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Angie

Mental picture of man on bed, gradually covered by a pile of shawls fresh off the needles.

Hope all goes well.

Cheryl S.

Oh, dear! Hope he has a good recovery.

Manise

Speedy recovery to your Iron Man. :-) Those ice cuffs are wonderful I hear. The card is priceless! Definitely a keeper.

guernseygal

Best wishes for a speedy recovery :-)
My Dad had a knee replacement op last month under an epidural - said it was wonderful not to be fuzzy afterwards, but he missed all the fun because he dozed off on the table!
I ask you, who dozes off on the table while they are basically sawing on your leg! - my Dad apparently :-)

Martha

Hope his recovery is quick and painless!

Lynn

Oh, dear, poor Paul! I hope everything goes well, and quickly, too.

As for your list - heh. And you seem so sane on the outside.

Carole

The card is awesome and my father-in-law, who will be 85 in July and still goes to his auto repair business every day, says "if you rest you rust" is his mantra. He must be doing something right! I hope Mr. E will recover quickly but not so quickly that you can't knock out some of that knitting queue!

margene

Mr E will heal well and quickly because that's just how he rolls. You will make sure to keep him line as much as you can, as that's how you roll. I see much knitting in your future. Tear the list up into little pieces. Throw it out. Enjoy what you're knitting now, enjoy the process!

PumpkinMama

I wish him speedy healing, and you patience as his nurse.

Anne

What was wrong with the UltraSling I? I always wonder stuff like that. Was it really in need of an upgrade?

Best wishes for a fast healing time and, by the looks of your list, lots of knitting hours for you as well. ;)

Kathy

Had NO idea. Many hugs to my fave, Mr. E.

claudia

Those of us who chose to use it up really have nothing to say to Mr. E. except, heal up quick! There is more fun to be had!

To you, I offer deep commiseration and a nice glass of wine and a snack.

kmkat

Healing vibes to Mr. E, although with the excellent surgery and post-op care he will do fine without them ;-)

gayle

I'm afraid to commit my Must Knit Now list to paper, because it would like strikingly like yours. (Possibly with a second page.)
You realize we'll have to live to be at least 200 in order to get all that done?
Speedy recovery to the Mr. Is the ice cuff one of those gravity-fed systems? Madman had one for knee-surgery recovery. I thought it was very clever.

Judy

ouch!! Hope it went well. 5 months out and getting better everyday. I remember well the first few weeks. No pain meds for C and our first blizzard of the year. Long January.
Give him a hug for us and another for yourself.

Caroline M

I think you need four or five items on the NOW list, anything longer than that will be out of date by the time you've worked down it. There's something new published every day.

It's no fun having your steak cut up for you, get well soon Mr Etherknitter.

June

Gaaaah... Hope the recovery is going well, as I do your gig as cook, nurse, etc. Do you have time for knitting, really? Your little spreadsheet (on graph paper, no less!) made me laugh.

Random, but I just got my latest edition of Dorland's (now 32nd edition, just came out in May?). If you're the type who consults it often, I have an Elsevier 20% e-coupon good till the end of June. I got the online edition only (which I run with graphics shut off, because MY GOD it has a lot of pictures that completely freak me out, I could never be a doctor).

gaby

OH No !! Hope his recovery is FAST !

Melissa G

That is one impressive ice cuff! Huge fan of nerve blocks, ice, and NSAIDs here, but we spoke of that. What was Mr. E doing to earn this? And...what Margene said. Best wishes.

sarah

Wishing him well fast - that looks like frustration incarnate. I hope he's right-handed!

My Pilates instructor took me to task for my failure/refusal to engage wholeheartedly in the relaxation exercises. I waffled. What I wanted to say - and didn't, for various reasons - was that I'll have time to relax when I'm dead.

Marcia

Oh, my. Do I ever feel for you, Laurie! Wishes for a very speedy recovery!

Marcia

Hmm, on second thought, this does give you an opportunity to surge ahead of the old boy in certain pursuits......

TimH

Neil Young's song "Hey Hey My My" from the Rust Never Sleeps album has the line "..better to burn out than it is to rust." Last February's trip was so good that Nancy and I have altered plans to allow a repeat - presume he should be ready for the glades again by then..

Mary Lou

Good luck to the patient, and thanks for the advice. I will share with a riding buddy who is having a hip replacement this week.

CindyD

Hope he recovers asap! Thank goodness for knitting!

Sharon

As a new hip recipient, I say about surgery....bring it on! I hope you BOTH recover quickly from the ordeal. And I look forward to seeing all that knitting you accomplish during the recovery period. :)

Kim

I am sending healing vibes to Mr.E and peaceful ones to you. How GREAT that he was able to have this done without general anesthesia! Having had a number of saddle blocks in my life, I can say they work pretty darn good and I bet they are even better now than then. ;-)

Hugs to you both!

Hillary

I am so far behind on my blog reading. I hope that by now Mr. E is well on his way to healing.

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