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1 September 2012

He had the surgery

Hanno had the surgery yesterday. I was starting to wonder if everything was okay because he was away from the ward for five hours. It turned out it was worse than they thought. He had cut tendons, ligament damage, there is a problem with his index finger that I don't understand yet and they had to repair the artery. Originally they said he'd missed it by a fraction but it sounds like he actually hit that too.

He looked very old and grey when he came back and he was still a bit groggy from the anaesthetic but the first thing he wanted was something to eat and a cup of tea, so he must have been okay. Hopefully he'll have some colour in his face this morning.

UPDATE - SATURDAY 2PM
He's home!  We're having sandwiches and tea while watching Julie and Julia.  It will be a very quiet afternoon and evening just catching our breath and settling back into home again.

Thank you for thinking of us. Hopefully we'll get back to normal again fairly soon.

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  1. Long surgery indeed, but I am happy to hear he had an appetite afterwards though. Good thoughts being sent your way.

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  2. Saying prayers for both of you...... I am sure he will be up and about soon..... take care of yourself too..

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  3. You eat so well and healthy Rhonda that I am sure he will heal quickly and even as we speak his little blood cells are working hard to replace what he lost. He will look more his old self in no time.

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  4. Oh my! Prayers and healing thoughts sent to dear Hanno!

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  5. I got chills reading this Rhonda as my dh was just using the chainsaw to cut our firewood for the winter. I hope all is well and Hanno is on the mend.

    Stephanie

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  6. Oh Rhonda, I am glad the surgery went well and that he is on the road to recovery. How scary for you waiting that long. Many prayers being said and hugs sent. Try and rest some.

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  7. Hi Rhonda I have thought about you both today and while things weren't As simple as they first appeared I am glad to know he is ok. Love Wendy

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  8. Gosh, what a ride you've been on this week. Hope that Hanno recovers well and is home with you soon.

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  9. Oh Rhonda,

    what an ordeal for you both. So glad the surgery is over now. Take good care of yourself and get lots of rest. I'm sure Hanno will be fine - an appetite is very encouraging!
    Much love, Madeleine

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  10. Continued thoughts and prayers for Hanno's speedy recovery.

    - Debi in Israel.

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  11. Hope Hanno recovers quickly. Wish him "Gute Besserung".

    Beste Grüsse aus Deutschland

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  12. Poor Hanno, he must be in a lot of pain, what a terrible injury. Here's hoping it heals well and he has good use of his hand again. Give him our best wishes.

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  13. So glad he's fixed! And Safe! I know he'll need physical therapy to return his hand to full use. Much patience will be required but way better than the alternative. From a really big fan of down.to.earth in TX.
    upnitestx(Christine)

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  14. Keeping you both in prayer!
    Blessings,
    Catherine

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  15. I'm sorry to hear that Rhonda. We are continuing to keep him in our prayers. Hope he feels better this morning.

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  16. Oh, poor Hanno! I do hope the surgery helps him mend up right. I don't know what else to say, but I sure hope you both have as best a weekend as possible with lots, and lots of love and healing.

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  17. On the couple of occasions I've had an anaesthetic I felt grim afterwards, so I'm not surprised that poor Hanno was looking grey, especially as he was in the OT for quite a long time. I am sure he will look a lot brighter 24 hours along and if he is asking for tea and something to eat that's a good sign. I had a horrid pain under my shoulder blades afterwards for a few hours (the anaesthetic apparently does this). Hope Hanno avoids that. (((HUGS))) Jennie in West Wales.

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  18. So glad he came through surgery ok. will continue to lift him up in prayers for a quick recovery.

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  19. Thinking of you both

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  20. Oh Rhonda you sound so strong through this. It is difficult to see our loved ones down isn't it? Hanno is strong and healthy from all of the outside work he does. Praying for his speedy and thorough recovery and peace for you!

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  21. Sorry to hear about that. Best of wishes for you both.

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  22. Oh dear! All best wishes to Hanno and great strenght to you too!

    Love from Holland x

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  23. Hanno is in our thoughts fingers crossed for a speedy recovery JoS

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  24. Glad to hear the patient is recovering. I wish him well. Love and strength to the both of you.

