I am sure that you are glad to be out of the hospital and with Milne and family. How is that new chair working out?? It is kinda snowey here today and they are predicting a real snow storm tomorrow. If that is the case, I won't be at work tomorrow as they will shut all the tribal offices. If I was closer I would make you something warm and special, but it sounds like you are getting the best chicken noodle soup in the land. Please take care so you are back to your old self soon. Give everyone my love. Julie Singer
What a pleasure to read the journal and guestbook notes! I was away in the Monterey, CA area for an annual get-together with friends until a day ago, so I came back to lots to read. It's great to read that you, Nancy, are out of the hospital and with Milne and family. What great help and love you have there! We truly are blessed with great family!
I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you journey through recovery. Enjoy all the "pampering"! Ho! Ho!
Geez-all this progress and no monumental set backs? Well I guess I will have to live with it (build a bridge and get over it).
It is great to hear how well Miss Nancy is doing! I have been following the posts and can visualize some of the events. She should have tripped the old man and then yelled something like "Who's you daddy" or "Take that bitc*-now get back in line". If there was any reaction from the staff or the old man's family you could have just blamed it on the 'meds'. I am here to help in every little way I can!
Watch-I'm going to sign this time!
(Wow I was going to type in someones name but realized this is pretty much public domain-another faux pas avoided. It is early but I am 1 for 8 in avoidance-a good start on the day!)
Nancy! I just read that you were thinking about putting that poor old man in the ditch on the pass. Your motorcycle crew will be having none of that! If he made a clean pass it's cheating to through out any appendages drop rocks or run wide or stuff him in the corner.
So hold your line and put your head down and look for the vanishing point and go for it. We know your the winner and we are all cheering for you every lap. Keep up the good work and remember to pace yourself, it's not about being fast it's about being smooth.
Hugs and Squeezes
from All your Motorcycle Gang!
Just heard today that you have been ill so sorry to hear but sounds like you are doing pretty good and in pretty good hands. Know we are all here praying for you and wishing you the best. Hope you are home soon
Glenda and Family
Hi Nancy, happy to hear you are out of the hospital!!! YEA. My son David had an aortic
valve replaced at age 28 years, he is now 41 and
doing OK. I remember the tinkering with the coumadin but you will get it right soon, although he still has regular visits to co-ag clinic. I am thinking of you so very much, and I am so glad you
loving family around. Cheers for now. Love, Karen
It sounds like you are doing well and hopefully getting to go home today. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. It sounds like snow is coming so you stay holed up where it is nice and warm. Tell Phil to take care and not over do taking care of the girls and their babies. I know he dose'nt name them, but some I'm sure get a name for a few minutes depending on the situation. My love to you and all of the family. Julie Singer
Ted and I send our love and prayers for your speedy recovery. A bit late since we did not find out about your adventurous saga until late last night. The Fossil drums really let us down this time. Ted is off on a much anticipated fishing trip to Idaho. It is supposed to be 18-20 degrees. The motel's hot tub will have 4 shivering old men trying to warm up every night. Gabrielle. Will and the boys just got back from Disneyland where it was very cold and raining. They bought beach towels to wrap up in while standing in line for events. A clear case of global warming is taking place.
Hope you enjoy those grandbabies as you enter your next phase of recovery at Milne's. Bunches of love to you all. Knowing you, you will be up and running things soon. Just be sure to follow orders, At least let them think you are but do take care.
I received the email about your surgery while traveling for work last week; I was so relieved to hear you're on the road to recovery and the surgery was a success. You and Phil (and your ranch) have a special place in our hearts - we have too many wonderful memories to list. We've enjoyed all our weekends with you and truly hope to continue our trips east as our boys grow.
Take care and know that there are a ton of crazy bike riders in the PDX area (and beyond) wishing you the best. We all look forward to seeing you this coming August :)
Brad, Naomi, Caius, and little Allan #2 on the way (Mayish).
Nancy, You are probably very excited to be going home with Milne today. I am excited for you, and wish you a very smooth transition. I'm sure Milne and girls will be awesome nurses. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers :-)
Hey Nancy I am with you every minute of every day. Sending you great love, gentle hugs and plan to see you in the near future once you have covered up yer bare butt. Well, ok, I would come anyway! LOL. Miss you.
