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the big day…

I have kind of given you a scrap of info that we are going through something “big” and today is the day…Nick is going to be having “brain” surgery for a 3cm tumor that is attached to the pituitary gland and causing all kinds of issues that we have been trying to figure out for years…so the good news is this…we finally have an answer to his symptoms…and then if you have a tumor, this is the one you want…I don’t want to say they are never cancerous, but very rarely, so we are not dealing with the big C, but it is still a big surgery…

Nick was going through pre-op for back surgery when our GP finally figured out his “real” problem….His features have changed in the last couple of years….He has gotten bigger…his shoe size when from a 12 to 15…this hands are huge, fingers like bratwursts…and so on…he also went from about 220 to 270 and is not any “fatter” just bigger…he is way over producing adrenaline and this also makes him very tired…wore out…has to take a 2 hour nap daily…He also will still have to have that back surgery which I’m sure is also a side effect from this tumor as well, all that extra weight on his spine…

So now is the time for those prayers…I don’t care who or what you pray too…just please, if you can…we would VERY much appreciate them…He has great Docs…Dr. Wascher, the Neurosurgeon and Dr. Bechard the ENT specialists at Theda Clark in Neenah.

I am going to be selfish here for a minute because I need him to come through this and get back to being himself…I don’t know what I would do without him…He doesn’t think I need him and that I would be fine without him…and It may seem that way to a lot of people…but lets just get this straight…sometimes it’s really not about needing… it is more about wanting…after 20 years I still WANT him with me by my side to enjoy what we have accomplished and worked so hard for…so nothing bad can happen today and that is why I’m asking for your help…

I also have to say I am so sad and praying myself for anyone who is dealing with the effects of Harvey…I am hoping my quilters in Houston area are all OK and that while their sewing rooms may be underwater, I hope they are safe…that is all that matters, we can replace everything else…please if you follow my blog, let us know how you are doing in the comment section here, because we care…and we all can’t imagine our sewing rooms underwater.

I will give some updates on FB while I get them…so thanks for your time and again for the prayers…I know this is not about quilting,.. but I really need your help…surgery is scheduled for 10am.

Nick also wants me to “Thank You” for everything…

my best…Lisa

 

 

 


483 Responses to “the big day…”


  1. 1 Becky
    August 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Praying for you and Nick!.

  2. 2 wilbri12
    August 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I’m praying for you. Please believe our Father is with you every step of the way.

  3. 3 Patti Levine
    August 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Prayers are flying out to you both from here in Las Cruces, N.M. You are wrapped in love and support!

  4. 5 Linda Wilkinson
    August 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Nick, yourself, and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers today. Hopeful for a successful surgery.

  5. 7 Denise W
    August 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I am happy they found out what is going on. Prayers and Positive Thoughts for you and Nick.. Take care of your self too…..

  6. 8 Donna
    August 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Prayers are sent your wayπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  7. 9 Pam Uhan
    August 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Prayers and only good thought to Nick and you as you go through this.

  8. 10 Linda
    August 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Good luck to you, Nick. You and your family are in my thoughts today.

  9. 11 candee
    August 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    PRAYERS for you from N. IL πŸ™πŸ»

  10. 13 Linda M
    August 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Praying for both of you. I am recently widowed and I understand your thoughts.

  11. 14 Sandi
    August 29, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Prayers from your friend in Wisconsin

  12. 15 Carol joswick
    August 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Prayers for you and Nick…..tell him he looks fetching in green….

  13. 16 Sheila
    August 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Many thoughts and prayers for both of you.

  14. 17 Linda
    August 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

  15. 18 birdlooker
    August 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Prayers flying from S.C.

  16. 19 Joan Hetzel
    August 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Prayers for Lisa, Nick and family.

  17. 20 Laurie Shain
    August 29, 2017 at 9:13 am

    It is always a relief to know there is a plan. We will gladly pray for you and for Nick. Great days will hopefully be ahead for you both as he recovers.

  18. 21 Cathy Trumble
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Praying hard!

  19. 22 Tracy Petry
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Praying for God to quide the surgeons hands during the surgery, and for Nick to come through this with flying colors. Praying for you Lisa for strength, peace, patience and comfort during this surgery. You have so many people that care about you. Best Wishes for a speedy recovery to you Nick!

  20. 23 April C Olive
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    You both are in my prayers. So glad they figured out what is the main problem and are able to fix it.

  21. 24 laurel huyvaert
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Prayers are flowing for Nick, you and your famiy. For the surgeon and team involved.
    May you feel the arms of God wrapped tight around you today and I the days to come.

  22. 25 Pat Oster
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Many prayers for you and Nick and your family! Also praying with you for all affected by Harvey. God bless you.

  23. 26 Regina
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Lisa and Nick.

    Rchihuahua2@sbcglobal.net

  24. 27 Kay Brand
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Praying for you and Nick.

  25. 28 Gretchen Greiner
    August 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Sending positive and healing energies Nick’s way with prayers for a successful surgery and complete recovery.

  26. 29 Susan J
    August 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Best wishes today and for the days in the future, will keep you both n my thoughts and prayers, take care-

  27. 30 Joanne
    August 29, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Prayers for a successful surgery and recovery for Nick, prayers for you and your family!

  28. 31 Sandi
    August 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Prayers for everyone! Hugs,

  29. 32 Brenda C Wyatt
    August 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Prayers for both Nick and you Lisa. Have faith all will be good. Hugs my friend.

  30. 33 Jennifer Adams
    August 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    My heart and prayers are with you both, Lisa. I have tremendous confidence that all will be well as it sounds like Nick is in good care. I was widowed young (though remarried an equally wonderful man) so I get the feelings you’re going through.

  31. 34 Mary Smith
    August 29, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Please know that you are not alone. Many of us have been in your situation and are sitting with you in that waiting room today giving you support and prayers.

  32. 35 Marcia Connor
    August 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Oh my. My heart and prayers go out to you and to Nick. Thankful there is now a diagnosis–now the surgery. Next is complete recovery. Love to you both.

  33. 37 Karen
    August 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Prayers for Nick and your family!πŸ™

  34. 39 Kandi Crawford
    August 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Sending prayers your way from Wyoming! πŸ™πŸ» I hope the surgery goes well and helps your husband get back to being his old self.

  35. 40 Mary Barnett
    August 29, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Lisa, sending prayers to you and your family that God will be with you today & that angels will watch over all of you. Blessings!

  36. 41 Diane Eberlein
    August 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

    God bless.

  37. August 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Lots of prayers to you both. Nick is the best part of your booth at the shows! We need him back.

  38. 43 MAC
    August 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Your family is in my prayers. I had that surgery nine years ago. Surprisingly easy to recover from-very stressful regardless. Wishing you both all the best.

  39. 44 Dee Hill
    August 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Thoughts and prayers for Nick, Lisa and family.

  40. August 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

    many prayers for not of you!Alicia Key in ok >

  41. 46 Elaine Sanders
    August 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Praying for you and Nick, Lisa. Prayer is Powerful! Love to you both.

  42. 48 Sharon Simmons
    August 29, 2017 at 9:21 am

    My heartfelt prayers are with you and Nick!

  43. 49 Patricia
    August 29, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Am familiar with what Nick has. My mother had this when they were first figuring out how to treat it. She had radiation. Now they can fix the problem with surgery. I am praying here in Orange County Cali. God Bless Nick, the surgery team, and your family. I know how you feel about losing your love! Stay strong.
    Patty

  44. 50 Kimberly
    August 29, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I pray that God protects Nick during this surgery and cover him with his healing power for Nicks recovery. And may God give Lisa and her Family Strength and Comfort while you all go through this day and months ahead. Have Faith. And for the people and families in the State of TEXAS and surrounding areas, my thoughts and Prayers goes out to you.

  45. 51 Deborah Jacobs
    August 29, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Oh, Lisa, this is indeed a big day! I’m so thankful that you finally have an answer to Nick’s puzzling symptoms, and I will be praying for all of you, as well as his surgeon, today and throughout the healing process. May you feel surrounded by grace and comfort!

  46. 52 ladydukes
    August 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    LISA, When I read the post about your husband’s condition, I decided to respond to let you know that I am praying for him and your family, and that oddly, my best girlfriend in WA State (where we reside) is scheduled for the EXACT SAME surgery on Friday, September 1 in Seattle.Β  Joanne is my friend’s name.Β  She never realized there was a problem until she noticed a lump in her throat.Β  Because she had thyroid cancer in the past, she was concerned.Β  After numerous tests, it was discovered that she has a growth on her pituitary gland and that it is pressing on her optic nerve.Β  Joanne had gained weight so she just attributed it to the fact that her feet had grown from size 7-1/2 to size 11, and that her hands had grown very large.Β  Along with this, she has hundreds, if not thousands of “skin tags” on her face and neck, which the doctor said is caused by her pituatary gland issue.Β  MARGARET DUKES

    From: Lisa Bongean’s Weblog To: “margaretanndukes@yahoo.com” Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 7:02:43 AM PDTSubject: [New post] the big day… | lisabongean posted: ” I have kind of given you a scrap of info that we are going through something “big” and today is the day…Nick is going to be having “brain” surgery for a 3cm tumor that is attached to the pituitary gland and causing all kinds of issues that we have b” | |

  47. 53 Sharon Bochmann
    August 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Praying to the one and only God Almighty for your husband and for you!! We love youπŸ’•

  48. 54 Delores Riggs
    August 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    My prayers are with Nick and you as you guys go through this. I know Nick will do good and come thru with flying colors. He is just to nice a person for it not to have a positive outcome. My GOD be with you both.

  49. 55 Linda Hartsock
    August 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Thoughts, prayers and hugs for you both. Your only concern now is Nick, you have been blessed to have each other and always will be. Prayers, faith, and trust. In God will get you through this together . 😍

  50. 56 Linda VanHorn
    August 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

    You certainly are in my prayers, your whole family.

  51. 57 Melanie
    August 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Prayers going up for Nick and the family. I know this is a very stressful time for all of you.

