Monday, July 30, 2007

Brain Salad Surgery!


Yum.

Time is inching towards TUESDAY - the big day.
I will have surgery at Mass General Hospital in Boston to have my golf ball sized brain tumor removed.
A team of doctors will toil 12 hours to get rid of this puppy.
I just can't wait until it's OVER!!

I am being very Zen about it, honestly. All shall be well. I have alot of faith for a heathen. hee hee

My husband, Sujoy (Sue's Joy) will be posting comments and updates on my progress, so please check back here, ok? He promises to keep you well informed and will be speedy about it.

I cannot thank all of you enough for your love and support. It means the world to me.

I leave you with a picture of me in my favorite new outfit that I bought in Provincetown the other night!




Peace and love,
Suexxxxxxxxxx

154 comments:

Elizabeth said...
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Dale said...

Sue, you are beautiful. New outfits can do wonders for one's well-being!

I am glad the hospital has settled upon a date - the waiting and wondering must have been quite difficult.

I am looking forward to seeing that same smile soon.

Love to you and your family.
Dale

Grace said...

Hi there Sue!

Beautiful pics of you. I am thinking of you and sending all my love. You are a positive lovely person, and will be just fine. I know it! I am pleased to hear that your husband will post, so that we will know how it all is going.

take care, peace and love to you too. xoxo grace

Dan L. said...

Sue, you must know we are with you by now...yes you do.

--Dan L. and all here

Elizabeth A. said...

Sue~ Princess Diana once quoted something that came to my mind when I read your e-mail:

" Life is mostly froth & bubble;
Two things stand like stone: compassion in another's trouble, COURAGE in your own."

THAT is you.

I will be with you in spirit all day Tuesday.

Your are simply beautiful~ LOVE the photos.

Much Love to you~
Elizabeth A.

MargieCM said...

Well, Sue, I'm something of a heathen too, but it doesn't stop me sending my most powerful thoughts and best wishes to you. Looking forward very much to hearing how well everything went, and seeing a healthy, happy post-op photo!

Bestest,

M x

Delbut said...

Wow. Nice outfit babe.

Hope all goes well and will pray, chant, run naked through the streets with placards and generally make a nuisance until you are fully recovered. i'll video it so you will have something to watch in hospital.

Be lucky.

xxxxxxx

Chris Capp said...

Mass General, huh? Sounds impressive. And the cross-country trip gets you a visit from Ahvarahn, so that's worth it right there! Bloggers visiting bloggers. That's the 21st century recovery plan.

Smiles, support and love from L.A.,

Chris

Meg said...

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow and also ask God to guide the hands of your surgeon. I believe in the power of positive energy and you have lots of it beaming to you from here!

blue said...

Sue, my heart is flying to you..
Can't you feel me?

I'll sending my love and power as much I can,wishing you the very best.

YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

Kisses and hugs

Tomoko xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue D. Mary has been filling me in on what's going on with you. I'm only 16 miles north of Boston so please let me know what I can do for you and/or your family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie O'Dea
jodea@adlercohen.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue: Mary has been filling me in on what's going on with you. I'm just 16 miles north of Boston so please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and/or your family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Love Jackie O'Dea
jodea@adlercohen.com

Dale said...

I believe there may be more strength in a heathen prayer...it's not all bogged down with other stuff.

Dale said...

I'm with you, Del!

jillytee said...

Sue

All positive thoughts and prayers are sent for you from me and Mark.

Love the new outfit, sooooo pretty just like you!

With all love
Jill xxx

Mike said...

POWER POSITIVE VIBES for you
Sue and a speedy recovery.

Bex said...

Sue

What a FANTASTIC photo of you!
Crikey you are just gorgeous x (Might have to do you a Bex special canvass of this pic in fact :)

I am thinking of you this end and sending postitive vibes - as you say all WILL be well and i am really looking forward to chatting with you again in blogland really soon x
In the meantime I will chat to your OH - Bless him!
Love to you and Anjoli and Sujoy

Love Bex xxxx

elena said...

Hi Sue!!

I wish you all the best, be brave and stay strong. You will be laughing at this very soon.
Sending you lots of love and lots of kisses!!!

ElenaXXXXX

pictures of lily said...
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pictures of lily said...

Me again, first one had too many typos!!

Hiya gorgeous!! (you look fab. in the new outfit and the contagious smile that just radiates beauty!)

Just sending some love, as it's 12 hours or so til surgery time.. and want you to know we will be thinking of you all day and so forth.
Please send my love to little Anjoli and also please tell Sujoy that we will be anxiously awaiting his posts!! All will be well, just need to know that you are recovering nicely and comfortably. (Of course when he has the chance!!!) You have many angels by your side.
love you!!
lucyxoxoxoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

My only prayer is that when they take out the lump they leave the part that makes you crazy Sue... or as Michelle put it ::GASP:: This doen't mean she'll be normal does it?

Love,
L

Ronzi said...

Sujoy - thanks for keeping us posted. Spoke to Sue today and glad to hear her positive energy.

Everything crossed here,give her a kiss for us..

Ronzi

lryicsgrl said...

Hey sweetie.....
I just sent you an email..... I hadn't yet seen this new post, with your pretty, pretty face and your lovely new outfit.....You look GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks for lifting all our spirits with your positive energy...

Love to you and Anjoli and Sujoy!

xo

ginab said...

You look fabulous!

and of course 'zen'.

All day and night and day, thinking and praying and sending the best by way of telepathy (not to be confused for 'telly'!).

But you must take in plenty of love and rest.

our thoughts to you and yours,

-ginab+bb

WanderingTubThumper said...

