Nick

Quickly… I wanted to let you all know Nick had a second brain surgery on Tuesday the 3rd of July ..today we are back here at Froedtert with some complications…

It’s been one hell of a morning is all I can say… but I feel better he is here now and they can take care of him.

I tried to keep this all on the down low not make a big deal about it… but that is not how it is going to happen…I have not worked much since he arrived home a day and a half after his procedure…way too soon to be put in my hands for his care…

I can’t post or if I do get a chance to be on my Phone/computer it isn’t much…just to check/delete emails and I thought by now he’d be on the mend…and all would go on…

His brain is leaking and is under a lot of pressure… so I’m sure there will be yet another surgery soon hopefully

Please say a prayer for him…

So I am asking you to be patient with me and I’ll do my best to keep up on the things that really must be done..

I know I’ve promised some posts and videos in my FB groups and other things as well but this is why I’ve been absent and might be for a bit…

Thanks in advance for your understanding…

Lisa

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I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

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  1. Completely understanding your absence. Family most important!! Prayers for Nicks health and you and your families strength. Hang in there, we are all here when you are ready. Hugs

  2. You need to focuse on your husband. That is first and foremost, the rest can just wait until things settle down. Sending prayers for you, Nick, doctors and nurses.
    PattiO

  3. Prayers for your whole family especially Nick. So so sorry you are dealing with his illness. Hope recovery will be soon.

  4. God speed to his recovery and we all surely will pray for this to be behind you soon with everyone healed and happy!
    Audrey

  5. keeping Nick and you in my prayers – just take care of your family…don’t worry about anything else right now!

  6. Prayers and hugs – take care of Nick and yourself too. That is the most important thing in your life right now.

  7. This is a time Lisa when it’s helpful for people to know something of what you’re facing, so thank you for that and good hopes are with you.
    Then I t’s a time to let everything else go and put your attention on Nick and yourself. Anytging else else can wait.

  8. Prayers for all of you. Please know we wish you the gift of all the time you need. That is the most important.

  9. I am so sorry Lisa. Please take care of yourself and Nick. The rest of us can wait. Love and prayers for you both and for the doctors that will be attending to him.

  10. Will be praying for you and your family. Nothing is more important that taking care of your loved ones. God Bless you both.

  11. Many prayers for Nick and you and his doctors. Please don’t have a care about any postings- the least important thing right now. God bless and strengthen you.

  12. Prayers for Nick, his medical care team and you. Just remember to breathe. You have a village looking out and caring for you!

  13. Nick’s health is your number one priority. Everything else can wait. Prayers for you both

  14. Just remember family comes FIRST! Leave the rest for your employees! You have great ones. Definitely in my prayers for Nick & you!

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  15. So sorry to hear about Nick’s continued illness. Will keep you all in my prayers that all will go well.

  16. Also praying for you both. If there is anything I can do just yell and keep us posted-we all care about you.

  17. Oh Sweetie my heart aches for you! Be assured of many prayers from the huge quilting community! Love and hugs.
    Susan

  18. Lisa,

    Prayers for Nick are on the way. I know he will be getting better soon.

    Cindy B
    Houston.

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  19. Praying for you all! Thank you for the update. Remember you have more people who understand your situation than those who don’t. Love from TN

  20. You take care of Nick and yourself. Everything else can wait. Prayers coming your way.

  21. Family ALWAYS comes first Lisa. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way, hoping for a speedy recovery for Nick and strength for you and your family. Best wishes.

  22. Will certainly keep Nick our prayers, and also you Lisa. Don’t worry about work – it’ll be there when you can get back to it. Our thoughts are with your whole family.

  23. Dear Lisa,
    Your family comes first, and I know Nick is your world. Praying that Nick will be recovering and doing better soon. Take care of yourself too, that is very important. All else can wait for now.

  24. Lisa..please know the only things that matter are heart things. Nick..children…family….you. Rest when you can. DELEGATE…let the rest go. You have given all of us so much of yourself. Let us give you our prAyers and support and love for you and your loved ones.

  25. Oh Lisa, I am so sorry Nick had to have another surgery. So, so sorry there were complications. Praying for you, Nick, and his medical care team. Hugs.

  26. Lisa, you need to take care of your family, first and foremost. Prayers are a powerful tool!!!!
    Chris

  27. Lisa, please do not worry about the group. Your family is so much more important. Please know that you are being surrounded by prayers from your friends and the group. Remember if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Blessings and best wishes to your entire family.

