The Pendennis Observer: Easy Like Wednesday Morning.

posted in: Day In The Life, Sicky 14
My little guy. Photo: Isn't it obvious?
My little guy. Photo: Me.


It’s been some time since there was a dispatch from The Pendennis Observer, the mini-magazine inside this blog dedicated to capturing Pendennis, my personal mascot/spirit animal.

As longtime readers know (Margaret Maloney, I’m looking at you), photographs catching Pendennis in the act of being the perfect stuffed animal are never posed or staged. The beauty of Pendennis is in the random gesture, his naturally floppy postures, those stick arms and legs all splayed out every which way. He’s just the best and he can always make me happy.

I had my pouchoscopy today and they did an upper sigmoidoscopy, too. Biopsies were taken from both ends. My friend Kristina came with me; I try to spread out the friend-hospital burden. K. was incredible. She brought me a coloring book and petted my head when I started freaking out. I get in that gown and I just lose it, you know?

Between Kristina, texts with Mom, and Pendennis’s little face — oh, and ice cream when I got home — the day turned out to be not so bad, not so bad at all.

14 Responses

  1. Krista
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    You did it!!! Wow what a day!! What a beautiful quilt Pendennis is snuggling under. May you have the best night ever.

  2. Louise
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    If I had to have those procedures I’d be freaking out too! I’m sure Pendennis is a great comfort. Kristina is a gem to take care of you. Good friends are the best!! Hope you feel better.

  3. Linda Gagnon
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    Please feel better soon! You are such a bright light in my life

  4. Maria
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    I second the gorgeous quilt comment! Way to find the silver lining Mary. May you get wonderful tests results.

  5. Jenny
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    Oh Mar, that is so big, no huge! Rest and heal like the super hero you are and know you are so loved!

  6. Evelyn
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    Wishing you all the best, Mary. Since I’m a quilter, I gotta know the name of that gorgeous quilt !

  7. Patti-Ann Kubacki
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    You were brave and your friend and Pendennis were amazing. Don’t push yourself today, take it easy. I know it’s not easy for you but it is necessary. Pendennis will take care of everything, nothing to worry about.

  8. Amy Milne
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    Love this cheery update, Mary. Hope you can coast the rest of the week and that good results come in fast. Wishing you all the best from all your friends at the Quilt Alliance. XO

  9. Kelly Ashton
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    So glad those procedures are behind you (pun only mildly intended). May today be bright and filled with truly enjoyable things!

  10. Anita
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    I’m glad you have friends that support you in this way. Yucky tests!

  11. Kathryn Darnell
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    When we are faced with the indignity of invasion of our personal space, a true friend with coloring books and see kind words is definitely the best medicine. Praying for you and blessings for your circle of friends.

  12. Catherine
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    Wishing you all the best Mary. Glad your friend was with you. Your quilt is beautiful. I would love to know the name of that pattern. Take care and stay well.

  13. Jean
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    I’m so glad that you had such awesome support.As I posted before, I also get support from my little monkeys (around 10 presently) and I get such joy making them to share.
    I hope you are zipping around again soon. I miss you on F &P!

  14. […] Fons, I am about to take this blog away from you. Go get that book. Get yourself some tea, pull Pendennis into your lap, and quit yer bellyachin’. Mann’s novel is a masterpiece and your heart, […]

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