Monday, July 06, 2015

Update

Jean was taken into hospital on Saturday with clots in her lungs. Ketki and I have just returned from Edinburgh where we found her in good spirits and expecting to be discharged some time later this week.  We brought Perdita back to Loch Fyne with us.

Alexander


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  1. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Thank you so much for the update. Best wishes for a very speedy recovery.

    Elaine in NYC

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  2. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Alexander, thank you for taking good care of our friend, Jean. Most of us have never met her, but we all worry when she doesn't post. Please pass along our stern imprecations to take some REST while she can and our hopes for a cautiously speedy recovery.

    Judith in Ottawa

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  3. Thank you, Alexander. I've been worrying and praying she is okay. I'm glad you have things covered. Bless you!

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  4. Thank you for letting her readers know! Please do pass on my best wishes for her recovery (and I hope she has something to knit while in hospital, once she feels up to it!)

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  5. I hope she's got her knitting with her? Seriously though, I hope she recovers quickly from this. Stressful times all round.

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  6. Adding my best wishes and hopes for a quick recovery, and thanks for the update.

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  7. Goodness! I hope she heals up quickly. Thank you for letting us know (and taking care of Perdita!)

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  8. Thanks for letting us know - there are many of us who worry when she doesn't post. Send her our prayers for a speedy recovery!

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  9. Thank you for the update, Alexander. Jean's readers are always concerned when she doesn't post. I'm glad to hear she's in good spirits, and hope she recovers soon.

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  10. Get well soon Jean - and look after yourself!
    Jenny

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  11. Gosh, send her lots of love, hope she can catch the tennis.

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  12. All thoughts with our beloved Jean. Perhaps now her Husband will start to realise that he can't just go home and back to life as he wanted it to be.

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  13. Oh, my goodness, thank you for updating us. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to BOTH of your parents. I sense from your mother's many posts that you, Ketki, and the entire family will come up trumps in this stressful situation, even with the added challenge of one very confused kitten.

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  14. MaureenTakoma5:28 PM

    Sending healing thoughts Jean's way. Hopefully the hospital televisions get Wimbledon.

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  15. Oh, my word. Thank you so much for the update, Alexander. I'm glad to hear Jean is better and Perdita is safe. Best wishes for healing for everyone & hope to hear that Jean is back in Drummond Place soon.

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  16. Adding my thanks for the update. Silence from Jean is worrying. And thank you for taking in little Perdita. Sending good thoughts for everyone. Hoping to hear good news soon that Jean and Perdita are back in Drummond Place.

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  17. Alexander, Thank you for letting us know. Hope both your parents are better and able to go home soon--but at least this means a rest for Jean! And thank you, Jean, for thinking of us with everything else going on.

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  18. Thank you, Alexander. Jean and all of you are knitted into my prayer.... I'm much heartened by the love, unity and caring you all have for your parents and for each other. Blessings abound! Elizabeth A.

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  19. Adding my thanks to you, Alexander, and very best wishes to Jean.

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  20. Thank you so much for letting us know. Jean is treasured by many! Love, good thoughts, and prayers for all the Miles family.

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  21. Best wishes to Jean for a full and speedy recovery, and thank you for letting us know what happened. I look forward to reading Jean's posts, once she is ready to begin blogging again.

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  22. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Thank you for the update. I'll be keeping Jean and Family in my prayers.

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  23. Adding my best wishes too - the silence was worrying! Thanks for keeping us posted xxx

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  24. JeanK6:41 PM

    Thank you Alexander for letting the blog know. I'm glad to know she's ok, and that Perdita is in good hands.

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  25. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Thank you for letting us know about your Mother's health. Best wishes for a speedy recovery-your children will be wanting to adopt the little kitten as she's so cute. Catriona

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  26. Here's hoping that Jean's stay in hospital is not too long, and that the problem resolves itself. How worrying for everyone concerned!

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  27. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Adding my thanks to Alexander for the update and my best wishes for a speedy recovery to Jean.

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  28. Anonymous7:25 PM

    More thanks to Alexander for the update and many good wishes to Jean for quick and complete healing. I was worried Jean's husband had taken a turn-just really shocked to hear it is jean! You always seem indefatigable/undefeatable!