    When you wrote "Although he doesn't have a chain saw anymore" a couple of days ago, did that mean the chain saw has now gone to a new home?? LOL! That would be what I'd want to do with it as well... Unless you meant it was permanently damaged (unfixable).

    Thank goodness Hanno wasn't "unfixably" damaged. xxx Ree

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  25. What an awful wait for you. I've spent the week with mum in hospital and you can't under estimate the ravages of the anesthetic and pain drugs. Great news he wanted a cuppa. It will be long few months for you both so take care. Xxx

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  26. You must be exhausted with worry Rhonda,but hopefully now the surgery is over Hanno will start to mend and be on the road to a full recovery. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  27. Hi Rhonda. I'm a silent follower of your blog, and was shocked to hear of Hanno's accident. I am sending love and good wishes and hope that he has a speedy recovery.
    Helen

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  28. Rhonda I´m glad to hear that he ´s fine now.
    Hopefully he´will be ok from now on!
    Regards

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  29. Microsurgery always takes longer. Praying that all goes well with Hanno's recovery and he'll be back to his old self again.

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  30. Oh poor Hanno and poor you too. At least the surgery is behind him now and you will soon enough have a reasonable idea of what the outcome will be.

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  31. What a nightmare. I hope that he'll bounce back quickly. My father, who's in his mid 70s, also had an gardening accident that ended up worse than they thought once they operated. He was feeling very sad and sorry for himself for a week or two, but a month after the accident was able to limp on a plane for Bali. He and Mum are enjoying themselves in the sun while he recuperates. I hope Hanno will have a similar tale to tell.

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  32. Thinking of you both, I am sure it wont be too long before he is back home with you.

    Thank you for your wonderful inspirational blog,

    Liverpool Lass

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  33. Oh Rhonda! How worrying for you. Thank goodness you are at the other end of the surgery now!

    Sounds like a good, stress relieving cry would be in order for you. All my thoughts are with both of you. Rest well Hanno. You are both through the worst of it now.

    I will continue to pray for a quick recovery. Love, Linda

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  34. Prayers for his quick and complete recovery and also for peace and calm for you!

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  35. Sending love and healing wishes to Hanno and to you Rhonda. And to all your family -

    much love from all of us

    S xxx

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  36. Rhonda, my prayers are with you and Hanno.

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  37. Goodness, I'm catching up on blog-reading, and just learned about Hanno's accident. Glad to hear the surgery is over. Very best wishes and warm thoughts to both of you!

    (Just "failed" at Word Verification...will try again.)

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  38. Praying for Hanno's healing - take care -

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  39. Love and hugs being sent to you both.xxxx

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  40. I do hope he's feeling okay this morning. Surgery of any kind when you are older is stressful and takes a lot out of you. Please look after yourself too, Rhonda - visiting hospital is stressful for you too, taking you out of your calm routine and comfort zone. Knowing you, you've got some cake or biscuits to take to Hanno to comfort him.
    Best wishes to you both,

    Joolz

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  41. Hope Hanno has a speedy recovery. This makes me want to hide Kevin's chainsaw. Please give Hanno our regards. Maureen and Kevin

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  42. Will keep ya'll in my prayers. Sorry that things were worse than expected. This has certainly been a terrible ordeal for you both. I am sending hugs to you both! Carolyn in Fl. USA

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  43. i am so glad he is out of surgery & is going to be ok...I wonder if you might share what actually happened (when your ready cause its so traumatic) but my husband is always using a chainsaw cutting wood for our 2 fires..and I would like to be sure he is safe..Hanno's story could help save this accident happening again..
    Praying for fast healing and full use of his hand again xox

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  44. Dear Rhonda,
    What a shock it is to read your recent posts! Thank goodness Hannos injuries are not more serious than they could be. All I can do is send you my best wishes...across the Tasman Sea to you from NZ. Look after yourself and love to you both,
    :)
    Carla

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  45. Thinking of you both! Get well quickly, Hanno... And love to the two of you!

    Wendy ( from NSW )

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  46. I'm glad he has come through the surgery ok, and hope he mends quickly :)

    Helen

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  47. Rhonda

    I am very relieved to hear that Hanno has had the surgery. I know the delay must have been frustrating but it is just too risky to operate with level of Warfarin too high.