So, Nance--you're going for the World Walking Record, huh?!! You know I still hold that one and I'll fight ya for it! :)
We're soooo excited to hear your progress and our prayers will continue every day...what a wonderful thing this journal is...absolutely brilliant!! Keep taking your Vemma--it is a great healer (not the greatest healer--that's God...but, next in line somewhere.)
Sending so much love! Rory & Deb
So happy you will be coming to Mike and Milne's tomorrow. The chicken soup is almost done, with help from Tegan and Kailee. And they are so excited to have you coming to their house. Your recovery is amazing!!!
Love, Sharon (and Ed too)
I' m, so sorry I missed your call yesterday. My ringer was turned off. Call me again when you get a chance. I always have my cell phone with me. Hope you get out today or tomorrow. YIPPEE. Made reservations yesterday. Coming to Oregon April 20-28. Let's plan on meeting up. Can't wait to see you. It's been too long.
Nancy,What a blessing to have family around & so much support.Our continued prayers are going up on your behalf.Keep your recovery on track & remember laughter is the best cure. Now quit your slackin & get back to work. Luv ya tons, Tim
I'm really happy that you are doing so well.
You have such a great family, sounds like they are taking great care of you and you are such a positve patient. I can hardly wait until we can ride together again. Sue and I are finally starting to shake our colds and are hoping we can come and see you next Sunday or Monday. Tell everyone that I am thinking about and hope to see all of you soon.
Nancy, I hope you wake up in the morning rested, with your oxygen and blood tests in the normal range. Your body has had a great assault, I imagine that is easy for you to tell! Your doctor sounds like a good listener. That is reassuring, I'm sure. We celebrated Wilma's 90th birthday with her Wednesday at SSV and today she and the folks had dinner and the afternoon with us at Clem. You are definitely in our thoughts.
With heartfelt good wishes from us to you, Adele and Ernie
Hi Nancy and Family, This is Frank Overhuls wishing you a quick recovery. I am in Inverness, Florida with my two girls, Audrey (11 yrs.) and Emily (6 yrs.). They just got back from girls scout camp. I have been retired for 3 years - I taught high school math for 35 years and I am having a great time back in Florida raising the girls. Again, I hope you feel better soon. Love, Frank
Hi Nancy and Phil and your family! Was so sorry to hear about your surgery. However it seems like you are recovering very quickly!!! I just returned from Florida where we celebrated my mother's 90th birthday. She still lives on her own and drives. I hope Don and I can get out to Eastern Ore this year to see you and your family! Love you, Don and Nancy Robinson
Glad to hear about your progress.
A really strange thing happened today. While I was running the dogs and grocery shopping (not at the same time-although that would be cool) someone called and the caller ID must have been mistaken because it said 'Wilson Cell' but the person that left the voice mail sounded like a frog. Does Milne have a cold? Does Kara have a sore throat. Did some chain smoking wino steal you phone?
Keep up the good work. I want to see you back on the ranch. I guess I can quit bringing cranberry juice for you to drink in the trailer. I never liked that crap-I just brought it for you-now I can save the money!
If that chain smoking wino calls again I will tell him to give your phone back!!!!!
You turkey! how am I supposed to find out these things if you don't tell me!? (I found out, luckily...) I am just back from Haiti (last night!), so this is the first I have had email in a while... Sounds like things are going well, hooray. Will be anxious to read regularly, and sure you will be home soon, so will check in again. big and many hugs! I love you, Donna
Nancy, my sister, Roger & I love you more than we can say. We are so thankful for the good care you've received and that you are going to be OK. I know each day will be better than the last and that you will be home wrangling the crew before you know it! We will see you soon. Bless you and all your family...I will check in on Fossil Phil. Lisa
I am so glad that all is going great up there in Bend. I have been out of town and just got back and checked my E-Mail and found out. I am planning to come and see you tomorrow (Monday) if you are still there. Let me know if I can bring you anything at all!!!