Tuesday's rehearsal is dedicated to your SPEEDY RECOVERY, Sue!!!

Lovely outfit, BTW - you really do something for it!!

Elaine said...

You'll come through this with flying colors. Now hurry up and recover so you can model more lovely outfits for us and we can see that your beautiful smiling face again.

Tink said...

Beautiful Sue,
Strongest thoughts and prayers for best health. A prayer for the surgical team as well.

I'll be chasing Delbut, holding a placard over his butt, as he runs naked in the streets.

Thank you to Sujoy. Strength & hugs to you as you wait. So hard. Feel the love here .. it's amazing.

xo Tink

Anonymous said...

Sue-Friends,

Last night, over her Panang Duck Sue decided to name her tumor. She calls it Fred. She hopes to take back Fred in a glass jar once the surgery is done.

She is in good spirits. She is feeling confident and is not scared at all. She amazes me.

We are now at the hospital and the surgery is about to begin. The Surgeon's will provide regular updates that I will post.

Thanks for all the love and good wishes all of you have sent.

Sujoy

pictures of lily said...

Thanks Sujoy!
It's almost noon here and hope all is going smoothly with "Fred"!

Please give Sue a kiss from me too!
Thanks and thanks for the update.
Take care of you too, ok!!
Lucy

lryicsgrl said...

Sujoy,
Thanks for the post and for taking the time to come here, to our realm (ha ha). It's kinda of a surreal reality isn't it? Where everyone is genuine and caring!

I can't wait to see FRED in a pickle jar where he belongs!!!
Yes, your Sue is indeed an AMAZING girl, fer sure!

Big hugs to you,
Sue

JLee said...

Sue, I know you won't be reading this, since today is your surgery, but sending prayers and positive thoughts your way on this day. I am confident that all will go well and you will be back on your feet in no time! Big Hugs and Kisses from Texas!! xoxoxoxoxo

Ahvarahn said...

She is a marvel, Sujoy. And I hope you are holding up in all this too.

Take care,
Paul

(let me know if she is up to, or strong enough for a visit later in the week!)

BlackVelvetLace said...

Sue, you look wonderful. I am awed by your calm. You are in surgery as I type this. Prayers ascending. I'm looking forward to more reports Sujoy. And Sue looking the very same wonderful, quickly, as this thing is over and Fred promply removed.

xoxoxox
~Lace~

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue-Friends,

The surgery is being done in 3 phases.

Phase 1 is an incision into the skull. This part is done. Her vital signs are good.

Phase 2 has just begun and will last for 3-4 hours. In this phase they will cut through the mastoid bone and free up the portion that houses the tumor "Fred".

Phase 3 is the partial removal of Fred. The main reason to do a partial removal of a 4.5cm tumor is to ensure that the facial nerves do not get effected.

I am holding up OK. Was a little worried, but Susan's optimism and strength before she went in for Pre-Op has filled me with courage.

Thanks for the good vibes, prayers and the encouragement.

Love

Sujoy

Gary said...

Hope everything went well Sue.

Norm named his tumor "George" funny huh.

My best to you.

Bex said...

Thanks for the update x
I am sitting her just sending as MUCH postitive vibes as I can muster xxxx

Sue will be fine I am sure - she is so positive that it will just have to be OK xxxxx

Thanks for the update - it is good to hear she is doing good x

Love to you and Anjoli xxxx
Love Bex
(And PS - If Anjoli freaks at her OH HI silly email - tell her Mummy gave the nutter her email address - albeit an old email addy lol xxxxxxx)

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,

Stage two is over and Fred is being cut to tiny little pieces. Sue is doing good.

After phase 3 ends the clean up begins and then we will get a full report. After the surgery, they will move her to the ICU for a couple of days to monitor her progress and then she will be on the general floor for maybe 4 days. After that she is ready to go home.

HOME! currently we are officially homeless so we will be staying with Cousin Anne who has graciously opened her home to us.

Anjoli and I will monitor Sue's progress for the next 10 days before making a decision. If she is recovering well we will leave her in the capable hands of Anne and fly to Taipei. Anjoli's school begins on Aug 17th and we are hoping that she will be able to start school in time.

Anjoli is currently in NY with her friend. She knows everything and I keep her updated on Sue's progress. She is being very strong. I am so proud of her.

Someone asked Anjoli if the removal of Fred is going to make her Mom less weird and she rolls her eyes and says that it will take the removal of some other part of the Brain to even come close.

I love my weird Sue and based on all the comments so do you guys.

Love you all

Sujoy

BallerinaGurl said...

Thanks for the text early this morning at 3am!!! Yikes! You must not have slept last night! Anyway just leaving this for your husband to know I DO have a blog on here still and will check here for the updates rather than call you.

Love you tons you amazing woman! JLee and Charlotte send their love as well!!

You are in our prayers!

xoxox
Mols

BallerinaGurl said...

oops just read and looks like JLee found the blog afterall.

Thanks Sujoy for the updates! Our family has had her in our constant prayers today! Will check back later to see how she is in the ICU. NOTHING will crack her amazing spirit!!

Molly

Anonymous said...

Whoot!

Fred is dead! Long live Sue.

Love,
L

Ronzi said...

Horray - Fred is gone, off to the ether.

Knowing Sue, Fred's last name is probably Zeppelin. (Fred Zeppelin)

Good news Sujoy, please keep the updates coming and also take time to relax yourself..

Ronzi

BlackVelvetLace said...

Wonderful news! Goodbye to Fred!! Sujoy my heart goes out to you as you wait and to Sue as she troopers through this. What an amazing spirit she has!! Let us know the report!!