  52. 58 Lissa Rogers
    August 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Praying for Nick, your family and his surgeons. Hugs and prayers my friend❀️

  53. 59 Peggy Johnson
    August 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Praying for you and Nick at this time and especially for the doctors for their skill and good judgement to the only God who hears our prayers, cares for you and has the ability to answer.

  54. 60 Karen Charles
    August 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    prayers coming your way… hope all goes well.

  55. 61 Jan Espinosa
    August 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Prayers for a successful surgery and healing.

  56. 62 Rosemary Redhead
    August 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    My heart is full of love for you and Nick. You have my prayers and good thoughts that all will go well. Continue to be strong Lisa. Nick needs to lean on you now. xo Red

  57. 63 Mary McNally
    August 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Lisa, I have said my prayers and I will tell you that a very good friend of mine had this same surgery and I can remember how 4 days later, he was good to go, you wouldn’t even know that he had surgery.

  58. 64 CG
    August 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

    My father-in-law had the exact symptoms and surgery that your husband is having. This was several years ago when technology wasn’t what it is today and he came through with flying colors. Our prayers are with you that you may have the same good outcome.

  59. 65 Krissy Butorac
    August 29, 2017 at 9:27 am

    OMG! Huge cyber hugs and prayers to you, Nick, and all of you going through this. What the two of you have is a rare relationship and it’s so wonderful to be a part of it. May love surround you. Get as many hugs as possible. If you need down time for this, we all can wait. This is so much more important now. You and your family are the priorities. God bless.

  60. 66 Carla Crook
    August 29, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Sending prayers to you and your husband for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!!
    Also prayers for safety to all who are in Harvey’s path.

  61. 67 Barb Onken
    August 29, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Praying all goes well!!

  62. 68 Sue
    August 29, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Praying that his surgeons have steady hands ant that he makes it through with flying colors.

  63. 69 Robbi
    August 29, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Lisa and Nick, Praying and sending hugs your way. Robbi

  64. August 29, 2017 at 9:30 am

    My prayers are with you and the family.

  65. 71 Donna K
    August 29, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Wishing you and Nick the best. Prayers for today and recovery.

  66. 72 Janet Jordan
    August 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    We are safe in central Texas. My daughter & her family live in Victoria. They have been with us since Fri. Going home today since water & power have been restored.
    My prayers are for you & Nick. My sister has/had (not sure it ever goes away but no symptoms since surgery in 1989) Cushings. Try to relax, I believe he will make a full recovery! Sitting outside the hotel in Houston last year, he gave me comforting words when I learned my grandson had received a horrible football injury. I pray that I’ve given you some.

  67. 73 Pame
    August 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    The prayer warriors are praying for Nick and you and all the family. It is so hard to place all our loved ones in God’s care sometimes but we need to know he will carry us through the tough times.

  68. 74 Deborah Thomas
    August 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Prayers from California, Nick

  69. 75 Jody Randall
    August 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Just sent you and Nick both a prayer.

  70. 76 Janice
    August 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Lots of prayers coming your way Lisa — prayers for surgeon’s steady hands, speedy recovery for Nick with better days ahead, and strength and comfortable for you as you worry about your man!

  71. 77 Maria Zook
    August 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I am praying for all of you.

  72. 78 Lois Hussey
    August 29, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Prayers for complete recovery for your husband Lisa and peace and knowledge for you to be able to deal with the recovery.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  73. 79 Sue H
    August 29, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Surgeries, whether minor or major, are never easy. That goes for the patient and the ones in the waiting room filled with anxiety. Hugs & prayers to you, Nick, and your entire family.

  74. 80 Deanna Bowman
    August 29, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Tons & tons of prayers coming your way. Please keep us updated as you can.

  75. 81 Mary Pat VanSchyndel
    August 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both today. Surgery is always a big deal for anyone. Hope all goes well. Mary Pat

  76. 82 Becky Lomasney
    August 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Nick is one of the nicest guys I’ve met in the quilting world. I’ll be praying that everything goes great for him. Lisa, just because you’re one tough cookie doesn’t mean you don’t have a nice soft center. I’ll be praying for you too. Best of luck.❀️❀️❀️

  77. August 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Prayers and hugs for both of you. My oldest DD is being MRI’ed for this very thing as I write this. Best wishes. Amanda in Arkansas

  78. 84 Kathy
    August 29, 2017 at 9:35 am

    He’s in good hands with competent surgeons and nurses although it’s still so scarey to anyone facing these difficult situations. We will wait with our prayers for word from you he is in recovery and putting a smile back on your face again. Lots of hugs from NY.

  79. 85 Viola Bodrero
    August 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thoughts and prayers for you both!

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  80. 86 Susan Mattoon
    August 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Oh Lisa, I so know the feelings of waiting for the outcome. Continued prayers all through this for both you and Nick and your girls and for sure hands of the Doctors involved. The love of your sewing community is surrounding you today with much love.

  81. 87 Marla
    August 29, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I’m praying for both of you our God is am great God.

  82. 88 Cindy Strauss
    August 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Praying for Nick, you, his surgeons and medical staff that the surgery will be successful and he will be returned to total health.

  83. 89 Tina Flynt, Duluth, Ga.
    August 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

    My thoughts and prayers today and thru
    Nicks recovery for you both. Much love!

  84. 90 Chris
    August 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I am happy for you that you have discovered the cause of your husband’s health problems. (And your love for each other is wonderful.) I will pray for God to guide your doctors’ care for him and for many years together. And that you will find the God who loves you and is always there for you.

  85. 91 Larry Thompson
    August 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    My prayers go out for both of you. Be strong!

  86. 92 Carmen Montmarquet
    August 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Praying for you and Nick, the surgery doctors and the great people in Houston. Also for a speedy recovery for Nick! We can wait, he needs all of you right now!!!

  87. 93 Kathleen Winslow
    August 29, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Love. Hugs. And prayers. I do think of you both and your families every time I look at my walls with pieces of you on them and feel the warmth of your quilts on my bed. Have met you both in my travels. I will pray.

  88. 94 Sheila OShay
    August 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Lisa, My Prayers and thoughts are with you both today! Xoxo Sheila

    Sent from my iPhone

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  89. 95 Laura Clever
    August 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Lisa , prayers going up for you and your family. All surgeries are scary. I have always had a bit of envy for your relationship with your husband. He seems so involved in all aspects of your live and that is so good. God is good and will care for your gentle giant.

  90. 96 Marsha
    August 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Praying…,

  91. 97 Gayle Troccoli
    August 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Praying for Nick and you. Also for everyone affected by Harvey. God bless.

  92. 98 Nuria
    August 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Praying from Spain!!

  93. 99 Lenore Worden
    August 29, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Lisa and Nick…prayers for a successful and speedy recovery! We have your back as you have had ours in the quilting world! God bless you and your family!

  94. 100 Linda L
    August 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Good thought, good Karma, Prayers! I have lost my sweetheart of 45 years,, and I know your fear. Big hugs for a good outcome and soon.

  95. 101 Nancy
    August 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Praying for you both; that Nick has a successful surgery and the you find the strength you need to get through the wait. Always scary when a loved one is taken away to that operating room; and praying that the surgical team is able to do everything necessary for him. Looking forward to your post later today, telling us all that he is out of surgery and on his way to recovering. My friend and I really enjoyed meeting him at the Maine Quilt show last year. He was doing an awesome job at your booth; and was a great way to finish the day after taking your class earlier. God Bless you both. HUGS from Maine

  96. 102 Sheri
    August 29, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Sending prayers

  97. 103 Betty cabral
    August 29, 2017 at 9:45 am

    praying for you and your husband.

  98. 104 Pat Spurgeon
    August 29, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Prayers and hugs coming to you both from La Mesa, CA.

  99. 105 Susan Denardo
    August 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Prayers to you and Nick. I have been with my husband for 47 years and would be devastated with out him. We always need them for everything we do.

  100. 106 Diane Emanuelson
    August 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Prayers for you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. 107 Lolly Pasewark
    August 29, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Praying for Nick and your family and for the skilled medical professionals who are caring for him. God bless you all!

  102. 108 Donna J Brewster
    August 29, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Sending prayers for Nick, his family, and his caregivers.

  103. 109 Deborah koetter
    August 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Dear Lisa and nick. Sending prayers and hugs to both of you. I know in my heart that the surgery will be a success. Here in Seabrook TX we have had about 30+ inches of rain since last night and still raining. I pray for all the affected families and all true quilt shops in the area that are probably flooded

  104. 110 Joyce Matthews
    August 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Praying

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  105. 111 Carolyn
    August 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Keeping you, Nick and the surgical teams in my prayers! I fully understand the “want” more than the “need” for that loved one in your life. Wish you the best!

  106. 112 Deborah K.
    August 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Prayers and love for your entire family.

  107. 113 Janet
    August 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Prayers being sent to you, Lisa and Nick. Love and prayers!

  108. 114 JoNell I Smith
    August 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

    My prayers for you, Nick and the family. I know this is a very difficult time for all of you.

  109. August 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I am praying for Nick, the surgery and for you!

  110. 116 Judy Donovan
    August 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Positive thoughts going out to Nick, you and the folks in TexasπŸ’•

  111. 117 Donna
    August 29, 2017 at 9:51 am

    All good thoughts coming your way for you, Nick, and, your entire family. All will be well!

  112. 118 Diana Lentz
    August 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Praying for Nick and your family. Praying for a positive outcome for Nick. Prayers for the long road back for the families of Texas. Prayers of support and heart felt love goes out to everyone.

  113. 119 Dee Dalton
    August 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Praying for you and Nick!! Met you and Nick at a Houston Show many years ago, he seemed to have a strong will and a sense of humor. I think he will pull through just fine. Bless you both, hope to follow you for years to come.

  114. 120 Judy Zei
    August 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Prayer is a very powerful thing and today you all have mine. Always love seeing Nick at the shows. He is a fun, goofy, bundle of joy and we hope for a speedy recovery. God bless you both.

