View Full Version : Everyone please keep JoeyBug in your thoughts

05-29-2012, 03:09 AM
A couple weeks ago, Joey had a nasty infection flare up that laughed in the face of antibiotics. What was supposed to be a consult turned into surgery, and she's been steadily getting better, but the doctors figured they'd have to go in again and it turns out they were right. The good news seems to be that as of typing this, they think they got it all.

She's supposed to be sleeping and resting and not reading this, but her best friend and full time carer asked me to let everyone here know where Joey and the Daily Ukulele were off to.

It's been a slow process getting better, but she's on the right track, and she sure would appreciate her friends at UU keeping her in their thoughts.


05-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Joey get back to us soon as you get better,
we miss your consistent presence.

05-29-2012, 03:32 AM
Get better Joey. All your friends at UU are sending good thoughts your way.

I'll pull down my copy of Daily Uke and play a song each day until your back!

05-29-2012, 03:48 AM
Thinking of you, Joey; we will all send healing thoughts your way.


05-29-2012, 04:07 AM
Get better!

05-29-2012, 04:08 AM
Joey, you are having such a rough time. Thoughts and love to you. X

05-29-2012, 04:14 AM
Joey, once again hang in there and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

05-29-2012, 04:17 AM
Joey, you are in my prayers!

05-29-2012, 04:39 AM
Speedy recovery Joey! You are a great addition to the club, and you have many friends here!

05-29-2012, 05:05 AM
Bug, you gotta get better. After all, your ukes aren't going to play themselves!

But get some rest, heal yourself up, and just remember that you're stronger than any infection.

UK Paulie
05-29-2012, 05:09 AM
Get well soon Joey, you are in my prayers.

05-29-2012, 05:52 AM
Be back soon Bug Lady

05-29-2012, 05:58 AM
Get better Joey!! We miss you. I kept checking for the daily song and figured you were done with the book and waiting for the next one ;)

05-29-2012, 06:23 AM
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Joey! Get well soon!

05-29-2012, 06:26 AM
best wishes and get well soon and wishing you a speedy recovery :)

05-29-2012, 06:26 AM
Get well soon, Joey!

05-29-2012, 06:30 AM
Joey, I'd missed your posts, wondered whether you were unwell - get well soon, you are missed on here! :)

mm stan
05-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Aloha Joey,
Oh No NO...Darn it..Sending my blessings for a quick recovery.....no wonder when I came back I did not see your Daily Ukulele or posts....Thank you K for letting us know...

Chris Tarman
05-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Get well soon Joey! I was just wondering this morning if you were okay, since I hadn't seen any videos or posts in a few days. Hurry back (when you're up to it)!

05-29-2012, 12:34 PM
I just talked to her on the phone, and she's bright eyed and bushy-tailed, mostly, which is why her best friend hid her text books. She still needs to rest a bit. But yeah, she's doing better and knock on wood she won't be taking another field trip to sleepy land next week. :)

05-29-2012, 12:34 PM
Feel better, kiddo. We're all pullin' for ya! (I hope you have a uke with you)

05-29-2012, 02:01 PM
get well soon. we are pullin for you!

05-30-2012, 04:44 AM
Thanks everyone :D I think there was some confusion as to the posting of this and the DU I posted yesterday morning, I went into surgery yesterday after I'd posted the DU and my carer and best friend, text plainsong to let her know and to ask her to update you all. Sorry for the confusion.

I'm feeling better, in a bit of pain, and it's looking like unless things change over the next week or so I will have to go back under as they thought they had gotten it all, but this morning, it was more angry than yesterday after the surgery. I'm still on antibiotics so the hope is they'll stop it from going to the point of more surgery, but it will all depend on how well they do.

So, my main aim at this time is to get revision for my exams done and then I can start playing and doing the DU, thankfully, I'm not as behind as I thought and although my carer hid my uni books yesterday so I would rest, I got them back today with strict instructions to keep resting and not to over do it, and believe me, she'd take them away again if she thought I was.

So, thanks for the good wishes, I'll do my best to keep on track and to keep you updated. It's gonna be a long recovery!


05-30-2012, 05:15 AM
Great to hear from you Joey

05-30-2012, 06:28 AM
Hang in there Joey!! You're an important part of our tribe.


06-02-2012, 04:22 AM
I'm a bit late in with this update, but the infection is really outstaying its welcome. It's spread to other parts of the body now, as well as persisting at its original point of origin. The docs know about it, and she's had the two surgeries already. She's in surprisingly good spirits, she's just trying to race against the clock to get this semester of her studies sorted so that it's not hanging over her head for next term.... which will mean it'll probably be hanging over her head for next term, because it's like her immune system went on vacation already.

She's annoyed, in a good deal of pain, and is doing better at dealing with it than I would. She wouldn't say this, but I'd say she's pretty darn chipper, all things considered.

06-02-2012, 04:36 AM
Aloha, Joey!