    I hope things start to look up over the next day or so for you both. Do make sure you get enough rest.

    Sorry I cannot offer any practical help as we are on holidays in the USA at the moment. Home in a couple of weeks and will be in touch then.

    Hugs and warm regards

    Yvonne

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  48. What an ordeal, Rhonda. I do not comment very often but read your wonderful blog everyday and I am very grateful for all your good advice and tutorials. You will both get through this. It is just a matter of time. Thank you for taking the time to update. Many people do not comment but will be thinking of you both and looking out for your news. you were the first person I thought of when I woke up this morning. Very best wishes to both of you.

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  49. Hi Rhonda,

    Glad Hanno came through the surgery...next is allowing time for him to mend. Chainsaws are treacherous tools and can do a lot of damage really, really fast. We felled, limbed, and hewed the logs from trees on our property to build our house with a chainsaw. One of the most dangerous things a body can do with a chainsaw is limbing because of kickback. I don't know what Hanno was doing whenever the accident happened, but I'm glad he doesn't have a chainsaw any longer. They make quick work of trees, brush, etc., but they also can make quick work of chewing up an arm or leg.

    Please take care of yourself and I'm praying that Hanno recovers as quickly as possible. Thanks so much for taking the time to keep us all updated. Give Hanno a big hug from all your readers.

    Love from Diane in North Carolina

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  50. Thinking of you and Hanno during this difficult time. Take care.
    Anne xx

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  51. Oh wow. What a rollercoaster ride you are both on atm. I'm glad that things are relatively ok all considered and hope that his finger will get better with time.
    {{{hugs}}} to you both xx

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  52. You've both been in my thoughts the past few days. Hope all is well and it must be such a relief to have the surgery over. A cup of tea is a good start :) Hoping that you too are getting some rest as Hanno is on the mend x

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  53. Holding you both up in prayer as the healing begins.

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  54. thinking of you both and hope for a speedy recovery

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  55. Oh my, that sounds terrible. Poor Hanno. Thankfully it wasn't any worse. I'll bet that cup of tea tasted wonderful. :)

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  56. Drive carefully Rhonda, love to you both from all of us here.

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  57. Glad to hear Hanno is ok....make sure he does all the exercises the OT gives him. I was not that diligent and have paid the price with a crooked little finger and the tip does not work correctly. It was the result of a devolving of the finger in a car accident many years ago. Getting rid of the chain saw is the right way to go....they are very dangerous.....better left to the experts :-)

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  58. Hope you are both eating good food and drinking lots of healing tea. Time always seems to drag on in the hospital, doesn't it? Wishing Hanno well at the next stage of surgery/healing.
    -Jaime

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  59. Rhonda, I was so saddened to hear about Hanno's accident. I've been a daily reader for years and feel like I know you both. I am a physical therapist and know Hanno will do so well rehabing his hand and arm because he is such a hard worker. I send you light, love, and speedy healing.

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  60. I've only just caught up with your news after a few days away from my laptop, and was shocked to hear it. How dreadful for both of you! I'm just glad it wasn't worse (we were shown chainsaw safety videos when I was studying horticulture years ago - they were pretty graphic). I think your clear-headed response must have done a lot to help considering Hanno nicked the artery. My best wishes to Hanno for a fast and complete recovery.

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  61. Oh Poor Hanno...I hope he enjoys some more cups of tea and tucker and gets well quickley. How quickley things in our lives can change xo

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  62. The warm fireplaceSeptember 01, 2012 9:30 am

    Glad Hanno out of surgery ok, take care of yourself, you are both in my prayers.
    God bless sue

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  63. Dear Rhonda & Hanno, I just read about the accident & thankfully the surgery & cup of tea - and will keep you in my thoughts & prayers!! I am so thankful it wasn't worse. Whew!!! Usually I read & enjoy, so many people comments are more interesting than mine could be - I'm a single woman & try to keep my life simple, but often find my job eats up so much of my time ...& I often envy those moms who are so creative & have time to do cooking & baking & sewig etc....but someday, I hope to get myself to a point where maybe I can work part-time. So! I read & I dream & I thank you for the tips & inspiration. :-) AND mostly right now, I just wish you & Hanno health & happiness!!
    Lynne from middle of NY state!

