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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-21 20:24
Subject: [personal] Not at Surrey
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Tags:calendula, child, conventions, family, personal
The particularly sharp-eyed among you might have noted that I am not in Surrey, BC tonight. Heading north on I-5 this afternoon, at about Centralia, my sister called calendula_witch to tell us that my mother's surgery had been pushed forward to tomorrow, from the previous schedule of next Monday. We pulled off at the nearest exit, turned around, and drove straight back.

This is a major procedure (two of them, actually) with some significant risk factors, but her prognosis is good. My sister and I will be at the hospital at 6 am to see our mother off into surgery, then awaiting developments in whatever waiting area they choose to stash us in.

I am very sorry to be missing the Surrey International Writers' Conference. I was quite looking forward to being there as a panelist, instructor and attendee. The trip was also apropos of the_child's thirteenth birthday celebration, tomorrow being the very day. Still, I need to be here for my mother far more than I need to be there, or anywhere else.
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User: klwilliams
Date: 2010-10-22 03:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope the surgery goes smoothly and well. It's amazing what they can do these days.
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2010-10-22 03:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
good luck to your Mom.
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User: coppervale
Date: 2010-10-22 04:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's because you're a Good Guy, Jay. ;)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2010-10-22 04:04 (UTC)
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Good luck to your mom. I should be around the house during the day (with an excursion to check on horse post-hock injection) so if you need someone to bring in food or something, just holler.
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User: yourbob
Date: 2010-10-22 04:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Happy Birthdays and good lucks and best wishes to all as appropriate!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2010-10-22 04:18 (UTC)
Subject: Surgery
Good luck. I hope everything goes well with your mom.
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Twilight: WalkWithMe
User: twilight2000
Date: 2010-10-22 05:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bright blessings on your mom! Happy Birthday to the_child! Here's hoping all is smooth sailing with your mom!

I hope you can find a weekend to just get away - you've been through a lot and I imagine it would be healthy for the three of you to get away and just be a "normal" trio for a weekend.
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-10-22 05:21 (UTC)
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Your mother is lucky in sons, and your daughter in fathers.
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User: keikaimalu
Date: 2010-10-22 05:22 (UTC)
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Best wishes to all tomorrow.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2010-10-22 05:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So sorry you had to cancel your trip to Surrey. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
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miki garrison: bridge troll
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2010-10-22 05:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bridge troll
This sounds far less enjoyable than Surrey, but I'm glad that you were able to get back into Portland in time for this.
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smoking catnip and chasing my tail
User: jettcat
Date: 2010-10-22 05:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*zaps mom with the good stuff*
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User: manmela
Date: 2010-10-22 06:33 (UTC)
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Hope everything goes smoothly. Best wishes to you and family
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Magn0lia: face
User: magn0lia
Date: 2010-10-22 06:49 (UTC)
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Your mom is very lucky to have your support!
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scarlettina: Candle
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-10-22 06:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Please give your mom a hug for me and send her my best wishes. She--and you and the family--will be in my thoughts.
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Lisa Deutsch Harrigan: Flashing Tink
User: lisa_marli
Date: 2010-10-22 07:19 (UTC)
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Let your mom know your fans are all out here sending the good vibes. May she recover quickly and fully from that which ails her.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-10-22 09:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very, very best wishes.
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