welcome back sue in minnesota

For all those who worried about Sue’s absence recently, she came back today after suffering ill health recently. I’ve reposted her message in the comments in this thread, in case you missed it earlier.

Thrilled to have you back Sue, you were missed so much – look after yourself, and get back to full health very soon.

98 Responses to “welcome back sue in minnesota”

  1. October 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    From Sue:

    yardarm756….Thanks for thnking of me…..I just was released from the hospital….I am a very blessed and fortunate woman as I had a brain aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrage on Sunday the 19th. I didn’t go into the hospital until the 22nd, an endovascular coiling procedure was performed almost immediately. I’ve been told I cheated death. Although not completely out of the woods…all signs point in a good direction.

    Very emotional,,,..coming here today…I really missed not being part of this community for the last 12 days, you all mean that much to me.
    And for some reason I had it in my head that someone was attempting to blackmail our President…where did I get that idea from?

    We tried to set up my computer at the hospital at the beginning of this past week, but it was too stressful on my still very sensitive brain, and in particular my eyes. It was hard not knowing what was going on in the trenches here. Good word from my homefront while I was hospitalized, my brother reported I must have received a letter from every member of Congress in response to my efforts regrading the President’s AJA ….haven’t read them yet, but am glad to receive some type of acknowledgement. They better act accordingly.

    I am so proud of Donna and everyone that was able to help her reach her goals…..it would make my heart sing to hear that she received a personal call from our remarkable President.

    I can’t keep up with everything that went on in the last two weeks, but coming back here has been a homecoming of sorts. And I have to say our President is looking FINER than ever.

    • 2 dotster3
      October 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Sue—–welcome back. It sounds like you have been through quite an ordeal, and I am glad all signs are looking good. You are much loved and respected here. Every couple of posts, it seems, someone would say, “Where’s Sue?”, and all were hoping you had just escaped on some lovely vacay at some exotic locale and would be back soon. Sorry that it wasn’t as much fun as we were all imagining, but here are my positive thoughts for continuing strength and improvement until you are completely “out of the woods”.

    • October 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      Sue, i’m sooo glad you’re back with us.i understand your situation completely. A few years back i had to have a cranial resection to rumor a tumor(meningioma)-sp. The Doctors caught it in time but unfortunately it left me paralyzed on my left side. Hopefully your situation is better than mine.But whatever it is, pay attention to your doctors, ask LOTS of questions. A white lab coat and stethoscope don’t make a person an expert. i didn’t do that and got a laminectomy i didn’t need.
      Hang in there, you have more to do.

      • 4 Sue in Minnesota
        October 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm

        Yardarm756….I am in one piece and deeply grateful. I am sorry to hear of your paralysis, and proud that you do not let it interfere with your indomitable spirit. I treasure your wit even more knowing the challenges you face daily.

        I am so moved, but not surprised by the kindness and beautiful spirit of all that commune here. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and your best wishes…I plan to make the most out of every moment I have been graced with going forward. And to continue to give those hell that deserve it, although I have to pace myself a bit here in the beginning. I draw so much from all of you, and want everyone to know how much I value and appreciate the many ways each of you contribute to this community and to my own life personally. So from from heart to yours Namaste.

        And let’s carry on!

        • 5 Chi
          October 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

          Darling Sue, may God bless and protect you always…

          I worried as I wondered where you were…

          Thank God for healing mercies and for a precious life restored…

          Take good care of yourself…

          Lots and lots of hugs and kisses…

    • October 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Welcome back Sue

      So glad you are on the road to recovery. We miss you and send you good thoughts. virtual hugs

      • 7 mtmarilyn
        October 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm

        Sue, my thoughts and prayers are with you. What a thing to go thru. Take care of yourself. I have missed your posts.

    • October 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Welcome back Sue, I missed your comments here. I am so sorry that you have been so sick but glad you are back.

      I love your last comment, yes your President is looking mighty fine lately (well when isn’t he!!)

      God bless you Sue and good to see you back again.

    • 9 Puddin'
      October 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      Sue – God loves and so do we!