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  64. Glad he is out and recovering now. All the best for both of you. Katie

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  65. I am so pleased he doing ok and that they were able to repair everything....I hope he enjoyed his cup of tea and something to eat...although if Queensland hospital food is anything like West Australian hospital food you might want to pack him a picnic lunch. hugs and kisses to you both

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  66. (((((((((((((((((HUGS RHONDA))))))))))))))))))

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  67. That's so good to hear that surgery has been done... and now the recovery.
    I wish you both well in the coming weeks and that all runs as smoothly as it possibly can. No more chain saws for Hanno!
    Jenni

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  68. you poor darlings.... I'm glad Hanno came through and now has to heal. Men and their toys! I hope you are coping OK because it seems to really drain us when we have loved ones in hospital. Take good care of yourself. xo

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  69. Oh Rhonda what a ghastly few days you have both had. Thank you for keeping on with the updates, I do hope the next 24 hours is clearer for you.

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  70. And now the recovery starts - take care of yourself as well as him. Best wishes.

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  71. Praying that your dear Hanno is feeling much better very soon. I was impressed that you were clear headed enough to stop the bleeding before calling for help. Obviously that was the right thing to do but must have been a bit hard.
    Thankful that his injuries weren't any worse.
    Becky

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  72. Rhonda, my thoughts are with you and healing vibes sent to Hanno. My husband uses a chainsaw regularly and even though I'm the one who bought it from him, I always worry. I'm sure he's in good hands, and will be happy to be home and spoilt by the family. I hope you find time to rest and recover from the shock and drama of it all. A nice cup of tea in the gorgeous sunshine when you can, hey :)
    Donna

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  73. I'm sorry to read about Hanno's accident. Sending all my best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
    Sue.

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  74. I have been reading your blog for a few years and have never commented until now.

    I, along with so many others, am so very saddened to heard about Hanno's accident. Your blog has reached out and touched so many people, and I hope that you realized that there are many of us around the globe that are hoping for the best. So many. I hope you are able to find some small comfort in that.

    All the best to the both of you.

    Hugs,
    Mark

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  75. Oh poor old Hanno but on a positive note he did feel like having something to eat and drink. Wishing him a very speedy recovery and look after yourself as well.

    Love Pippa (Cornwall)

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  76. From another regular reader who doesn't comment lol:

    Thank you for the update. And also for the ever timely warning your writing of the accident sends. I can't help it, every time my husband uses that blasted chainsaw, no matter the care he takes, I never quite relax until the job is finished. Your posts remind me there is a very good reason for that. I just wish it hadn't happened to Hanno.

    With all best wishes,
    Jeni
    Northern Rivers

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  77. So sorry to hear of the accident Rhonda, glad the surgery is over. I wish Hanno the best of luck on a fast recovery and God Bless you both
    Kim

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  78. glad to hear all went well with the operation.
    With a carer as good as yourself he is in wonderful hands and a speedy recovery is assured.
    Take care
    Susan.

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  79. Oh poor Hanno :( Coming out of surgery can make a person look very different... I remember when my husband came to from anesthetic - I almost didn't recognize him - it was very frightening. He looked much better a few hours later though. Hanno might look pale for a while because he lost a lot of blood. The shock and the stress can also really affect his color, too.

    Hugs, Rhonda XOXOX Rest up and update us as you can. Remember to take extra special care of yourself as stress can do terrible things to a person who is caring for an injured/ill loved one.

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  80. Thank goodness that's over! Praying for a quick recovery and for strength for you both,
    hugs,
    Niki
    Rural Writings

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  81. Surgery does knock people around, especially where the fasting is concerned. My husband had wisdom teeth surgery a month or so ago, and it scares you how terrible they look afterwards.

    It's just the fact they've had to fast, they're fatigued from hunger (and waiting) and once the procedure is over, their body kicks into overdrive to repair itself. It shows physically.

    It will probably take him a few months to get back to normal. Wisdom teeth surgery is a pretty straight forward procedure, and yet it can knock the stuffing out of you. I remember my brother also had tendon surgery with an accident with his hand and glass. They had to do several operations and it took him a good few months before he could say he was getting proper movement back.