::Hugs::
~Lace~

Dale said...

Thank you, Sujoy.

Anonymous said...

Friends,

Its done.The operation is complete and is a SUCCESS. The Dr. said that they were able to remove Fred completely. Also they are quite certain that they have not effected the facial nerves. They can see some movement there already.
That's bloody great news.

And yes I will echo the thought "Fred is dead, Long live Sue".

We are now waiting for her to wake up so that they can move her to the ICU. Once she is admitted to the ICU we will be able to go and visit with her.

The next 2 days are of course crucial. There are still a few major concerns-infections, spinal fluid flow etc. But everything right now looks very good.

Will post again tomorrow. Maybe ask Sue what she would like me to say.

Love you all

Sujoy

Tink said...

Such wonderful news, tonight!

Try to get some sleep. A long road ahead. Holding all of you in love and light! Peace & out ...

xo Tink

Mike S said...

Thanks for the fantastic news Sujoy!!! Like Tink says,now
hopefully you can get some
much needed sleep.

pictures of lily said...

FRED IS DEAD!!
FANTASTIC!!
lots of love to Sue and family!
Thanks so much Sujoy for posting so well!! Looks like you would be a great blogger along with your "crazy :-)" wife!!
Great news!
Lucy

Anne-Marie said...

Lots of love to all of you and continued best wishes to the lovely Sue for a full recovery!

We're thinking of you, sweetie!

xx
AM

Elizabeth A. said...

DROP DEAD, FRED!!!

HOORAY and Long Live Sue!!

What wonderful, wonderful news.

God Bless You, Sue & Family~

With Much Love,
Elizabeth A.

lryicsgrl said...

The best possible news.....Thanks Sujoy for all your updates!!!

Lyrics courtesy of Curtis Mayfield:

Hey, hey...
Love, love...
Yeah, yeah...
Uh huh...
FREDDIE'S DEAD.
That's what I said...

Now FREDDIE'S DEAD.
That's what I said...

Ain't nothing said.
'cause FREDDIE'S DEAD
Hey, hey...
Love, love...
Hey, hey...
Yeah, yeah...
Huh huh...
Love, love...
Yeah, yeah...
Huh huh...
Yeah, yeah...

We will all sleep better tonight ;)
I hope you are getting some rest Sujoy....
xo
Sue

Grace said...

Surgery success, Great news. Be strong next couple days Sue!! Thought about you all day today.

luv u Grace

Anonymous said...

Sue, I have been thinking about you all day! Checking your blog tonight to find that surgery was a success makes me so happy I can't even explain it!

Thank you Sujoy for the update on her. Please tell Sue we bloggers all adore her and send her powerful healing vibes. And tell her she needs to heal up fast so she can get back to seeing RUFUS!

Lots of Love,
Natalie

jillytee said...

HOORAY !! thats the most fantasic news, we are so happy for you and your family
Now just concentrate on resting up and healing,

Our love to you
Jill & Mark xxxxxx

Chris Capp said...

Sujoy,

How you have had the presence of mind to keep all of us in the loop is beyond me, but thank you so much for the updates! It is great to hear that all has gone as planned and Fred has left the building.

With continued good thoughts from L.A.,

Chris

BallerinaGurl said...

Thanks Suejoy! Will try calling tomorrow. Hope you get some rest!

Much love to Swho!

xoxo Molly

ginab said...

Thank you Sujoy for the details on your and our funny Sue's progress and on Fred's certain demise. We are grateful for her, for you both, for Anjoli.

So much to learn from your dear Sue. She gives so much.

-ginab

Meg said...

I am so happy to hear that Sue came through like a champ and that loser Fred is history! Now it is time to take care of Sue and yourself on this long yet successful road to recovery!

Peace to both of you!

Meg

Ranceman said...

Fabulous news!! Thanks for the update Sujoy. Gets some rest and hope for the best.

BlackVelvetLace said...

Hope Sue's doing well today Sujoy! Take care of yourself in this process, you're her rock and you need to take good care of yourself too!!

~Lace~

Amanda and SuperAmanda said...

Thinking about you non stop and sending all the California love your way that I can. I can't wait to hear about how "easy it was" for Sueswho WHO can do anything and come out smiling.

LOVE YOU!!


Amanda

Dave of Oceanside said...

Thanks for the news, Best wishes to Sue for a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends,

Sue is awake. She is talking and she is looking good. She asked me tell all of you "I love you, all".

The most amazing thing is that she can still can hear with her left ear. Before the surgery the Doc's had told us that the chances of left ear hearing was slim to nothing, but low and behold she can still hear.

She truly believes that all the love and good vibes from all our friends has made her strong and fearless.

On the walls of room we have pasted pictures of Virgin Mary, Anjoli, me, The Who, Rufus Wainwright, her lat mother(when she was a 6 years old) and her sister. She likes that.

I just went and got her a set of small speakers so that she can hear music while she is still in ICU. Have not had a chance to turn them on yet, but I will be doing so in the next few minutes. Will ask her what she would like to hear-any guesses? My money is on Rufus Wainwright.

Love you all. Never thought cyber friends could be so close and so loving and wonderful.

Love

Sujoy

Tink said...

I'm cryin' like a baby. Hugs to all of you. Maybe a chorus of "We Are The Champions" or something ... ;o) (sung by Rufus.) heh!

Chalking one up for the power of love and prayer!

xo Tink

lryicsgrl said...

WOO HOO!!!
WOO HOO!!!
(a cheer for each ear!!)

Sujoy...would you mind sending me your addy? OR if I can reach you by Sue's email....you can let me know here: suezcc@yahoo.com
Thanks!!!

xo

Elaine said...

