Quickest of Updates

CaringBridge journal entry by Stephanie Fay — 8/11/2016

Nancy hopes to add her own journal entry very soon!  Meanwhile, her brain MRI is normal.  Heart MRI not scheduled yet due to some blood test #s they want improved first.  Not a complication in any way, just an expected delay.  Nancy is wowing the PT or OT folks twice a day.  And wooing all the nurses, doctors and other staff minute by minute.  She makes us all belly laugh several times a day, too.


We are so grateful for one another, our families and our circles of friends and colleagues.  Thank you.  NA and SF

Jan Ellertson | Aug 14, 2016 11:40pm
An Ellertson with a “normal” brain??? Hmmm we may need to recheck that one😍😍😍😍😍So happy you are on the mend! XO💓💓💓

Mary Ellen Erlandson | Aug 14, 2016 3:40pm
Great picture of you and Pilgrim women. Glad to hear you’re progressing. Keep up the good work.

Jeanne Eberhart | Aug 13, 2016 8:22pm
Nancy, Jerry and I are thinking of you and yours. Three months ago I fainted at home and went to the ER. Turned out I needed my aortic valve replaced immediately. Spent 2 weeks at a Harvard hospital with amazing surgeon & staff. We’re visiting Noah in L.A. so I’m pretty much recovered. I still get a little tired. Will still be in Cardio Rehab when I return–a great program.

Dolores Peters | Aug 12, 2016 8:57pm
Nancy, You go, girl! I’m so happy to hear this good news. I’ll continue to send good thoughts your way and look forward to more good updates. DAP

Jason Menard | Aug 12, 2016 8:23pm
This is so good to hear! Please keep getting well. Love from Jason and Kelly

Jennifer Bothun (Lund) | Aug 12, 2016 5:43pm
I’m so grateful, Nancy and Steph, to hear the good news. You’re on my mind often! Jennifer B.

Nonny Smith | Aug 12, 2016 5:29pm
This just goes to show you, a person should NEVER skip church on Sunday!!! I did not even KNOW about this until today (I am the person leading prayers THIS Sunday, and so your news came to me via email just today!!!! ) Murray and I just read the whole story. Life can change in the blink of an eye…. We are soooooo relieved to hear that things are looking so good!!!! Nancy, I am here to tell you, nurses NEED patients who have a ready sense of humor. Keep up your fine work!! Of course, we will add ourselves to the huge ranks of friends and family who are praying, praying, praying for you!!! We are so glad for your recovery!

JoAnn Johnson | Aug 12, 2016 5:06pm
The simple joys! Nancy and Steph – so happy you are once again able to appreciate them so deeply. Much love from JoAnn and Abby

Su Smallen | Aug 12, 2016 2:43pm
Hi Nancy and Steph! The point I wanted to make today was: You Inspire Me with your love, joy, and happy point of view! hugs!

Joan Biren | Aug 12, 2016 1:08pm
Love the good news and the photos. Hoping for more smiles in the sunshine by the water soon!

Michele Whetstone | Aug 12, 2016 11:30am
So happy to hear such great great news!!!

Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak | Aug 12, 2016 10:30am
More good news – delightful. Hope you’ll all be headed home before too long.

Peggy Hager | Aug 12, 2016 10:23am
Hi Nancy! What a week for you, Steph and your family. At least everyone has proved how much they love you. I am happy to share in all this positive news. Thinking of you. Peggy

Mary Ellen Erlandson | Aug 12, 2016 9:31am
Great news. I’m sure the staff all love caring for her. She has such an awesome sense of humor. Keep up the good work Nancy.

Mary Cisar | Aug 12, 2016 9:22am
That is happy news! Glad you are livening things up in the hospital, Nancy! 🙂
love from Mary

Mark & Barb Ellertson | Aug 12, 2016 8:24am
Happy to hear you continue to do so well👍🙂

Jeanne Huggins | Aug 12, 2016 8:14am
Excellent news!!❤️👍

barbara kucharczyk | Aug 12, 2016 8:00am
Great news, Gopher Gals ! Wowing is super, wooing…well Nancy’s personality would do that, even if she wasn’t overtly trying !! 😉 So glad to hear things seemingly on track or ahead of schedule. Much love from your Dookies, Barb and Ann

mona Olson | Aug 12, 2016 7:58am
So good to hear such great progress. Keeping you in our prayers.

susan Donohue | Aug 12, 2016 7:58am
So happy and relieved. Nancy, you are on your way! So proud and happy for all your amazing caregivers too. What a wonderful miracle!

Connie Ford | Aug 12, 2016 7:53am
Oh, my goodness. What a change in one week. So happy to hear the news. Keep on laughing.

Judy and Mark Tande | Aug 12, 2016 7:11am
Wonderful to hear! We are so thankful for all of the progress Nancy has made but will keep you close to our hearts until she is home.

Deb Filer | Aug 12, 2016 7:02am
Greet dear Nancy! You go girl!

Diane LeBlanc | Aug 12, 2016 6:45am
Go, Nancy! This news is encouraging. Hugs.

Jonathan O’Conner | Aug 12, 2016 6:40am
Such great news!!!

Aimee Brown | Aug 12, 2016 6:32am
Wonderful news!! Hugs and good thoughts from me in abundance.

Kim Hegge | Aug 12, 2016 5:24am
You go girl!!!

Andrea Gleason | Aug 12, 2016 4:24am
feeling so grateful you two are laughing together once again. Prayers are still coming nancys way.

karla jean miller | Aug 12, 2016 4:13am
Sharing in your joy and strength! Continuing prayers for recovery, the healing balm of laughter, and the strengthening power of love.

Donna Dingle | Aug 12, 2016 12:21am
Awesome! Love from the Swingles

Su Smallen | Aug 11, 2016 11:36pm
thanks for the update, Steph! yay for Nancy’s brain!

Erica Kragerud-Smith | Aug 11, 2016 11:34pm
Yeah Nancy!! We are so glad people are laughing!! We’ll continue to send thoughts of strength and wellness!

Marc Robinson | Aug 11, 2016 11:31pm
So happy to get these updates. I’m so happy for your improvement, Nancy. I’m also so happy for the love you and Stephanie have for each other. The world is a better place thanks to the love you show for each other. Praying for more quick healing.

Kristo Sween | Aug 11, 2016 11:27pm
We Swingles are so happy to hear such great news! Keep up the good work, Nancy!