  115. 121 Carol Eberhardt
    August 29, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Prayers, for sure, and hopes for a speedy recovery and resolution to all the other issues impacted by this nasty tumor.
    I hadn’t thought about the Quilters as Quilters, although seeing the convention center as a refuge did make me think of the big Houston show coming up. Hopefully all the Quilters are high and dry with or without their machines. What a terrible storm, I worry about the children and the emotional impact there.
    Right now, praying for Nick, the Quilters, their families and all the little children of Houston.

  116. 122 anne
    August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    sending prayers!!!

  117. 123 Dawn R Cornell
    August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Looking good in green Nick

    Sent from my iPhone

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  118. 124 MaryAnne Mooney
    August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I believe in miracles! God hears our prayers. Wishing for a speedy recovery and the best results possible! Piecefully, Mary Anne from Long Island, New York

  119. 125 Terry
    August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Prayers for Nick, you and your family as you go through the surgery and the recovery…Also prayers for Texas and the devastation that Harvey is doing to so many areas there. I have many family and friends there and we also winter in Port Aransas where it first hit-total disaster ..so very sad.

  120. August 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Keeping you and Nick in my thoughts and prayers as you go through his surgery and recuperation. Hugs to both of you !

  121. 127 Jill Defries
    August 29, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Praying!!!πŸ™

  122. 128 Leanne Mal
    August 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Sending my prayers πŸ™ positive thoughts and hugs.

  123. 129 Yvonne
    August 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Praying for Nick and you and for my home state of Texas. Life is most precious and I pray all will be restored to you.

  124. 130 Nancy
    August 29, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Sending prayers your way for a speedy recovery for your husband and peace and comfort for you as you go through this difficult time.

  125. 131 Betty Lockhart
    August 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Prayers, hugs, love…………….

  126. 132 Lonnie
    August 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Prayers for you, Nick and family.
    I’m in Houston, so blessed to be dry. Pray for Texas please.

  127. 133 Bev Crabb
    August 29, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Prayers for you and Nick – and lots of hugs!

  128. 134 Mary lou
    August 29, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Prayers and well wishes coming your way for your hubby, you and your family.
    Take care my friend and know there is a great power looking over him.
    See you soon.
    Mary Lou Ripper (louripp)

  129. 135 Kathy D
    August 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Prayers for Nick, you and all of your family. Houston is also in my prayers, while not quilters, I have family there.

    Kathy D

  130. 136 Leota Krantz
    August 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Lots of us down here in Texas will be with you and Lisa and your family. Nick, all you have to do is just get some needed rest (I am sure) and let those amazing doctors do what they “do” best. See you soon.

  131. 137 Annie B
    August 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Prayers from Florida

  132. 138 Linda Elliott
    August 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Love and prayers Lisa and Nick.

  133. 139 Terry
    August 29, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I will be holding Nick in my heart and praying for a successful operation and a speedy recovery. We can all make it happen.

  134. 140 Marianne Snowden
    August 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

    So sorry this is something you all are going thru. But it sounds like answers and a good outcome are on their way. The next few months are “me” time as he recovers and you nurse him back to the old Nick. We all definitely understand that. Nick is in good hands and with you by his side will recover quickly. Love you guys and you are both in my thoughts today.

  135. 141 Linda Elliott
    August 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Love and prayers!

  136. 142 Robin Mike
    August 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to Nick, you and your family!!

  137. 143 Sherry
    August 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Hugs and prayers coming your way….

  138. 144 Gloria G
    August 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Prayers coming from central Texas for you, Nick, and all the doctors and nurses. We are high and dry with only minor rainfall.

  139. 145 Debbie
    August 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Lisa and Nick,
    Prayers are with you both – know that there are so many who care about you, and thank you for all you have added to our lives with your talents. Debbie

  140. August 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Wow, what a weight of concern you must have been bearing trying to figure all of this out, and now to go through the surgery. Definitely praying for you, Nick, and the surgeons!

  141. 147 Nicole Hanson
    August 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Prayers for Nick and God’s hands on both of you during this time. Prayers and well wishes for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. May they recover speedily.

  142. 148 Kathryn Rogers
    August 29, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Sending prayers your way.

  143. 149 Linda S
    August 29, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Best hopes for Nick and you as you live this challenge together.
    And thank you for your generosity to the quilting community- it’s impressive that you’ve continued your work with and for through all of your personal ups-and-downs

  144. 150 Penny A L Prichard
    August 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Lisa, thank you so much for sharing this with us. May you all feel the love of God as he holds you all in his arms. Praying for guidance for the medical team. Many blessings for a long and happy continuation of your marriage.

    Penny

  145. 151 Lois Walker
    August 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Prayers for Nick and you and the medical team! Glad they found out what the problem is! Praying for speedy recovery for Nick.

  146. August 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I will be praying for Nick! I had a tumor on my pituitary gland, it ruptured the gland and the tomor attached itself to my kidney. I had ot for nine years, with a lot of the same symptoms Nick had. Big surgery, but it went well. I do know what he is going through! God was so good to me!

  147. 153 Gwendolyn Jones
    August 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    My prayers for Nick’s speedy recovery and your family. We are praying for the people affected by Harvey.

  148. 154 Felice Gokey
    August 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Great, positive, happy thoughts I’m sending your way……and lots of prayers, too…..all the way from Port St Lucie, Florida:)

  149. 155 Jacqueline Hale
    August 29, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Prayers going up….

  150. 156 PK Binns
    August 29, 2017 at 10:17 am

    So heartwarming to read about all the positive energy, love and prayers that are going to you, Nick, and the surgical team.
    Waiting for results is difficult, and I am sending more healing thoughts, prayers to your family, the doctors and the hospital staff from Gig Harbor, WA. I think you have prayers coming from every direction, which is a good thing.

  151. 157 Cathy Weatherford
    August 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

    prayers for you and Nick. Such a really hard time, for you folks and for the hurricane folks too. I am going thru treatments for throat cancer, and could not do it without my loving Lord and and my special loving husband. Thank you so much Lord for those who care for us.

  152. 158 Marilyn Pearlman
    August 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

    My prayers are with you both. Speedy recovery for Nick ( you need to get back to fishing) and strength to Lisa to take care of him. Thinking of both of you on this day, and best wishes everyday.

  153. 159 Rita
    August 29, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Lisa, about 15 years ago my husband had a tumor removed from his adrenal gland. Very rare most are found at autopsy because the patient strokes out. His doctor calls him a miracle man. Fast forward those 15 years and I find myself sitting in a waiting room once again only today it’s just routine cataract surgery! We need our spouses no matter our level of confidence and seeming independence. I know who my biggest supporter and cheerleader is, as do you! I’ll say a prayer for yours as I wait for mine❀️

  154. 160 Janey B
    August 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

    May you feel arms wrapped around you, Nick and your family today. Bless the surgeons as they share their gifts of knowledge and skill.

  155. 162 Diana Schumacher
    August 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Prayers sent up to guide the surgeon’s hands and for a positive outcome.

  156. 163 Janet Jordan
    August 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Sending prayers to you and your family. Also praying for all the caregivers and medical people that the gifts of healing that God has given them will be there for Nick. Know you both are being carried through your storm by a loving, caring God.Blessings to you.

    From: Lisa Bongean’s Weblog To: janj215@yahoo.com Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:03 AM Subject: [New post] the big day… #yiv3078513909 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3078513909 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3078513909 a.yiv3078513909primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3078513909 a.yiv3078513909primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3078513909 a.yiv3078513909primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3078513909 a.yiv3078513909primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3078513909 WordPress.com | lisabongean posted: “I have kind of given you a scrap of info that we are going through something “big” and today is the day…Nick is going to be having “brain” surgery for a 3cm tumor that is attached to the pituitary gland and causing all kinds of issues that we have b” | |

  157. 164 PattiO
    August 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Sending tons of prayers!

  158. 165 Sandy
    August 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

    That is a biggie! Thoughts and prayers for you and Nick, and the rest of your family. Hope everything goes as supposed to. And prayers for Texas also. I have a few relatives there in the middle of the mess.

  159. 166 Deb
    August 29, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Thoughts and prays to your husband and family sending our thoughts and good recovery.

  160. 167 Pat sparks
    August 29, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Prayers to you my husband had the same surgery. After a few complication and now on medicine he is doing just fine. The key is a good endroconologist.

  161. 168 Karen A
    August 29, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Prayers for completely successful surgery and
    swift recovery!

  162. 169 Gail
    August 29, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Prayers for Nick and the medical staff attending him and prayers for you and your family. May God carry all of you through this.

  163. August 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    My thoughts and prayers to you, Lisa, and to Nick . Today will be an anxious day but you are both wrapped in much love and support …

  164. 171 billiekercmar@gmail.com
    August 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Sending love & prayers πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

    Sent from my iPhone

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  165. 172 Chris W
    August 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    My thoughts and prayers to you and Nick. Take care.

  166. 173 Anne at Walden Woods
    August 29, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Many good thoughts and my very best prayers for Nick’s surgery/recovery and for your support and encouragement for Nick and your family and for all of our friends and fellow quilters who are struggling with the high water/storms.

  167. 174 De De Benson
    August 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Prayers to you and your families. May he recover quickly.

  168. 175 JeanWolfe
    August 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Wow. It is quite a big surgery . He will come. thru with flying colors. God bless you Nick & may God hold you tightly in his hands for a few days. Any surgery has its risks but it sounds like you have him with great doctors
    Prayers for you both!!

  169. 176 Peggy
    August 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Prayers for your family, especially Nick and for all Houstonians too!

  170. 177 Maureen
    August 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Lisa, prayers for you, Nick and all the medical team.

  171. 178 Verna
    August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Thinking of you and your family, Lisa. Definitely have you on the prayer list. Here’s to a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

  172. 179 lapd12301
    August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Prayingβ™‘

    On Aug 29, 2017 7:02 AM, “Lisa Bongean’s Weblog” wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: ” I have kind of given you a scrap of info that we are > going through something “big” and today is the day…Nick is going to be > having “brain” surgery for a 3cm tumor that is attached to the pituitary > gland and causing all kinds of issues that we have b” >

  173. 180 Aggiequilter
    August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Lisa,
    Sending thoughts and prayers your way for Nick today and his recovery!
    We are hanging in, day 4 of Harvey rains here and hoping for the best. The Brazos River will decide what happens next. So many thousands have lost everything here, it is truly beyond comprehension.

