Monday, January 3, 2011

Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?


The question remains, just WHAT holster to wear concealed carry with the latest in hospital wear.

"The latest in hospital tactical wear. An off-center breast telemetry pocket allows secret squirrel gadgetry to pass through a buttonhole inside the pocket, staying out of sight. The over sized pocket conceals. Sleeve length guarantees easy access to your own defense items. Demure print will draw your mugger's eyes away from that .357 magnum, ensuring no extra harm will come to you (hospital cafeteria not withstanding)."

Blogging will be light for the next couple of weeks (thank goodness for a few saved posts and a couple old favorites I can repost for the new readers).

I am going to be scheduled for surgery pretty quick. I walked into the doc for a simple follow up check today and next thing you know I'm picking out proper concealed gear for the latest in "show me your junk" wear.

It's a tumor where there wasn't one last time anyone actually looked that close. It's likely nothing, but in either event, I may be getting turned from family sedan into sports model here soon, with a "act now and get a free biopsy!" special with my tactical hospital wear.

Prayers are always welcome, but no need to fuss, I'll be fine.

139 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear that. It's no way to start out a year. Hope all goes well. Hopes and prayers will be with you.

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  2. Sorry to hear that B. Will indeed say a prayer for you. Hopefully one good 'ectomy' and you're good to go!

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  3. The vague nature and demure levity of this post does not set my mind at ease...nope, not at all.

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  4. Hang in there kiddo!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Grace and humor while under duress are highly admirable. Prayers launching now.

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  6. "O" so sorry to hear this-will pray everything is OK. Get back soon.

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  7. Prayers are offered! I also wish the best of luck and pharmaceuticals too!

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  8. No problem! Prayers are free for the asking.

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  9. Hope it does turn out to be nada!

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  10. Sam & I will keep you in our prayers.

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  11. May the Lord guide the surgeons' hand,and fill his mind with the utmost in wisdom.
    God Bless Brigid.

    Maggie

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  12. Best wishes and a comfy hospital bed to you my dear.
    I hope you don't mind a Mormon prayer or two on your behalf.
    The last two months I have gotten to know a hospital bed too well.
    Remember, you can tell when an Irishman is getting well, he tries to blow the foam off his medicine.
    May a secret squirrel buddy bless you with Guinness in night your nightstand. "I had to settle for Diet Pepsi".

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  13. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

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  14. As soon as I read "tumor," Ahnold's voice popped into my head: "It's not a too-mah!"

    May you have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

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  15. "It's not a too-mah" Oh Eric, you made me cry I was laughing so damn hard.

    Thank you all. Maybe if it's just nothing to worry about plumbing issues and I get six weeks off to recovery from the surgery (Joanna and Tam volunteered to keep me entertained), I can start the damn book. :-)

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  16. I agree with Shannon. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  17. oh!

    Oh yes, all the best.

    ...and.... a book? Cool. :)

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  18. Prayers are a bit too gloomy at this point. How about this sentiment?

    "I like you, Spaniard. I shall cheer for you."

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  19. I'll put in as many good words with The Big Man (and I don't mean Uncle Jay) as he'll hear.

    Best wishes and prayers coming your way Brigid...

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  20. Brigid,

    I think we (all your readers) need to fuss a bit about it. A whole lot of people care deeply for you. More than you can ever know.

    SWModel66

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  21. Take care!

    Remember to do all the follow ups diligently.

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  22. Prayers up.

    And if I take your meaning correctly, I think I shall steal that handy euphemism for my own post-surgery description. It's perfectly apt!

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  23. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

    I'll try and add some horsepower and put you on our prayer list church ;)


    Speedy recovery.

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  24. You will always be in my prayers.

    May the Lord guide your doctors as they treat you. May the Lord give you strength as you go through the testing. Lord God carry Brigid in your arms and give her comfort.

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  25. My thoughts are with you and get a second opinion on everything.

    Take care and best wishes.

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  26. Prayers sent. Get well soon.

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  27. Faster please!
    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jan/03/blood-test-to-spot-cancer-gets-big-boost/

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  28. My Prayers are going up for you!

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  29. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. What Monte said about Irish medicine. And nothing bad will happen to you, because you are simply too important for too many nice people.

    You're a gathering point and an anchor. You're a great lady, an admirable human being, and a friend. I refuse to worry about you, and will only say "get over the first few uncomfortable days and enjoy the downtime".

    Nothing but good can come to you in a world that is even partially sane. So heal up and keep us posted when you can.

