Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized

Posted by: TX-Dennis

Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/14/11 11:06 PM

I read tonight in another forum that Apple has been hospitalized due to a brain seizure caused apparently by her benign tumor. She will probably need surgery. She could use our prayers - or for those that don't pray your good wishes.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/14/11 11:21 PM

Apple, I'm praying for you! You are fighter and have shown strength most of us can barely imagine. Call on that strength now! We love you!
Posted by: Elene

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/14/11 11:25 PM

Oh, no! All the best to Apple!

Elene
Posted by: mikeheel

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/14/11 11:32 PM

Thanks for the heads-up. Prayers sent.
Posted by: ando

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/14/11 11:36 PM

Wow, sorry to hear that. I wish you well Apple. smile
Posted by: Konzert Patrick

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 12:19 AM

Dear Apple, you are in my thoughts......
I hope you recover quickly!
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 12:27 AM

Thanks for the information, Dennis…

I will certainly pray for Apple. We have had some lengthy conversations regarding her battle with a brain tumor.

My wife is severely disabled due to a benign brain tumor, a meningioma. Fact is, the surgery to remove the tumor is what caused the severe disability and paralysis. Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

Best regards,

Rick
Posted by: Dara

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 02:47 AM

Wishing you wellness and recovery, Apple.
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 02:50 AM

Terrible news but thanks for sharing it Dennis. Apple: I hope all goes well with the surgery and that you make a full and speedy recovery!
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 06:31 AM

This is not good news, but I thank you for passing it on Dennis. Apple, you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are a strong person and you are loved! We look forward to having you up and at 'em again.

Love,
Posted by: HwyStar

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 07:01 AM

Ok Apple... Get back here soon so you can enjoy your coffee cup and I can enjoy my cup of coffee... Remember: we guessed what kind of new piano that Frank is getting! You did most of the work.

Wishing you all the best!
Posted by: Dave Horne

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 07:38 AM

I'm sorry to hear this. I trust all will turn out well.

All the best!
Posted by: Steve Cohen

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:05 AM

My heart and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Stevester

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:19 AM

Apple is in my prayers. Apple is a major asset to PW with significant contributions. She is an intelligent and generous woman.

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

Steve Ries
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:31 AM

Apple,

We know you can beat this, get well soon.
After all, you gotta see the pictures of my new ************ piano!

All the Best,

Frank B.
Posted by: Plantmom

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:36 AM

Wishing you all the best in your recovery.

B
Posted by: Rich D.

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:47 AM

Reading Apple's posts over the years always brings a smile to my face. Get well soon.

Rich
Posted by: DanLaura Larson

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:58 AM

In our prayers.
Posted by: athomik

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:59 AM

Best wishes. Get well soon.
Posted by: lauralei

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 09:17 AM

I'm mostly a lurker around here (and have been for many years), and I always enjoy and respect Apple's posts. Apple, get better soon! Sending prayers and well-wishes your way.


Laura
Posted by: Stephen Lacefield

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 09:31 AM

Prayers from St. Louis
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 09:39 AM

Get well soon, we miss you!
Posted by: TeriLyn

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 09:41 AM

More prayers for you are being offered here. Get well soon.
Posted by: knotty

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 09:45 AM

Best wishes. See you soon!
Posted by: Rotom

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 09:47 AM

Apple, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong, get well soon, I wish you a speedy recovery.

Best wishes.
Posted by: M.O.P.

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 10:06 AM

Wishing you all the best & prayers headed your way from Central Florida, Apple.
Posted by: musdan

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 10:15 AM

Apple you are in my thoughts and prayers. You can beat this thing and I hope that you will be doing the things you love to do real soon.

Get well. Judy
Posted by: Legal Beagle

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 10:17 AM

So very sorry to hear this. Best wishes and positive thoughts.
Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 10:21 AM

Apple has put a great deal of positive energy into this forum (which often needs it!). Let it come back to her.

--Cy--
Posted by: leemax

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 10:49 AM

All the best to you, your loved ones, and to the doctors and nurses who will be working with you.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 10:59 AM

Dear Apple,
Sending all good thoughts and wishes to you for a speedy and full recovery. You are much loved around here.

Sophia
Posted by: terminaldegree

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Cy Shuster, RPT
Apple has put a great deal of positive energy into this forum (which often needs it!). Let it come back to her.

--Cy--


I couldn't agree more. Go Apple!
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 12:14 PM

In our prayers get well soon!!!
Posted by: piRround

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 12:16 PM

Best wishes, Apple. I so enjoy your posts and look forward to "hearing" from you real soon.
Posted by: Mark...

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 12:49 PM

Pleasant thoughts for the gentle moderator...
Posted by: KurtZ

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 01:07 PM

She is such a caring loving person who certainly knows the value and fragility of life. May she get well and keep teaching us the same.

Kurt
Posted by: tangleweeds

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Cy Shuster, RPT
Apple has put a great deal of positive energy into this forum (which often needs it!). Let it come back to her.

I also agree 100%

Apple, you're in my thoughts & prayers!
Posted by: Robert 45

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 01:40 PM

My special thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery to dear Apple.

