Monday, October 15, 2012

Right then.

So I've been dealing with drug-resistant pneumonia for the last month. With asthma for an extra dose of excitement. First I was out of it from the fever, and then the drugs. Good times. I'd just about shaken off the Prednisone side effects, and, well. My brother died today. It's probably gonna be a week or two before I start blogging again.

But, that's where I am. Just imagine me sitting on the couch, huffing on an inhaler. With the cat on me. Cranking out yards of garter stitch.

47 comments:

Roxie said...

Garter stitch has great healing properties. You could stand croon "Ommm"to get similar tranquility and comfort, but you wouldn't have anyknitting to show fort.

My heart goes out to you, dear. May health, strength and comfort be yours.

kris said...

Oh sweetie. Big giant hugs going out to you.

Liz said...

Hope you find solace.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Mostly i just lurk - but just wanted to reach out today and offer my condolences.
michellenyc

Kathleen Dames said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Knitting helped me (divorce), and I hope it helps you.

Catie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry.

Julia

mrsfife said...

I'm deeply sorry. Hugs.

Melodye said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Leonie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and your ongoing ill health which will not make coping any easier. Much garter stitch knitting sounds like the perfect idea.

=Tamar said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Knit on, it has healing properties.

Jen Anderson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. This sucks.

Dylan said...

I'm sorry for your loss. may the miles of garter stitch help.

nanacindynz said...

Love to you and your family, I miss your writing.

Earth Angel said...

I'm a lurker too but I just wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the knitting and the purring of the cat helps you heal.

Big hugs!
Eva

Mandy said...

So sorry to hear about your brother! Sending positive energy your way for physical and emotional healing!

Saren Johnson said...

(hugs)

Donna Lee said...

Oh Julie. I'm sorry. I wish I could give you a hug for real but I'll have to settle for sending a virtual hug to you and the husbeast and the goober.

Miss you.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry it's been such a rough month. *internet hugs*

murushi said...

So sorry for your loss! Sending lots of warmth and good wishes your way.

David Austin Smith said...

Sweetie I'm sorry for you loss.

David

kayT said...

So sorry about your brother. Take care of yourself and we will all be glad when you are able to be back among us. We miss you when you go silent.

indigoace said...

I am so sorry.

RobynR said...

I'm so very sorry Julie. Hugs and healing thoughts.

CraftyGryphon said...

I'm sorry for your loss, and illness, and that 2012 has been kicking you repeatedly. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that! Condolences and get well soon!

Galad said...

Feel better wishes and hugs for your loss. With the blog so quiet I've been worried about you. I'm with Roxie on the soothing properties of garter stitch. Give yourself time to start healing. We'll be here when you get back.

Emily said...

Oh, Julie. I have been so worried about you. I live with a nasty resistant bug in my lungs, so I have been there, big-time. Losing your brother on top of that is just unfair.
All you can do is wait this out; garter stitch (or circular stockinette) is the perfect meditation method.
We really really do miss you when you're gone. May I suggest that you blog about your brother? That might help you.

Tien said...

so sorry for your loss of your brother.
Hope your health is still improving nevertheless.

Barbara said...

oh no! oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry for your loss. no amount of words make the pain go away but you can knit it at bay. I've been knitting nothing but garter for the last year since Mom passed. it helps... some. hugs to you and the husbeast and the goober from wisconsin.

bad, virus, bad, asthma, leave our Samurai Knitter alone. feel better soon.

PinkSkatingGirl said...

My goodness, the universe just keeps kicking you in the gut. Hugs to you, even though I don't know you IRL.

arayti said...

My thoughts are with you, I'm so sorry for your loss.

anne said...

Julie, my thoughts are with you, I'm very sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself. Much love and best wishes to you and your family at this sad time.

Mary Lynn said...

Julie,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Take care of yourself too. No matter how easy it would be not to do so.
Garter stitch is a way of healing.

Shelley said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. Big hugs, and warm thoughts. :)

Tas said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you. Don't worry about us, we're just sitting here cheering you on and hugging you and maybe making tea or something.

Anonymous said...

Well, that sucks!
Sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and we'll take care of us. I do miss your interesting and funny articles. {{{HUGS}}}
GrizzlyBear

Sandra M. Siebert said...

May your brother's journey be sweet; May you heal stronger than before; and May you never drop a stitch.

abetterjulie said...

Now I am caught up, and so sad for you and him and the whole thing. I don't know what to say. Be kind to yourself. You are loved and held in my heart.

Carol said...

I'm so very sorry. Give yourself time. Be gentle with yourself and remember to eat and sleep. It's easy to take care of everyone else and forget that you are grieving. I've been there and it is a journey. Sometimes it takes a while for it to sink in that he is gone. When my husband died I think the 2nd year was harder than the first year. I was in shock. It just took time for reality to set in. Everyone is different I have found out when it comes to loosing a loved one. So don't expect anything and don't be surprised by anything. Don't let people's remarks upset you. They want to help and don't know what to say.
I'm sending hugs to you and your family. Take care, Carol

Walden said...

I so sorry, may the garter stitch provide the warmth of a hug, since we cannot hug you ourselves.

Deb said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Haven't posted or connected really in years and years, but I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have anything good to add b/c there's not much to say right now. I hope you're holding the Goob cloe and are trying to mend physically and otherwise.

Michelle / Myshelle10

Mamma said...

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.

Candied Fabrics said...

Oh my, how horrible! I am so sorry for your loss!

Joyce said...

I'm so sorry for your loss

Amy Lane said...

Oh, hon-- I'm so sorry, and so sorry for how late this is. You'd told me about some of his troubles, and I know you well enough to know you're probably hurt and pissed and pissed some more. (((hugs))) Feel better.