Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Get well, Bruno

I can't believe that the fittest guy I know, the guy who has to eat twice his body weight every day just to maintain his metabolism, the guy who cannot sit still for more than three minutes, is laid up in the hospital with a double pulmonary embolism.

You better get well really soon, big brother, because I'm still expecting you to come out for a visit on Groundhog Day. Hey, if you didn't want to come, you could have just said so.

But please please get back to health. I've even forgiven you for tying me up under the back porch all afternoon when I was in grade 2. We were playing prisoner of war, after all. So no hard feelings.

26 comments:

Allison said...

Oh Barb, I'm really sorry to hear your brother isn't well. I will be sending him and you all positive thoughts over the blogsphere for a speedy recovery. I really do hope all else is well. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I hope all the best for your brother and your family.

mellowlee said...

I hope your brother gets well very quickly *HUGS*

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks so much all of you!

Allison, I can feel those vibes and they are healing ones. Sending some back your way.

John, I really appreciate it; I'm realizing I've sort of been taking my family for granted. No more.

Mel, thanks so much for the hugs. It's really helping with the shock of this. We're hoping a couple of days in hospital will make all the difference.

Anonymous said...

Just finished work and saw your post. Oh, I am sorry to hear about your brother. What Allison said goes for me too. My thoughts are definitely with you and your brother right now. Take care my friend.

Anonymous said...

Barbara-- I'm keeping your brother in my thoughts.

Brian

Anonymous said...

I hope he gets well soon, Barb. All my best wishes and prayers are with him.

kelly said...

sorry to hear about that...do they know where the clots came from...thats pretty scary stuff

Deb said...

my heart's with you my dear. you've given me strength, now it's my turn. it'll be o.k., i know it.

Anonymous said...

I hate it when they pull that shit just to get out of visiting. Happy thoughts for a speedy return to the Groundhog festivity planning.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i will add my happy thoughts here for you and your brother.

Berni said...

I've also decided to forgive Bruno for the pencil stabbing incident way back when. Just get better, bro!! Barb, you have such compassionate blog buddies. What a comfort.

justacoolcat said...

A good case against fitness. Get well soon Barb's big bro.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Toccata, he's receiving treatment now and we've got confidence that he will recover well.

I appreciate the thoughts, Brian.

Many thanks, Jas, every positive thought helps.

The clots appear to be a result of hemochromatosis, Kelly, which he recently dicovered he has. It's a condition where excessive iron accumulates in the blood.
How's your injured eye doing?

Thanks Deb, I certainly appreciate it; you've had more than your share of dealing with illness in the family.

Some people will go to extreme measures to get out of visiting, Dale, but this takes the cake. Groundhog festivities will not be the same without my smart-ass brother leading the celebrations.

I really appreciate it, 668.

hahaha Bruno is getting leniency on all the deeds he perpetrated in childhood, Berni! I wonder if that was the plan all along.
My blog friends are the finest and most caring people in the world.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oops, missed you there, JustA. Yes, it makes me realize that I had the right idea the whole time, being a lazy slob.
Thanks for the good wishes.

Anonymous said...

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I hope your brother gets better soon.

Leazwell said...

Prayers for his complete and speedy recovery!

My tortures were not so lengthy but they didn't need to be. I was like Charlie Brown with Lucy holding the football: "Oh, we were just kidding last time but now it's for real..."

Anonymous said...

Barb, I'm sorry to hear that you're brother isn't doing well. MY thoughts are with your family and hope he gets better really soon!

Will said...

Best wishes to a healthy and speedy recovery.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks so much, Mal Snay. I appreciate your thoughts.

You are very kind, Leazwell, thanks.
So you were subjected to the younger sister torturing too, were you? And we fell for it every time!

Thanks Karen, he's starting to feel a little better today, but still has a ways to go. Thanks for the kind thoughts.

Thanks for your kind wishes, Will. I appreciate it very much.

Kathy Bruederlin said...

Bruno, Kathy, Heather and Sarah would like to thank everyone for their kind comments and support, especially the bad tempered zombie.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Kathy et al. It was really good to talk to Bruno tonight.

Anonymous said...

I hope your brother gets well soon.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks a lot, Beckeye. He's doing a lot better.

phlegmfatale said...

Hey - SOrry I'm late to the party, but speedy recovery wishes to Bruno!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Many thanks, PF, he's recovering well and in good humour.