  28. We have been there –take care of ,Nick, yourself , the little man and of course Jeter–we will quilt later –prayers, Shirley

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  29. Prayers for ALL! May Gods loving arms surround all w peace and healing! Your family is first priority.

  30. I’m so sorry, Lisa … As far as I am concerned, we need to be way on the bottom of your list of things to do. Your priority is to continue doing what you are doing …. loving, supporting and taking care of your husband and family. All we can do is pray and support YOU in this difficult time.

  31. Lisa,
    Your priority is your family and taking care of yourself. The rest is just stuff that doesn’t matter right now. I’m praying for you both and hoping for improvement for Nick.
    Stacy

  32. My husband went thru the same surgery and had those complications. It’s very hard on the care taker. Hopefully they will get this under control quickly. Prayers

  33. Lisa, please just take care of dear Nick and yourself. That is all you need to think about. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Sandra

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  34. Lisa, prayers going up for you both. Take care of your man; we all have plenty to stitch on. Forget about us for awhile and focus on what’s important — and it’s not stitching! Hugs!!!!!

  35. Nick will be added to my prayers and you and all your family at this very stressful time. I went through cancer treatment this past winter for a form of leukemia and at the same time my son-in-law was also being treated for cancer. What you learn is that almost nothing else matters but family. Projects go on the “back burner” because appointments at the clinic, surgeries, blood transfusions, chemo treatments, reactions to meds, all those things take precedence. Take a deep breath, if needed, just put some things on hold. I have completely looked at my life and how I thought I should be living it and made some changes that lowered stress. I should add that I’m in remission but my son-in-law is still in a battle with his cancer. Remember the words of Scarlet O’Hara…..”tomorrow is another day”. Things will get better, they may be different and that is certainly the case in our family but because of family and friends we get through to that other day. Oh, and always having a stitching project to keep my hands busy was better than some medicines I was given. 😉

  36. We’re not going anywhere. Take all the time you need for your family. Prayers for you and Nick.

  37. Do what you most need to do. All this blog stuff will keep. Take care of Nick and of yourself. People get this. You have a lot on your plate. Prayers, and God bless.

  38. Lisa – you and Nick are in our thoughts and prayers. Nothing scarier than issues with the brain. Take it one baby step at a time. Know that your quilt friends are here for you and all you need to do is call on us at anytime. Knowing people are there for you and really care for both of you is comforting and very important. ♥️ To you both.

  39. Family comes first! Take care of Nick and yourself! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  40. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, as well as the caregivers. Don’t worry about anything other than your family. Everything else will be here whenever.

  41. Dear Lisa,
    Nick, You and Family first! My prayers for all of you and the medical team attending him. God Bless, Lynne

  42. Praying for you and Nick. Please don’t worry about your work at this time. Take care of yourself.

  43. Your husband and family come first – and also take care of yourself!
    Those of us who look forward to your shared creativity can be very patient and should not be of your concern at the moment – I too am sending prayers for your husband’s full recovery

  44. Prayers for you and for Nick’s healing, Lisa. Times like this require that we are away, caring for our families. I feel certain that we all understand that. Please take care of you, too.

    All my best,
    Joni Jecklin

  45. Dear Lisa,

    I will keep you and Nick in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gloria Cook

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  46. Lisa, family first. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. You have a capable staff that can do the rest. Marianne

  47. Oh Lisa… I’m so sorry, but with all of us sending up prayers, Nick will have to be back to his old self soon. Love and hugs to both of you and “little man” too who must miss fishing with Grandpa.

  48. Ceaseless prayers for healing. Prayers for you and yours during this most difficult time. Thinking of you in Peachtree City, GA.

  49. As much as welve fabric, you must and do love your husband more. Praayers for his safe recovery.

  50. Your priority is NICK. Be there for him. We will be here for you sending good vibes and strength your way. Beth

  51. You are in my thoughts and prayers!! Don’t worry about anything except Nick he is the most important right now!!

    Debby Harapat

  52. So sorry, you need to take care of Nick’ All else can wait Saying a prayer, from Rochester,NY

  53. My prayers are with you. Have no anxiety about work things–they won’t go anywhere. Nick needs you more. We love you.

  54. You and Nick are in my prayers daily. Family is so much more important than any blog or email or video so please just take care of yourself and Nick.