  174. 181 Cindy S
    August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Praying for good results with the surgery and a return to better health! Also prayers for you and the family to be strong through this. πŸ™πŸ»

  175. 182 Bobbie Casey
    August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Thoughts & prayers coming your way from Clear Lake, IA. Prayers also for the health team taking care of Nick.

    Lisa I have been in a similar place with my husband in the last few years – difficult & scary! As you know prayers do help!

  176. 183 Barbara
    August 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I hear you! My husband had a benign 5cm tumor removed from his brain last November. He is feeling the best he has in years! Was so scary! And they sent him home with only regular Tylenol! Hang in there. We’re all pulling for you both!

  177. 184 Patsy McNew
    August 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

    We are all praying for all your family and friends. Thank you for your concerns about our state at this time.
    I know all will be well. Patsy from Texas.

  178. 185 joke dingemans
    August 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Lisa I will burn a candle today as a prair for you and your husband, with love joke dingemansj

  179. 186 Polly Perkins
    August 29, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Prayers are sent your way to you and your family. I am glad they found the issue. Sometimes that seems to be very difficult but now they know what to do for it.

  180. August 29, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Toutes mes pensΓ©es vont vers vous, mon coeur vous soutient. Bises de France.

  181. 188 Cathy
    August 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

    God’s blessings to Nick, you and your family. Nick… we love seeing you in all the photos (your bike, fishing, with the kids & grandkids) and with Lisa’s smiling face. You are apart of our quilt family. Get well. Jeter misses you too!

  182. 189 Jan Doyle
    August 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Prayers being sent.

  183. 190 Barbara F.
    August 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

    We live in Northwest LA and so all is well here. Will be praying for Nick and sending best wishes for his speedy recovery. Big hugs!

  184. August 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Lisa and Nick, wishes to you from the bottom of my heart for a successful surgery and recovery. All my energies today will be sent your way.xo

  185. 192 Gayle Lacey
    August 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Praying to the Great Healer that Nick and you will be together for many more years. “Two are better than one …”.

  186. 193 Brenda Burgess
    August 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Praying for you and your family

  187. 194 Jeanne D.
    August 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Lisa, Praying for you and Nick. As a native Houstonian, I am so sad to see all the destruction to my home, Houston. So many people have lost everything. We are so blessed living north of town and dry but totally surrounded by water. We need the rain to stop. I have checked the Quilt Festival site and it is posted the show will go on. We will recover and see your fabulous booth at the show in a few months.

  188. August 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    adding my prayers for him! Lord have mercy!

  189. 196 Kathaleen Quinlan
    August 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Prayers are flowing your way.

  190. 197 Kyla Wilson
    August 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Praying for Nick and you, Lisa! Also will pray for guidance for the doctors and surgeons.

  191. 198 Eileen Moss
    August 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I’ll be sending prayers for Nick’s quick recovery. Also prayers to those Quilter’s in Texas affected by Harvey!

  192. August 29, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Prayers and Positive Thoughts for you and Nick from Russia! Everything will be fine !

  193. August 29, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Dear Lisa…. my prayers are with you and Nick……all my love to you both,😊

  194. August 29, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Prayers for both Nick and you and the family. You are correct that a pituitary tumor is usually not cancerous. Brain surgery is very scary, nevertheless. I actually have a “shadow” that was found on my pituitary gland as well but we are watching it since nothing is definitive. BTW, I live in the Houston area and it is a mess here. Will the rain ever stop! We are faring ok in our area. My thoughts and prayers are with all those that have been displaced and suffered damage to their property. A heartfelt thanks goes out to our first responders and general citizens for all their help and putting their lives at risk to help those in need. We are blessed.

  195. 202 Fran B
    August 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Sending hugs your way and well wishes nor a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Nick. You two make a great team in business and in life. I wish you all the best. God bless.

  196. 203 Pat Bley
    August 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

    So sorry to hear about Nick. We will keep him and you in our prayers, and also all the people down in TX .

  197. 204 JoAnne Lane McPherson
    August 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I’m totally praying. Stay strong both of you. Hugs.

  198. 205 Beth
    August 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Prayers coming your way. Please keep us updated !

  199. 206 Marie McDonald
    August 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I will be praying for Nick and for you!

  200. 207 Pamela Miller
    August 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

    “It is the Lord that goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you nor forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8.
    Praying everything is going well.

  201. 208 travelingro
    August 29, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Thoughts will be with you today and to all the people in Texas affected by this terrible storm.

  202. 209 Denise Gosselin
    August 29, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Lisa and Nick – I am so sad to hear this news but also overjoyed that they have found the issue and it can be fixed. I understand about “need” and “want”. Sometimes guys think we just want them for their helpfulness around the house, etc. I tell my husband I can hire that person, it’s you I want around to share my life with. I will be thinking of you both and saying a prayer for Nick.

  203. 210 Kristy
    August 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Prayers being offered and will be continued, you both need to be well and spend time with your little man who we can see loves you dearly!

  204. 211 Marilyn Hopkins
    August 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Praying for Nick , you and your family. Also for guidance for his doctors. I live in Corpus Christi, and we missed the worst of Harvey. However, I have friends and family in Rockport, Tx that weren’t so lucky. Please keep all those affected by Harvey in your prayers. There is so much devastation that it is hard to comprehend. I have a quilting friend that just moved to Houston and her house is under water. Please pray for the Smith family. We are strong, compassionate people here in Texas, and we will get through this – it will just take some time.

  205. 212 Jan Kitchen
    August 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Lisa,
    You and Nick are in my prayers. Have faith in the Lord. He is the great physician.
    Jan

  206. 213 Suzanne Kuhns
    August 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

    definitely sending prayers for Nick and for you!

  207. August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Prayers and love from Texas to the two most hard-working, generous people we all admire.

  208. 215 Diane Ziegler
    August 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Prayers for all to go well and a speedy recovery!

  209. 216 Alice
    August 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    It is a priviledge to pray for you, Nick, and your entire family.

  210. 217 Dana
    August 29, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Sending prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

  211. 218 Deliena Chell
    August 29, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Lisa-
    Sending love, prayers and good thoughts to you and Nick. Be patient with yourself and with Nick during the recovery period. There may be no big scar to show after the surgery but it takes a while for your body to reset and feel human again. Love you lots!!

  212. 219 Barb
    August 29, 2017 at 11:04 am

    May his surgeons hands be guided by the man upstairs! May his recovery be without complications. Hopeful that going through this together only strengthens the bond the two of you already share. May you both continue to be blessed!

  213. 221 Denise Wilcox
    August 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Lisa I’m sending my prayers for the skilled Doctors to guide them in the surgery and for Nicks speedy healing and for you and your family patiently waiting. Hugs!

  214. 222 Elizabeth Sampson
    August 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Prayers for successful surgery, speedy recovery, and lots of support!

  215. 223 Hildy
    August 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I wishing you two all of the best and thinking of you and hope the surgery will go as smooth as possible. And I hope everybody is safe in Texas and stays this way. Hugs to all of you.

  216. 224 Pris Phillips
    August 29, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Father God… guide the hands of the surgeons as they remove this tumor from Nick’s body. Comfort Lisa and the family with Your overwhelming peace. Give Nick the best outcome possible and restore health to his body. Provide financially, emotionally and physically for every need they might have. And let his recovery be faster and smoother than expected. Give them the gift of Your Presence today and in the days ahead. Bless them with all they need to navigate a full and complete recovery.

    And we pray for Texas… send angels (big strong ones) to hold up the levees that are in jeapordy of breaking… hold them up… and keep the people in harm’s way safe. Help the resources and supplies to get through to those who need them. Encourage and strengthen the first responders… give them wisdom… and comfort those who are so very afraid, including my daughter’s in-laws in Sugar Land. Comfort their fearful hearts and minds. Keep them safe. In Jesus’ name. Amen

  217. 225 Pamela D Miller
    August 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Praying for Nick and a great outcome to his surgery. God is the Great Physician, and he is guiding Nick’s doctors as they perform his surgery. Praying for you also, Lisa, that you will be comforted and will stay strong. Hugs sent your way. Please update us as you can. God bless you both.

  218. 226 Bmudge
    August 29, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Aw Lisa, prayers for Nick, his surgeons, you, and the victims of Harvey. Sending you love and support from Indiana.

  219. 227 Sharon Z.
    August 29, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Lisa…
    Prayers, for sure…for Nick and you too! How do you deal with it ALL? Might be a sign to just slow down a bit and enjoy life! My thought & prayers.
    Sharon

  220. 228 valerie geib
    August 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Oh my gosh, Lisa, praying for both you and Nick. I don’t know how you have gotten through all the classes and traveling you have done with this looming over you. Praying for Nicks health and a successful surgery and for you for God’s precious peace.

  221. 229 Janet Sopa
    August 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Prayers for Nick, you and your family!

  222. 230 Natalie Rogers
    August 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Praying for you and Nick and your family today. I met him last year in Augusta Maine, and he was so nice and patient helping me because I have a hard time making up my mind. Praying that all goes well, and Nick is feeling more himself soon.

  223. August 29, 2017 at 11:22 am

    scary stuff…prayers for you both. Peace be with you while you wait for the news.

  224. 232 Susan
    August 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Prayers, of course. For all of you- his medical team, him, and all your family.

  225. 233 Robin McGuire
    August 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way.

  226. 234 Pascale
    August 29, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Plenty of positive thoughts from France. Hope everything will go fine for you two.

  227. 235 suejean1
    August 29, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Oh my gosh. I am so sorry to hear that you and Nick have been going through this. Praying real hard Lisa for complete success with this surgery. Lifting up Nick’s surgeons for their best work. Praying that God gives you peace as you wait that all will be well. Hugs.

  228. 236 Donna Pace
    August 29, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Oh, Lisa, what shocking news! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick, his medical team and surgeons for their expertise in performing a successful surgery and recovery! May God Bless!

