Hey, folks, for those of you who may recognize me, it's Melanie from Oregon. You may remember me from oh, about a hundred years ago.
I just learned that our Betty (the very same sweet Betty who's been posting here forever) had a small stroke. She has been in the hospital all week. They just moved her over to a therapy section of the hospital; they say maybe 3 weeks before she might get back online. She has lost partial use of her right side.
This is a heads-up for you all so that those of you who wish to do so can send her all the love and good thoughts you can.
I'll get back on here within the next day or so to see if anyone else has her contact info and has a way we can send cards or flowers to her, but I don't have any contact info for her or any further information myself. This news came from another online friend.
Wish I wasn't the bearer of bad news on my first visit back here in ages. :(
Take good care,
I am so sorry to hear that !! I have been posting for years & I just love all the threads that Betty posts. I was wondering where she was. Thank you for the information about our TOFA friend. I will pray for her recovery.
This is very upsetting news. I do pray Betty has a speedy recovery and regains movement on her right side.
Thank you Mel for letting us all know.
Sorry to hear that. Hope she gets better soon. Emily
Sorry to hear that Betty is ill. Sure hope she's better soon. Ann
I hope they take good care of our Betty! I look forward to hearing from her when she can get back here.
Thank you for the news Melanie, your efforts are appreciated.
Melanie I was just coming here to say the same thing.You are on the ball girl.
Oh Betty, I sure hope you're doing better now! Hoping someone is getting online for you so you can know all of us are praying for you and thinking of you! Get better soon! We love you here!
Get well soon my friend...
We all miss you Betty, get well soon !!!
Betty - I sure hope you can come back to us soon - We all miss you very much !!!
I'm sure she will post soon
Speedy recovery and hope to see you on the "puter" soon! Typing can be a form of rehab, my sister after her stroke used the keyboard to help her to gain her cognitive and dexterity skills back. Maybe you will find it useful, we sure miss you!
Lantana, good thinkin' there, I hope Betty comes back when she can. That initial shock of not feeling the same is a hard hurdle, and ol' habits can get ignored because we just don't feel like we can do them with the same skill ... a real ego buster. Although our friends -- good friends -- probably aren't even judging us that way. Us human beans are funny creatures.
You are exactly right and with the right attitude, right family support network, and good internet friends...lots of things can be overcome and enjoyed again!
Betty, we look forward to hearing from you!
oh betty i sure hope you are doing ok. i really miss you. i will pray for you.
Miss ya Betty! If anyone has heard anything, please let us all know!
Praying for a swift recovery. Lighting a candle to help me remember to pray for the person who's a "Light" around here.
Betty sent me a birthday card with a note in it. She said she is still going to therapy and they are giving her a workout. Recovery is coming along slowly, she is practicing to write but she cannot drive yet...she really misses driving. :)
It was so good to hear from Betty! Hurry up and get well Betty, we are all thinking and praying for you.
Take care girlfriend, we all miss you !!
I heard from Betty yesterday, she is coming along fine & feels pretty good. She has been baking, wrapping Christmas present, & doing her home exercises. I am so happy that she is getting back to her old self !!
to get back on here. Its been a while since I got wacked with a skillet ;)
YB, I'm sure some of the other women here would be glad to help you with your skillet addiction.
Bill Z, how could you say that?!?!?!?
A nice rock is better, harder to get fingerprints <*grin*>
Keep Well Betty! Good to hear you're staying actve with the Holidays.
The last I remember of you, was when you were a tad short of money to get some dental work done, and that seems like Eons ago.
I hope that things are well, I had a note from Betty yesterday (16th Jan) things are getting better slowly, she is learning to take things easy a little at a time.
Happy New Year,
So happy to hear you're on the mend Betty! We miss you!
We sure could use a hand here smacking YB with that skillet!
Just because my head is hard :Sp :sick:
Is that darned skillet still around ?
I thought that it was on the way to "that place in the sky where such implements of torture go when their use is outlawed" !!
..never die, Pete. They may get a bit dented, have a few bumps, but they're always around. *grin*
Cast Iron Annie, of the original TOFA skillet crew!