Robert.
Posted by: ChatNoir

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 01:56 PM

My best and warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 02:34 PM

Praying here for you Apple.
I had a benign brain tumour surgically removed 20 some years ago.
I pray that you will be as blessed in your full recovery as I was.

God bless.
Posted by: Fun

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 02:39 PM

Get well soon, Apple. Your Estonia needs you...
Posted by: sarah_elizabeth

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 02:43 PM

I'm praying for you, Apple! I wish you a full and speedy recovery.
Posted by: master88er

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 02:48 PM

Apple,

Sincere prayers for a refuah shleimah (complete healing)!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:04 PM

I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.

WOW!
I just now saw Dennis's post, was reading through, and.....YOU'RE BACK! thumb

Already!!

Great news, Apple. And wishing all the best!
Posted by: sarah_elizabeth

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:12 PM

So glad to see you back! yippie I am also thrilled that it doesn't look like you'll need an unpleasant operation. Get some good rest!
Posted by: rocket88

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:18 PM

Great news!
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.


Glad you're home and hopefully that "probably" will turn into a "definitely" soon!

Get some rest.
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:31 PM

She is home, in bed, and in good spirits. Might not need an operation. She is on some meds and rather sleepy.

Our good thoughts from PW, WTF, TNCR, and all her friends and family worked.

Most likely it is really her great spirit!

I am sure that she will post ASAP.

EDIT - must be cross posting!

YEAH APPLE!
Posted by: wouter79

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 03:38 PM

Also my best wishes and a few happy apples



Posted by: FogAudio

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 04:06 PM

Buena Salud Apple!

Sending a prayer to you from St Pete. I lost a friend to a glioblastoma last year that was in our folk group from our church St Paul's. Thank God your tumor is benign, though still sounds like a very dangerous situation. Stay well!

Ryan
Posted by: JimF

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 04:23 PM

Glad to see you are home, Apple. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Posted by: Furtwangler

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 04:56 PM

We love you Apple!

You go, Girl!!
Posted by: Sparky McBiff

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.


Very good news to hear!
And the fact that you can play the piano is great.
I remember reading about Dudley Moore's degenerative disease and he said that the very worst thing about it was that he was not able to play the piano anymore. And he was no slouch at the keyboard either.
Get well Apple and welcome back.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 05:08 PM

Welcome home - sleep and get your energy back.
Still holding you in prayers !
Posted by: spanishbuddha

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.


Welcome back, best wishes.
Posted by: FogVilleLad

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 05:27 PM

All my fondest wishes and hope you have a speedy recovery.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 05:29 PM

So glad to hear this excellent news! Rest up and take good care of yourself!
Posted by: carey

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 05:59 PM

Apple - you are in our thoughts and prayers !! thumb
Posted by: Rotom

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 06:38 PM

Welcome back! Hope you have a quick recovery. Rest well, and all the best.
Posted by: Toronto_BB

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 06:53 PM

Sounds like quite a scare. Glad to hear you are doing well! I have always enjoyed your posts.
Posted by: Beacon Chris

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/15/11 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.


Love you, Apple. Wonderful to see you are ok. heart
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 10:29 AM

Still sending you thoughts and prayers...

best wishes
Posted by: TX-Dennis

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 10:38 AM

That's good news, Apple. I'm glad to hear you are home and feeling better. Another case of answered prayers and positive thoughts.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 10:47 AM

So glad to hear you're home and feeling better, apple. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. heart
Posted by: Norbert

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 11:11 AM

Apple:
Praying for speedy recovery!
Hoping that all will be well!
Norbert
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 11:16 AM

Glad you are back home and feeling better, Apple!!!

Not only are you a caring, kind and compassionate person, but you are a wonderful pianist and musician and an inspiration to us all! smile

Rick
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 12:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Rickster[...
Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

Best regards,

Rick


Sad, but unfortunately true. frown


All the best to apple* and her family.
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 12:09 PM

Love it!! Welcome home Apple!!
thumb 2hearts thumb smile
Posted by: griffin2417

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 12:24 PM



Hi Apple. I'm glad you are back home. Here's to a full and speedy recovery.
Posted by: plumpfingers

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 12:43 PM

My thoughts are with you as you recover from this scare. Go slowly and let your music help speed your recovery. You're posts have brought joy to many and hopefully that positive karma will be reflected in your recovery.
Posted by: irving

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 03:27 PM

Apple,

I doubt that we've ever met - unless you visited me in New York and didn't tell me your PW identity. But I've often seen your posts and wondered where apples grow in Kansas. Is there a Kansas state apple? If not, maybe we should nominate the Pianoapple.

Pianoapple? I wonder what that would look like?

To your health.
Posted by: Hakki

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 05:17 PM

Great news !!

Glad to hear that you are back.

