May 17, 2010

Hi guys, I'm still here. I hope you haven't given up on me! Last week the BF got very sick. He's in the hospital now with cirrhosis of the liver. We don't know yet how much damage there is, but he's yellower than a goddamn grapefruit and very weak. They're trying to keep him stabilized. I hope to have some better news and get back to you all soon.
xxoo

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts through the inter tubes.

Cayobo said...

Hi Crankpot, and greetings from Key West, Florida.
Just a note to let you know I check your blog every day, and understand how things in Reality can hinder our virtual life.
Reality first, kiddo.
We've been in Key West since the 70s and our Reality is about to change big time!
It's reported that Cheney's Chernobyl will be here shortly to ruin my beautiful Island home forever.
Here's hoping things get get better for the both of us.

Anonymous said...

I check every day too and also understand that quite apart from the national political/entertainment scene, life has its ups and downs. Hope yours starts looking up--you seem to have had a lot of downs lately.

Oblio said...

Hang tough, we're sending you positive vibes via the intratubes!

crowflyy said...

Sending good thoughts and healing your way.

D

One Fly said...

Will be thinking of you as well. Good luck to both of you!

Galvez said...

Good vibes from Central TX coming your way. Hang tough!

Fixer said...

All the best, Maru.

big em said...

Hope the BF gets better soon! Best wishes...

Capt. Bat Guano said...

Here's some more good vibes and (((((((MARU,BF)))))))) these hugs.

divageek said...

Thinking of you and the BF, dear Maru. Here's hoping for the best.

Scott said...

That's terrible news. I hope the condition is treatable and all goes well. Best wishes.

CyberCyclist said...

Hoping for the best for both of you.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

I figured something was up. Don't worry, Maru. There will be plenty of "F*ck" to "What The" over when you get back. Take care of your guy!

The Sailor said...

Fairwinds for the both of you; happy thought sailing your way!

DontFearTheReaper said...

Don't worry 'bout the tubes, we'll be here when you come back. You take care of your weebles.

Anonymous said...

Family first -- take care. xoxo

Elayne said...

{{{hugs}}} I hope it all comes out okay, Maru.

Deborah said...

You're the top of my innatoobz list every day, so best wishes first thing every day.

Anonymous said...

Here are all my good wishes for you and the BF. Health, healing, and home quickly.

We'll be waiting patiently for your take on the world outside, once you're up for it.

KidRanger

Anonymous said...

We're sending positive waves and best wishes your way via the intertubes.

Hope BF is better soonest.

New Hoboken said...

Do miss you. Hope everything gets better.

Susan, St. Louis

Anonymous said...

Miss your blog. I hope everything works out well.

Anonymous said...

Best to You and the BF, Maru.

Chris Vosburg said...

Hey, Vodka oughta fix that right up.

Seriously, I'm so very, very sorry to hear it. Liver disease is no joke, that's for damn sure.

Forgive me if I'm reading too much into this, but the fact that you're still quiet leads me to suspect that the result of the CT scan or biopsy or whatever was not partcularly encouraging.

Nevertheless, we'll keep a light in the window for you here, and continue to hope for the best.

Anonymous said...

Hope he dies.

Hope you do to, for posting such unintellectual, extremist, rabble-rousing bullshit.

Im ashamed to call myself liberal when i look at your blog.

karen marie said...

Best wishes to you both. May FSM grant a speedy recovery.

tom said...

You two are the BEST
hope you have health care
LOVE your blog
KEEP fighting the forces of evil and
hope all gets better

Via said...

Miss you and hope to hear good news soon.

Alles said...

Someone pull the stick out of Anonymous @ 4:15's ass -- better yet, leave it to fester like the pustule his comment is. You can call yourself whatever you like, the rest of us know you're just an ass.

Maru: Your blog kept me going during the dark days of the Bush administration and I hope our good wishes will keep you going during your own dark time.
We share our journeys with the ones we love. Fear and pain are a natural reaction to the threats that face our beloved sojourners.
Faith, love, and belief that the universe will solve this in the way it should. May you continue to have the strength you need.
Best from San Francisco,
Alles

Phil said...

Best wishes. We love you.

Distributorcap said...

all the good wishes i can give....

Chris Vosburg said...

Hope he dies. Hope you do to, for posting such unintellectual, extremist, rabble-rousing bullshit.

That's rich, coming from a guy who just wished death on a couple people he didn't know from Adam.

As often is the case, anonymous, the admonition is far more "unintellectual and extremist" than the supposed offenses of the condemned.

For what it's worth, I don't wish that you die, but am also ashamed that you call yourself a liberal. Since you agree, perhaps you should simply stop doing it.

And stop visiting the blog if it makes you unhappy.

[jeez] Next stop, rocket science.

Chris Vosburg said...

Oh christ, in the above comment, please understand that the phrase "anonymous writes:" should have been inserted before the initial paragraph. Second paragraph et seq is mine!

Please don't send me hate comments in error!

Lisa G. said...

Maru, we'll be here when you get back. Liver disease is very serious and I hope things are going as well as possible. Healing and hugs to you both.