I'm so relieved. I knew she would come through with flying colors but I'm still very grateful that I was right. Sending lots of love.

BlackVelvetLace said...
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BlackVelvetLace said...

Sujoy said.. Before the surgery the Doc's had told us that the chances of left ear hearing was slim to nothing, but low and behold she can still hear.

Sujoy, I've heard Sue sing, and so this was my specific prayer, that she would not lose hearing and jeopardize her vocal, or her ability to enjoy music as much as she does. Prayers still ascending that the status of this WONDERFUL news does not change.

~Lace~

The Ones Who Heard Music said...

Sujoy,

I've posted your updates at the other site where Sue is a team mamber. Hope that's OK and glad to hear the great news.

http://theoneswhoheardmusic.blogspot.com/

TOWHM

Dale said...

Sue!

Whew!

Love
Dale

greekzoe said...

Sue,

I'm so happy that the surgery was a success!! I will continue to keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Love,
Zoe

Bex said...

This is just the BEST news xxxx

I am so relieved and happy that all is well
Please send Sue my love and I will keep the positive thoughts and love winging their way to you all x

Love Bex
PS - I would love a postal addy too if possible? My email is bexfuller@hotmail.com

Love Bex

Ranceman said...

Fantastic news Sujoy, and thanks for the updates. Sue is quite the tough cookie. I hope the rest of the week goes just as well and you both get some rest. Take Care.

MargieCM said...

Fantastic, brilliant, wonderful news! Love to you all.
M x

Meg said...

I am so happy to hear all is well. I am a firm believer in the power of positive energy, I am still here as a result of it! Keep it flowing people, keep it flowing!

ginab said...

big relief. BIG relief.

listening to music in the ICU...can only be Sue; has got to be Sue; wonderful Sue; splendiferous Sue; has got to beeeeeeeeEEEEEEE...

Sue!

xo-ginab+bb

Grace said...

Sue, and Sujoy, I am so delighted to hear great news. Thanks for keeping us posted.

I guess that is all, just so happy for you Sue! So pleased you are doing alright and awake, and being taken such good care of.

all my love, grace

Chris Capp said...

A good day. A very good day, indeed!

Great news!

Best to Sue for a swift and full recovery, so Fred and all things ICU will soon be far in the rear view mirror!

xxChris Capp

BallerinaGurl said...

SUE we love you so much! Jennifer A. (from LA who was at the Four Seasons with us on my birthday trip) said you are in her thoughts and to wish you the best!! There should be some messages on your phone from a bunch of us.

Sujoy THANK YOU for all the updates! I am delighted to hear of her progress!! The blog community is truly amazing! Especially when support is needed! Sue is so very loved! Give her a hug from me!

xo-Molly

Delbut said...
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Delbut said...

Try again.

that's Fab news, suejoy. thanks for keeping us updated.

i've been on tenter hooks for 2 days. I can now relax a bit. Hugs and kisses to you all.

JLee said...

wonderful news!!! Thanks for the updates and here's to her continuing recovery. xoxo

Tola said...

Hello Sue,

I was so shocked to hear about you surgery today, and I'm so relieved that everything went so well! I'll be sending you many thougths in the upcoming days, hoping that your recovery goes well too.

Lots of love from Sweden! And tell Anjoli I said Hi!
Big hug,
Tola

elena said...

Glad to hear great news!!! Thanks a lot!! Tell Sue we love her.

ElenaXXXX

Moonpie said...

Sue,
You are amazing. What an inspiration to everybody.
I'm so glad to hear it all went well. Heres to a speedy recovery. Moonpie XXX

Lannio said...

I'm so glad to hear the operation went well. I am always so amazed at how far medical advancements have come. Truly a blessing here for Sue. I look forward to seeing you wear that new outfit once you're out of the hospital and back on your feet.

Love to you and yours
Lesley

Tink said...

Day 3 post-op. Thinking about you and remembering "baby steps." Little bit at a time. !

xo Tink

bookworm said...

Hi Sue,

hope all is runing good for you and hope the operation went well.

Wish all the best and good luck.

Love and peace
Stefan

pictures of lily said...

Sujoy!
Rachel's SHINE ep will be sure to be a nice piece for Sue! It's a great inspirational, healing cd. I play when I need a lift and a bit of self confidence!!
AND yes, Rufus, Hallalujah (hope I spelled that right!) And Leonard Cohen too!!!!! Just watched his tribute movie with ALOT of Rufus in it!!! Sue would love it she hasn't seen it.
Lots of love to you, Sue and Anjoli.
I hope everything is going well, Thank You so much for your updates, I had a chance to look up the acoustic neural tumour the other night.. I know some seem to opt out for surg. or go through radiation. I'm so glad Sue was soooooooo brave to go in and get FRED out. The chances are so low of him trying to get back in.
Love that woman!!!!
love,
Lucyxoxox

pictures of lily said...

Oh meant to say, I don't know if Sue has seen the Leonard Cohen tribute (I'm your man) movie, it's Indie.. and has Martha and Rufus!!!
xoxo

Kara said...

I'm so glad all went well,
-Wishing you a speedy recovery,
Kara

Anonymous said...

Hello Friends,

Day 2 & 2.5-

Some ups and downs. Beginning of day 2 they removed the spinal fluid drain tap (hole on right side of head). They had monitored it for 24 hrs and felt that there won't be a build up. They put 8 stitches around it.