    Beverly in NJ

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  29. Sending good wishes for a speedy recovery from vacationin Germany

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  30. Thank you for letting us know Alexander. It is pleasing to hear that Jean is in good spirits. All good wishes to your Mum, Dad and all the family.
    Jan, North Yorkshire

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  31. Thank you for letting us know Alexander. It is pleasing to hear that Jean is in good spirits. All good wishes to your Mum, Dad and all the family.
    Jan, North Yorkshire

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  32. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Blessings on all concerned. I hope Jean recovers fast and that her husband continues to recover. Poor Perdita...just getting used to her new home and then moved again. Still, she's in good hands. May you all go well in the times to come. - Joe-in Wyoming

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  33. Thank you for letting us know. Know that I'm praying for all of your family.
    Betty, AZ

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  34. Adding my good wishes to Jean for a return to good health. Thank you for the update.

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  35. Get well soon, Jean! Thank you Alexander and Ketki for the update and for taking care of Perdita.

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  36. =Tamar8:13 PM

    Best wishes and healing thoughts for Jean to have a full recovery. Thank you for letting us know.

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  37. PennyBro8:21 PM

    Jean we all wish you home back to Perdita and blog land soon. Thank you Alexander for the update and hope you are all coping with all the hospital worries.

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  38. Anonymous8:26 PM

    Others have said it all, but adding my concern and best wishes for Jean, and my thanks to Alexander and Ketki. Know that there is a big caring community here, most of whom have never met any of you.
    - Beth in Ontario

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  39. skeindalous8:30 PM

    May God be with you all, especially with Jean. Please keep us informed.

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  40. Thanks for the update. I'll keep positive thoughts heading that way.

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  41. Thank you so much for the update, Alexander. Get well wishes to Jean!

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  42. Anonymous9:00 PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. You are very much missed by your readers
    Liz Phillips

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  43. annec in Maryland9:01 PM

    Adding my thanks to you, Alexander, and my wishes for a speedy and thorough recovery for your mother as well as your father.

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  44. Thank you for letting us know (and reassuring us about Perdita). All good wishes to Jean for a full and speedy recovery.

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  45. What everyone else said. All good, healing thoughts are with your family

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  46. Anonymous9:37 PM

    Thank you so much, Alexander and Ketki for your care and for the update. Jean blogs so reliably that I felt sure something must have happened - I checked three times this morning
    Please take care of yourself Jean.

    Perdita will be viewing a new environment from different windows. I wonder what she will make of the ducks?
    Best wishes, Helen

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  47. I was worried. Thank you for the note about Jean.

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  48. Hello Alexander.We haven't met - yet. Thank you for letting us know. My father - a little older than yours - and I would both like to send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Tell Perdita to have a holiday while she can as she has some work to do on her return looking after Jean!

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  49. Thank you so much for letting all of us know that Jean is in good hands and good spirits. I can only imagine the stress that she has been feeling most recently. Thanks to all of you for taking up the slack. Cheers and healing wishes to Jean !!!

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  50. Adding healing thoughts and prayers.

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  51. Thank you for letting us know what happened, and for taking care of "our" Jean and her little miss, Perdita.

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  52. Best wishes to Jean for a speedy recovery. Thank you Alexander for the update and for looking after little Perdita.

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  53. Dear Alexander,

    Thank you very much for the thoughtful update!

    Most of us have never met our friend Jean but consider her "extended family," myself included. All good thoughts for your family. Strength and peace to you and get well soon to your parents!

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  54. Thanks for keeping us informed; as you can see, we worry when we don't hear from Jean. Glad you are taking care of Perdita as well. I agree with those other commenters in hoping she has knitting with her.

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  55. natalie10:25 PM

    I was worried that she hadn't posted over the weekend, she is a keen observer of all things and her silence was most out of character.
    I do hope she can be persuaded to take the time to get properly well before embarking on the next steps for herself and your father.
    n

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  56. Send her best wishes. Hope she feels better soon.

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  57. Anonymous11:10 PM

    Thinking of you, Jean, and wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Judy in Denver

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  58. Sending healing thought your way, Jean!

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  59. Anonymous11:39 PM

    prayers and best wishes to both Jean and her husband from Canada.

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  60. Thank you for filling us in on Jean's health, Alexander. I've been worried, too. I know it's hard to sleep in a busy hospital, Jean, but I hope you get lots of rest. I also hope you have not only your knitting but your iPad to relieve the tedium.

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  61. Thank you for the update, Alexander! As others have said, your Mom blogs very reliably, so many of us worry if she misses a day or 2! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Also good to know Perdita is in good hands.

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  62. I am sending prayers for healing and strength! Rest and follow orders, Jean.

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  63. Kleewong12:34 AM

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery

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  64. Please give her my very best!! That's just awful, I hope she makes a full and speedy recovery!
    xoxoxoxo

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  65. adding my two cents... i too was worried as of this morning. hoping that it was not bad news- although this is not bad news, its not the best of news.