    Theresa Fisher

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  55. May our Heavenly Father guide and assist the doctors and hospital personnel as they tend to Nick. May He surround and hold Nick in His hands, love him and give him strength. May He also be with and comfort Nick’s family, Amen Family comes before business. Take care of yourself also.

  56. I will hold Nick and you in my prayers. You and your family come first. Sending hugs your way.

  57. I know we are all always depending and appreciate your posts but even when we act like we can’t live without we can and I am sure all of us want you to take care of Nick and yourself. Just know we will always be here to enjoy what you share of your talents with us…but your and Nicks well-being is most important.

  58. I will definitely keep you and Nick in my prayers. Fran House

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  59. The Lord’s Prayer is powerful. (I don’t mean to offend you Lisa by mentioning this.) Let the healing begin.
    Caren

  60. Be where you need to be – with Nick — everything will wait for you — thoughts & prayers for you and Nick

  61. Sending prayers for you and Nick. May God bless Nick with a quick recovery. Hugs to you both!

  62. Lisa, Steve and I are praying… I don’t know what to say to comfort you, but know I love you. Love and Hugs Liz

  63. Unceasing prayers for you all….for quick healing..good care.. and peace. Sending love your way to return the many blessings you have given us thru the years

  64. Praying for Nick and for you as I know when a loved one is ill, you hurt too. We love you and please take care of yourself as well.

  65. Thoughts and prayers are with Nick, you and your family. Your primary concern now is your family. We all love you and your staff will take good care of the business side for you. You have great people behind you.

  66. Prayers for you both. He is of upmost importance as is keeping yourself healthy while you care for him. Thanks for sharing your trial. May there be peace in your storm and may all your customers have big hearts and not appetites. 🙏❤️

  67. Lisa, I am so sorry you both are going through this. Much love and prayer for both you and Nick. Hugs as well.

  68. So sorry to hear that Nick is back in the hospital. as you say he is in good hands. Will keep Nick and you in my prayers. Take care of your family. Our quilting can wait!!! God bless!

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  69. Do not give your business a second thought! Nick is more important and if you get behind, it’s okay, no matter how far. We will be here for you with love and prayers!😍

  70. So sorry for the complications for your husband’s surgery. Prayers for a great outcome for him. And good thoughts for you as you care for him.

    Sincerely,

    Ruth Wilfong

    On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:27 PM, Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog… wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Quickly… I wanted to let you all know Nick had a > second brain surgery on Tuesday the 3rd of July ..today we are back here at > Froedtert with some complications… It’s been one hell of a morning is all > I can say… but I feel better he is here now and t” >

  71. Nothing more important right now than Nick — and you. Know that so many thoughts and prayers are coming your way to help you safely through this storm and into a peaceful harbor.

  72. Nick and your family ALWAYS comes first – my prayers for Nick and your family
    Georgie Larson

  73. Lisa, my prayers for Nick, you and family. Prayers for healing, peace and calm for you. Everyone loves you and Nick!!

  74. Prayers are being offered for you and Nick…..Please take care of both of you and quilting will happen another day….God,s Blessings. Patti Adams

  75. Dear Lisa, Don’t worry about us. Concentrate on Nick and your family.
    We are here for you and and our sending well wishes, healing and prayers.
    May God continue to watch over you and yours and blessing continue.
    Nicole in Arizona

  76. Family comes first. I will be praying for you, Nick and your loved ones. Please remember to take care of yourself ❣️

  77. Lisa, pray. My son came home from Duke University Medical Center last week after 3 brain surgeries, 1 facial nerve surgery and a month in the hospital. He was released the day after the 2nd surgery and retuned via emergency room within 36 hrs. Complications, pressure, staff infection, you name it. At least 5 church denominations praying, friends and strangers. We prayed him home. He is making great strides. In my mind a miracle – God pulled him through. Keeping you both in our prayers – God will pull him through.

  78. I am so sorry to read this – you have both been through so much with this. Froedert is a great place for him to be. Prayers for both of you and his medical team to give him some relief quickly. Your energy needs to be with him- family first- always! Hugs 🤗

  79. You and Nick are in my thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. Is this in relation to the adrenal gland tumor?

  80. Of course I’ll pray for Nick and you, as well as your family. Asking the Lord for a return to full health for him and peace and comfort for you.