All was going well till the end of the day; Sue felt some moisture in her nostrils and to be safe the Drs. did a test to see if there was still some spinal fluid leakage. The result was positive; so to reduce the pressure in her head due to spinal fluid buildup they did a lumbar tap (like spinal tap but the tap remains there for 3 days). Ouch-Very painful.

As a result of the lumbar tap, when Sue moves she gets acute mind numbing headaches. But Sue is a trooper and she continues to be positive.

Spoke to the Drs., and they are very happy with her progress. They have some minor concerns-
1)Spinal fluid build up (may require minor surgery if lumbar tap does not work after 72 hrs)
2)Eye lid movement

After speaking to the specialist, who came by this morning, both of us are quite relieved. In spite of these bumps on the road to recovery we feel that everything is going well.

Anjoli is coming back from NY tomorrow afternoon and both of us will be glad or see our baby. We missed her a lot.

Sue is now out of the ICU and on the general floor- excellent sign.

So please keep sending those positive thoughts, vibes, love and prayers Susan's way.

If you need to contact me you can email me at

sujoy.d.guha@gmail.com or
call me at
858 922 3877

Love Sujoy

Ranceman said...

Thanks for the update. Yes, please send my love to Sue, patience is key here. Hopefully Sue can get through the weekend without any setbacks. That's always great news when the Dr's think she is doing well! Hang in there, the happy train is coming through!!!

Meg said...

Speaking from experience I can tell you with a high amount of certainty that slow and steady wins the race!

There will be set backs but her amazing medical team will be able to counter most of them. At this point and time for Sue, Better living through chemistry is the perfect montra! Relying on things like pain medication, lots of sleep and rest and taking it slow is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of a very smart person! You will see Sue improve each day, some days you will see only a small improvement other days you will see leaps and bounds, all are good!! I have my positive energy machine switched to overdrive!

jillytee said...

Hi Sue and family,
Slow but sure is the best road to take!
Sending you all positive thoughts and prayers to help your recovery

all love
Jill & Mark
xx

Cathy with a C said...

Sue, Sujoy and Anjoli

So glad to hear the news, even with the small setback. You're still in all our prayers and thoughts. I'm sure the three of you will be back to normal (as normal as you can be) in no time. If this had to happen, it's good that happened while you were still in the States close to friends and family (and bloggers).

Get well soon, Sue.

Cathy xox

Anonymous said...

Sue!

Here's to improvement. I can see you, listening to Rufus (In my mind it's "Pretty Things") with a small smile on your face, you're busy healing, although there's a tiny part of your mind that's wondering how soon you can get on line and share all your thoughts with friends.

Honestly, ever since we got the "all clear" sign on Tuesday night, I've been bouncing. Best news ever!

Stay strong! I've been praying for you! I tell God to take care of "Sue the Cat." He laughs.

Love you!
L

Grace said...

Well, good progress, thinking of her, she is on the general floor, good sign,. All positive thoughts her way. Keeping her in my prayers.

xoxoxoxoxoxoo

Tink said...

Continued wishes and prayers for increasing wellness, peace of mind, no head pain, a stop to the leak, and beautiful music for your souls. Your rock steady spirits are inspiration.

xo Tink

Dale said...

Thanks for the update, Sujoy.

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love
Dale

Anonymous said...

Sue-Friends,

Susan's new email address is
suesjoy@gmail.com

Anjoli's is
anjoli.s.guha@gmail.com

Sujoy

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is the most beautiful photo of you Sue! You look so wonderful and happy. Great outfit. You kinda look like a teacher, so sweet. Well, Leo found much comfort in me reading Sujoy's postings for him. He was a bit concerned and tells me to send you lots of love and snuggles. Thank you so much Sujoy for the postings; you too are in our prayers and thoughts. Thank you being so strong! Here in Sunny San Diego, we have been sending you lots of love and prayers. I loved Anjoli's comment about them having to take some other part of her mom's brain to be normal. I see Anjoli has her mom's sense of humor! Now that Fred is dead, yeah, "Fred is dead", I have a little melody jumping through my head. I think we should write a little jingle about him. My money is on Rufus for the background music also; perfect choice Sujoy. Timing is everything. Thank God this all happened in the best place and time. Continue to think peaceful beautful thoughts so your body will heal quickly. oh, and one question Sue...how will this effect your spicey cooking?
Love always, your buddies,
Chelice & Leo

Ronzi said...

Sujoy/Sue

A few of us put together an Audio Get Well card for Sue. You can listen here.. Its from a few , but ALL of here send the same message of love and a speedy recovery


http://thebbsmusic.com/suespage.htm



Love Ronzi

Dale said...

Sue, consider my voice among those on the beautiful video!

You did a fabulous job, Mark, Jill, Tink, Lace, Ahvarahn, Lou and Ron!!

It is one of my favourite songs - and my eleven year old son is now marching about the house singing it, too...

Get well soon.

Love
Dale

Elizabeth A. said...

Sue & Family~
LOTS of Prayers and positive thoughts coming to you from us. Tell Sue, I've added some beautiful Daisies & Black-Eyed Susan's to the arrangement in my entrance hall; placed there in her honor. Glad to hear all the updates and that the Drs are optimistic. Also please tell Sue that I have christened her officially a: "The Iron Maiden"~ What a fighter. What a woman.

God bless you all~
Elizabeth A & Family

Ronzi said...

Dale

Thats Sue, Delbut, Rance and Sue's daughter and friends singing the song, in case you did'nt know. It is indeed a beautiful version... Just like the people who did it..

L- Ronzi

Tink said...

