyway. Here you are...imagine that. Yes, I just knew YOUR daughter's would come through. Wonderful. They must be in awe of your strength. That's a really good thing for a daughter to see. I wish you well,I wish I was closer so I could scoop boxes for you and feed those kitties. I'm sure you have many people rallying around you. Enjoy that as long as you can. Heal up and rest, rest, rest. Hugs, Deb

Anonymous said...

YAHOOOOO! Oh, Hilary, thanks so much for typing those words. It's been so hard to get on and not hear anything since Tuesday . . . to be thinking of you so often and wondering how you're doing. You're home! Amazing! So glad your family is taking good care of you. All will come in time. Sleep, sleep, sleep . . . and rest when you're not sleeping. Hope that Roy Boy is sleeping right beside you. Blessings to you. Becky

Peg Cherre said...

Thanks for the update, Hilary. Now go back to sleep. Focus any energy you have on healing, on soaking up love, on enjoying the down time.

joyceetta said...

Good to hear from you Hilary. Glad you are up and among us again....and with no pain to boot!

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Bionic woman HIlary! Love it, so happy to hear you are on the mend. God speed dear lady

Anonymous said...

Wow! So glad to see your message. I've been thinking of you every day since your daughter posted. Your daughter's are great for taking care of you. And your DH for walking you. Rest lots and when you are able eat good healing foods.

Diana

karen said...

So happy to see your words! That means you're on the path to freedom. God speed. I'm sure Roy is your constant companion on this journey!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Wow, here you are already. I am thrilled to hear you are home, healing, and starting on little walks. I love lime Jello with pears and cottage cheese. If I could, I would come over and share some with you. Get lots of rest and let your family pamper you. Hugs

MarthaVA said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy! I've been thinking and praying and hoping you'd find strength to post. :-)

Gentle (((((HUGS)))))

You're the BEST!
So glad you're not feeling that pressure. You'll be good as new and stronger than ever very soon.

Love,
Martha

Anonymous said...

Halleluah! Our prayers have been answered in your posting! So glad that you are communicating with us. We will continue to pray for you, lift up good thoughts for you and expect you to sleep, heal and become whole again, without HH!
Sue

Karen in Cobleskill said...

Wow.....so good to hear from you....been looking for a post all week, and happy that this one came directly from you. Rest all you need to.....the past few months have been exhausting. You'll be up and busy as you want to be soon. peace.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful to see your words and know that you are on the mend. Your family and friends are there for you every step of the way.

Anonymous said...

Oh HURRAY!! The doctors apparently did their job well, remember, your job is to recover. Sleep is when you are healing. You are exhausted because your body
is working on recovery, full time. Let it do it's job. It will get better.
And bless DH and your daughters for taking care of you. And Roy, who I bet is your best couch buddy. So glad you were able to post- can you believe it was just 5 days ago! Such a wonder, ZipperHead.

Kimmen

Donna S. said...

So good to hear from you!!! Yea!!! I know the recovery is still in front of you & Fran but now it will all be great going from here!! Been checking on you waiting to hear more news!!

Tina J said...

I have been checking in several times a day! I knew you would post when you could, I actually cried when I saw that you did! We are all pulling for you out here, and we are thankful for a good update.

Love you, Tina

Rita said...

So nice to "hear your voice" and know that you are okay. Family and friends are the best!! Take it easy. Be kind to yourself. Just happy to know it all went well and you are home and healing. :):)

kelley said...

So wonderful to read your words...praying for an uneventful and speedy recovery...no pressure behind the eyes...could there be sweeter words...

Linda said...

Yay, Hilary!!! Glad you are back! Take it easy and hang in there!

Linda

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

One foot in front of the other , Zipperhead. Soooo glad you are home with those that love and care for you the mostest. Huge hug to you. Xoxoxo

lcampana said...

Wow! What a pleasant surprise. I've been watching for another message from your daughter. And there you are. Amazing!!! Keep resting and don't overdo. Don't want those screws to come loose. :-)
Love, Lesley

Country Girl said...