  81. Focus on Nick and you/your family. The rest is just “stuff” and will get handled someday. What is important right now is Nick, you and your family. God bless you all!

  82. Lisa, attend to Nick and don’t worry about the rest. He’s what’s most important now. Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  83. Nick is priority number 1! Please do not worry about us. Remember to take care of yourself also. We will be here when you’re ready. Prayers being sent for Nick and you from Ontario, Canada.

  84. You & your family are the most important ones to be concerned about right now. My prayers are with you guys for a speedy recovery for both of you.

  85. Lisa, please put us on your back burner for now. So what if we finish later than planned. We’re all grown ups here. We all have life to live. You have priorities right now that do not include us. Yes. Thank you so much for thinking of us at a time like this and for updating us. Get back to us from time to time to let us know how he’s doing and how you are. I for one, have you both in my prayers for a successful out come. I will be here when you need reinforcements. God bless and take care of yourself. Looking forward to your return soon.

  86. Praying for Nick! Family is first! Don’t even think about “us” until he is healthy!

  87. Everything else is just “stuff”. Your sweet husband and your family are the only things to care about now. Take big breaths and try to stay calm, your followers and all praying for you and Nick. God bless

  88. Your focus should be your husband right now, Lisa. If people cannot understand that, then they are not worth worrying about. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And …. don’t forget to take care of yourself in the midst of all of this.

  89. Prayers going up for both of you!
    I spent many years working in the Operating Room of our local trauma center and did several years in the neurosurgery suite. They can work miracles, believe that and hold on to it. Hugs to you. We will all still be here, family first!

  90. God Bless you, and your family! Will pray for Nick and all your family! Your faithful customers will always be here for you and yours!

  91. Thanks for the update, slow down and take care of Nick, and yourself – You are our common thread, and I am sure everyone would agree, we send our prayers to you and Nick for a safe and healthy recovery. We all have many projects to keep us busy, Nick is lucky to have such a loving wife and partner to care for him during this diffucult time. Hang in there – you need your strength to get through this and he’ll need you to be strong for him. God Bless.

  92. Praying that God blesses you and your family and gives you both the strength you need during this time.

  93. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. They come first right now — we understand and love you, Lisa!!

  94. He is more important than anything else. Take care of him and you we will be here.
    Thoughts and prayers with you.

  95. Lisa, Glen and I are sorry to hear this news, and we will pray for you both, the Doctors, nurses and your family. Take care of yourself as well.❤️

  96. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. I had so much fun meeting you in North Carolina. This brought tears to my eyes knowing of your challenges. Sending lots of prayers!

  97. Prayers are with you & Nick Hope he is out of the woods soon. Don’t worry about us , you just take care of family 🙏🏻❤️

  98. We’re the last people you should be worried about. Do know that Nick and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself, too.

  99. So VERY, VERY sorry to hear about Nick’s issues. I enjoy your blog posts and have recently wondered how things were. However, please do not think that anything you do online is nearly as important as taking care of your family. Everyone will be content to give you the time and space you need to handle the most important things in your life: your husband and family. We completely understand. Prayers to you.

  100. Prayers and love is sent your way – take the time you need, to care for your family.
    Jan

  101. Keeping you both in my thoughts and sending positive energies to you and Nick for peace, strength and healing.

  102. Lisa I just read your blog about your husband. Take care of yourself so you can take care of him and family. Prayers for Nicknand your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  103. Prayers are with you. We can wait until……please take care of your family.

  104. Definitely praying for you and your family. Prayers for wise doctors and smart decisions. Prayers for God to heal. God is still in the healing business. The prayers to Him for me as i have fought pancreatic cancer for 17 months have carried me in this journey.
    Stay strong!
    Sara

  105. Take care of Nick and yourself! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Joan. 🙏🏻

  106. Prayers for a speedy recovery!
    You need to focus on Nick & his recovery- I’m sure we all have many projects to keep up busy in the meantime ❤️

  107. Family first!! We are an understanding group and have You and your family in our hearts and prayers. Please don’t forget to take care of yourself as well! God bless to you!

  108. Stop thinking about us…thank you for the update, you always think of others but it is now time for Nick and for you. Time to help Nick get through this and time for you to be his strength. You are a very strong woman and Nick needs you, like others before me have said, we are grown ups…we can wait. You have the best staff and they will look after business. Please look after yourself so you can look after Nick. Prayers for you both as well as love xo Red

  109. I’m so sorry to hear of Nick’s post surgery problems. If I can help in any way please let me know or have Amy give me a jingle. I will keep him in my prayers Lisa.