Oh my! I take absolutely ZERO credit for this lovely production. Ronzi did it all ... put it together. As a matter of fact - since my mic is broken, he took my voice recording from the phone and added it in. Is he amazing or what? As are those who actually "created" the lovely music. It feels like I'm in the company of angels at times. Goosebumps.
;o)

Love & joy found in pain and trials. You're all amazing!

Love,
Tink

Elizabeth said...

Darling Sue,

Best wishes for quick healing,and comfort and good spirits through it all.

GIGANTIC LOVE AND HUGS to you!

You're beautiful.

xxoxxoxoxoxoxo

Elizabeth (Solaka)

Elizabeth said...

it's me again. . . ronzi et al, what a beautiful gesture to record the song/audio. it took my breath away. also, it's so nice to hear all your lovely voices.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue! I'm just stopping by to tell you I am thinking of you and wishing you well. Stay strong. I know you will!
Just remember you're a....

BEAUTIFUL CHILD, SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CHILD AGAIN!

Here's to the rest of life, free and healthy and ready for more joy!

Lots of Love and Healing Vibes,

Natalie

blue said...

Hi Sue!!

I am so relieved the operation was success and FRED WAS GONE to pieces.

You are so brave. You beat HIM!!
I'm so proud of you and thanked GOD that saved you.

You have wonderful family.
They are supporting you so well.
Thanks for the update, Sujoy.
I can know how she is.

Hope your speed recovery...
Am still crossing my fingers for you and your family..

Take care

Tomoko xx

Delbut said...

Ronzi. What a great jesture. The card and messages over that song are just fab. i know you did invite me to add one, but i was away from home so couldn't get it done. I know Sue will understand.
I'm so glad we got that song done before this kicked off. Perfect.

And Sue. Still thinking of you babe.

xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you some good news! Leo passed the American Kennel Club Good Citizen test! Yes, he actually did it! He is now an official member of the AKC. Since he passed the test, he is now able to start "Therapy Dog" school. We are so excited. As soon as he finishes "Therapy" he will get a special vest and certification to be able to enter hospitals, retirment homes, visit emotionally disturbed children and other school environments, etc. So actually, if you are still in the hospital when we graduate, we could come and visit you, in the hospital. Leo would love to jump up on your bed and spoon with you! After all, you are like his favorite person in the world (except for Nana of course)! Anyway, we thought you would like the good news.

The greeting/song/get well wish from you singing friends was lovely.

Latest recipe: organic guzpacho! I have perfected my recipe. When you come to complete your student teaching I'll make ya a batch.

Man scoop: Still looking! Today heading up to the Acura Women's Tennis Championship's in Carlsbad at the La Costa Resort and Spa. I'll be wearing a conservative little outfit of solid color and a big sun hat. Might be a good place to wonder around and check out the wild life. Starting to think I may have to resort to trying to play golf! Yuck, everyone is telling me that is the place to search.

I went to Soak City with my friends Jane and Carla on Friday, along with two mini-vans of teenagers. Wow, what a lot of caios and fun. Wish you had been there.

This Friday I am treating myself to the Chris Botti concert at the Embardadero! I can harldy wait. I bought the best seat they had. Man, I love his trumpet!

That's it, over and out. Love ya bunches, think peace.
Chelice & Leo

lryicsgrl said...

Sujoy and Sue and Anjoli,
We are out of town, but I just wanted to check in.....my thoughts are constantly with you!

xo

pictures of lily said...

HI SUE and SUJOY and ANJOLI!!
Sending love and prayers to you all!
The song and the e-card is just beautiful!
Hope all is getting better and you'll be back soon.
love you!
lucy
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

yuna said...

So glad it´s all over! How strong, brave and positive you are, keep it up forever.
And what a lovey song (of course!) and how nice to hear the different voices... I loved them all.

Kisses from Spain xxxx
Estela

BlackVelvetLace said...

Tink said... Oh my! I take absolutely ZERO credit for this lovely production. Ronzi did it all ... put it together.

I second what Tink said, Delbut, Sue, Rance, Anjoli and her friends sang the song ~A Friend is a Friend~ in the background. Ronzi put it together as an audio card with our voice-overs. I was just glad to be able to send a message. Excellent job Ronzi!

Sue, glad to hear things are OK, even with the setback. Sujoy, keep us posted and take care of you!!

~Lace~

elena said...

The e card is beautiful!! Well done!!

Sue, stay strong, you'll be home very soon. Sending positive thoughts to you and your family.

Love and kisses,
ElenaXXXXXX

Dale said...

Sue - just checking in on you. Hope you're resting well.

I see by the number of comments you're right up there with our Pete... ;)

lryicsgrl said...

I was finally able to listen to the audio get well message...oh wonderful! Great job, Ron!!

Your Friend of a Friend sounds amazing...I hope we can all hear it, in it's entirety one day! I love it!

G-d loves you, Sue!!!

xo

greekzoe said...

Hi Sue!

I'm thinking of you. You are in my prayers.

Hugs
Zoe

Ronzi said...

All -

I am flattered by your comments for the Audio E-Card, but the real person to thank is Sue. She recorded that beautiful song with Rance and Del and Anjoli. All I did was add some voices over it in a true expression of caring and love. I was floored when I read Sujoy and Sue's response to it.. that is stuff you can only hope for once in a lifetime.. the feeling of making a differnce in someones life...so beautiful..

One thing I am positive of is that Sue is totally aware of how much she is loved by all of us.



Sujoy is also a saint and a great person to talk to. We spoke today and I was just floored by what a great person he is.

You are all great people,. and I really mean that... from the bottom of my heart

Love Ronzi

Grace said...

Sue is awesome and I have spoke with Sujoy myself, wonderful man.
Lovely e-card, I wish we all could have had our voices on their too. Great job Ronzi. I hope Sue, that you know we do all luv you.