Capt. Bat Guano said...

Hey anon @4:15, fuck yourself and go where you truly belong....The GOP. Douchebag.


Hugs and good vibes again Maru.

Anonymous said...

Hugs and kisses Maru! Don't worry, everything will be ok. Best wishes, Ella

Anonymous said...

Any improvement? Thinking of you!

ThePoliticalCat said...

Hey, Maru, I'm so sorry to hear this. Please take care of your two selves first. If there's anything anyone can do, let us know. I know I'll do what I can, toots. If the doctor advised taking milk thistle, Rainbow Light makes the best variety around. You know my email, babe.

tata said...

Fingers crossed for you.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Just checking in, Maru.

Hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

Still checking back everyday, hoping you will have some good news to share with us. Still hoping everything works out OK for you and the BF.

Tim said...

Just thinking of you.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Back to check again, Maru. I know you'll be back when you're ready.

aikenhead said...

I'm so sorry! I hope things get better!

Anonymous said...

((((hugs))))) More good vibes coming from the great white north.

Anonymous said...

It's been almost a month. Any chance you can update us? Or at least let us know you're alive?

We're all very concerned for both of you!

Chris Vosburg said...

Fine, who needs you, big deal so what. Think we can't have Caturday without you? HMMPH!

Rats, it's not working.

Turns out it really just ain't Caturday without you, Maru. Best wishes, despite whatever hell you're undergoing, and hope you come back to us soon.

Anonymous said...

See above.

Gordona said...

Guys,

Why don't we send Maru and BF some love during this trying time. Maru has a Amazon wish list page of books, etc that she'd like to have.
Click on the logo near the bottom right of the page and send a small gift her way. Let her know we care.
Thanks

Tild said...

Still sending good thoughts, many hugs to you and the BF, dear Maru.

ThePoliticalCat said...

UndieLib? Siri? Isn't there anybody there who can update us?

ThePoliticalCat said...

Gordona,

Excellent idea.

However, before we rush off and get Maru 20 copies of one thing and 0 copies of another, perhaps we should coordinate? Who wants to spring for a "thinking of you" gift for Maru off Amazon's Wish List?

What do you plan to get?

Let's do it, people.

Gordona said...

PoliticalCat,

I understand your caution, however when someone buys, say the paperback book of puzzles, that item no longer appears on the wish list. It can't be bought for that person again.

I've already sent a sci-fi thriller her way.

All of her items are inexpensive.

Anonymous said...

Maru, I sent some videos from your wishlist. Please enjoy with my complements. A small price to pay for getting me through the Dark Years 2002-2008. You're a genius.

Undeniable Liberal said...

I don't know what has happened, but positive thoughts and vibrations from me and obviously many others to you and yours, dear maru.
In the meantime. I'll try to keep your loyal fans happy.

Loyal fans: I'll try to get an update by Caturday.

DivaGeek and Siri, let's all get back in the game and help a great soul who has given us the honor of posting at this bestest and snarkalisciousness of a bloggy place

Labrys said...

Still checking in daily, Maru, and hoping things are getting better. Take care of each other and come back to us when you are able!

Farman said...

I hope everything is alright!

Anonymous said...

Still thinking of you and your friend, hoping that things are starting to become all right again. Peace.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Everything okay? We miss you.

Anonymous said...

And still the days go by. It's June 30 and we've no word--not a peep--and we worry. And wait. And pray for good things.

Anonymous said...

Hang tough...

Anonymous said...

Hang tough...

Capt. Bat Guano said...

Am truly concerned and worried for you Maru and your boyfriend. I hope things are fine and you've just been too busy with stuff. Love, Guano.

Anonymous said...

I check in every day. Please know that many people are thinking of you. -Ella

wangmo said...

Tears roll for you, Maru. You are so wonderful. I hope with all my heart that you get all the loving support you and your beloved need at this sad tough time.

As one said above, you held us together during the hellacious BushCo years and keep us honest and holding strong through the continued Corporatist evils that never seem to cease. Without you now to buckle us up with your insights and awesome wit, I really feel how deeply I've depended on you for my daily glue after I've come unraveled by another repulsive realization of more unbelievably wicked Republican fascist horseshit, something or other they've pulled that further destroys the planet and all vestiges of human happiness. The soulless GOP zombies seem to sadistically relish destroying all they can as they can continue to hold us all upside down, shaking every last penny out of us, the infrastructure, the earth herself,

The horrors of what this country and the rest of the world has gone through since the Coup 2000, never seem to end. Yet you miraculously seemed able to always lasso the the beasties, throw them down and hog tie them, kick their ass, spit on them, and brand them, and brilliantly also make us laugh out loud--thereby helping us all vicariously feel purified and less afraid, revived to continue to the good fight.

You have been a great light, a ferocious warrior against these fascist forces that are so vile, and do the impossible, which is to make us all laugh our asses off at the horribleness of the Repukes.