  110. Never under estimate the power of prayer. You and your family have tons of it coming your way.
    Your wonderful crew will take care of the rest while you care for Nick. Keep yourself well.

  111. Prayers and blessings to you and all of your family. Your Internet family is with you in thoughts and prayers and will be here when the time is right. Keep the faith.

  112. So sorry to hear of Nick’s health problems. Family comes first and must be a priority. Keeping you, Nick and the entire family in my prayers as you deal with this illness.

  113. Fabric and stitching will always be waiting for you….your place is with your husband and everyone understands that. Prayers for great, quick results.

  114. Lisa, prayers coming your way. Don’t worry about anything but Nick. The rest will get caught up in time.

  115. Prayers for Nick and you! Take all the time you need to care for your family! We will be here when you resume your work!🙏🏻

  116. So sorry to hear this news..please take care of yourself so you can take care of Nick. Your main concern should be Nick and your family. Know that we will all be here waiting for you when you are ready to come back. God Speed for a quick and full recovery.

  117. Prayers are with you and your wonderful Nick. Please don’t concern yourself about the blocks or posts–we’ll all survive some delays, it’s you and your family that matters. God bless you.

  118. Prayers for Nick and you. Please don’t be worried about anything else right now. Bless you both.

  119. Please don’t worry about us. Take care of Nick. I was an ICU nurse in neuro for years. Let them do their thing, and then take him home and relax. Your customers are friends of yours and Nicks ,they will understand.

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  120. I’m so sorry to hear that Nick had a second surgery and is having issues. Certainly a stressful time for all. My prayers are with you and Nick! Don’t worry about work. Your ladies can take care of business and we can wait for those videos. Nicks health comes first.

  121. Prayers for Nick, you and your family. I am so sorry this is happening. It sounds awful. I am thinking a lot about all of you and wishing improvement.

    Mary

  122. Prayers coming your way! Don’t forget to take care of yourself also. Family is important, so focus on that before business. I’m sure the business is in capable hands for the time being.

  123. He comes before stitching. Take care and get back to it when you get back to it – everyone understands.

  124. Family first. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Nick you and your family. God bless.
    Gayle T.

  125. Lisa…you take care of Nick….that’s the most important thing to do right now….others will understand…Praying for all!!!

  126. Family comes first! I feel for you and understand where your priorities are. I so enjoy the videos and learn a lot from them but they can wait. Take care of yourself.

  127. Will be praying for both of you. Family matters ALWAYS come first. Try to not stress about things and focus on being a care giver for Nick. He needs you most right now. *** Sending Love, Prayers, and Big Hugs ***

  128. Prayers for you family and that Nick will be back home as soon as he’s healing. Don’t think one second about anyone except for your family. That’s all that’s important and remember to take care of your health.

  129. So sorry to hear about all of these problems for Nick. It is so hard when those we love are sick. Prayers and love for you, Nick and your family💕

  130. Prayers for all of you. And as you know and are living…. Nick and you are your only priorities, everything else can wait.

    Hugs.

  131. Prayers. Prayers and more prayers to Nick.
    Thinking of you a lot. Do take care of yourself.
    My best to you all with hugs and kisses.
    Diane Schwarz

  132. Thank you for sharing a personal health problem. As you’ve read through the many posts you’ve seen we are praying for Nick’s recovery, guidance for the medical team, strength & peace for you & yours. When possible keep us updated so our requests to God will be current. 🙏🏼 & ❤️

  133. Your priority is where you are at now — being with your husband as his issues get sorted and hes on the road to recovery. Everything else will wait — as it should be and everyone will understand. Sending good thoughts that things go more smoothly for your husband and he is quickly on the road to recovery.

  134. Lisa, I will be praying for quick healing for Nick. I’m so sorry he had complications. I will also be praying for you as you care for him. Blessings to you all! Rachel

  135. More than understanding Lisa, my prayers are with you and Nick, hugs and warm thoughts too. Pat from Bobcaygeon.

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  136. Thoughts are with you at this time. Prayers for Nick and full recovery. With love from Olwen Australia 💜

  137. My husband and I are both battling cancer. His more serious than mine. We all know that family is first so love on him! Praying for him.