Anonymous said...

Friends,

Hip Hip Hurrah!!! Sue is going to be discharged tomorrow. She is walking, talking and eating. I cannot tell you how happy we all are....

Sorry, did not post a comment for a long time but here is the best one of all. Sue is officially in recovery mode. Yes, this is going to be a long recovery, but I am sure Sue will make the best of it.

Sue is struggling with
-post-op headaches (may last for several weeks)
-fatigue from the smallest amount of exertion
-left eye blinking problem
-left side facial slackness
-and plain boredom

So, this what what we hope will happen in the next few weeks
-headaches will slowly fade away
-efforts to strengthen herself, will allow her to conquer her fatigue
-the doc's will implant a platinum weight inside her eyelid so that it will help her blink
-as time goes by her facial nerves will start working again. To start off a physiotherapist will stimulate her face with electrical shocks followed by facial exercises
-boredom...hmmmm...blogging? knitting?

I still cannot believe that it has been exactly two weeks since we found out about Fred(the tumor)and her marathon operation last Tuesday to get rid of him. This week seemed to last a life time. I am so glad the bloody week is over.

Thank you for all the outpouring of love, good wishes, good vibrations and the lovely flowers and e-song. Susan loved the e-song and plays for all the people who come to visit her.

Sue plans to do a Sinead; requires a surgeon to do it because of the sutures. Lest see what happens!!

Love you all

Sujoy



- Sue, currently uses a cane to walk. But her brain does not want her to walk for too long.She is exhausted after walking for 5 minutes.

Dale said...

Sujoy, does that mean Sue's going to shave her head?

atta girl

Love and more hugs
Dale

Elizabeth said...

Happy, so happy to hear the update. sending big big love, up to boston.
(miss solaka)

MargieCM said...

Sujoy, that is wonderful news. Se is such a strong woman, and that can only make her full recovery all the more certain.

Love to you all.

M x

BlackVelvetLace said...

Sue and Sujoy,

Prayers ascending all over the place for thanks and continued excellent progress.

Sue as Sinead, woohoo, that's sexy girl!! Keep us posted Sujoy.

::Hugs::
~Lace~

Ranceman said...

That's just the best news!! I'm very happy for you guys and relieved she being discharged. Baby steps is the order of the month, and hopefully Sue will be blogging in no time. Take it easy and thanks for the update!!

pictures of lily said...

HELLO!! SUE-NEAD!! GOODNESS, LEAVE IT TO SUE!! MAKE A BIG COMEBACK GIRL!!
YOU'LL LOOK FAB. BALD! YOU'VE GOT SUCH A PRETTY FACE, I THINKS IT'S AWESOME.......... AND I THINK YOUR HUBBY AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE TOO.
THINKING OF YOU OFTEN, AND SO GLAD YOU ARE BEING RELEASED - THAT'S GREAT NEWS.. ARE YOU GUYS STAYING IN THE STATES? I KNOW ANJOLI HAS SCHOOL, WILL SUE STAY WITH FAMILY AND CONTINUE THERAPIES?
THANKS FOR THE UPDATES SUJOY AND YES, TAKE CARE OF YOU. THIS MUST OF BEEN QUITE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU.. A REINFORCEMENT OF TRUE LOVE!!!
LUCY XOXO IN NH... I WANT TO SEE SUE HOPEFULLY WHEN SHE'S SETTLED IN. MAYBE A TRAIN IN AS MY CAR IS BEING NAUGHTY!

Ronzi said...

Three simple words Sue


LOVE ~ FAITH ~ HEALING

Meg said...

I am so happy to hear that Sue has started down the road to recovery. It is a long road, yes but she will gain strength in every step she takes.

As for the hair, I say she should go for it. Hair today, gone tomorrow. I know this aspect first hand. I think I looked good bald and it is so maintenance free. I had a wig and I only wore it around people who might be uncomfortable hanging out with a bald chick! Sue will feel a certain amount of relief when she shaves her head!

Just take things one day at a time and remember you are healing Sue so you are expected to be a little weaker (physically) then normal. I dish out this advice to you so freely, I should have taken it myself ha ha ha!

Peace and love to you and your wonderful family!

Meg

Grace said...

Fantastic News!!

Sue, I am so happy for you! Yay for you!

lots of love, Grace

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Sujoy!

Thanks for the update again. As for the boredom...this too shall pass. If possible, could you text me your mailing address? I'd like to send Sue a little something. P.S. Leo and I are really enjoying our new car! Man, is it fast or what?!

Ms. Sue,
You are doing so well! You are a super dooper trooper! Speaking of super dooper trooper, maybe a little Abba in the halls of the hospital would cheer you up?

I can only imagine the frustration you feel at all the fatigue. Remember to drink lots of water to help wash all that medicine out of your liver and body. I have heard it takes up to three months for the fatigue to leave. But, I am sure day to day you will feel better.
It seems strange to not talk with you. And I have a million thoughts I could type down here for you to read, but when I type the words, they just seem to loose their meanings, so I suppose the most important thing I could tell you is that I love you and am sending you all my love, prayers, and good thoughts to you for a sound and speedy recovery. The little chit-chat conversational stuff doesn't seem as important right now. And besides, I don't want the whole blog world out there to know my business.

I will tell you that I have been enjoying my summer. I started yoga also! Oh my goodness, talk about challenging! I thought Tae Kwon Do was hard, oh no, TKD was just a warm-up to get me ready for the challenge of Yoga! I love it! I am going to class each day right now. I am in love with my handsome dread-locked teacher. When you come back to SD to student teach, I definetly have to take you to a class with me.