Love You Much!
Hi Miss Nancy.
Thank you so much for keeping us up to date. it's great to hear you are up and running race's in the hall's with your granddaughters. you know we wouldn't expect anything else from you.
you will be back in the saddle in no time . Love you, and take good care of that great big heart of yours. Goodnight Stan and Karen
Hi there, little lady! I am really thankful for this site...good to keep up w/you and to read that you have a good support team at the hospital and elsewhere. You've got a very special family! I'm glad I got to be there for Phil & the gals; thanks for letting me take part. Looking forward to seeing you as soon as I can. Keep smiling but be careful of those coughs...they can be a booger. Love you - Mary and Tom
Nancy, we are so glad you are doing well. Know the first few days can be pretty rough. I remember when Uncle Jim had this surgery in the 1960s in San Francisco. He was in the hospital for weeks. Heart surgeries have come a long way!!! Take care and hi to all.
Love, Ted and Yvonne
Nancy, Sounds as though things are going great. Wish that I was in Oregon and could be of some help to you and Kara. I am looking forward to visiting with you when we come in March. Have been keeping you in my prayers. Lanita
I am glad to hear that you are doing well. You are such a strong person! Keep a positive attitude you will be home and feeling better soon! Always know that you and your familiy are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day!!
So glad to hear from you, one of our greatest role models for strength, perseverance, and humor. You are a blessing to each of us. We want you to KNOW we are with you and your family in our hearts and thoughts. Rene adds, “Phil must really love you a lot, to spend so much time away from “his girls”, the heifers, especially at this time of the year! ;) ;) Love, Karen and Rene.
Hi Nancy--What a journey! It was good to see you writing in your journal...a very good sign. When will you know what day you get to leave the hospital? You mentioned Monday or Tuesday. I can't believe it's so quick but I am sure you are ready to get out of there. Can I have some of your diuretic meds? Kidding. I'd like to say my weight is water but I am sure it's like when I told my doctor (years ago) that I thought I may have a thyroid problem hence the weight gain. Wrong. Sigh. Oh well. Eating healthy and exercise. I am sure that's what you will be doing soon. Like some others posted, knowing you, you will wear Phil out with your new heart valve!!! Take care and enjoy your day of rest. Much love, Kellie (and Tim)
You bare butted girl. 17 pounds is a lot of water weight. You'll be peeing a lot. I love you and can't wait to see you in April. I'm going to call Gaye and make reservations this weekend. So glad you're doing so well. Angels surround you, you beautiful soul you.
Hi Nancy, glad to get all the good reports on your progress. Don't worry about the scar. They just tell you how lucky you are to be alive. The only time I notice mine is when I wear nylons and I think I have a run in them, and it is really in me.
Alf has seen bare butts before and i am sure he was not shocked. Love Peg
Sounds like you are well tended and enjoying your daily travels to the wc and roaming the halls...mooning everyone in site! A nice chinese dragon or wisteria vine tattoo should take care of your wandering scar. It's Science Saturday at OPLI today, the kids are having a great time. Love ya
Hi Nancy and Milne...and whoever your guardian angels are today. Nice of Alf to help out. He is a good kid.....It is great to share your experience and positive attitude and sense of humor. God loves you and so do I.
Nancy, I see you had to outdo me as to getting attention!!!!!!!! At least I made it to a much older age than you before I had my detour. I still look at you as the youngest female Stirewalt (and the shortest) of the bunch. Hang in there and recover fast. I am back working and feel great and praying that your recovery will be as painless and complete as mine. Your (favorite) California cousins, Marvin & Darlene
Good morning Nancy and family, Shawn, the girls and I are always thinking about you. Each day sounds like your smiles get bigger and the giggles get louder...we will continue to follow your progress and please know that we are always available if you need us.
With lots of love and prayers,
Your dear friends, Shawn, Christine, Sydnee and Sage Smith
glad to know your really getting along so well. Ed & I fly out Mon for two weeks in Mazatlan. Keep on truckin' and we'll check with you when we get back. Prayers don't care what country your in. Love you guys. Ed ans Sally