    • 10 P
      October 1, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      😥 why do bad things happen to good people? Sue I hope you know we’re praying for you and we missed your comments on TOD. You are a wise one with so many knowledge to share and I surely enjoy grasping everything you contribute. Stay strong and fight on! God is great and He knows best! I love you dearly and will continue praying for you sweetheart. 🙂 Ooh don’t let those on the other side stress you they’re not worth it. 🙂 Enjoy….

  2. 11 Me4obama
    October 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Sorry to hear that sad news Sue. Get better soon 😦

  3. October 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Missed you, Sue in Minnesota. Welcome back and get well soon. Sending you lots of love and blessings.

  4. October 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Very happy to see you back and more importantly, that you are on the road to full recovery. Take good care of yourself. I will add you to my prayer list.

  5. 14 GGail
    October 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    God bless you Sue in Minnesota. You have truly been missed. Continued good health!

  6. 15 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Welcome back Sue – and sorry to learn of all that you’ve been through in the last couple weeks! Glad to know that you have been receiving the necessary medical care and I wish you a full recovery.

  7. October 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Wow, what an ordeal, but so glad to to see that it didn’t affect your fighting spirit.

    Rest up take the needed time to heal and know that your seat at the table is warm and waiting for you.

    Blessing and Prayers I send you way!

  8. October 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Oh, Heavens, dear woman! Welcome back and safe sailing. Seems your visitor’s card was on God’s table.

    And Chips, you have a most lovely soul and generous spirit. Bless you both and all those who cared for and remembered Sue.

  9. 18 utaustinliberal
    October 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Welcome back to the TOD family Sue. We missed your wit , humor, and insightful commentary. I wish you the best of success healthwise and hope you’ll improve in leaps and bounds.

  10. 19 Joy (Barbados)
    October 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Sue, please do take care of yourself and get lots of rest. I mainly lurk here. But I am a firm supporter of your great President and look forward the very educational comments posted here and Sue yours certainly were missed.

    Get well soon.

  11. 20 Fred
    October 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    welcome back Sue.So happy to hear that you survived the brain aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrage and surgery went well and that you are on the mend

    GOD bless;heal and protect you Sue and take it easy.

    We are sending you hugs;well wishes and prayers

    • 21 anniebella
      October 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Sue I’m right with everyone else. Welcome back, and I pray the good Lord will continue to watch over you.

  12. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    October 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I just got home (I’m exhausted!)

    So good to see that we have heard from Sue. Sorry to hear about her health ordeal but glad that she is recovering. I will keep her in my prayers.

    Well its unofficial but check out the final results on the Fundraiser Challenge Leaderboard 🙂 🙂 🙂


    If it hold up…..WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 23 CoyoteMarti
      October 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Whoopee!!!! This could get you on the oficial Holiday Card list, too. 🙂

      • 24 donna dem 4 obama
        October 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

        Now you’ve gone and let the cat out of the bag….shhhhh but I’ve gotten a Holiday card every year that PBO has been in the WH. 🙂

    • 25 GGail
      October 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm


    • October 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Congratulations, you worked really hard and deserve to win.

    • October 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Welcome back Sue, I am so glad to see you here, and so glad that you are okay. You are In my thoughts and prayers. I would like to leave these few words with you Sue, If you don’t mind.

      Trust God:
      There’s never a teardrop
      that God doesn’t see
      He knows when a sparrow
      falls from a tree
      There’s never a moment
      when God doesn’t care
      Never a time when he
      won’t hear your prayer.
      Just keep this In your mind , and watch how God progresses you along 🙂

    • 29 mtmarilyn
      October 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      This is wonderful!!!!!! I am so glad that we had a small part in this.

    • 31 Sue in Minnesota
      October 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      Happy dance, happy tears! Yahoo!

      • 32 jacquelineoboomer
        October 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm

        Sue – Welcome “home” !!! We missed you!

      • October 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        Praise God Sue that you are back with us. What an ordeal you have been through. You were certainly missed. Please take it easy and slow for a full recovery. You are a huge part of our lives and we want you healthy and happy.

    • 34 criquet
      October 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

      Hey Donna,I’ve been having computer problems for a little while so only now back on.