Also, I met a guy (a medical researcher at UCSD)from India while downtown one evening after Comic-Con, who told me many interesting things about India. As the Hare Krishna danced by, I told him that I as planning to go to India next year with you and Sujoy. He told me about a place in the Himalayas that is a Yoga central. I am of course wondering if this is where Sujoy plans to take us. Have you talked to your in-laws?

Please give Anjoli a big hug from me and Leo.

It's so great that you will experience autumn in it's full glory! The smells and unnamed hues should be a real feast.

Enjoy. Lots of love, Chelice & Leo

Delbut said...

Fantastic news Sujoy. One step at a time. love and hugs from the delbut family.

ginab said...

very glad to see the road to recovery awaits! And the journey does sound slow...and worth as many of us as can do it our time as bloggers to visit to hail hail HAIL along. Nothing hectic. An hour here and there.

hmmm....

-ginab

Marietta said...

I BLOODY KNEW IT!

When you have love surrounding you from all parts of the world it's impossible not to succeed!
I was being updated mainly by a certain Ms Fuller's blog, but when I came in here and heard the voice card made by Ronzi I was crying my heart out.
You are brave, beautiful and amazing!

All the best for a quick recovery.
As for me, after a harsh winter, I'll be on holiday for three weeks, but I will mentally send you warm sunshine from Greece...and when I come back I'll come here to say hi and I expect to see your writings..!

Love ya babes,
xoxoxo
M

Gary said...

Hi Sue and Sujoy,
thanks for keeping us up to date on your recovery. We're pulling for you to make a 100% recovery.

Another CD Sue? We need to write a song about Fred don't you think? You're welcome to come and sing any time.

Your sis said...

I know how much you love getting posts on your blog, so here I am. Sujoy told me that the eyelid surgery went well. I don't know the karat weight, but I wouldn't be surprised it was 24K ... Nice bling!

Ronzi said...

Gary/Sue

Count me in, I would love to help with the song..

"Fred, you were hanging in my head, a few snips and now you're dead.

Fred, you were taking up some mass, but you are gone at last, you're in my distant past.

Fred, dont you come back here again, cause you are not my friend, without you I will mend."


L- ronzi

John Sullivan said...

Sue,

140 comments...? Who said bloggers are a bunch of unconnected strangers??

Rock on, my friend.

Sully

Grace said...

Hi there Sue! I see you out and about, happy for you xxxooo

Gary said...

to the melody of a couple of quadrophenia songs..

I went back to the doctor
To get another shrink
I said and tell him bout my tumor
It's about the size of the kitchen sink

Chorus
Is it in my head?
Can we name it Fred?
Is it in my head?
Here at the start

Is it in my head?
Takin care of Fred
Fred inside my head
Now we must part

ok... suggestions..

:-)

Chris Capp said...

qSue,

You are an inspiration! Out of the hospital already, are ya? Amazing!

Lots of love and good thoughts for a continued and full recovery!!

- Chris Capp

Gina said...

I've been thinking of you, we are all rooting for you dear. Super big hugs to you and yours

Tink said...

Wow! Welcome back Sue!
Excellent start to the Freddy's Dead tune.

Sue, I read you now have blinker bling. Platinum no less!

I have rap stuck in my head. Dread.

I said Freddy's dead,
yeah
Freddy's dead;
Kiss off, goodbye,
it was stuck in my head.

Freddy got ejected
and a bling got elected;
now face wants to smile as
I walk a fat long mile;
And no more in her head
lives this rap or ugly Fred,
because they both got ejected
and Suesjoy was protected.

....
by LOVE.

:oP

xo Tink

Elizabeth A. said...

Sue~ Many Blessings and a big "Oh, HOORAY!!" (Rachel style!)

We're with you on the road to recovery, Doll~


"Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
It's your only way "


Much Love,
Elizabeth A

Dale said...

Yay Sue!

Out of the hospital in just over a week - amazing!

Where are you staying during your recovery?
I hope it's somewhere you feel loved, safe and can get lots of rest.

Love and More Hugs
Dale

Anonymous said...

This morning I got to thinking about that little titanium weight for your eyelid and realized how cool that is! What a brilliant idea. So does that mean you will now have more than one twinkle in your beautiful eye?

Oh, and was your surgeon a single male? If so, give him my number will ya?

Kisses, Chelice and Leo

Ahvarahn said...

welcome back!
steady as she goes for now, sue.
my best to you, sujoy and anjoli
pranaam,
p.

Delbut said...

Aw, welcome home, Sue. give Suejoy a big thanks for keeping us up to date.

Ha ha. you have your own song now too. nice one.

elena said...

Welcome back, Sue!!! I'm really glad to hear really good news. I'm sending all my best wishes to you!

Hugs and kisses,
ElenaXXXX

greekzoe said...

Sue,

Great news that you are home!! I am so happy for you. I am sure you look as beautiful as ever!
I am thrilled you are back on line.
The paralysis will subside in time I am sure.

Just take care of yourself and don't over do. One step at a time...

{{{hugs to you}}}

Zoe

blue said...

Hi Sue!!

You are out of hospital now.
Great news!! Hurrah!!!

I have always thought of you.
I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Sujoy, thanks for updating.
She is so happy to have such a good husband.
Please say Hi! to Anjoli.
I've met her in LA last Nov.

Much looove from Japan

Tomoko xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue!

I woke up thinking about you this morning. Surely now that you're out of the hospital you're off talking over the free world (as we know has been your plan all along). Please make sure to assign me to the "minister of music" post.

Your second in musical comand,

L
L