  138. Don’t worry about us. Nick is your first priority and we all understand our prayers are with you both

  139. More prayers coming your way for sure for both of you. I read you are not comfortable being the caregiver. Please get nursing staff to help you through this difficult and needful time. God’s Blessings be with you.

  140. Prayers for a speedy recovery for Nick and for strength for you & your family. Love to all from Creston, IA

  141. The Prayer Warriors on the march. God has his arms wrapped around you and your family. Quilty Hugs

  142. Praying for you both, like everyone else has said the two of you come first the rest will fall into place. We are not going anywhere.

  143. I’m so sorry to hear about Nick’s surgery. Prayers going up for you both and for a complete and quick repair and recovery. I think I speak for lots of your followers when I say – forget about us – family first! Hugs to you both. God bless!

  144. My prayers go out to your family. Please know everyone will totally understand and you to take whatever time you need. God bless all of you!🙏❤️

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  145. Of course take care of Nick first, but also take care of you. Family first (we all can wait and it’s easier to be patient when we know you have stuff going on), but caregiving ain’t easy so accept help when it’s offered. It is a blessing to the *giver* and a help to you.
    Praying for the best outcome.

  146. Lisa, I’ll be prating for Nick and you. My husband had a rare cancer of the spine, Chordoma, recently and I know what you re going through with hospitals, waiting, sick husband and everything else. Try to rest as much as you can because it’s all you when he gets home.

  147. prayers for both of you. Business can wait- everyone will understand. Sure hope they can get him some relief.

  148. Nick & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Please take care of yourself and your family and everything else will wait. Years ago my husband was on life support for 5 weeks. I was there everyday and with the support of family we made it through this difficult time. I thank God for each day I have with my husband. I wanted the world to stop and let me catch back up…but that is not how things work. Take one day at a time. One breath at a time. You can do this and become a stronger person…that is what I did. Focus on Nick and stay strong. Know people are praying for Nick and wish him a speedy recovery. Take care…hugs and prayers.

  149. Nick is your #1 focus right now—be there for him, everything else can wait. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. God bless you both.

  150. Fingers crossed & praying for you both. I echo the mantra of all of us — family first! You can only do what you can do & nothing more! Don’t forget about you, too! You’ll be no good to him if you don’t take care of yourself first! Best of luck with any future surgery he may have. Try to get rest while he is in surgery, recovery, sleeping. Again, prayers!

  151. Lisa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Nick to have the strength to get through this. My husband says that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, even though it feels like it sometimes. My husband is also facing a serious health issue currently. He has Membranous Nephropathy, which is a kidney disease of sorts. I hope that your doctors as well as ours can get our men healthy again. I miss my best friend not being his old self and I’m sure you are feeling the same way. Be strong my friend and know that you two are loved by many. And remember that it is ok to push work aside…people will understand. XOXO from Michigan.

  152. Take all the time you need, right now Nick needs you. Being a caregiver is hard, please also take care of yourself.
    Big hugs

  153. Right now your only concerns should be Nick! Nothing else matters🙏🙏
    Do take care of yourself…….

  154. Oh wow Lisa! Please take care of yourself and Nick. Don’t worry about others – it is their time to help you. My heart and prayers go out for both of you.

  155. Lisa–I want you to know I will be keeping Nick and you in my prayers!!! May God give you strength for each day and continue to guide and direct the doctors as they care for Nick!! Give them wisdom and kindness –but also God, please put a healing touch on Nick–make him healthy and whole and remind them bothmany are praying for them and lifting them up when they feel they can’t go on!! Encourage them and let them sense your presence round about them!! –Sue Mills

  156. We all understand, take care of your man, that is your first priority. Prayers coming your way.

  157. prayers to all, take care of your man. The rest of us can wait until he is on the mend & you are not so stressed.

  158. My prayers are with you and Nick. Hugs to both of you. Robbi Buckles

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  159. My prayers are with you and your husband, Nick. May the LORD bless you both with healing and peace. Jan E

    On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:27 AM Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog… wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Quickly… I wanted to let you all know Nick had a > second brain surgery on Tuesday the 3rd of July ..today we are back here at > Froedtert with some complications… It’s been one hell of a morning is all > I can say… but I feel better he is here now and t” >

  160. Lifting prayers up to our Almighty God for Nick, you and the family, a God who hears our prayer. Jeremiah 33:3 – “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

  161. Oh Lisa, I’m so sorry. Thoughts and prayers going out to your family. Like others have said, family comes first. Take care of Nick and yourself. We can wait. Take care dear.