      Congratulations on this. Fantastic on your part and fabulous work by Chips and the rest of the TOD posse!!!

      Please let us know when you are going and report on everything !!!

      This site and its members are just wonderful

    • 35 desertflower
      October 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      :):):):):):):) YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Proud of you!!!! Proud of US!!!!!!!

    • October 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      I am so happy for you, Home Girl! Please let the President know how much we all love and support him and his family. Now I can post this happy news on Facebook.

    • October 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

      WOW, both categories, Donna! Fantastic! You’ll get to talk with both our beloved POTUS and VPOTUS. What a lovely and fantastic honor for you. I’m sure they will acknowledge and appreciate your fundraising efforts.

  13. 38 Linda
    October 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    They arresting children on the Brooklyn Bridge….


  14. October 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    HI Sue may the GOOD LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND KEEP HIS LOVING HANDS ON YOU.We here in Texas have missed you our prayers will be with you.

  15. October 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Welcome Back Sue! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Sounds like you’ve been through a lot. We’ve missed you, and are glad to hear you’re doing better. Take care and take it easy 😛

  16. 48 Linda
    October 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Sue….

    I am fairly new hear…but my thoughts are with you….Get well soon….

  17. 49 ChristiMtl
    October 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Oh Sue, what an ordeal 😦 I’m glad to know that you’re recovering and I wish you all the best.

  18. October 1, 2011 at 4:59 pm


    Here’s a story that should perk you right up.

    Guess What? It Is Cheaper to Use Federal Government Employees Than Contractor Employees


  19. October 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    A nice graphic released by the WH that shows how $$ is spent in AJA

    Rebuilding America’s Transportation System through the American Jobs Act


  20. October 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Am I ever glad to see you, Sue in M! I really missed you. That ‘a’ word has always scared me, so your being able to tell us about this ordeal encourages me that you are conquering this. Blessings and praise on your path to recovery! You have been, and will continue to be, in our thoughts. {{Sue in M}}

  21. October 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Arizona Sun, US Solar Attract France’s Saint-Gobain
    includes a video of the President


  22. 56 a4alice
    October 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Heyyyy THERE you are! Yay! 🙂 We’ve been askin’ around lookin’ fer yez. WE MISSED YA! Welcome Back! Hope everyday you’re feeling better and better! 🙂

  23. 57 CTGirl
    October 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Welcome back Sue … A great BIG ((((((((HUG)))))))))))) to you

  24. 58 Bobfr
    October 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    So glad to know you are recovering Sue and that you are back with us. Wishing you the very best.


  25. 59 gcwp1
    October 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    How terrifying – I wish you all the best, Sue!

  26. 61 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    October 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Welcome back Sue. I’m sorry you were away because of ill health. Sounds like a scary thing but I’m glad to hear you are recovering. Please take it easy and take good care of yourself. I’m sending healing thoughts your way.

    Congratulation to Donna. Way to go on the fundraising. How exciting to be expecting a phone call from the President!

  27. 62 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hey Chips, TOD has been cited by politicsUSA!!!! Start spreadin’ the news…based on the thread yesterday on What is Working’s post about the Democrats who are not supportive of the AJA 🙂


    • 63 ChristiMtl
      October 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Hey, that’s cool!

      THIS in the article says it all!!,.

      As you can see, these Democrats are willing to kill 1.9 million jobs to preserve their reelection campaigns.!!!

    • 64 a4alice
      October 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      That IS good HF – hope it spurs on some more to contact these congressional critters and tell them to support the AJA.

  28. 66 criquet
    October 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Sorry to hear about your illness but sooooo… glad to hear that you are on the mend Sue.
    You were missed for all your information, analysis and passion.
    Continued best wishes.

  29. 67 Alycee
    October 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Welcome back Sue! God Bless and keep you. You and your family are in my prayers.

  30. 68 desertflower
    October 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Welcome back, Sue:) We all missed you very much…please recuperate soon! We held down the fort in your absence:) Feel better.

  31. 69 Debz
    October 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Welcome back Sue 🙂 Glad to hear you are recovering. Take care and get all the rest you need for a full recovery!!!