There you are! Your body is healing and the older we get, the more energy it seems to sap to use for that healing. I know exactly what you mean when you say you are as weak as a kitten. Just keep healing, Hilary. There will come a day when you suddenly realize that you feel normal again. And this time, it will be sans the monster. xoxo

Anonymous said...

So glad you are up and around---already on the mend.

Brenda

DebbieB said...

Sending LOVE.

Karen said...


HOoray!!! She's BACK!... one foot in front of the other, you can do this. Just don't push it, or you might knock a screw loose. :-)

Love and healing thoughts sent your way tonight...

Lona said...

Still have your sense of humor!

Glad to hear from you. Take it easy, and rest...

Mary Ann said...

Hilary..made me cry just to hear your blog voice. Prayers are answered. One zip at a time.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a wonderful surprise to hear from you Hilary, you are indeed a trooper !
So happy to read you are doing well, and yes, you still have your sense of humor :)
Your daughters are the BEST, and so is your DH, they are going to take the bestof care of you sweet lady....good on 'em.
Hugs and blessed wishes,
~Jo

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a wonderful surprise to hear from you Hilary, you are indeed a trooper !
So happy to read you are doing well, and yes, you still have your sense of humor :)
Your daughters are the BEST, and so is your DH, they are going to take the bestof care of you sweet lady....good on 'em.
Hugs and blessed wishes,
~Jo

Friko said...

Attagirl!
Good for you, you've done it. It's wonderful to hear you yourself again.

Take very good care, let those girls do stuff for you and lean on your husband for all your worth.

You'll do it and you'll be as good as new.

Cait Throop said...

So happy to hear your words and YES you are so blessed to have those daughters of yours!!! No pressure! YAY!! Recovering from surgery takes a lot of time. Meanwhile enjoy your mashed potatoes, your little walks, nap and rest and feel loved. xo

mudmaven said...

How wonderful to see a post from you. Hang in there and keep doing what needs to be done to get better - hopefully nothing but resting and recuperating!!!! I'll keep the good vibes and prayers headed your way. I'm so happy to know that things are on the mend. ~chris

Ruth Ann in OK said...

so very glad you are on the mend. You are truly right up there with the Bionic Woman! One step at a time! Be thinking about you!

claudia w said...

Oh HONEY! You made me cry! Happy, happy tears. So glad to read your words. So happy that pressure is gone. Keep up the good work! Rest, relax, mend. Love your daughters!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

My goodness, you have been through it! I have stepped away from blog reading for a while and I come back for a visit to learn that you've had brain surgery! Sayin my prayers that all goes well with a quick, uncomplicated recovery!

grace lovelace said...

so glad to hear from you .... love love to you ..getting well to you..
grace

Cupcake Murphy said...

Sending you all the love in the entire world!!! Go Zippy! Go Bionic Woman!!! xoxo

Devon said...

So glad to read your post.. you are on the road to recovery and the new you... pain free!

Baby steps, but you are getting there! Your family is amazing!

Keeping you in my prayers!

Acorn to Oak said...

It's so great to see a post from you! I've been wondering how you're doing and sending up lots of prayers. I wish you a speedy recovery and a painless future! I hope you start feeling great very soon! :-)

Anonymous said...

You are a brave woman Hilary and i admire you for that. Deep in my heart i knew everything will end up well.
Love and hugs from Greece. Toula

Lydia La La said...

We'll call you Ziplok... Lovely news.
Take it easy and get well at your own pace. XO and a hug.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! It's wonderful to read YOUR words and jnow that you're on the mend. It's also so inspiring to hear the voices of all your online friends..you are indeed a special-person magnet.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for modern medicine! It's just a shame it took so long for you to get a diagnosis. But now the worst is over and you can finally see that light at the end of the tunnel. Take care and don't rush things.

Kathy from Tasmania

Donna said...

What they ^ said, Zipperhead ;)

Lynn said...

YAY!!!! No headache!!!! And you sound just like yourself - well, OK, a little cranky and tired, but jeez, major surgery will do that to you. Another week and you'll be back to weaving like old (but with no headache!).

Abby said...