  229. 237 Jakey
    August 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Hi Lisa, my prayers are with you and Nick. I will be hoping for a safe and successful surgery, and speedy recovery!

    To all those impacted by hurricane Harvey my thoughts and prayers are with you too.

    Hugs, Jakey

  230. 238 anita fitzsimmons
    August 29, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Prayers for ur husband you and all the doctors and nurses. And all quilters and people in Huston and all in the path of Harvey. Take care Anita

  231. 239 Nancy Mastrianni
    August 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Thoughts and prayers for you, Nick and everyone in Texas

  232. 240 Karen
    August 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Prayers for Nick, you and your family…….

  233. 241 Sarah Stroede
    August 29, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Praying for the doctors to have steady hands, the nurses to speed up the recovery and Nick to through in flying colors. Asking a God to watch over you, family and friends.

  234. August 29, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I’ve been keeping you both in my thoughts all morning and am sending healing thoughts your way.

  235. August 29, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Thoughts & prayers for your husband’s quick recovery! And special thoughts for you, as you wait to see his smile again!

  236. 244 gijane279-Liz
    August 29, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Lisa I’m praying for Nick, you, and your family as you go thru this… your in my heart always and you have my number if you need anything.. love hugs and lots of prayers Liz

  237. 245 lynnrodby
    August 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Best of all to you and your family!!!
    Sorry that you are going through this!

  238. 246 Barbara Acchino
    August 29, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Prayers and positive thoughts!

  239. August 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Lisa. You and Nick are absolutely in my thoughts and prayers as you both go through this little storm. Moving to China in the morning but will be watching fb for updates as he comes through this and will stood be back by your side making magic together.

    Blessings and prayers. Susan

    Sent from my iPhone

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  240. 248 Jackie
    August 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Prayers and thoughts are with you both!

  241. 249 Kristi
    August 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Thoughts and prayers coming your way from Washington state!

  242. August 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I didn’t read your blog till this afternoon. I hope by now the surgery is over and that it was successful. Still praying!

  243. 251 Marcy
    August 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Prayers for both of you and Texas too.

  244. 252 Debra Reber
    August 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Prayers for you & your family

  245. 253 Mary
    August 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Prayers to you and your family for a speedy recovery πŸ™

  246. 254 Nancy
    August 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    When you gave a hint, I thought it might be about Nick. It’s 1 hour past surgery time here in the East and I’m just reading your blog since hubby was doing some preop this morning also. I said my prayer for both of you and for a full recovery for your Sweetie. I’ll have to try and find you on FB for an update.

  247. 255 Mimi Hall
    August 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Prayers to you and your family Lisa! You do so much good and good comes back I am sure! Our nephew has the same type tumor and it also took a few years to diagnosis. His is controlled by a medication that reduces it in size. You will have your Nick for a long time!! Hang in there today. =)

  248. 256 Kim
    August 29, 2017 at 11:51 am

    My prayers are with you Nick and Lisa and all the victims of Harvey. Will continue to pray for you all.

  249. 257 Sylvia Corbin
    August 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Praying for you from Greece.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  250. 258 Marilyn Boerger
    August 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Prayers for him and all of you!

  251. 259 Lynne B
    August 29, 2017 at 11:54 am

    My prayers and heartfelt thoughts for Nick, You, your family, doctors and medical personnel that will be working so hard for Nick’s successful surgery and speedy recovery. Please remember your strength and love is your family’s glue, and that blessing comes from above. There are many who care deeply without sending a special note here.

    Prayers and best thoughts also for all those impacted by Harvey, may your strength bring you through this safely.

  252. 260 Susan
    August 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Praying for you, Nick and your family. Also the medical team.

  253. 261 Sharron
    August 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Our prayers are certainly with you, your family and all the people dealing with Harvey. We will think positive and know everything will be okay!

  254. 262 Brenda Huffman
    August 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers and with you and Nick and all who are touched by Hurricane Harvey! Looking forward to a positive update on Facebook!

  255. 263 Mildred Yost
    August 29, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Nick.

  256. 264 Pam
    August 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Hugging you both as well as the medical team in my prayers. Best wishes from South Africa

  257. 265 Jill
    August 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Prayers and cyber hugs coming your way from Ontario, Canada.

  258. August 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Lisa:
    All my prayers to you and husband. To finally get an answer must be a relief! I know you are worried sick.
    Please keep us posted and know you’ll be in my prayers.
    Mary in New Braunfels

  259. 267 Ronnie badgett
    August 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Lisa you and all your family are in our prayers…prayers for all in Houston and the path of this storm…keep us updated! Be strong

  260. 268 Mary Furlong
    August 29, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Praying for Nick and your family as you trudge through this medical crisisπŸ™

  261. 270 Julie Scott
    August 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Sending prayers your way!

  262. August 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    God is THE great Physicisn, and He has a plan for you and Nick. Praying for strength and acute senses for the doctors during the surgery, for compassion and alertness for the nurses, and the Peace that passes all understanding for you as you wait. Hugs to you!

  263. 272 Connie A
    August 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Nick and Lisa, my prayers, thoughts and good vibes are headed your way. Thanks to both of you for all you both do for us out here.

  264. August 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Dear Lisa and Nick….by now, hopefully surgery is over and all is well. I just saw this message. I will still pray for you both, As I do know how difficult this can be, having gone through this with my Son in Law just last year. Hang in there….you are both really strong people who have worked so hard and have accomplished so much! There is an army of people praying, and I know that really really helps! Glen and I are pulling for you! Love, Jeni, and Glen Gaston.

  265. 274 conradsmommd
    August 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Praying for you and Rick today and in the coming days that the Lord will surround you with His Love and Presence and Comfort. Praying also for Him to guide the surgeon’s hands. You are never alone.

  266. 276 Cindi P
    August 29, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Prayers being lifted up.

  267. 277 Nicole
    August 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Prayers to Nick and you and your family!

  268. 278 Flo miller
    August 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Many prayers and hugs to you Lisa. Flo miller

  269. 279 Nancy Frank
    August 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Prayers for the doctors to have the wisdom and skill to get Nick through the surgery with the best outcome. Prayers for strength for you and your family to keep positive and walk with him through his recovery.

  270. 280 Dottie Raab
    August 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Prayers coming your way

  271. 281 Becki
    August 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Praying that the Lord will bless you as you go through this surgery and recovery. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to pray!

  272. 282 Gran/Shirley
    August 29, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    You and your DH are in my prayers and thoughts today. My hope is that you will be surrounded by His love. Thank you for asking and sharing.

  273. 283 Paula P
    August 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Good thoughts and prayers to you and Nick and your whole family.

  274. 284 Edith Gorzo
    August 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Prayers are being sent to your family. Take care all!

  275. 285 Constance Matter
    August 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Praying, know it is very scary. Also understand needing him by your side.

    Fondly & prayerfully

    Connie Matter

  276. 286 Pam Walton
    August 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Prayers from Canada.
    xo

  277. 287 Marty Toale
    August 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Prayers for Nick that all will be well and prayers for you as well because the hardest thing to be is a caregiver who wants so much to have your loved one back and enjoy the “best that’s yet to come”. God bless you both and hold you in his handπŸ™πŸ™

  278. 289 Julie Green
    August 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Sending positive thoughts, prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery when it’s all done ! Just wished I lived closer so I could be cooking for you when needed !!!

  279. August 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Sending you healing thoughts and best wishes from NZ

  280. 292 Kathy Holmertz
    August 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Prayers for successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

  281. 293 LeAnn Goettel
    August 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This explains so much. When you only see him once a year at Road To California and he has physically changed like this. I’m grateful you have an answer and also our prayers. God bless.

  282. 294 Kim Mueller
    August 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Prayers from Campbellsport, Wi. Although we’ve never met, I feel like I know you from following you on email. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hoping someday to get to your store. God Bless.

  283. 295 Carol Balley
    August 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Prayers for both you and Nick as well as the Drs. I’m glad you have great Drs. although God is the Great Physician.

  284. 296 crowcabincreations
    August 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Prayers for your husband, you, and your entire family!!

  285. 297 Albeerta Bailie
    August 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Oh my! I missed Nick at the Houston Quilt Show!! Please know that so many many of us really care about you and Nick and your families. Praying that God will give the Dr’s skill in removing this tumor and that all of the problems involved will be solved. God is the Great Physician and only He can give you the peace and calm during this time. Just ask him!! Please keep us updated. Nick is so cute, funny, kind and even remembers when I revisit your booth!! I pray that you will have him around for many more years. Our 54 wedding anniversary is on Thurs. I know I still want Jack around for a long long time.

    Please everyone pray for Houston. The 9000 at the convention center where we enjoy the quilt show is only a portion of the people evacuated. It is truly a phenomenal disaster of huge proportions. We have had 33″ of rain -my husband loves his new digital rain gauge! we have had no water in our neighborhood and even the streets haven’t flooded. We feel blessed. Like a minister at our church said–ok -those of us who are high and dry need to get ready to put on our boots and help those who weren’t. True!! Houston is a terrific city where neighbor always helps neighbor!!

    Praying for you and Nick and for an amazing recovery!!

  286. 298 Mary
    August 29, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Prayers for both of you.

  287. 299 Gail Miller
    August 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Prayers being sent for s sucessful surgery and for you.

  288. 300 Susan Cook
    August 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    thoughts and prayers from North Chesterfield, VA Sue Cook

  289. 301 Deb Magerkurth
    August 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Prayers for all! Stay strong.

  290. 302 sharon crandall
    August 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    My Dear Lisa and Nick, i will pray for you and your family. I can’t imagine but I know its times like these our faith must be strong. Prayers for you all

    I am also praying for everyone in Harveys path.

  291. 303 Stella
    August 29, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Praying for you and your husband that the surgery goes well and his recovery is speedy and his symptoms are resolved.

  292. August 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Keeping you, Nick, & the doctor’s in my prayers Lisa!

  293. August 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    My thoughts are prayers are with all of you today!

  294. 306 Ethelann Wood
    August 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Please know that you ,Nick and the family are in my thoughts and heart. This must be so hard but together you will get through it. We just celebrated our 45th anniversary and even though day to day may not seem so, as you say, we want to be together always. You guys are not done yet. This will be a big bump in the road and make you both stronger than ever! Think how crazy you can drive each other when he is well and you are on teaching break!!! .love,ethelann

  295. 307 Margie
    August 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Praying for you, your husband and everyone in Texas. We are holding you all close to our hearts.