  32. 70 Ladyhawke
    October 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm


    I highly, highly recommend the Bob and Chez Show podcast for this week (9/29/11) entitled “The Most Annoying Sound In The World”. These guys are terrific. They make so much sense and they are very entertaining. A breath of fresh air. I just wish they were on the radio every day like Randi Rhodes.

    Anyway, this week they spend a lot of time talking about the Melissa Harris-Perry’ article backlash and the problem with the emoprogs. Glen Greenwald and David Sirota get told a bit of truth. They make some really good points about the folks on the left who are never satisfied. They think a lot of it has to do with “careerism”. Pure economics. Bottom line, these people got more attention, made more money and got more clicks when there was a Republican in the White House. And of course, they talk about how race enters into the picture. They also talk about the multitude of accomplishments by President Obama and how it’s just never enough for the emoprogs who just itch to b*tch.


  33. 72 Uche
    October 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Welcome back Sue. Your TOD family did miss you dearly…so many on this site were always asking after you. The fact you’re here again means the worst is surely behind you. We thank God for your health and your life. Rest up – and follow the doctors’ orders. Once again,welcome back!.

  34. 73 dotster3
    October 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Just wanted to share a little OT tidbit. I watched an exciting football game today between undefeated Illinois (my 2 oldest daughters are Il. grads) and undefeated Northwestern. Illinois came from 3 tds down to take the lead and then needed to score with seconds remaining to win. Anyhoo, I got interested in their QB, Nathan Scheelhaase, and I wanted to read a little more about his background, knew a little bit from my girls. And so I’m reading this article and interview with him—- learn all his football and sports honors—highly recruited out of high school—-he received Academic All Big Ten honors last year, devotes time to community service, has these great parents, a white mother and black father, who moved from Kansas to Champaign to be supportive, his dad played football at Iowa (Nate Greer). And then he is quoted saying how much fun it is to be the starting QB at Illinois, that he gets to meet a lot of important people, shake their hands, but he said that if he keeps winning, he will get to shake President Obama’s hand. He said, “That’s the person I really want to meet.” And I thought that he must feel a special connection with Obama by his particular circumstances and by all the things he said, about taking school seriously, planning to go to grad school, trying to set a good example by conducting himself in the best way possible, believing that community service is important, excelling at school and sports—–I just felt the Obama influence here. I’m betting that’s happening with a lot of other young men across the country.

  35. 75 carolyn
    October 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Dotster “I’m betting that’s happening with a lot of other young men across the country.” I have seen it with my young college freshmen, especially the AA and mixed racially. His election was very important to young people.

  36. 76 taiping1
    October 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Sue we all missed you! Take it easy and take your time in recovering: subarachnoid hemorrhages and aneurysms can be devastating. So glad you are on the road to recovery. All our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  37. 77 LunarSea
    October 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Good to hear from you Sue, especially given what you have just gone through. You were definitely missed. May the prayers and wishes we (at TOD) are sending your way surround you with a protective circle of warm healing energy. May it stay with you until you are on your feet again.

    Rest, get well, then return to us. That’s an order! Please

  38. 78 LunarSea
    October 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Donna If you win the contest would you ask PBO to give a shout out to Sue? It would be great to record it and send it to her. A special get well wish from PBO. Just a thought….

  39. 79 Dakota
    October 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Sue-So sorry to hear about your illness but extremely happy that you’re doing so well. I feel a special connection to you because your brother and mine did the same escort job in Viet Nam. I hope he’s doing well and has found a job. God Bless You Both.

  40. 80 halo
    October 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    WELCOME BACK, SUE!! WE MISSED YOU! We’re so glad to hear that you’re ok and that you’re on a road to recovery now in what must have been a difficult moment. Please get lots of rest.

  41. 81 Pamela
    October 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Cheated death! Right on! You just take care now, and do whatever it takes to build yourself up to normal, or close to it anyway! We need your insight and intelligent thought over here every day! Blessings to you, Sue in Minnesota!

  42. October 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Oh Sue, I am so glad you’re okay- my goodness you really had quite a serious scare, thank heavens you got care in time. BEST best BEst Wishe to you~ Stay well.

