Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not the way she wanted to spend inauguration day

Guest blogger this am - David, barbara's husband. Barbara fell and
Broke her hip early this am.



She's in washington hospital center awaiting surgery. Should make a full
Recovery the resident told us.



San FRAN trip will have to be postponed.

23 Comments:

Blogger Pauline said...

Hoping she recovers quickly. What a thing to have happen! Please keep us posted, David, and tell Barbara we'll miss her here and will be thinking of her!

6:44 AM  
Anonymous David D. said...

Will try to post updates via twitter. Follow dsquared22.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Jamy said...

No, no! Will be sending her good wishes.

7:46 AM  
Blogger karen said...

oh, poor Barbara! thanks so much for updating us.. please send her love from Botswana, if you check in here!

9:14 AM  
Blogger tut-tut said...

Please send her my sincere wishes for the speediest recovery ever!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kellyann Brown said...

Oh gosh...

I am sending good wishes and prayers her way as I type.

Goodness gracious!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Oh my God, how sad! I hope she has a TV set in her bedroom and can watch CNN there! Hug her from me and tell her we all wish her a quick recovery.

10:09 AM  
Blogger wordwitch said...

David, we live about 2 blocks from washington hosp...let us know if we can do anything to help, or visit her!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger e said...

I was stunned with this news. Please give Barbara my love. You are all in my prayers!

12:52 PM  
Blogger bulletholes said...

HEY DAVE!
This is bad news, and more sympathetic I could not be, but in keeping with my character, please be sure to tell her I said she is a klutz when the time is right.
I hope shes OK!

1:12 PM  
Blogger media concepts said...

Barbara, your fall and broken hip is a metaphor for what has happened to this country over the past 8 years. I wish you and the United States a full and speedy recovery.

1:26 PM  
Blogger GEWELS said...

Oh no! Barbara?

Give her my warmest wishes for a very speedy recovery! Can't wait to hear from her when she's feeling up to it.

3:05 PM  
Blogger red dirt mule said...

Oh Barbara -

I can't believe it - sending love and healing thoughts your way.

David - some of us do not twitter - Could you just stop by and leave us a note here at the end of the day ?? thank you.

xoxo
rdm

ps. Barbara, I know you really like our new president, and you are really excited about the inauguration and all ... but sweetheart, Pres. Obama didn't say you had to fall for him. I think he is a genuinely concerned sort of guy - but happily married ... i hope he sends flowers, though ... plus you've got the incomparable david !!

;) ;) ;)

xoxox
rdm

we miss you already!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Oww! Barbara, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Jodith said...

I don't usually comment, but I read this blog regularly. Please give her my best and hope she recovers fully and easily.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUCH.

Been watching it on TV and thinking of you standing in the cold in DC. Wish you were.

FL

4:44 PM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

Oh Barbara! I'm stunned. Please know I'm thinking of you and wish you a speedy full recovery Much Love!
xxx
ooo

4:53 PM  
Anonymous lr said...

Barbara, I expected a dramatic blog from you today. This wasn't it! Please take no offense David.
But
a. Barbara, you weren't on the Mall with millions of others when you fell, which I originally thought.
b. There was a doctor in the house, hooray.
c. My deepest prayer is for your speedy and complete recovery. Could you have received the hip you've needed?
Much love to you and David!

5:29 PM  
Blogger KassyK said...

Oh my! I hope she recovers quickly. Thinking of you Barbara and sending you lots of love.

xo

5:31 PM  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Oh my gosh! Were you crowded out lining up to see Obama?!! I was JUST thinking of you as I was watching it on TV and thinking you must be there in the crowd somewhere. Well, here's wishing you a speedy recovery. I'm sure all that biking will have your hips in good shape to start with and I'm sure you'll be back blogging on a laptop from the hospital soon! :)

Yes, David, I'm with RDM, I don't twitter...I don't even know what it is..facebook??

Okay...I can't believe this but the word verif. was "fall"!!! How weird!!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Cyndy said...

How awful! I'm so sorry that happened to you on today of all days! I hope you'll have a quick and full recovery.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Barbara, I'm so sorry!!!! I hope you're receiving excellent and compassionate care, and that your surgery goes w/o a hitch. I'll send you a card tomorrow to your home address.

Hang in there, you and David! Lots of love coming your way!!
-- F.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Cyndy said...

Don't worry too much about your hip until you see how things are progressing. I know it is very frustrating and annoying to be out of commission, but you'll be out of there and back on your feet soon enough.

My mother, who was 83 at the time, slipped on some ice after a dance and refused to go to Holy Cross which was right down the street don't ask). She dragged herself to the car and made my father drive her home to Virginia. My brother came over and made her go to the hospital - in his car, since she didn't want the neighbors to see an ambulance in her driveway. My family does not have good sense! She had her hip replaced and was back on the dance floor within 6 months. She's still going to dances two years later, at age 85. If she can do it, you certainly can too! Maybe they can re-align things while they are at it. I hope your surgury goes really well.

7:32 PM  

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