You are in my thoughts & prayers. Keep on keepin' on and get well soon.

Malama pono,


06-02-2012, 04:41 AM
Hang in there sweetie!

06-02-2012, 04:43 AM
Get well soon, Joey. :shaka:

06-02-2012, 05:06 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you Joey. Get well soon Miss.

06-02-2012, 05:27 AM
Get better soon!

06-02-2012, 07:17 AM
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery Joey.

06-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Miss you Joey - Please beat this thing soon!


06-02-2012, 03:42 PM
Joey, YOU are the tougher Bug, knock this one down for the count, you have UU in your corner!

06-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Joey, our thoughts & prayers are with you. Hope you are well soon!

06-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Hey Everyone :D

Just wanted to let you know that I'm still fighting these bloody infections and am still around, but not doing as good as I hoped. Legs are still bad, and I'm off to the hospital tomorrow for possible surgery again. Though I don't think they'll have to as it seems to have gone down. I saw my GP yesterday and he said that I should continue with antibiotics and see them in a week...so fingers crossed, the infection goes away. I hope to start doing the DU again soon...

Thanks for the well wishes, prayers and good thoughts!


Patrick Madsen
06-07-2012, 01:52 PM
I hear you on the infections girl. They can be a bugger, pun intended lol. I trust they will take good care of you and you'll be back giving us the heave ho with the DU book. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Stay strong and get better!

06-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Hey JB. Thanks for the update. We're sending lots of good Uke vibes you way.

Get better soon.

06-07-2012, 06:03 PM
Two more pairs of fingers are crossed for your speedy recovery, Joey! (I might uncross them to play a song or two on your behalf.)

06-07-2012, 09:01 PM
Thanks for the update Joey. Sorry to hear that the infections haven't been vanquished yet, but it sounds like you've made lots of progress. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

mm stan
06-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Aloha Joey,
Continued prayers for you...hope you get better soon and don't need another surgery...keep us informed.....Your Friend, Stan

06-08-2012, 12:26 AM
Do get better soon. There's a lot more of that DU book to get through!

06-08-2012, 08:51 AM
Hey everyone :d

Well, I didn't have to have surgery today so it looks like my time with that infection is over, wish I could say the same about my legs, still really bad and I haven't managed to play anything on my Ukulele for a while, still...I hope to get back to the DU with some of my backlog over the next few days!

Thanks again


06-08-2012, 09:11 AM
Hi Joey~ glad things are a little better and looking forward to your videos.

mm stan
06-08-2012, 04:19 PM
Hi Joey~ glad things are a little better and looking forward to your videos.
Aloha All,
I got a phone call from Joey today.....just to clear some things up....she has had an infection in her upper torso and it seems to have cleared up but she now
developed another infection in her legs shin area and will need to go the hospital again..please keep her in your prayers... MM Stan

06-08-2012, 04:35 PM
Thank you for keeping us posted. She is in our prayers!

06-13-2012, 10:43 AM
Resurrecting an old thread, but Joey is working on her final exams and wouldn't you know she gets a nasty chest infection. Awesome timing for her, and by awesome, I mean it sucks. If she doesn't end up in the hospital it'll be a minor miracle, seriously, you can't play around with this stuff when you have not just asthma, but brittle asthma.

I say all that to say that if she's not online for a while, that's where she is. A lovely start to a lovely summer.

06-13-2012, 10:48 AM
That really does suck. My thoughts are with her. Such a rough time she's been having

06-13-2012, 11:40 AM
Wow, tough times. Hopefully all the UU support helps her at the lowest points. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

06-13-2012, 11:51 AM
God bless you! I hope and pray you have a speedy recovery.

06-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Joey's drive, even through sickness, with her studies and her music is really inspiring to me. I don't accomplish half as much.

mm stan
06-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Oh no Joey...sent my prayers for you and hope you have a speedy recovery....darn these infections..mine is still here too...I have the cold sweats today too...Take care and let me know..YF stan

06-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Just to let you all know, I'm back now, still fighting this chest infection but I put up a DU today and plan to do more videos either today or tomorrow to get myself a backlog again.

Thanks for all the well wishes, I am feeling better, just not 100% just yet :D

06-18-2012, 10:10 PM
Will keep up the prayers for you JB!

mm stan
06-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Did You go to the doctor young lady...I am worried ....I too have chest infections and they linger for a long time..take care and many blessings..Joey

06-19-2012, 02:31 AM
Glad to see you back Joey. I hope you stay well. You're in my thoughts.

06-19-2012, 03:52 AM
Get well soon Joey! You too bruddah Stan. :)

06-19-2012, 04:00 AM
Good to have you back. Now that uni is over just relax and get better. (you too Stan)

06-19-2012, 04:29 AM
Malama pono Joeybug, take care and don't overdo it! Take it easy and (as Led Ka`apana says) Jes' press!

06-19-2012, 06:21 AM
Best wishes to you Joey- sending lots of healing thoughts your way.