  43. October 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Welcome Home, Sue. So glad you’re well enough to return to us. Yay!

  44. October 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    SUE!! o glad to hear from you. My gosh, what a fright for you. I’m so relieved to hear that you got treatment and are on the road to recovery. You add so much to this board and we have missed you terribly. S Please take time to heal and take good care of yourself. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  45. October 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Sue–good people needed here–step right back into the trenches–you are a valuable voice in this community. I echo all the good wishes being sent your way—

  46. 86 sjterrid
    October 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Oh Sue I’m so sorry about the medical ordeal you have been going through. I’m glad that you are starting to recover, you are in my thought and prayers. We missed you.

  47. 87 L3
    October 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Sue, welcome back. I’m relatively new to commenting here but I lurked long enough to be familiar with your comments. Take care of yourself because we are going to need all hands on deck.

  48. 88 EDP4BHO
    October 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Welcome back to the fold, Sue. I missed your great commentary along with the humor. I lost my mother to what happened to you, but with the technology there is today, your chances for full recovery are tremendous. Please take care, don’t “think” too hard 😀 but do continue to share your warmth and laughter with us when you feel up to it. TOD continues to march with boots on to bring about change, and to support President Obama. God bless you continually and here’s to a speedy recovery.

  49. 89 louc1
    October 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Late I am but just had to say WELCOME BACK SUE – I will lift you up in prayer and may you continue to PRESS ON!

  50. 90 lmrj
    October 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Welcome back Sue! Hang tough. Hang strong! Take care of yourself and ease back into your normal activity. God will provide all that you need and we thank God for your recovery. 🙂

  51. 91 JoJothecat
    October 2, 2011 at 1:11 am

    {{{{{{ SUE}}}}}

    So sorry to hear that you had been gravely ill, but I am so glad you are doing well and you are back home to be with your TOD family. God bless and we are all praying for a swift recovery.

  52. 92 Sue in Minnesota
    October 2, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Thank you again for all your kindness and concerns..I will carry your prayers with me in my heart. Please know you all mean so much to me.
    I have had many tearful moments today, some were tears of relief but mostly tears of awe for the beautiful hearts and minds that come together to make this such a special community. Each of you are very special to me, and as our AMAZING President would say, “I Love You Back.”

  53. 94 Tally
    October 2, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Just popping in, in between rehearsals….. HOLYFUCKINGSHIT SUE!!!! I had no idea – for which, I hate to say, I’m glad, as I would have been WORRIED SICK!!!

    At least you weren’t in the bottom of a ravine for 6 days eating leaves and bugs and next to a badly decomposing body –

    So thankful you’re back and in once piece! YAAAAAAAY!!! And good work on Congress for the AJA!!!

    Speaking of absences, I am going to be mostly away this upcomming week, and should be back to normal after Oct 8th(& 9th for recovery) after my show – just so everyone knows. 😀

    • 95 HZ
      October 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      Tally, I wish you the very best on a fantastic production. I know that you will be great. Your energy is so profound. Have a great time. My best thoughts to you.

      I am very ill, so you perform your part like non other. Do one for HZ. My love comes your way. I love you back so much Tally.HZ

  54. 96 HZ
    October 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Sue, my heart readings with down even further when I saw this. Oh, Sue, I pray that you are doing well. What a scare. We were all so worried about you. I thought you were on vacation.

    Oh, I am so grateful that you are back and feeling better. What a shock to hear what you have been through, but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as well. Welcome back, Sue. I am sending you hugs of love, joy, and comfort. I love you back also, Sue. HZ

    • October 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Great to see you back HZ, we were worried about you 😉

      • 98 HZ
        October 3, 2011 at 2:53 am

        Thanks so much Chipsticks. Just reading as much as I can while trying to keep up. Yes, I had a scary attack, and rushed to hospital. However, back but with much pain. So happy to be with my TOD family.)Can’t mention this to my doctors and brother, though.) Not suppose to be online. Rest, rest. but I am in bed.

        You all make me happy. But I will continue to fight this because we have so much to do. Thanks to all of my TOD family for your thoughts and prayers. I love you all,HZ

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