    Ed Foster

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  31. Best of luck Brigid. Will be praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

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  32. You're always in my prayers.

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  33. From Ellie and I to you and the sawbones team.
    I know the Guy up there listens 'cause I found you.
    When your tooling around in the new sports model you will feel sooo much better.

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  34. Good luck, prayers coming your way from Missouri!

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  35. We'll be praying for you down here in Kentucky as well.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  36. Well it looks like I have popped back into the blogosphere at just the right time. I will being praying big time Brigid.

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  37. May God heal you. May His face shine upon you and give you strength.

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  38. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  39. I have a feeling your tumor has about the same chance as the graboid that busted into the Gummers' basement.

    Jim

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  40. My thoughts are with you Brigid.

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  41. St. Patrick's Rune is always a good one for times like this:

    At Tara in this fateful hour,
    I call on all Heaven with its power,
    And the sun with its brightness,
    And the snow with its whiteness,
    And the fire with all the strength it hath,
    And the lightning with its rapid wrath,
    And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
    And the sea with its deepness,
    And the rocks with their steepness,
    And the Earth with its starkness
    All these I place
    By God's almighty help and grace
    Between myself and the powers of darkness!

    Safe passage-

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  42. I swear they must be having a sale on biopsies. That or they figure they need to get them all in while there is still any private insurance left to pay for it.

    If they offer you drugs, the answer is YES.

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  43. Prayers you shall have. Don't let them cut off anything you might need later . . . :-)

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  44. Thigh holster.

    Keep your spirits up, and keep us posted. And remember what Lady Astor said about Winston Churchill on hearing that he had had a benign tumor removed. "They removed the only non-malignant part of him."

    This doesn't remotely apply to you, but it's a great story anyway ... ;-)

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  45. I wish all the good luck there is to work for you.

    But knowing that the benefits of the best medical care in the history of mankind are still within your reach makes me feel a lot better about your future.

    I'm glad you found the need to have surgery now, and not after a few years of "equalization" had a chance to turn our hospitals into slums.

    Prayers, of course.

    Hey - anyone seen Lou? LOU?

    TW - Menati....

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  46. prayers from up North.

    God bless and a speedy recovery.

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  47. An Irish Prayer
    May God give you...
    For every storm, a rainbow,
    For every tear, a smile,
    For every care, a promise,
    And a blessing in each trial.
    For every problem life sends,
    A faithful friend to share,
    For every sigh, a sweet song,
    And an answer for each prayer.

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  48. "no need to fuss" ≠ no need to pray.

    Buena suerte.

    Tim

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  49. Incoming, my friend. Hope it all stays in the realm of "just a".
    Don't shoot anyone I wouldn't! :)

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  50. Fingers Crossed
    (I bet you haven't put that E string on yet)

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  51. Brigid. Don't know you personally, but we're sending prayers, best wishes and positive karma your way. They're all unused. They just got covered with dog hair from the local crew here in the house. Just wipe 'em off with a wet sponge, and they'll be good as new.

    Best of luck, and know that we're gunning for you. Get well soon!

    Chris

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  52. Borepatch - thigh holster or just dagger in my teeth like Xena Princess Warrior (though not sure I can pull that look off at my age).

    I'll give you a call when I know more.

    To everyone that commented, thank you, short night, not a lot of sleep but doing fine. To those of you I talked to on the phone last night, thanks. I'll know more today and will keep you posted.

    Joan - I think we should start a club. :-)

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  53. My thoughts are with you, always.

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  54. M'lady!
    Goodness, Brigid, I'm so sorry. But fret not - let us do all the worrying.

    Your attitude sounds perfect, just keep it up. Remember that you are buoyed by the love, goodwill and friendship of many, many people, myself certainly among them.

    Concentrate on alternately charming and teasing the staff - those poor nurses and aides deserve a good patient like you every now and then.
    And wearing the gown with the ties loose in the front gets you extra ice cream ;)

    Lots and lots of love and prayers from House O'Shea.

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  55. One tactical nuclear prayer with multiple warheads coming your way, with Ninja strike force Buddha blessings ready for insertion. Seriously, get this done and get home soon.

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  56. Prayers and wishes for a successful surgical intervention, a negative biopsy report, and a speedy recovery.

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  57. I hope for your speedy recovery and you have my prayers.

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  58. Hi, Brigid;

    We'll be praying for you on this end. Be well, soon!

    -Popgun

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  59. Best Wishes sweetie. Hope yo are back in to "sporting model" feisteiness and ready to go soon.