    Jean, when you read this, hopefully you will be in the hospital long enough to rest and recover from all the stress of the last months... it is time to take care of you !

    hoping you will have access to Wimbledon this week if the antics and upsets that happened today are a forewarning of the rest of the week it will be a Wimbledon to remember!

    Sending tons of love and prayers!

    Alexander, thank you for writing here... long distance readers and penpals as many of us commentors are, we are helpless to assist in daily life but send lots of energy and support!

    Have fun with Perdita who has proven a grand companion to Jean already! (And will no doubt be anxiously awaiting her return!)



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  66. Sending best wishes to Scotland!

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  67. Best wishes to Jean for a full and speedy recovery. Thank you Alexander for your thoughtfulness. All the best to you and your entire family.

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  68. Sending prayers for the whole family, from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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  69. Comfort and prayers to Jean for a speedy recovery. We miss her!

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  70. GrannyPurple2:12 AM

    Sending Jean all healing thoughts, and wishes for much cosseting as you heal. Rest lots and let others "do" for you! I look forward to reading about you and Perdita being reunited when you're at full strength. Your wonderful family will make sure of that.

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  71. Thank you so much for this post Alexander. I have trained myself not to worry if a day or two goes by without a post from Jean, especially now that she has Perdita around. By this morning I was seriously worried. Please let Jean know we are thinking of her and sending her the best of thoughts (as though you couldn't tell that from all the posts that preceded this one). I am hoping this forced rest will give her some recovery time from all the stress and strain of the last few weeks.

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  72. Thank you for thinking of us, Alexander. All of us send our most healing thoughts and prayers to your parents. Please tell your mom we miss her, but want her to rest and recover quickly.
    San Diego, CA

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  73. Janette2:55 AM

    Dear Jean
    Catching up with you via your blog is such a part of my day now, it was quite a shock to read you were in hospital. Good to hear you are on the mend. Take care of yourself and best wishes from New Zealand.

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  74. Oh, Dear Jean! The adventure continues! So glad to hear you are on the mend and that Alexander & Family have provided the kitten her own little adventure. As all your virtual friends above have said, all good thoughts, prayers and well wishes coming your way from my corner of the world. Love & Laughter, Mrs. A.

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  75. Anonymous3:10 AM

    Thank you for the notice, Alexander. I was concerned when Jean had not posted in several days. Please send her best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  76. I check in every morning, completely anonymously to make sure all is well. I can't check on my own father who lives far from me, so I think I have projected here. Jean, you are loved. Get well, please.

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  77. Anonymous4:29 AM

    Wishing for a speedy recovery! All my best, Janet

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  78. Jean,

    Oof. I hope this new trip to the hospital is a brief one. Or at least that it means it's easier to visit your husband? My one stay in the hospital was not particularly calm or restful, so I hope you, too, can be upgraded to either a return home or the Victoria building soon. I've long hoped that my family will pull together the way your family does in times of crisis, so I know you are well cared for. Now let's hope that Perdita doesn't decide that it's the country life for her after her taste of Loch Fyne.

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  79. Alexander, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. Jean, I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  80. Thank you Alexander for posting. I pray for excellent physicians and a speedy recovery. I send best healing energy for Jean and a return to simple joys, friends, family, relaxation, reading and studies. Much rest to you.

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  81. Bless you, Alexander and Ketki, for calming our anxieties and for providing a channel for us, Jean's friends from all over the world, to express our good wishes for Jean and our prayers for her return to good health. May she and her husband be back soon, enjoying a quiet home life with that delightful new member of their family!

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  82. Sending healing wishes all the way from California. I don't know you but through Jean's fine writing, I have become fond of you all. Thanks for the update, Alexander.

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  83. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Best wishes to you, Jean. Think of the knitting! All my love, Lucy.

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  84. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Thank you, Alexander, for the information about your mother.

    And, Jean, best wishes for a speedy recovery. You are very much missed and we worry when you are unable to post.

    Mary G. in Texas

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  85. Was so worried about Jean as she hadn't posted for a few days. Thank you Alexander for keeping everyone up to date . Sending lots of love to Jean for a speedy recovery.

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  86. I am sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. Get better soon, you have been missed. Thanks to ALexander for th update. Best wishes from Memphis, Tennessee.

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  87. Everyone has posted my thoughts already. Alexander, thanks so much for posting the news at what must be a very stressful time for your family. Jean, please take things easy and best wishes for a full recovery.

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  88. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Thank you for your update--you can see how we worry! Sending prayers and best wishes for all! Hoping Jean has her Ipad and sock knitting with her.
    Please rest, Jean.