  296. 308 Maggie Reintges
    August 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I’m praying that his surgery goes well and he starts feeling better very soon!! Hugs to you too ❀️

  297. 309 Maddy McCaslin
    August 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    My prayers are with you and Nick. God is the Great Physican.

  298. August 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Continued prayers for Nick, for you, and for everyone that could use some peace of mind during troubles.

  299. 312 Tami Urmie
    August 29, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Prays being sent your way from Cotton Creek Mill, and special one for people in Harveys path

  300. 313 Patricia Duddleston
    August 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Praying all will go well. Thank you both for all you do. Pat Duddleston

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  301. 314 Edith
    August 29, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I just read your blog. By now I hope the surgery is over or almost over and Nick can start his recovery. Always in my prayers. Hugs to you both.

  302. 315 Connie Cool Miller
    August 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Many many prayers for you and Nick.

  303. 316 Kris Hebbring
    August 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Thinking and praying for you and your family today from the Big Island of Hawaii.

  304. 317 Pam Knight
    August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Lisa, I too just read your post and am praying that the surgery went well and Nick is in recovery. Thoughts and prayers coming to you both. Remember to take care of yourself too, as you are as important to Nick as he is to you. I am also sending prayers to the effected areas of Texas. Hugs to you and Nick from Michigan.

  305. 318 Maureen Sheppard
    August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Hugs and prayers, Lisa and Nick. Stay strong.

  306. 319 Virginia Marshall
    August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Bless both you and Nick. Prayers that all goes well with the surgery.

  307. 320 Judy Davis
    August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Prayers for Nick!!!

  308. 321 Linda
    August 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I met your son once in Daytona. I only hope
    To come to one of your retreats. I’ve had 2 back surgeries but this is a bit much for anyone. As long as you have the best docs and prognosis is good he will be in gods hands. Long road ahead but know that all of us who know and adore you can only hope for the best and my thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
    With warmest regards
    Linda Franklin.

  309. 322 Joyce Gregory
    August 29, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Prayers for a successful surgery and for a complete and wonderful recovery.

  310. 323 Kathy h
    August 29, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Many prayers for nick and you both. Hope the surgery is done and a very speedy recovery.

  311. 324 Teri
    August 29, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Thoughts and prayers with you.

  312. 325 Sue mills
    August 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Praying for you and Nick! I do believe in the power of prayer and as an operating room nurse my prayers are very specific for you all!!! God I thank you for your great love for us, your children. I thank you for excellent doctors and surgeons, and nurses taking care of Nick right now!! I am reminded of your faithfulness to us and using all things, the good and the bad to draw us closer to your side!! Continue to wrap your arms around Lisa and her family right now–let her know she is not forgotten or alone. That you’ve guided the hands of her surgeon and will continue to bring health and healing back to Nicks body!! Let her know people from all over that she doesn’t know well re lifting her up in prayer because of your great love for her!! Thank you Lord for Lisa and Nick–thank you for your care over them! I ask this in the mighty name of Jesus who gives us the authority to ask and who loves us so!! Amen. I will be keeping you in my prayers Lisa, I know you’ve had a lot that you’ve had to walk thru–He is faithful! –Sue Mills (MI)

  313. 326 Vicki Ascher
    August 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Praying for Nick’s successful surgery and safe recovery.

  314. 327 Vicki Beckner
    August 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I am praying for you both.

  315. 328 Anne Thate
    August 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Prayers to you Nick and all the people in Houston πŸ™πŸ˜‡πŸ’•

  316. August 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Prayers and hugs for both you and Nick. May God wrap his loving hands around you and let you know he is with you.

  317. 330 Anne Boissinot
    August 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Of course I would pray for you both. This is a serious time for each of you. Having gone through something serious with my husband a Year ago. Every kind word, every prayer, every friend is a very good thing for all the family. Blessings and be brave, think positive, Anne Ontario, Canada

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  318. 331 Jody Dickey
    August 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Positive energy to both of you today and through the recovery. Thankful for skilled surgeons hands and knowledge.

  319. August 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Lisa, my prayers go out to you and to Nick! God works miracles every single day! Please keep us all posted and I’m praying that you and Nick will grow old and grey together! Hang in there. We will look for your next email.
    Hugs,
    Rose Ann at Quilter’s Emporium in Houston (we are high and dry)

  320. 333 Dinah Snyder
    August 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Sending up prayers for your husband, you, and your family! God bless you all!

  321. 335 Cathy
    August 29, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    You have me in tears! Remain strong for him! We will all be praying for a successful surgery, a full recovery and your man holdin you safe in his arms again.
    Sincerely,
    Cathy from BC, Canada

  322. 336 Mary DePue
    August 29, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I will definitely be praying..πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  323. 337 Sandy Wilcox
    August 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    My love to both of you. I read FB first so I know things are going well. I appreciate your comments about wanting/needing someone; yours is one of those special relationships. Thank you for sharing so much of it with us in these posts. Respect for your comforting remarks to Houston as you are going through this yourself.

  324. 338 Dawn
    August 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Prayers coming your way until this is under control. So thankful this was discovered and that surgery is being performed. My cousin’s wife had this, wasn’t diagnosed for many many years and while surgery helped, the affects of the massive adrenaline on her body took a terrible toll on both her physical and mental health. God bless you both and your family. We’re waiting for better news. Love from Iowa.

  325. 339 Linda B
    August 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I can see you sitting there reading all these posts. I hope it helps your day go quickly and the hours pass by so fast . The nurse in me knows whats involved with nick’s surgery. I spent my whole career in the operating room/surgery/ICU. My stress reliever was you !!! Finding quilting and crafts. So I know he will be fine….thoughts and prayers to both of you and all your family. Take care of yourself cause you will be taking care of Nick and need to be ready for that !πŸ˜ƒ

  326. 340 Lorie Posey
    August 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Lifting him up! Our God is able to heal and take care of him. Also praying for you, for peace and comfort.

  327. 341 masonmarlene
    August 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Loving you and Nick and asking God to keep you both in His caring arms and lift you up to Him who has the power to do a complete healing. Also, praying for the people affected by Harvey. We can thank Him for all things because He has his reasons for doing what he does and don’t think satan doesn’t get in there and try to side track us – he usually does his best when we are vulnerable. God bless you and know you are loved.

  328. 342 Jane Lemley
    August 29, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I had surgery last April for the same kind of tumor… attached to both optic nerves and pituitary gland and right carotid artery it was about the same size but there must not have been as much involvement of Pituitary as I didn’t have all the growth issues. Will pray for your husband. I lost 25 % of vision in my right eye and issues with forgetting words, but no complaints here. Maybe we can do some kind of donations to quilters that lost their sewing rooms. Not sure how that would be organized but that’s for later. Prayer Warriors today. Thank you for letting us know. Jane

  329. 343 Karren
    August 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Thoughts, prayers, and wishes for a speedy recovery for Nick. Love, thoughts, prayers for you — it’s hard to watch your best friend and companion go through health issues. Looking forward to seeing you in Houston in November.

  330. 344 Terry Rupple
    August 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Prayers for Nick, you and the rest of your family. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  331. 345 Betty Forester
    August 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Prayers for you and Nick

  332. 346 Diann
    August 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

  333. 347 Paula Key
    August 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    My Husband had a Stroke in his Intestines 2 years ago and I know a lot of what you are feeling Just put it in Gods Hands and except what he says It will all be OK By the way God wasn’t ready for my husband so he may not be ready for Nick to come his way either Praying for you all

  334. August 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for being so vulnerable and allowing us into your innermost thoughts. You and Nick have given so much to us quilters…we all will pray, think of you often, and wait to hear good news.

  335. 349 lfcquilts@gmail.com
    August 29, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Lisa and Nick, my prayers go out for you both. I hope Nicks surgery will be a success. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Linda Crumpton

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  336. 350 Donna Tirpak
    August 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    On it! Putting you and Nick on our world wide Church Prayer list! Blessings dear ones. Donna Tirpak

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  337. 351 Vikki W
    August 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Sending good vibes, big hugs, and lots of prayers your way!

  338. August 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Prayers sent out for Nick, you, and your family.

  339. 353 Ann Post
    August 29, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. You are both in my prayers. You tell Nick I can’t wait till he is better so I can see him at some of the quilt shows. He always appreciates that I use my husband’s Cabelas’s visa for the purchases. Take care.

  340. 354 Sandy D'Angelo
    August 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Lisa and Nick, stay strong and concentrate on healing. Prayers to wonderful people for a speedy recovery.

  341. August 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Praying for a 100% recovery. So sad about our coastline and Houston. Years before things are back to normal. We were lucky our area missed the bullet. Keep us informed on hubby’s progress.

  342. 356 Kathleen Matusek
    August 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Lisa you and Nick have my thoughts and prayers, today and the days to follow Nick’s surgery.

  343. 357 Mary
    August 29, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Prayers for your family and for the Drs. to be guided by His hands!

  344. 358 Patricia Rosenbaum
    August 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time, as well as for those in Texas. I’m sure there are a lot of us out here standing with you and for you and Nick. We will be anxious to hear that all is well.

  345. 359 Judith Ebbert
    August 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    You are both in our thoughts and prayers.

  346. 360 Kathy Tarazoff
    August 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    My thoughts are with you. I hope he comes out with flying colors. Having great doctors makes a world of difference-my husband had two strokes and if it weren’t for his great doctors and a great Rehab center here I hate to think where he would be now. We are in Houston in one of the very few areas that haven’t flooded-we are so lucky. But watching TV it is just such a tragedy for so many others.

  347. 361 Pat
    August 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I will pray for you n your hubby. This is a very difficult time for you n I do understand your “want” of him. May God keep him n you safe. May the nurses n doctors do their very best to help him n you. Pat Simington. Fellow quilter

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  348. 362 Dawn Davis
    August 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Many prayers for your Nick, and for you, Lisa. May God guide his doctors in surgery and in his recovery. Also God bless the victims of Harvey and keep them safe. Things can be replaced – people can’t.