Sooooo glad to hear from you again! So happy to hear you already can tell the monster is gone but, please rest, take care, maybe watch old movies, enjoy the simpler things in life for awhile - don't rush your recovery but, get well soon! :) Maybe when you do feel up to weaving again, you can weave something special for that fabulous doctor who finally found the way to help you get your life back! Maybe till then, you can just have fun imagining what it should be. :) But, please tell us. :) Or, maybe that doctor would like a kitty - maybe in a basket lined with something you wove - or a sock monkey. :) Hope you have a sock monkey or two smiling at you now.
Take good care.

DJan said...

I am chiming in here, one of your newer friends, Hilary. You are amazing, and healing is now your full-time job. Of course you are weak as a kitten, Zipperhead, you really got brained! :-)

So very glad to see you here. I thought about you during the week and give thanks that the worse is behind you.

LynneK said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are on the mend. Your zipper head comment makes to giggle ... still have your sense of humor. Sending you good thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend!! Deb Cobleskill

Anna M. Branner said...

Hurrah! I've been thinking of you every day and am so happy to read your words! And HOME. That is so wonderful. So glad you are supported by such wonderful family and friends. Take your time. Rest and heal! And thank you so much for checking in with us. :)

Susan said...

I've come here through Deb's post. My mother had a "monster" in her head and we lost her at age 67. I am so overwhelmed with joy that medicine has continued to find answers and you're on the mend--bionic and all! Much love for a speedy recovery. XOXO

Frank's Corner said...

It is good to know you are on the rise...amazing woman that you are! Isn't it an odd and sacred thing to be taken care of so lovingly by others, when you have been the one giving care for so long? Brave woman...now is the healing time...prayers continue for a recovery blessed with an ever growing return of strength and well being! Candace

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

So wonderful to hear from you!!!
Daughter's times three is an incredible blessing. Glad you are home and with your family.
Please take it one day at a time and rest!
Good Wishes and Prayers!
Louise

messymimi said...

Prayers will continue for full recovery, and then for you to be able to make your dream life come true.

Charlotte said...

So glad you are able to use your computer,good sign you are getting better. It want be long and you will being all that you want to do again.

Restless Knitter said...

Happy to hear from you! Putting on my mom voice and telling you to get plenty of rest and let things heal. Sending healthy wishes and love.

Gjeani said...

Good to have you back! take it one step at a time.

Candy Duell said...

Oh Hilary, I am so glad you left us a message.I have been wondering how you were doing. Here is to a fast recovery!
Until next time....

Candy

Diane said...

So happy to hear from you!!! Just take it easy and rest--your body knows just what it needs.

Thanks so much for checking in!

rosek1870 said...

Thanks so much for letting us know you are on the mend! Take it slow and enjoy your "new" life! Sending hugs and prayers from PA,
Rose

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Loved hearing this, Hilary! Keep om, keeping on and This Too Shall Pass.
xo, misha

Cloudia said...

you are inspiring. thanks!


Aloha from Honolulu,
my friend
Comfort Spiral
=^..^=

Hilary said...

Oh you blogged when I wasn't looking. No pressure from behind the eyes sounds wonderful. You know this current pain will heal. Honestly, my dear namesake.. you're one of the strongest women I've never met.

Daryl said...

so good to 'see' you here .. i bet Roy cant wait til you can go walking again and i am sure all the cats (indoor and out) are thrilled you are home .. xoxoxo

sandy said...

Healing takes time....be gentle and patient with yourself.

Shiralyn said...

The prayers of your Blog family were certainly answered. Could not be happier for you. Please do no try to do to much. Listen to those silly doctors.
Shiralyn

Anonymous said...

keep on keepin' on...that's all an angel can do. (Wise words from my mom.)

Lili said...

So good to hear the news that you are now post-surgery...came over from the link Kate (Chronicles of a Country Girl) put in her blog! xoxo ~Lili

Corie said...

You are a true test of courage and strength. You motivate me, inspire me and teach me.

cattywumpus said...

I just found your blog after reading about you on Deb's blog. I hope you continue to heal and rest. I wish you the best.

Joy said...

Tears here...rejoicing for you!

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