It seems to me there should be some kind of exoneration from pain and suffering for you and your loved ones. I wish it were so. I hate it that you are suffering. You who have relieved soooooooo much of my suffering, and made me smarter, and made me laugh through my tears, you should not have to ever suffer. I respect your awesome mind and talent, and therefore love you, and I hope that whatever hardship and pain you and your loved one are in, will swiftly find the healing, the miracles, the loving care, support all around that you need to get through this.

If you feel like hanging up that mightier-than-the-sword Pen of yours, know that there are hundreds of thousands of us out here who greatly appreciate all the incredible strength and joy you've given us all with you unique and awesome talent. You're unforgettable.

I hope there is someone taking care of you through this.

mystrbreeze said...

Positive Waves From Your Favorite Clown Here As Well!

Chris Vosburg said...

Beautifully said, Wangmo, and Maru, you really are that good: consider it said for us all.

Jim said...

Miss you Maru!

Capt. Bat Guano said...

Ditto on the Wangmo

Labrys said...

Ditto --- Wangmo said it all! Also missing you, worrying for you and feeling times must be dire indeed for not a word in over a month.

Hoping friends in the meat-world are holding your hand!

jadedj said...

I sort of slacked off keeping up with my favorites the first couple of weeks in June, but just today realized that I haven't seen you posting. Came over and found out this. I want to add my positive thoughts to the collective ones expressed. Hope you have good news for us soon.

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Anonymous said...

I have linked to your site for some time due to the hilarity of your wisdom and will continue to do so, I wish for the best and hope all goes well. I miss you. Terry.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Does anyone have Maru's phone number? It's been almost exactly two months. Surely there's something more we can do? UndieLib? JasonC? Anyone?

Intrepid TechGrrl said...

Miss you, Maru

ArchieG said...

Two months now and not a word. Please, someone make a statement.
It doesn't have to be much. Even if it's 'go away and don't f*** with me right now'.
There are a lot of folks here that really care about you.
Siri, UndieLib, Bueller . . .Bueller . . .Bueller?

julian said...

Missing you, Maru.
I hope that you and yours are ok.

m said...

best wishes for a speedy recovery as hallmark might say.

thanks for being.

Jim said...

Still missing Maru... I wish there were flowers on her Amazon wishlist.

Dublin Mick said...

Boats in the gulf can't find any oil to clean up! Hey dude where is my oil? No oil lots of corexit. Easy to see why psychopaths don't want to discuss asphalt volcano, red tar, not oil.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hkmir-yGBuclKUXtje0SJQ1d9IKQ

It is looking like the oil wasn't that big a problem to begin with but the corexit certainly is, poisoned air, poisoned sea food. Unbelievable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvjTBT67GAE

http://www.thegic.org/profiles/blogs/asphalt-volcano-amp-bp#ixzz0rrIrZt00

Here is Eastman's take.

http://www.rense.com/general91/unite.htm

July 24, 2010 8:33 AM
Dublin Mick said...
http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2010/07/bp-plot.html

aangirfan is on this one!

Anonymous said...

Miss you Maru. Ella

Anonymous said...

Miss you Maru. Ella

Alyssa said...

Miss you Maru!

Monish Chatterjee said...

Maru:

It has not been the same without your razor-sharp wit and your relentless needling of racists, bigots, profiteers and xenophobes.

There are several ongoing blogs and sites that render outstanding sanity-maintaining work for those that might otherwise go insane in a cruel and utterly selfish world-however, you have a special place, and you must pick up where you left off.

Given that sadness and loss are merely the obverse side of all that is so energizing and fulfilling in life- here's hoping you bounce out of your sadness and hiatus, and resume your rightful nailing of the Becks, Limbaughs and Palins of the world.

Monish

Beaverboy said...

Did anyone notice the wishlist has had some recent additions, three days ago on July 27?

Is the chrysalis getting ready to open?
Is the dawn of a new day about to break?
Does her snark pump need priming and a good Yank to get started?
Why do all my sentences end with a question mark?

Maybe we can help her off the mark, humour is the best medicine.

I just can't think of what might tickle her fancy.
Or even some of her plain old, not so fancy parts.

Pigboy?
He wasn't suffering from pilonidal cysts, they were infected slivers from having to wipe with a rag on a stick.

The Tea Party?
They call themselves upstanding Americans but in reality know squat.
It's the position one assumes to bag in the English manner.

The Party of No?
Those butt munching bastards of death, deceit and destruction.
They need to get their asses served.
On a platter, cold, slimy and black.
Just like their hearts.

Hey Maru, help me out here.
I feel I'm being just too nice.

And nobody does it better than *(you).


* Therapeutic, virtual hug added to speed return.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Hey, Maru,

Could Beaverboy be correct? Are you slowly making your way back to your virtual fan club? It's not the same without you, dammit. I come here every day. Please, please, Maru. Even a limited diet of Maru snark will help maintain our sanity.

Capt. Bat Guano said...

Please send us some sort of idea how you are. Miss you.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Capt. Bat Guano said it better. Just let us know how you are and what we can do to help. The InterTubes ain't the same without you, Maru.

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