    I imagine there will be physiotherapy involved once his hand heals, and from my brothers experience, that can be really painful. But you have to exercise the tendon so it doesn't end up forcing the hand into a permanently fist. I'm sure they will all explain this to you in the weeks to come.

    I just wanted to reassure you that it's confronting when it's happening, but healing does occur eventually. The pain will be around for a while, but the aim is to get movement back. You will worry (as I did with my husband recently, and brother when he was younger) but communication with competent medical professionals makes all the difference.

    My husband was put on a short acting pain killer that made him sick (prescribed by the orthapedic surgeon) but the GP got him onto a long acting pain killer that he could take less of and the nausea disappeared. So just keep an eye on the pain killers and how he responds to them when he gets home. Being sick while your body is busy repairing itself, is a setback. We were both amazed how the virtually identical pain killers could have such different effects. The one that stays in the system longer however, meant he was taking less tablets. His body responded better.

    I know it's a scary time now, but I hope Hanno repairs soon. The body is an amazing thing. It's number one mission in life is survival. :)

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  82. That's good news, hoping for a quick recovery for you both

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  83. Everything is OK if you're wanting a good cup of tea.

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  84. Hugs and prayers for you both. A cup of tea fixes everything as is obvious by Hanno's desire for one.

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  85. Tincture of Time is the hardest medicine to take after an injury. In a short while your biggest job will be keeping him out of trouble because he "feels just fine". But making the chain saw disappear was a great first step. Now if you can get him to be a supervisor and not a hands-on gardener for a while, you'll both be better soon.
    Looking forward to updates and take care! JudieJ

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  86. Wow - glad to hear it is over, now. Prayers for a speedy (and non-grumpy) healing ahead!

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  87. Hoping Hanno is home by now...what a scare! Both of you take care...hope to get another update soon.

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  88. I don't answer very often but I always read your blogs, Rhonda, and I have shared your blogs with my Mum and sister, and they read you too. We are all shocked at this terrible accident, and our thoughts and our prayers are towards you.
    I really hope Hanno comes out of this with his finger okay, and I hope you are okay too.
    *BIG hugs*

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  89. oh wow, and to think he had to wait that extra day for surgery ....I know it was for the medication he was on, but to find out it was a bit worse must have been worrying........surgery is so amazing these days Rhonda, I am sure they will be doing the best they can to give him as much use of it as they can...our chainsaw cacked itself...its in the shed....it can stay there....
    thanks for letting us know how its all going, and I hope the healing process goes along quickly .....x Suzanne

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  90. Thank you for the update Rhonda. Delighted to hear that Hanno is home. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Jean, Teneriffe, Brisbane

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  91. So sorry to hear of Hanno's accident. I do hope that he is feeling a little better today. Even though we have never met, I feel like I know you from all the inspiring blog posts I have read over the years. I do wish you both very well. It is hard on both of you- do try to care for yourself as you support Hanno through his recovery. You have many people sending positive healing thoughts your way.

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  92. All the love and light, and a speedy recovery. :) sarah

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  93. I was so relieved to hear Hanno is doing better now. Not as relieved as you are though for sure!! :) I would imagine him being so physically fit before the accident will help him in recovery. You are both very active. I agree to try and take care of yourself too Rhonda as you have been through a lot. Finally being back home together must feel wonderful. You are both in my prayers. Take care.. .. Sarah

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  94. Dear Rhonda and Hanno - sending warm and healing thoughts to you both. Here's hoping Hanno's hand mends well and that you both enjoy lots of tea and all those wonderful restorative home cooked goodies!
    Love Greenie x

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  95. Glad Hanno's back home :) Take care and hugs to you both :)

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  96. Good to hear Hanno is doing better & that you are both home. Hope the recovery is speedy. Hugs,

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  97. Good to hear Hanno is home. You can't keep a good man down. Take care of yourselves and lay low for awhile. You guys are very special. Continuing prayers for comfort, healing and lots of rest.
    Blessings Gail

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  98. So glad for both of you he's come through it. Make sure he gets all the physio he can so he gets full use of his hand back. I only dislocated my hip, but still had to re-learn how to place my feet correctly when walking, so imagine how much help he'll need to get his hand to work again.

