Thursday, September 28, 2006

HNT and Da Count-I Gotta Hand It To You

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Janita and I won't be around tomorrow since it's the big day she has all the implanted metal removed. I wasn't sure I'd bother with HNT this week or not and I knew I wouldn't be posting tomorrow. I've done a lot of whining lately about how much I don't like surgery. I whined about Mr. Lime. I've been rather grumpy and impatient this week. But I thought I should at least get the count in.
Janita has done really well up until now. There are some things she still struggles with and she lets me know when she is unhappy with things I make her do. So now hopefully we can make her feel better and more able to cooperate. So for HNT here she is letting you all know she's OK for now but will be even more OK soon.


For an early edition of Da Count I need to focus on all the really good things rather than the crap I worry about. So I am counting hands.

1. The amazingly skilled hands of my surgeon who put me back together so skillfully that my therapists knew from looking at my scars that I had the best doctor out there.

2. The gentle yet firm hands of my two therapists who have known when it's best to push Janita and when it's best to let her rest.

3. The tender hands of my kids, Mr. Lime, my mom and dad, who took really good care of me in the moments right after I fell and in the early days when I had trouble doing even simple things.

4. The generous hands of the folks who brought meals, did some cleaning, and drove me around when I came home from the hospital.

5. The hands of bloggy friends and real life friends who used their hands to type comments of encouragment, write out get well cards, or dial a phone to check on me.


Happy HNT and thanks again.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lime, My thoughts are with you tomorrow. I wish you all the best.

Happy HNT!

airplanejayne said...

Lime,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Janita today and tomorrow. All will be well.

guttergirl said...

Best of luck ! I hope all goes well.

steve said...

I am glad you posted:-}

HHNT!

Laurie said...

Sending a prayer your way for tomorrow.. ((((hugs))))

lecram sinun said...

Woohoo! Janita looking pretty sassy there! Happy HNT!

And... hands down, your count started my day off with a smile. Wishing you a good quick one in and out of the woods tomorrow.

Big, Big Cheers, Lime! :)

Jodes said...

hope it goes well.

SeaRabbit said...

Good luck and I wish your rant post was well understood... you are so right... ;-))

kien lim said...

Cool, cool, cool and cool! Glad things are cool for you and Janita!

A big hands up for hands!

The big day will go well, and here's wishing you both a speedy recovery.

Happy HNT and a cheery Count Lime!

barefoot_mistress said...

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all OK
And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won't be made useless
I won't be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear

My hands are small, I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken


Good luck with the surgery, Lime and Janita....
Everyday I am grateful for my talented hands, even the arthritic one.

XX

Mark Leslie said...

Gotta hand it to you, Lime. Your count this week brought a huge smile to my face.

Best of luck tomorrow to you and Janita. Happy HNT!

Suze said...

Lime, this is a very touching post. I wish you and Janita luck for tomorrow and happiness always.

Happy HNT to you both ;)

Seamus said...

Good luck tomorrow! *Hugs* and HHNT! :)

AndyT13 said...

Great count and HHNT! Good luck to you and janita!

Spitfire said...

Lime, I love this post..good luck tomorrow, you will be in my thoughts, and great HNT.

(You are the first to co mingle da count and HNT)

awesome!

xoxoxo...and yes, I agree with suze..very touching.

Dr. Psy said...
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Dr. Psy said...

Best of luck with the surgery. I hope that everything goes exceptionally well and that the surgery will lead to better improvements.

My thoughts are with you.

Marc

Anonymous said...

My best to you.

And HHNT. ;)

snavy said...

Hope it all goes well for you and Janita. Awesome Da Count.

CyberWarlock said...

That reminds me of Thing from the Addams Family a bit. (^_^) *snap snap*

Happy HNT!

~TVS said...

Be well. Oh-Tay? Oh-Tay!

HHNT

LEE ANN said...

A-OKAY for me!

Happy HNT!
~xo

Regal said...

A.O.K. HHNT

Fred said...

Happy HNT, Lime!

m said...

using my hands: clap,clap

Good Luck with the Surgery (-:

Breazy said...

I am using my hands to wrap around you and give you hug . My prayers are with you . Keep us updated and let me know if there is anything I can do to help you !
Happy HNT!

Nancy Drew said...

(((((((((((((huggies))))))))))))))))

All the very best!!!! I love hands too!!!

Happiest of HNTs!!!!!

Pink Lady said...

HHNT!!!

Phain said...

good luck tomorrow!!! ;)

Tommy said...

What a great HNT. I love it gal! Good luck at the Doctor tomorrow. I'll be with you in spirit holding the other hand and soothing your brow. You'll do great Lime. HHNT
TG

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

Okay, so it's like almost 11:30 out here in California, which means that it's already 2:30 back home...
(Sorry, I don't call this home, not until there is a wife, perhaps a step-kid or two, at least one dog, and a free standing house, (with tons o marital wild-thing hapn'n,) will I call where I live home...
Anyway,,,
(hows that for a sidetrack, eh?)

I so hope you are not still up at this hour...
If you are, drink some warm milk, (or have a glass of wine, (do not combine the two,)
---and get some sleep.

Starting tomorrow a bunch of folks in Manhattan, 'Jersey, and Western Pa. are praying for you, (well, actually they started today,) and I'm working on the international division, (I don't know who's in the field at the moment,,, we may have to settle for some folks in Maryland or Connecticut or something, instead.)

Don't sweat it, you can do this, you're a tuffie... (and remember, no jewelery, earrings, bracelets, noserings, or piercings that involve fishing tackle for anything larger than brook trout...

okay a couple of strategically placed bobbers, (you can blame it on the anesthetic.)

get some sleep.

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

oh wait, forget the glass of wine, if they're going to dope you up in 7 hours, (it probably won't affect anything,) but don't risk it...

Go for warm ovaltine and a rerun of Wild Kingdom, (the one where Marlin steps out from behind the desk wearing a thong, --that's a classic.)

Jericho said...

I must HAND it to you... you always seem to turn the simplest things into the best posts.

Here's to a great weekend :)

~hhnt~
late, as usual

James Goodman said...

I hope everything goes well today. :D

AndyT13 said...

Thinking of you and hoping you are well. How's the dope? :-)

Logophile said...

Hope all is better than expected and you are feeling good!
mwah!

barefoot_mistress said...

I hope you get good drugs! :P

RennyBA said...

Since this is 'tomorrow’ I’ll say; hope everything went on well for you! I cross my fingers and toes and are looking forward to you keep us posted! I wish I was there to kiss you’re finger and make it feel better!

David said...

Kewl...tiedye

Fortress Guinness said...

the fingers on my hands are crossed for ya baby...!!! hope it all goes well...see you soon xxx

Cootera said...

Hope it went well yesterday, Lime!! Been thinkin' boutcha!

Sar said...

Best wishes & good luck with the surgery, Lime! :)