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  89. Speedy recovery, Jean. We all miss you! Thanks, Alexander, for letting us know.

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  90. Glad to know you're getting on well. Thanks to Alexancer for keeping us informed.

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  91. Thanks for relieving the worry, Alexander. Here's hoping a speedy recovery for Jean and continuing recovering for husband/father.
    (And I'm imagining Perdita duck watching through the windows. She'll be astonished that birds come so big!)

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  92. Anonymous1:46 PM

    Many thanks for the update and all best wishes for speedy and prompt recoveries to Jean and Husband. (Good luck with Perdita and the ducks, too!)
    CKP

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  93. Pot plants! Has the cleaning lady or someone been told to water the pot plants? Jean won't like it if they die through lack of water!

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  94. Many thanks, Alexander, for posting the information. I had begun to worry at her absence, and will continue my prayers for all your family.

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  95. rosesmama3:00 PM

    Goodness, that is unexpected. Get well soon, Jean.

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  96. Thank you Alexander for letting us know. We are all concerned. Prayers for good health for all.

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  97. Victoria4:24 PM

    Jean, wishes for a speedy recovery. If there's any upside to hospitalization, it's the availability of knitting time! Many thanks to Alexander for the update - I'd started to worry over your absence.

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  98. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Just returned from a mountain vacation to such news - oh, dear. Best wishes for you to get well soon, Jean. Thank you, Alexander, for informing us and minding Perdita.
    -- Gretchen (aka stashdragon)

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  99. Best wishes to both you, Jean, and your dear husband. And many thanks to Alexander for keeping us updated.

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  100. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Sending healing thoughts and best wishes to you, and your family, during these stressful times.

    Bonnie aka Knitsiam

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  101. Hoping that the entire family enjoys peace and good health soon!

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  102. Sending good thoughts and healing wishes from Michigan.

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  103. To any and all followers who are interested:

    A Ravelry group just started today to bring together Jean's friends and followers. Please join us over at the Drummond Place Irregulars group!

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  104. Get well soon. Thanks, Alexander, for keeping us posted.

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  105. Thank you Alexander for keeping us updated, I had been worried when nothing showed up for a couple of days. RELIEF to hear.
    thesockladyspins

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  106. Oh, Jean - oh, no! Please take care of yourself. I'm sending lots of love and healing vibes your way. Thank you for the update, Alexander. I was getting worried.

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  107. Horrid news! Your husband must be frantic about now. You're going to have to take it easy for quite a while, and I sincerely hope you're going to be a better patient than himself. Definitely going to need home help and home nursing. Many many thoughts and healing vibes headed your way from Florida. And hugs.

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  108. Please get well soon, Jean.

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  109. Jean, I hope that by the time you read this you will be well on the mend, and that you will take all the time you need to recover your strength. xx

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  110. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Jean... I hope you and your husband are both gaining back the strength you need to finish all the projects on your plates. That should take a good many more years
    Leslie in NJ

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  111. Many prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery, Jean! And thanks to Alexander for letting us know, of course we were all worried about you!! I've been afraid all the stress was going to take its toll on you, this is one instance where I'd rather have been wrong.......

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  112. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Thinking of your family from Toronto!
    Best wishes to Jean for a strong recovery as well as continuing improvements for her husband.

    I used to work in radio and television. Each letter was supposed to represent a much larger number of people who would not manage to comment - maybe 1000 in radio and 10,000 in television. Please do feel assured that there are a lot of readers who just don't comment.

    best regards
    LisaRR

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    1. Anonymous9:59 PM

      yup. best wishes from a faithful reader who never posts comments. well, rarely!

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  113. Thank you for letting us know, and Jean, feel better really soon! Here's hoping the rest of the summer is nowhere near as stressful as the beginning!

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  114. Anonymous5:59 PM

    All best wishes to you, Jean, for a full recovery. I look forward to continuing to follow your blog for a good, long time. I've enjoyed it for years.

    And thanks to Alexander for providing an update to all Jean's readers during a stressful time. Having parents of a similar age, I can appreciate the difficulties around both parents requiring care at the same time!

    Regards, Carol

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  115. Was worried, thank you so much for letting us know. My thoughts and prayers are with Jean, and all of you. I agree with Carol, stress can cause so many problems. I hope she has some knitting with her!

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  116. Leslie1:35 PM

    You cannot develop pulmonary embolisms/blood clots or any coagulopathy from stress. Headaches and ulcers, yes -- blood clots, no. I would suggest a cardiac workup as atrial fibrillation is often the culprit in us senior citizens and I recall you had some cardiac issues a while back.

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