  162. Oh Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about Nick’s additional problems! I’m writing this to you from our local hospital, had knee replacement this morning. So scarey for both of you, I’m sure. Your guys are in my prayers daily! No worries about you friends and fans. We support you guys taking care of you, before designing, posting or all the other wonderful things you give. We can wait, support and pray. God’s got Nick and you in His great big hands.

  163. Family is more important than anything. May Nick be healed completely. May God guide the doctors in his treatment and give you all peace.

  164. Sooo sorry Lisa, my thoughts and prayers are with Nick and you. Please know God is with him. Thinking of you.🙏 Sincerely, Linda Crumpton.

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  165. Your family should always come first and I’m sure all your fans understand and are keeping you and your family in their prayers.

  166. Sending prayers to you and your family. You are very special to so many and we all want the best of everything for you and those you love. Keeping you in my heart and looking forward to hearing good news.

  167. I can’t imagine what you must be going through. Prayers for all of you. Hope to hear good news soon-everything else can wait.❤️

  168. I am so, so sorry to read this. You don’t know me, I know you both from my visits to the Houston Quilt Festival. Health comes first, always. Wishing both of you strength, thinking of you, hoping for good news soon (from The Netherlands).

  169. Lots of prayers for you and your family! Family always comes first, so spend all the time you need to!! May you have many blessings coming your way!

  170. Please focus on Nick until he gets well. We all understand and are praying for everything to work out well for him. 💕🙏🏻

  171. Lisa I am so very sorry to hear this news about Nick!!! He is you’re number one priority right now and I hope you feel the love and support from your many fans and followers through this difficult time! Take care of yourself and the rest can wait!! God bless you all!! Mindy Ree

  172. Last week my son who is 41 had a stroke and was in the hospital for a week. Quilting and related things were far from my mind. Prayers to you for his speedy recovery.

  173. Lisa, I will be thinking of you, Nick and the family. Thanks for all you do but there is NOTHING you have to do now except take care of yourself and family.. maybe pay the light bill. Please try to rest if you can, he will need you when he gets home. Don’t be afraid to demand home health assistance, we aren’t trained to take care of his special needs right now, and if a messy house is on your mind (though I doubt it) bring someone in to help for a while.
    ethelann

  174. Hi Lisa,

    You and Nick are in my prayers. God will watch over you both. Take care of yourself as you take care of Nick. Thank you for keeping in touch with all of your “friends”

    Carol Ann Brown Okatie, South Carolina

    On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:26 PM, Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog… wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Quickly… I wanted to let you all know Nick had a > second brain surgery on Tuesday the 3rd of July ..today we are back here > Froedtert with some complications… It’s been one hell of a morning is all > I can say… but I feel better he is here now and they” >

  175. Many prayers to you and your family. Hoping for Nick’s speedy and complete recovery.

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  176. Lisa, you ARE DOING EXACTLY what you are supposed to be doing….everything else can and should wait until Nick is recovered. Prayers, love and support from me and so many others. Ann Wendinger Sewing Seeds Quilt Co. New Ulm, MN

  177. I feel your pain, and have walked in your shoes. My husband lived with a brain tumor(and all of its ups and downs) for 14 years. So hard to see someone you love going through this. Hang in there…I will pray for a positive outcome.

  178. Prayers for speedy recovery for Nick and may God give the Doctors and Nurses all the knowledge they need to make him 100% again. Take the time you need to keep your sanity also. Prayers are sent your way.

  179. Don’t worry about us! Keeping Nick in my prayers. Try to take care of yourself too. I am so sorry he is ill.

  180. On behalf of all, please take care of yourself, Little Man, and Nick. During times like this we sometimes neglect ourselves. It’s hard on all involved. I’m sure everyone totally understands. We’ll miss you temporarily but know you’ll be back when all is well on the homefront!

  181. Family first Lisa! Take care of yourself too because Nick will need your strength
    You have a wonderful team. Let them help you
    God is with you. Prayers for healing and a speedy recovery for Nick.

