Thursday, October 14, 2010

If it isn't one thing...

...it's five other things.

Yesterday a friend of mine passed away. He was an on-line friend, but I'd known him about a year. Sweet guy. We talked about video games and movies and cooking and food. He was five years younger than I am.

After being in shock most of the day, I got a call from my sister-in-law. My brother had a heart attack yesterday. At I type, he's edging up on twelve hours in surgery. From the sounds of it, he's having quadruple bypass surgery.

So, I'm huddling down with some zombie knitting (nearly done with this pair of socks), resisting the urge to eat my own weight in chocolate. (I've lost three pounds and I'd rather not ruin that with a binge.)

More later when I'm coherent.



AAAAAAAAH! PASS THE NUTTY BARS AND COOKIES!

28 comments:

Netter said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending good vibes and good wishes for your brother. There's a reason humans like to eat chocolate....

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your troubles - sending good thoughts for your brother.

walterknitty said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. And about your brother. What a shocking thing to happen to someone so young. Chin up duck.

Barbara said...

Hugs. Just a little chocolate won't hurt. Eat it standing up. That way the calories won't stick.

Rose Red said...

gah. how awful. hope your brother pulls through ok. and hope you are doing ok too.

Leonie said...

Oh no what sad news about your friend. Hoping your brother gets through his surgery and recovers quickly. A little chocolate would take the edge off but knitting will probably help more.

Malin said...

Hugs and lots of virtual chocolate!!!

jeanfromcornwall said...

"Knit on..." EZ said so. Sympathy sent - this is too much in one hit.

Louiz said...

Oh no! Hope everything with your brother is ok, and synmpathies for the loss of your friend:(

Liz said...

So sorry to hear about both of them; sending good thoughts from here too.

Walden said...

I am so sorry. Sending positive thought for your brother.

historicstitcher said...

**HUGS**

broken cookies have no calories - everyone knows that. I assume broken chocolate is the same. All the calories fell out!

Wish I could do something!

Roxie said...

Virtual hugs. Virtual chocolate (Moonstruck milk chocolate with chili in it.) Strength and health to your brother, and may he be attended by careful, thoughtful nurses who know how to figure dosages accurately. Blessings on you SIL. Hope her support system is up and running. You have us, the Goober and the husbeast, so your safety net is in place.

"Man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward." It's all part of Life's rich pagent.

Donna Lee said...

It's hard when someone your own age or younger dies. It seems that much harder somehow. I hope your brother comes through the surgery with flying colors. They'll have him up and moving around within hours. It's amazing what modern medicine is able to do.

Anonymous said...

So soory for your loss and good thoughts for your bro.

Pam

Mandy said...

Dark chocolate is actually good for you. Think of it as an investment in your own health.

I'm sorry about your friend, and I'm sending positive energy for your brother. I'm confident he'll pull through okay.

Hug your daughter - it'll make you feel better.

Emily said...

I don't know how far away your brother is; it must be hard, not being able to rush to his side.

Thank heaven that he had time to get medical attention!

Bad things never come one at a time; they just don't. And learning (again) that we are mortal is a blow every single time. The knowledge never seems to stick, somehow.

Knit on, all right. Wise words.

Michelle said...

I hope your brother is doing okay. I feel so sad for Patience over the loss of her husband.

scienceprincess said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. And I hope your brother is well soon. That's a lot of scary for 24 hours. I'm sending good vibes your way.

Linda said...

I am sending healthy thoughts your way.

NeedleTart said...

At least you knit when you are sad. I bake. Thinking of you and sending good chocolate vibes.
verification? subsot. Is it suggesting I have a drink? Join me.

Alwen said...

Yeah, it sucks when on-line friends go. It's hard to explain to my mom how I can miss somebody I never met IRL.

(We had a guy* who had managed email tatting lists and who ran a data company die of a heart attack a while back. For some reason, the family shut the servers down, then a kajillion people who were buying server space from him had to scramble to get their websites running again.)

*Ron Soman of Pink Pig, still greatly missed

Mandy said...

I hope your birthday brought good news about your brother! That would be a good birthday thing, I think. Hope the day was as good as possible, under the circumstances!

Galad said...

What a sad day! Sending healing thoughts for your brother.

Amy Lane said...

Oh God, baby-- I'm so sorry to hear all that! Online friends can mean a whole lot to you... (you mean a whole lot to me:-) so I know how painful that can be. And as for your brother... Goddess... I'm sending you prayers, honey. Lots of prayers.

ChiaLynn said...

I'm so sorry, Julie. That's too much for any one person, especially all in one day.

Experimental Knitter said...

So sorry and speedy recopvery to Samurai Brother.

Mylyne said...

Sorry about your friend and I hope you're brother recovers quickly from his surgery. Knitting is good therapy. Do let us know how things are.