    Let him take the time to heal, and call on all the favours you need for the next few months. There's a time and place for independence, and now is not it.

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  99. Happy everything's ok and you are at home together! Take care, Clara.

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  100. glad to hear Hanno's home, & i hope he has a few good books to catch up on while his hand recovers, take care :)

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  101. Oh, so glad the surgery is over and Hanno is back at home. I`m sure all this gave you nightmares for a while.
    This is for Hanno to read: Dear Hanno, take care of yourself and do not play with dangerous electrical equipments any more! Chainsaws are out of bounds from now on, you hear!!! Let`s hope you can mend soon enough and find safer activities around the home, lol.
    Best wishes to both of you!!

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  102. So pleased the op is done with and you're both back home. Our best wishes are with you Hanno for a speedy recovery.

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  103. So pleased Hanno is back home. Now it's time for you BOTH to rest and recover. It's been an ordeal for the both of you. Sending love and healing thoughts your way. Love Julie xxoo

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  104. Home already? I hope you both are doing well and that you get a good night's sleep.We are thankful and grateful for our medical technology and the amazing surgeons,doctors and nurses.God bless you both.

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  105. Glad to hear he is home safe and sound and on the road to recovery. Sounds like you have a relaxing and pleasant night planned. Enjoy having Hanno home! :) xox

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  106. "Hugs" to you both glad the crisis is over. Speedy recovery to both of you.

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  107. So thrilled Hanno is home! Love and care...

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  108. So pleased to hear Hanno is home now and I hope he recovers quickly. God bless. x

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  109. surgery done..good. home from hospital..great. together..wonderful. best wishes from a regular reader.

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  110. What good news that Hanno is home! Have a good Sunday together at home dear friends. xx

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  111. HI Rhonda So sorry to hear about Hanno I hope he is feeling more himself soon. Hugs to you and best wishes to Hanno.xx

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  112. Just logged on to see how things are going and am so pleased to see that Hanno is home. Take care of yourselves both of you, it must have been an awful fright for you both. Hope to see a photo of you both enjoying your garden. Cheers and best wishes.

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  113. Thankful, thankful for this outcome!


    Deanna

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  114. I want to add my well wishes to Hanno for a full and restful recovery. Take good care!

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  115. Good to hear the surgery went well & you're both safely home recovering from the last few days ordeal together. Take care, Ann

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  116. Thank God for that. The ladies on SS are breathing a sigh of relief too.

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  117. Oh what a relief! Welcome home, Hanno - we were all very worried about you. So glad you are safe and sound under Rhonda's tender, loving care. :)

    The homeopathic remedy Arnica is wonderful for healing post surgery. It helped my son tremendously each time he had a surgery (he had 9 operations as a child). The doctors were always amazed at how quickly he healed up!

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  118. I'm glad to hear that you are both back at home and that Hanno is starting his recovery. Best wishes and take care.

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  119. Wow! He's home so soon after surgery! Whether it is his dominant arm or not he'll have a bit of relearning to do. It's amazing how hard some of the simplest most basic things are to do one handed. Speedy recovery wishes for you Hanno.

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  120. So glad to hear he is home and comfy with you again. He is on the mend!

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  121. So glad your Hanno is starting to mend. That kind of accident could happen to anyone. And it doesn't even require a big piece of equipment in the mix to bring injury. I've had some close calls with simple kitchen implements. Probably most of us have.

    My prayers are for healing and return to calm. Best to your family. And thanks to the sweetness of a son for getting the yard cleared up.

    brenda from ar

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  122. Sending prayers and good wishes your way for Hanno's speedy recovery and life getting back to normal for the both of you. Happy for you both that Hanno is home. That will make him heal faster too. Karen from CT

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  123. So glad to hear that Hanno had the surgery and is back home. This kind of experience is very draining on both of you, so sit back, relax and recuperate. Have a nice cup of tea.(Tea makes everything better!)

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  124. So good to hear Hanno is back home, it is amazing how much better you feel back in your own comforting home.
    It takes a few days for the G. A. to go out of your system, so lots of quiet rest and good healthy fluids is the way to go, for both of you.
    Such an emotional rollercoaster takes its toll, kind of like jet lag, it takes a few days to hit,take good care of yourself.