  349. 363 Jeanette
    August 29, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Dear Lisa,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Nick at this anxious time. Take time to breathe deeply and visualise him now as whole and well and feel what that feels like. Fill your heart with thankfulness for this as if it has already come to pass. (And for the wonderful man that he is.) Give thanks, too for the amazing doctors you have. They are indeed a gift to you both at this time.
    I have been following you on your blog for some time all the way from Melbourne, Australia. I love your generosity and kindness. And now is the time we can send some love back to you.
    Kind regards, Jeanette W.

  350. 364 Peggy Hostetler
    August 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Lisa, my thoughts and prayers are with both you
    and Nick. Please God watch over you all and
    guide the surgeons as they do their best in
    surgery.
    I have been around Nick very little only at quilt shows but he is delightful and very helpful.
    He will come through this with flying colors and
    all husbands say these things at times if only for
    our attention!! Little boys need approval and
    nurturing at times- they surely Do Not Mean
    It! Hugs and prayers.

  351. 365 Joyce Scribner
    August 29, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Praying fervently… Both of you take care!

  352. 366 Charlotte
    August 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    By the time I read this, the surgery was over and hopefully 100% successful.. I will add you and Nick to my prayer list for a speedy recovery. Glad to hear that the dr. found the cause of his symptoms.

  353. 367 Ellen Dean
    August 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    It is times like this that we are reminded just how much “control” we have. Prayers for wisdom and healing, Peace

  354. 369 Joanne
    August 29, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Prayers from Massachusetts

  355. 370 Ila Migut
    August 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    My thoughts are with you both

  356. August 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Prayers being sent to the both of you from Bigfork, Montana.

  357. 373 Suzette
    August 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Prayers and positive thoughts for you and Nick. And heartfelt sympathy for Texas. I live in Eastern NC and know first hand the devastating power of a flood.

  358. August 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Lisa…32 years ago my husband was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. It was Cushing’s syndrome/ disease. He was working out every day and still gaining weight …nothing was helping. He had a moon face, a bit of a hump between his shoulders and a torso that looked like it was pumped full of air. He was producing over 200% of the cortisone he should have been producing. Luckily we had a doctor in Tulsa who was familiar with the symptoms.
    He had all but 10 % of his pituitary removed…just enough to be compatible with life. He takes cortisone replacement every day and is absolutely fine.
    I guess mypoint is….medicine becomes more refined every day. Treatments that weren’t able to do done before are the new norm.
    Hugs to you and know that everyone’s who’s life you’ve touched is pulling for you.
    I’m sure nick is in great hands and will pull through with flying colors.

  359. 375 jami bradley
    August 29, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    There is so much power in prayer and faith. I am behind the both of you and understand completely. Prayers for you. jb in Rigby Idaho

  360. 376 Bonnie B Quigley
    August 29, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Lots of prayers coming your way — for today and for the upcoming few weeks of recovery. My son’s father-in-law went through this exact surgery 5 years ago – with a 5cm tumor – benign and he has been SOOOOOO healthy every since. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Nick will feel so much better, have his strength and his body back ! Sending big hugs and lots of love to you both —- I believe in miracles and know God still sends them daily!

  361. 377 Connie
    August 29, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Prayers for you and Nick today, and for all caring for him, the drs. Peace to you, Lisa, today and in the days to come.

  362. 378 Norma Daniels
    August 29, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I will pray for both of you.

  363. 379 Debbie Abell
    August 29, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Lisa, first of all big hugs! My husband and I are prayer warriors, we will be lifting up you and you husband as you go thru this journey in life. Please keep us updated and know that you are being lifted up for comfort and healing.

    ________________________________

  364. August 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Prayers, hope all went well. How scary, but glad they found the problem.

  365. 381 stephanie Woodward
    August 29, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Prayers for you and your family, especially your husband. From one who also feels especially blessed to have come through the Houston floods. God is good

  366. August 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    There are so many comments…showing how much you are loved!!! I wanted to tell you that I will be praying, not to a “who or what”, but the One Who created all of us (His so needy “dust people”) because of His need to express a love that we aren’t able to comprehend the depth of. Praying for wisdom and skillfulness for the medical staff and His strength and peace for you (and your family). He just waits ready to pour His best into our lives. Sending uber hugs your way……….

  367. 383 katleen1
    August 29, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  368. 384 Olwen Barnes
    August 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Lisa from Brisbane Australia. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time for your family. It’s wonderful that you have an answer and it can be rectified. Stay strong. Big hugs πŸ’“πŸ’“

  369. 385 Eileen
    August 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Prayers for post-op recovery and all of your family. Strength, serenity, hope, love.

  370. 386 Sheila
    August 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Lisa,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both today and in recovery… keep us informed, we all love you!xoxo

  371. 387 Sally Hansen Malley
    August 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Lisa

    Prayers are definitely coming your way. It truly is a scary time but with God on your side you will be ok. Take care and God Bless.

    Sally Malley. Ambler PA

  372. 388 Mary
    August 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Prayers for a successful surgery and a safe and speedy recovery. For both of you. Seeing a loved one go through something like this is very hard on the body and the spirit. Both of you take care.

  373. 389 Lj
    August 29, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Prayers for you both for comfort, the doctors to be given the skill and wisdom needed, for recovery, and for many more years together to enjoy the blessings! πŸ’›

  374. 390 Renee M.
    August 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Lisa,
    From your lips to God’s ears.

  375. 391 Jean Smith
    August 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and Nick.

  376. 394 Elaine Hotra
    August 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Lisa and Nick My good wishes and prayers for a successful and speedy recovery. πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  377. 395 Diann Selke
    August 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Prayers coming your way, Nick and Lisa and your family coming from Florida……..

  378. 396 Lisa Angel
    August 29, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    πŸ™πŸ™ God speed for a full recovery. May God give you strength as you nurse Nick back to health. ❀️❀️

  379. 397 Carolyn Boutilier
    August 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Praying the surgery goes well.

  380. 398 Linette Anne Stewart
    August 29, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Praying that everything will turn out well. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  381. 399 SweetCheeks
    August 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Praying for you and Nick as you look forward to the start of a brand new day.

  382. 400 Carol morrison
    August 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Prayers coming your way….

  383. 401 Jenny McDaniel
    August 29, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Praying that all will go well with the surgery… We all are you quilting family and know that we care.. God bless you.

  384. 402 Debbie Goad
    August 29, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Praying really hard for you and Nick. And you are right about the needing him vs wanting him. You see, I lost my husband 7 months ago. Although I am finding I am strong and can do all this on my own, I still would want him to be by my side to enjoy all the things we worked for through our time together! He will pull through and will recover better than ever and your wish will come true! The whole quilting world is pulling for you. ❀️

  385. 403 Jessica Page
    August 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Prayers for you both. Be strong and give it up…….

  386. 404 Elaine Skeen
    August 29, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    hope things are stable by now. praying for his recovery

  387. 405 thowraliz
    August 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Lisa ….. just had to reply to this email …. my son had this surgery 11 years ago …. he was in his 30’s and is now 47 …. he came through the surgery well …. had 6/8 weeks off work …. he has to have yearly checkups with his specialists where they measure what is left of his pituitary gland and the bit of tumor they couldn’t get .. eventually he will have to have r/therapy to get rid of the rest of the tumor … so thinking of you and hoping all goes well …. regards Liz xx

  388. 406 Sandy K
    August 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I’m reading my email later and pray everything went well with hubby’s surgery. Hugs and prayers from Ohio!

  389. 407 Jane Morrison
    August 29, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Prayers for you both

  390. 408 bobcandy61@yahoo.com
    August 29, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Lisa, I so wish you and your husband the best with his surgery. What a difficult time you have been going through, but still kept the creative juices flowing. You are one amazing lady. I pray your husband recovers well and returns to the man you have loved your whole life. My husband had a very scary illness that took him away from me for months. But he worked hard with doctors and he is once again the man I fell in love with. I wish you goodness and hope you will take each day with the strength you have always shown. Also find some quality time for Lisa!will watch for your updates!πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    Sent from my iPad

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  391. 409 mimisanta
    August 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    prayers to you and your family Lisa we love you.

  392. 410 Linda
    August 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Sending prayers to you and Nick. I know he will come through this and be in the road to recovery in no time.
    Positive thoughts!β™₯️

    • 411 Cindy
      August 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Lisa, I am so sorry to hear what you and your husband are going through. I will continue to pray for you and him, that God will give you strength, courage and peace of mind. God will be with you two every step of the way,continue to look to Him. Praying for a complete and speedy recovery. You have touched many lives with your talent and I thank you for sharing your love of quilting.

  393. 412 Carolyn
    August 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Sending so many prayers.

  394. 413 Dee
    August 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Prayers and positive thought winging your way! God is good !

  395. 414 Carrie
    August 29, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    It goes without saying that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Nick. Many of us need and want both of you to be happy, healthy and “around” for a very, very long time.

  396. 415 Connie Tesene
    August 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Thoughts, prayers, and hugs for Nick, yourself and your family.

  397. 417 Phyllis Johnson
    August 29, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Sending prayers for a great outcome!

  398. 418 kshackabq
    August 29, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Lisa – Praying for you, Nick and the medical team, that all goes well and Nick heals quickly. You’re an important pair to many of us!

  399. 419 Carol
    August 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Just read this and although it’s way past time when Nick’s surgery must be over, I’m saying prayers that he came through fine and is in his way to a complete and speedy recovery!
    ❀️

  400. 420 Carol
    August 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Just read this and although it’s way past time when Nick’s surgery must be over, I’m saying prayers that he came through fine and is in his way to a complete and speedy recovery!
    ❀️

  401. 421 janet maly
    August 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    We can pray and pray for Nick !!
    And Houston gets more prayers too !!

  402. 422 Charmaine
    August 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Sending prayers for quick healing from Southern California. Hope the surgery went well❀️

  403. 423 dianne61
    August 29, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Praying for you both. Trust surgery went well and God has everything under control. Blessings for speedy recovery on both surgeries. Glad you finally know what the problem was.