I wish you the best for a speedy recovery.
Posted by: RickG1

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 09:10 PM

Great that you are home. You get my continued prayers for full recovery!!
Posted by: Piano*Dad

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 09:17 PM

Apple,

So glad to hear that you're back home. Get some rest and take care of yourself. We're all thinking of you.
Posted by: Minaku

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/16/11 09:40 PM

Apple, I'm glad to hear you are back home and recovering. My best to you! Relax and put your feet up.
Posted by: currawong

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 01:53 AM

Gosh, I only just saw this thread! Love and best wishes to you for your recovery, apple. As you can see, we're all thinking of you!
Posted by: lyricmudra

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 02:00 AM

Will be sending you good thoughts, Apple. I have read many of your valuable contributions here at PW.
Posted by: Nikolas

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 02:22 AM

Hi Apple!

Here's some further wishing from the southern part of Europe! I hope that you can leave all this hussle behind you and carry on playing the piano and posting here! smile
Posted by: apple*

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 07:09 AM

aaah.. recovering. I have a lot to do.

That was a major event. I'm so tired and my memory was definitely scrambled. It's not unpleasant, just different... Kind of nice to lay around exhausted and have my kids wait on me. I can still play the piano, the Scarlatti and Bach I was working on, but I can't remember what else I was playing. oh well. hopefully I can afford to lose a few cells.
Posted by: Andromaque

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 07:32 AM

Apple, what a pleasure to see you back. This too shall pass.
Posted by: Woody-Woodruff

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 08:19 AM

Apple,

Glad to see you are feeling better! Just take it one day at a time and take the time to enjoy each one.

You are loved here at PW, we are all one your side.

Thanks, Woody
Posted by: BerndAB

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 03:32 PM

For Apple the best wishes for recovery from Germany.
Posted by: ROMagister

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 03:44 PM

Best wishes for Apple*'s best health from Romania too !

I hope she can play piano - and organ - soon when she can.
Posted by: saerra

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 05:20 PM

Apple - so glad to hear you are back home and doing ok! thumb
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 06:44 PM

Apple, just concentrate on healing. Don't push it. Maybe you could listen to the past PW recitals to relax to. Have you ever made a list of your songs?
Posted by: MonticelloDreams

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 10:32 PM

How frightening. Thanks for letting us know... my prayers are with her. Bless you Apple
Posted by: Grandpianoman

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 10:54 PM

Apple, sorry to hear about this....best wishes for a complete recovery!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/17/11 11:56 PM

thank you all for you wishes.. I do need to recover, but things are not unpleasant at all.

Life is good
Posted by: Rotom

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/18/11 12:29 AM

That's good.
Posted by: Tweedpipe

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/18/11 04:56 AM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.


Apple,
Great to hear you're now home and surgery 'on hold'.

Now, you might like this:-

In a religious private school, the young kids were lined up in the cafeteria. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. One of the nuns had made a note and placed it on the apple tray, 'Take only ONE. God is watching'.
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, 'Take all you want, God is watching the apples!'

And I believe He's watching you too. smile
Keep smiling!
Posted by: Piano Peddler

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/18/11 09:04 AM

Good morning, Apple!
I haven't been on PW for a while and just saw this thread. What an amazing outpouring of care and support from your extented PW family! You are in my prayers for a full recovery to good health. I hope you and your family have a good Easter and Holy week.

Best wishes,
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/18/11 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: apple*
I'm alive and home and probably do not need surgery.

I am very tired tho. I can still play the piano and type. This med I'm on is super duper... thank you all.

That was a trip.


Wonderful! I just saw this thread, so this is great news. Hope all is well, apple.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/20/11 01:51 PM

I sure appreciate the love and prayers.

Things are so different for me. I think I lost quite a few brain cells and am now on an anti-siezure med that is so strong it's entertaining.

I can play the piano and organ, but it takes a lot of effort just to lift my foot to play the sustaining pedal. I can read music just fine. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

I enjoyed your anecdote Tweedpipe... Who would ever eat cookies when apples are available?
Posted by: David-G

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/20/11 06:03 PM

Dear Apple,

I would like to add my best wishes for a quick and thorough recovery.

David
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/20/11 06:28 PM

Great to read that you're back in the comfort of your own home!

Keep well and gets lots of rest!
Posted by: Manndrew

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/21/11 01:32 PM

Apple,

My sincere wishes for a complete recovery and return to your musical gifts.

Andy
Posted by: Maharishi

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/23/11 10:34 AM

Dearest Apple,

I just stumbled across this news of your ordeal. Moved, disconcerted, to learn of your plight, yet relieved – as are we all, to hear you’re on the mend.

Oh, I do wish you were here and I could serenade you on “my” new C7.. Perhaps I should write a sonnet? wink

Peace, and much love to you,
Posted by: Scott Schroeter

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/23/11 02:19 PM

I'm late to this news and much relieved that you are on the mend. Glad to hear the medication is "entertaining"!
Be well.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/26/11 09:31 AM

I am recovering.. I find it irritating that I have to eat to take medication.. but that's the way it is. I certainly seem to be doing better, but the new normal for me includes a diminished IQ and definitely memory issues... i simply don't know what is going on...

I'm happy tho. 3hearts and am grateful to you all.

Thanks for all the prayers etc.
Posted by: mautique

Re: Slightly OT: Apple Hospitalized - 04/26/11 10:09 AM

I hope you a good and speedy recovery. I have always liked your posts.