  182. Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear this. You take all the time you need plus some. We will all be here when you are ready to spend time with us. Prayers for all of you. Please take care of yourself too. This is so hard to go through and can take the energy right out of you. You have such a crazy busy life but now is family time. We all love you and support you all the way. Feel the huge cyber hugs from those of us too far away to give you one in person. God bless you all.

  183. Hi Lisa, I will keep you and Nick in my prayers. My heart goes out to you both and I am hoping for a successful, speedy recovery. Hollar if you need anything or if I can help in any way. Big Hugs, Jakey

  184. Thoughts & prayers to all of you. Nick should be your priority, the rest can wait. Hugs! ❤️

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  185. So sorry to hear this Lisa, I will keep you and Nick in my prayers and for heavens sake, do NOT worry about the business! Everyone understands! Sending LOVE.

  186. With tears in my eyes after reading this just know he is getting many prayers sent up on his behalf. He is the main priority right now…….we will welcome you back when you are able. You are loved a lot by many.

  187. Father God… we ask for Your divine intervention for Nick! We pray for wisdom for the doctors and that they will be able to stop this leak in his brain (or that You would miraculously heal him!)… bring the swelling down and we ask for his cognative function to not be hindered long term. Give Lisa the extra grace, peace, provision, strength, support she needs for this time. We pray for complete healing for Nick. And minister to them both, emotionally, Lord as this has taken a toll on them. Provide for Nick’s care until he’s well enough to be home. Provide financially as well Lord, as medical bills can be significant. Bless this family with Your peace and presence. Give Lisa some much needed rest. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

    Hugs from Pris in Idaho

  188. Much love and praying he is covered in God’s love and grace. As many have said, family first always. This former Wisconsinite will always be praying for Nick that he is well cared for at Milwsukee County (as I knew it). I will update Karen Bailey when I see her. God bless you.

  189. I am so sorry this is happening Lisa, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You concentrate on your family, nothing is more important then that.

    Hugs to you Cindy Parker

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  190. Lisa, My prayers are with Nick, you and your family. Keep your focus on your family. There is a painting in the hospital where my husband had surgery called “Chief of the Medical Staff” by Nathan Greene. It gave me such comfort!! I hope it will for you, too. You can find it here: https://www.nathangreene.com/prod_detail_list/50

  191. Sending my prayers also. May God give you His peace through this ordeal. Take good care of yourself so that you’ll be able to hold up for him. Bless you.

  192. Don’t worry about us all out here, just take care of yourself so you can be there for Nick. Praying for a speedy recovery, and looking forward to a positive report in the very near future.

  193. Lisa, sending positive energy your way, both for you to stay healthy during all this stress….and for Nick’s speedy recovery.

  194. Lisa, the only thing that ‘needs to be done’ is for you to be there with Nick. Nothing else matters. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. If you need anything, please let me know. Sue.

  195. Lisa, posting, while wonderful and we all look forward to them, is not all that necessary now. Your time must be spent taking care of Nick. Prayer s to you, Nick, your family and especially the doctors, who hands are guided by our Maker

  196. Hi Lisa, Happy to pray for Nick, and you, too. You owe no explanation to any of your customers. Take care of your husband. Those we love are the most important gift. God’s blessings, Cindy Bennetts

  197. Lisa and Nick– You and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. Let’s hope everything gets under control very soon!!! Take care!

  198. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick and your family during this difficult time. I sincerely hope he is on the path to a speedy recovery and that you find the strength to get threw it with him.
    Hope to see you soon.
    Mary Lou Ripper

  199. Sending positive thoughts and love from across the pond for both of you, make care of yourself too and wishing Nick a very speedy recovery Christopher

  200. Like the other folks are posting, your FAMILY comes FIRST. The isn’t anyone here that would do any different. Prayers for Nick, you, the doctors and nurses and all your family. Take care of yourself and don’t try to do everything yourself. I pray Nick’s recovery is soon.
    God Bless
    usairdoll/Jodi

  201. Lisa your family is first and “the” most important above all. Please don’t think about anything else! Yes, you are responsible and let all what is going on, and it is appreciated but again take care of your family. Yes, prayers are sent that all is resolved soon!

  202. God bless and keep you in this time of trial. We will still be here when you have time. Prayers your way.

  203. There is nothing more important that family! I will continue to pray for you. This will be here when you are ready to be back.

  204. Praying for you and your Nick. Remember that family always comes first and please don’t feel like you have to explain anything to your followers. We’ll still be here when you have time.

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