  404. 424 Robin Lynn
    August 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I pray that God keeps Nick in his care and blesses him with a speedy recovery and road to good health. I also pray that God keeps you strong Lisa. Love to you from Lakewood, CA

  405. 425 Lytle Markham
    August 29, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    My heart and my prayers go out to you at this time. Praying for a safe recovery and for everything to be back to normal.

  406. 426 Judy
    August 29, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are for both you and Nick.

  407. 427 Kris W.
    August 29, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Lisa and Nick – How stressful to have gone so long without knowing what’s wrong. Thankfully you were able to find out. I’ll be praying for surgical success, a full recovery and a sense of peace in the process.

    To our Texas friends – Sending you love and prayers that the rain stops and water subsides so you can begin to rebuild and move forward with your lives. My heart hurts for you all.

  408. 428 Brenda H
    August 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Prayers that all goes well!!!

  409. 429 David Schulz
    August 29, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Thinking of you guys.

  410. 430 Kathy
    August 30, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I hope all went well. ! You are both in my prayers.

  411. August 30, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Thinking happy thoughts, and sending them your way.

  412. 432 Paulette
    August 30, 2017 at 4:38 am

    You are both in my prayers. God will be with you. Please let us know how it goes.

  413. 433 rcwliberty
    August 30, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Praying for you and Nick right now! My hubby had surgery on Monday, I get it. It’s 42 yrs for us.

  414. 434 Debbie
    August 30, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Our heart, love, thoughts, and prayers are with both of you and your family. Praying all goes well and you have many more tears together!!!!!!!
    Debbie

  415. 435 Germaine
    August 30, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Oh my goodness. You certainly have grace under fire. I wouldn’t be able to function. All the best to you, Nic, and your family. Prayers for the best possible recovery and some relief from the stress. Your faith in God will see you through, along with all these prayers!

  416. 436 Roni H
    August 30, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Praying for you, Nick, the doctors, and entire hospital staff that the surgery and recovery be smooth, eventless, and speedy.

  417. 437 Sandy D
    August 30, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Prayers and good wishes are being sent out to your hubby and yourself.

  418. 438 Julie
    August 30, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I get it boy do I understand. I will spend my day sewing and with each stitch I will be grateful for my ability to sew today and offer a prayer for those in harms way.
    And for Nick- Lord thank you for revealing the true issue needing to be resolved to restore Nick’s health. Please bring healing and comfort to both Nick and Lisa. Wrap your loving arms around them
    Amen

  419. 439 lynsey333
    August 30, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hello, you don’t know me but I’ve been following your blog from the UK. I prayed for Nick and you before the surgery and really hope all went well, and that he makes a good, strong, recovery.

  420. 440 Elizabeth Jonas
    August 30, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Praying that God heals him completely with the aid of excellent doctors and the love of his family and friends. Lisa, you have a bazillion friends that you have touched through the years, know that we will be praying for you too! β™₯️πŸͺβ™₯οΈπŸ•

  421. 441 Margaret Mossing
    August 30, 2017 at 8:46 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband.

  422. 442 Sharon Laurin
    August 30, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Lisa and Nick…Dale and I hope all of your prayers were answered yesterday and that Nick is on his way to a complete recovery today. Hugs and continuing prayers!

  423. 443 Theresa Waite
    August 30, 2017 at 9:09 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick and the entire family for a successful surgery and recovery.

  424. 444 Charli Thompson
    August 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Sending prayers.

  425. August 30, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I had that same kind of tumor over 30 years ago and at the time had to go to Stanford to have it removed. They used fiber optics to see it and knocked it off leaving it for my body to absorb. The pressure on my pitutary gland was causing all sorts of hormonal problems like not having my period for one and within one year after the surgery I got pregnant. Yay! I remember that it took about a month to fully recover, but I still have numbness in my mouth and a dead tooth where they entered with the tool that removed it. Quit remarkable how such a small thing can affect your body. Get well quick Nick!

  426. 447 Katherine Gourley
    August 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Praying for Nick and all of Houston. May the surgeons hands be guided by God and may his recovery be smooth and rapid.

  427. 448 Joan
    August 30, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Most definitely he is in our prayers. And I know how you want and need him. Lost my hubby a year ago after 48 years of marriage and five years of dating before that and the loss still hurts today. I miss him so. I am claiming victory over Nick and anxiously awaiting the good news that he is fine. Lisa and Little Man need you, as well as the whole family. Nick. A speedy recovery to you.

    Also I have a brother-in-law and his family in Houston. This is the third time in a couple years he has been hit. This is by far the worse one……..not sure what if anything they will go home to. Prayers and donations to one of the many agencies helping the cause is important.

  428. 449 Loni Ounanian
    August 30, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Praying for Nick’s complete healing!!

  429. 450 Lorna Hershey Cordrey
    August 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    My prayers and positives thoughts are with you and Nick……..and for Houston!……..Lorna

  430. 451 ellenrelation
    August 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Positive thoughts and prayers coming you way.

  431. 452 Deb Belcourt
    August 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    My thoughts & prayers for you & your family. I’ positive that all we go well for Nick. Hugs!

  432. 453 Sandra Kennedy
    August 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Praying for you and your family.

  433. 454 Angelia L.
    August 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Hugs and best wishes for NIck, you and your family!

  434. 455 Cindy Bohnsack
    August 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Prayers for all of your families: both biological and quilting families in Texas.

  435. 456 Sharon
    August 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Prayers going out to you & yours!

  436. 457 Robin
    August 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for you and family……we all need our loved ones no matter how strong we are individually for they are the foundation of strength that the Good Lord sent us to draw from. I am reading this late in the day so hopefully Nick is back in recovery doing well. God Bless and take care!

  437. 458 Pam Jolly
    August 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I am praying. Hope Nick’s surgery went well.

  438. 459 Lyndy
    August 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Prayers sent from Houston Texas. We came out soggy but not drowned!

  439. 460 Carmela Broadus
    August 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Praying for you and Nick.

  440. August 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thoughts and d prayers heading your way. Good luck!

  441. 462 Becky
    August 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Now I know why your name keeps popping in my head on Sunday mornings during prayers for the people. I will step it up in that department.

  442. 463 Dawn Shuck
    August 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Prayers coming your way for you, Nick, and your family. God bless the surgeons and physicians and their capable hands that will be caring for Nick.
    Stay strong Lisa.

  443. 464 TrulyBLessed
    August 30, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Many prayers for you and your family.

  444. 465 Karen
    August 30, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Lisa n nick
    We lost our son at 16 years of age in a tragic accident. Something you never think will happen to you but it does. I gave up prayers and gave up on God till our Priest that we love so very much asked me as a favor to him to pray at least one our father everyday of which I did but not very nicely. One day while saying my our father it hit me hard and I broke down that without God I would have never had my son in the first place. I was very grateful to have him for 16 years. I can tell u now I pray every opportunity I get. I will also tell you if God takes you to it he WILL get you through it.
    You have been in my prayers since your first mention of needing them. I have attended your wool workshop n have learned so much. I wanted to pass onto you n nick what I have learned. Much prayers.

  445. 466 Joyce Miller
    August 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Best Wishes!!!

  446. 467 Leigh Ann
    August 31, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Thoughts & prayers are with you guys!! Hope all went well!!

  447. 468 anitatuttle
    August 31, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Prayers for both of you! You have got this handled!! We need Nick also !

    Sent from my iPhone

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  448. 469 Diana North
    August 31, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Jackie

    I keep waiting for Lisa to post something after the surgery. Have you seen any updates?

    I made it into the quilt retreat. Looks like 32 are signed up. Details are to come Friday or Saturday. Talk about efficient. I mailed my form Tuesday and I know Thursday. WOW

    On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Lisa Bongean’s Weblog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: ” I have kind of given you a scrap of info that we are > going through something “big” and today is the day…Nick is going to be > having “brain” surgery for a 3cm tumor that is attached to the pituitary > gland and causing all kinds of issues that we have b” >

  449. 471 Leanne Cain
    August 31, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Sending love,strength and the warmest of wishes to you, Nick and your family for positive outcomes from the surgery today.
    Believe all will be ok.
    Leanne
    Melbourne
    Australia

    Sent from my iPad

  450. 472 Nyla Dominguez
    August 31, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I hope everything has gone well, will be praying for a complete recovery!

  451. August 31, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to you all!

  452. 474 Karen
    August 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Prayers for Nick to come through healthy and whole. Prayers for you and your family too.

  453. 475 Cindy
    August 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Lisa, I have a friend whose son had the same surgery and all went very well as it will for your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  454. 476 Jamie
    August 31, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Keeping you both in prayer.

  455. 477 Joan Hetzel
    August 31, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Just wondering how your husband is doing. Prayers for him and the family.

    Joan

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  457. 479 Diedre Rahn
    September 1, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Lisa and family,
    Prayers from Minnesota that all goes well for you and Nick.
    Diedre

  458. 480 Jakey
    September 1, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Hi Lisa, I checked your FB last night, and I was so glad to read that Nick is doing well. Big Hugs, Jakey

  459. September 1, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Praying for a great recovery! Sounds like he did ok with the surgery. My daughter has a tumor in same spot. After she had been married a couple of years, wanting to get pregnant they discovered it. Hormones are way out of whack. No surgery option for her, maybe it is still too small to bother with? Similar situation with weight gain etc. Hard as she works out, the weight just keeps climbing. 😦 I know how hard this is. Praying for you both.

  460. 482 Becki Pender
    September 1, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Lisa and Nick, prayers for you and the surgery and wishes for non complicated recovery. Becki from Mn

    Sent from my iPhone

  461. 483 carol
    September 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I don’t blog. Your sharing of you and Nick’s struggle has tough me. The hurricane path to the medical the causes is hopefully resolved. Now recover and hope like TEXAS will happen for you, Nick, and your family. I don’t pray alot, but you, Nick and Texas have help me to keep praying. So my hopes, wishes and PRAYS to all especially Nick


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