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  60. Brigid, DH & I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Vic303

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  61. Been gone for a couple of days, and just read this.....prayers? Of course.

    May you heal and recover quickly.

    Bob
    III

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  62. Well...that sucks! Prayers and best wishes for talented surgeons and quick recovery.

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  63. I pray all goes well Brigid. Hope to hear from you soon.

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  64. You are on my prayer list of people I have never met but know should live forever. Let them have the baby bed but leave the playpen alone.

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  65. Brigid,

    I will most definitely be praying for you. It is good to know that your spirits are up.



    tweaker

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  66. Brigid ... please know that beneath the sometimes chilliness of the Great White North, there rests a tremendous warmth and affection for you. My thoughts are with you and herewith my wishes for swift success and recovery.

    Regards.

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  67. My partner K is 6 weeks out from a total hip replacement - not the same issue save for the spontaneous cheerful sympathy for having to face a hospital stay in these new times. I recommend watching "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Addams Family" back to back at a minimum prior to being admitted. One must have a properly skewed mindset! Biotene toothpaste helps ease drymouth, too! Take care, know you have a mention in my devotions, and get past this - life awaits, and it's a beautiful time of year.

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  68. Hopes and prayers from the great white north. (At least you're having it done in the U.S. I'm envious; having had tumours in both St Louis, and Toronto.)

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  69. My prayers and good thoughts are with you. Take Care.

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  70. Of course this isn't good news, but at least you can go into the hospital knowing there are a lot of people who'll be pulling for you with the Old Chap Upstairs. I must say, I've laughed at half these comments and sniffed away a tear at some of the others, but at the end, all I could think was: Brigid's got the best pals. I'll light the incense, daub my forehead, scatter the petals and pull out the Book of Common Prayer. Best to bring out everything in the armory for this kind of thing.

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  71. Happy trails and may the good Lord be with you !!

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  72. Our prayers are with you. Please keep us posted.
    I know I'm late to the news but I'm on the 2 to midnight shift again so I miss things now. I REALLY hope it's all OK.
    With all our love and respect.
    w/v= candefor (seriously)
    YeOldFurt & WomanThatRunsWithHorses

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  73. Wow! What a surprise. Mrs. Crucis and I will be praying for you.

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  74. Sorry to hear that Brigid! Best of luck with the surgery & get well soon.

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  75. A personal message for you, Brigid. If you lack reading material, I'd be happy to send you a copy of my book, "India Black." I know it looks terribly "romancy," but I can assure you there are no swooning women. It's just a romp, full of gunfights, kidnappings and comic interludes. I'd be happy to send you one for recovery reading, if you feel comfortable sending an address. If you don't, I won't be offended. I know you guard your privacy and fully understand why. Anyway, best of luck to you. I'll be thinking of you.

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  76. Prayers and good thoughts headed your way.

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  77. Make sure Tam and I know where you will be -- we'll send flowers. And/or bacon-infused chocolate.

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  78. Best wishes for a speedy recover and all being well.

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  79. Praying, praying, praying... May you have a strong spirit and a positive attitude to help you get through this trial. Know that your friends near and far are rooting for you!

    Hugs to you,

    Purple Magpie
    (a.k.a. MizMinka)

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  80. Prayers from both of us.
    Lu says to tell you that the sports model goes further on less gas :)

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  81. You improve my day nearly every day. My thoughts are with you.

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  82. Of course, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Take good care.

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  83. Love 'n Light my dear, I'll wear my knees out 'til you are well, Tip

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  84. I am a regular reader of your blog, but this will be my first comment so...Please accept my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and a quick, complete recovery.

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  85. B-

    Yes, we will put up a fuss about it, and we are quite concerned. Much prayer will be sent up on your behalf!

    Love always,
    T.

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  86. Prayers sent. Rather than lighting a candle, I'll fire off a box or 2 of .38s tonight.

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  87. Sending Prayers and Music your way.

    I'm sure the Gang here will have no complains if you get a gown that ties up the back... Just don't shoot us if we peek.

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  88. I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.

    Now, if you'll fly commercial more often, the TSA can find those pesky tumors for free.

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  89. What Shannon said, damn it.
    You'd better report back and pronto. With GOOD news.

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  90. What Carteacho said, plus all the others. Get well soonest young lady, we are all rooting for you.

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  91. Didn't read yesterday so I'm a little late, but my prayers are with you.

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  92. I usually come by to peruse your musings, but lately I've been short on time and have been having to skip reading many of the blogs.

    I found out via Ye Old Furt over at Old Lightning about the situation.