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  125. Thinking of you both and sending {{{hugs}}}

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  126. Thinking of you both and hoping that Hanno heals well.

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  127. Rhonda, I'm so glad to hear that Hanno is home and on the road to recovery now. All that effort you've made to create a warm, relaxing and nurturing home will certainly be appreciated all the more during his recovery, I'm sure.
    Take care of yourself as well as your patient,
    best wishes,
    Rachael

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  128. What a nice quiet afternoon with a great movie. I hope Hanno is feeling a bit better today and have a great fathers day.

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  129. Glad to hear Hanno is back home. Prayers and best wishes to both of you from New York. ~Diane

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  130. So glad he is back home. Hope all continues to go well and he heals quickly. Blessings to you both!

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  131. He's home - and that is so much better than being in hospital. He will recover far more quickly now! My thoughts and prayers are with you both - take care xxx

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  132. I'm surely like every one else who reads your blog - full of thanksgiving that Hanno is home again and doing well...It sounded so traumatic for both of you, actually, and I send all my best good wishes to you both and all your family.

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  133. rest up friends, enjoy the return to home and look after each other. xx

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  134. Dear Rhonda, another regular reader, rare commenter - I just want to say you and Hanno are both in my thoughts and I'm so pleased to hear Hanno is on the road to recovery, I hope it won't be too tough but as you know you'll both have oodles of positive vibes coming your way all the way through!
    Hugs to you both
    Leonie

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  135. Margaret in TasmaniaSeptember 02, 2012 5:58 pm

    All the very best hanno, speedy recovery , no more nasty accident's with the saw. Enjoy the recovery time and get well soon

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  136. Hi Rhonda, OMG! what a horrible thing to happen to you both. I'm so glad Hanno is ok and what a relief it must be to have him home. He's bound to recover much quicker with you looking after him. Thinking of you both and hoping for a quick return to normality for you. xx

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  137. Hope all good thoughts and prayers reach you today.
    Its my first time to post. Love your blog. Hope recovery is swift.
    Enjoying your book just got it from our local library.
    My Dad is an amputee so I know what a lucky break Hanno has had though he
    may not think that just now. Please give him my kind regards.

    Donna:)

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  138. Glad to hear that Hanno's home. Still thinking of you both. Hope you will both get lots of rest.

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  139. So glad the surgery was successful and that he is home again. Home is just the best place to heal! Blessings to you both.

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  140. SO SO glad to hear it! Hope he can take it easy in the days ahead as he continue to recoup and rebuild strength! What an unexpected ordeal but I am so glad that he's ok. Lots of prayers and good wishes to you both!

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  141. I rarely comment, but I really, really, really wish Hanno all the very best, I was so shocked to hear about the accident, I really hope he gets well soon.

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  142. It's been a horrible experience for both of you. I'm glad he is out of hospital now.

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  143. Glad to read Hanno's back home Rhonda! Hope you both will have à great recovery.

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  144. Thank God that Hanno is Ok. I am pleased that all our love is reaching you both :) Take care , Kathy xx

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  145. glad to hear hanno is home, wishing him a very speedy recovery

    you take care of yourself too rhonda


    selina from kilkivan qld

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  146. wow...what a few worrying days for you both, so pleased to read that Hanno is home. I also rarely post but always catch up with you both and read your blog and often refer to your book! We will probably never meet but its amazing how many times both you and Hanno are thought of in one way or another...even just repotting out tomatoes over the weekend ... you cross my mind :)Take care of each other!
    Julie from Barossa Valley

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  147. It is wonderful to hear that you have Hanno safely back home. After my husbands recent cancer surgery, I know that you will need to take special care of yourself. You will both be WAY more exhausted than you could have imagined. Give yourself permission to scale back your busy busy program. Lots of knitting helped me!! All the tension into the scarf!

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  148. How scary for the both of you Rhonda. Sending (((hugs))) and thanking you so much for your wonderful book. I finally got it from the library and I loved it so much that I have ordered a copy to have forever!!

    Kaye

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  149. All the best for a speedy recovery for Hanno.
    Take care,
    Sue in NSW

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  150. Glad to hear that Hanno is home again and that all is better. Liz xx

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