Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Lana

Well, Lana had surgery this morning but she came through with flying colors. She's been sleeping all day and I'm sure she'll be very sore and not feeling too well when she wakes up. She has to spend the night in the hospital but I'll bring her home in the morning. It will be weird sleeping at home without her tonight. Please keep her in your thoughts.

I doubt I'll be doing much posting for the next day or two, btw.

In the meantime, though, I started and finished Blade #23: Empire of Blood, while Lana was in surgery (almost 3 hours) and recovery (longer). It's a pretty quick read. Starts out a bit slow but has some rousing action at the end. I found out that Roland Green wrote it. I must confess to not having been a fan of Green's, but this story may make me reconsider giving some of his other work a read.

Lana and I also watched The Watchmen the other night and both of us thought it was really good. I didn't think it was as good as the graphic novel, which is by far the best graphic novel I've ever read, but the movie was decent and stayed pretty close to the book without using the subplot.

Keep the shiny sides up.
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53 comments:

the walking man said...

Here is a wish for a speedy and relatively pain free recovery. Remind her that pain medications are for use not just to look at and think about. Get better Lana.

G said...

Definitely sending my best wishes to Lana.

I didn't even know that she was having surgery.

David Cranmer said...

She's in our thoughts and prayers.

Laurie Powers said...

Give Lana my best. I'm glad she got through the surgery all right.

Sidney said...

Hope Lana feels better quickly. I've always thought about picking up some of the Blade books but just have never tried one. Liked Watchmen also.

Wil said...

My best wishes to Lana, no LOLs here.

Wil Harrison.com

writtenwyrdd said...

Best wishes for Lana's speedy recovery!

Scott said...

Charles,

Give Lana my best and I hope she has a swift recovery.

Cloudia said...

Feel better dear LANA!!!!!

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Charles Gramlich said...

Mark, I picked up her meds today. She will have them ready when she gets home.

G., we didn't really say anything about it. It's been planned for a while. I was preferring not to think much about it. I'm glad it's over and came out well.

Laurie, thanks. Will do.

Sidney, Most of the blade books are entertaining but nothing to write home about. The later ones are better than the first ones.

Wil, thankee.

Writtenwyrd, much appreciated. I'll tell her.

Scott, she's a trooper, as you know.

Cloudia, thanks.

Rick said...

I'm so glad to hear that she's doing well! Thanks for keeping us updated, Charles.

Travis said...

Give Lana my best.

Gabby said...

Awww, glad everything came out well in the end! Give her some gentle, get-well hugs from me! ^_^

Mariana Soffer said...

Everything it is going to be all right, her pain and ill being is going to go away soon, in the meantime I recomend you to watch amazing old movies, such as the one with the famous line "play it again sam", "last man on earth", and tons of others, if you do not remember any more just ask myself

ivan said...

Don't be like me and forget the change of clothes and slippers when you pick her up.

Chris Eldin said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with Lana for a speedy and healthy recovery.

Mary Witzl said...

Sending Lana my best wishes too. I don't think I need to remind you to take good care of her when she comes home.

Sarai said...

I will keep you guys in my thoughts. I hope she has a quick recovery!

BernardL said...

Very good news!

Paul R. McNamee said...

Keeping Lana in mind.

I haven't read anything by Green. I know he did some Conan pastiches that are sitting on my shelf, yet to be read.

ninthmuse (roz m) said...

Best wishes to Lana, from both me and my mom, who remembers her with fondness.

jodi said...

Charles, All my good thoughts and light for your dear Lana. Aren't we so lucky to have our books to help to distract us during painful waits? Funny cuz I am in Florida where my pic from Lana hangs. I was thinking of her yesterday as I viewed it again.....

Christina said...

I've been thinking a lot about her since her post. I'm sending good thoughts and some hugs.

Randy Johnson said...

Best to Lana, you both, for a speedy recovery.

laughingwolf said...

sending all the positive energies i can muster to lana's quick recovery!

Charles Gramlich said...

Rick, she's home now so things are looking up.

Travis, will do.

Gabby, gentle is all she can handle at the moment. thanks.