    I hope and pray that it is indeed "nothing" and you wind up with nothing more than some drug fueled dreams.

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  93. Sorry to hear about this developement. Be sure to check the drawers in the doctors office while you are there. If you find any duct tape or bailing wire, run like hell and seek a second opinion!

    Since I am not a doctor, I will give you my non-professional opinion.It may not be worth much but at least its free.

    You don't eat enough bacon!
    Mankind can not live on bread alone, it requires bacon!

    Seriously, my family's thoughts and prayers go out asking the Lord for your speedy recovery.

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  94. Prayers are with you - I just heard from BRM's post.

    Mrs. Graybeard is going on 14 years out of a pretty serious fight with cancer. More details or help by email if you'd like.

    SiGraybeard at gmail

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  95. Please count me among your well-wishers.

    Jim

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  96. Sorry for the delayed well-wishes, been away from the blog-reading and missed this. Prayers will be with you & hope all ends well.

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  97. Late again....dammit.

    Prayers from here and Texas too.

    Bless you dear heart.

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  98. God Bless you and watch over you. If you are Catholic, (don't even have to be a particularly good one!) there is the Sacrament of the Sick (NOT the so-called "last rites").

    My thought and prayers are with you. I would light a candle at our church but I am not allowed to...another story for another time!

    Take care and be strong.

    Bob

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  99. **Note for Brigid** We have a small condo in downtown Blowing Rock, NC. While you are recuperating, you are welcome to use it and enjoy the best the mountains have to offer. I just need a PO Box or other anonymous location to mail the key to.

    Bob & Dottie Moore

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  100. You will most certainly be in my prayers...wishing you an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery. I'll be standing by for good news...

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  101. As always,

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Albert

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  102. Take care of yourself my friend.... many warm thoughts headed your way from many many readers.

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  103. Not fussing, but still worried.

    Mark Alger

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  104. Best wishes for a quick and healthy completion of this necessary step, my friend!

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  105. Good luck out there, Brigid. Hope the recovery time will compensate for worries..

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  106. Prayers headed your way....

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  107. You've got a great big bunch of two types of friends; those within physical reach, and those only seperated by electrons. We're all there when needed.

    Prayers always.

    D

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  108. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers.

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  109. Murphy and I are with you in spirit. Stay strong, and make sure the doctors all know that you come from a family made up of lawyers and union thugs.

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  110. Been away from the blogsphere for a while. Sorry to hear about your upcomming surgery but glad to hear your condition was discovered. Prayers being offered as I write this and will continue till instructed to stop. Chin up, eyes bright, chest out, smile shining...Jehovah Raffa is our physician so you are in good hands!

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  111. I'm gonna fuss anyway! I don't stop by for a couple of days and I find out you've fallen into the clutches of Marcus Welby. Oh, the horror! :-)

    Seriously though, good luck with it. A prayer shall be offered as requested.

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  112. You'll be in my prayers. Was offline for a couple days and look what I missed. Best wishes, B.

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  113. Looks like I am late to the party, too. Best wishes and prayers to you.

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  114. Praying that you will be fine and back home on the range in no time.

    JDP

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  115. I'll just add well-wishes for a speedy recovery number 128 to the pile already submitted.
    If you need someone to break you out I have a fast get-away car. ;)

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  116. I'll check in from time to time.

    Gee, these things sure come at unexpected times. :(

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  117. Good luck and you are in my prayers.

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  118. Jeffro - you are a class act. That means more than you know.

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  119. Get well soon. Praying for you.

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  120. Sorry I'm late, been busy around here lately. My thoughts and prayers are with you Brigid. I've no doubt you will kick whatever it is squarely in the arse, then field dress it for good measure. We're all pulling for you!

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  121. Prayers have been sent.You will be in my thoughts.Best Wishes from Kentucky.

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  122. Gee, Lady B, I get behind on things and look what I missed... Sorry to hear of the problem, but never fear, prayers ARE answered! As many as have been said already, it wouldn't surprise me to hear that they won't find anything wrong as you received a miracle. Of course, my prayers are included for you, and yes, you are too healed to be having those kind of lying symptoms! I guess I should say I'll be saying extra prayers for you as you are one of those I pray for regularly. God's Peace I also send to you, and may you feel His Presence in a larger and deeper way than you ever have before!

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  123. I missed reading my favorite blogs for a couple of days and only learned today. I'm sorry I didn't get to send regards before. Holly and I look forward to seeing you again. Our prayers are wih you.
    JPG

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