Mariana Soffer, I've been doing comfort reading myself. But such movies would probably be good for her.

ivan, all she wanted was a Coca cola.

Chris Eldin, thanks. Much appreciated.

Mary Witzl, I will. she's a pretty easy patient.

Sarai, thanks.

BernardL, yes, and good to have her home with me this morning.

Paul R. McNamee, it was the Conan pastiches and his early Wandor books that convinced me I didn't much care for his writing.

ninthmuse (roz m), thankee. Much appreciated.

Jodi, yes, I think I'm doing a bit of comfort reading. sort of like some folks have comfort foods. Yes, I was looking at some of Lana's photos and paintings last night too.

Christina, thanks. We appreciate that.

Randy Johnson, thanks, man.

Heff said...

What the walking man said.

H.E.Eigler said...

Hoping Lana has a quick recovery! Thinking of you two :)

Jennifer said...

Sending lots of 'get well soon' & good wishes and cyber hugs to Lana!!

ARCHAVIST said...

My thoughts are with you both - man, you have such a loving relationship. A truly great thing. Welsh wishes to you both.

Steve Malley said...

Glad the surgery went well, all the best for a speedy recovery!

Charles Gramlich said...

Heff, we should just get t-shirts that read: Ditto the Walking Man.

H.E.Eigler, thanks, we appreciate that.

Jennifer, she's sleeping again now. The best thing for her.

gary, ARCHAVIST, yes we do. Thanks.

Steve Malley, thankee.

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks for all of your help & support, hon. I totally appreciate it & love you very much.

Erik Donald France said...

I'm glad things went well. Hopsitals are usually awful, especially overnight. Speedy recovery to Lana!

Rachel said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hey, since I haven't been around in a while. Hope Lana is recovering well and that you're doing well, too.

Take care!

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana, no you!

Erik, I've never had to stay in a hospital overnight. At least not for myself. I'm sure I wouldn't like it.

Rachel, thanks. We appreciate that.

SQT said...

Oh, I'm late to this post. Glad to hear Lana's doing well. Hopefully she'll have an easy recovery.

JR's Thumbprints said...

I hope Lana is doing well, and the surgery was successful.

As for The Watchmen, I'm not into graphic novels, so the movie seemed disconnected, if not downright strange.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Well, this was an upsetting start to the day. I hope and pray things go well.

Aimless Writer said...

Wishing her a quick recovery.
Sending healing vibes to your sweetie.

Charles Gramlich said...

SQT, so far it's pretty good. Thanks.

JR, They said everything went well with the surgery. As for graphic novels, I don't like them either. The Watchmen is the first one I ever read that I though was actualy very good. but I've probably read less than 10 in my life.

pattinase, it did. We're home recovering and all is OK, although she's sore and not feeling terribly well.

Aimless Writer, thanks. We both appreciate that.

Middle Ditch said...

All the best to Lana Charles and wish her a speedy recovery.

Lauren said...

I hope she has a speedy recovery. She's in my prayers.

Sarah Hina said...

All my best to Lana and you, Charles. I hope the recovery process is going well, and that everything will be back to normal soon.

Charles Gramlich said...

Middle Ditch, Thanks. Will do.

Lauren, I appreciate that.

Sarah Hina, so far it's slow but she should be much better in a couple of days

Barrie said...

I am, of course, thinking of Lana and sending her wishes to recover quickly. xo

Demon Hunter said...

I wish Lana a speedy recovery. Tell her I asked about her. :-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Barrie, thankee.

Demon Hunter, thanks, and I will do just that.

jennifer said...

I hope that she is feeling much better. I imagine you are both relieved to be this side of it. Please give her my well wishes.

Natasha Fondren said...

Oh man, I missed that she was having surgery while I was moving. I'm sorry. I'm really hoping she's recovering well! Give her my best!

Charles Gramlich said...

jennifer, yes, it's good to be finished with it. It's always slower to recover than you'd like.

Natasha Fondren, thanks. Will do.

Michelle's Spell said...

All thoughts and prayers with your beautiful Lana. Hope things are going well!

Charles Gramlich said...

Michelle, thanks. She's doing much better.