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Get well soon sistergldnhair!

After reading a very touching series of forum posts from sistergldnhair's friends and family, we were sorry to hear that this young author had to undergo some brain surgery. The procedure was successful, and we here at the Instructables HQ wanted to send our well wishes with a few gifts and a signed card. 

Please take a minute to read through these posts, and leave your get-well-soon's in the comments below.

PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message

A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl

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Thank you everyone for caring about me. I am much better now. There is a funny story. The day after my surgery there was a rumor at school that I had busted open my stiches and I was bleeding all over and had to go life flight back to the hospital. All my classmates were freaked out. I do tend to have accidents so it sounds like me, but it all wasn't true.

I had to have a piece of the artery removed from my head and so they wouldn't let me just go home. I have never been on a helicopter and the stiches were on the inside and my forehead was closed up with strong tape.

I'm much better now. I still can't feel the top of my head and I have to wear hats for a year. My eyebrows are crooked and I don't mind. I got bangs now. I had what is called an AVM. It can happen anywhere in your body but mine was in my head. The artery grows weird and can rupture and you can have a stroke. It's gone now and I hope it doesn't come back.

Also if you ever have to have an MRI make sure to go to the bathroom first. The nurses don't like to stop.

Thank you again. SisterGldnHair.
themoose642 years ago
Al would be proud of you sistergldnhair. ;)
bennelson2 years ago
Get well soon!

I recently broke my ankle (in two places) test-piloting my latest project! Ow!
My wife had 13 brain surgeries way back when she was in grade-school, and she's turned out just fine!

We know what it's like to go through some of these things.

Just get better!

-Best Wishes

Ben Nelson & Family
holy cow 13!!! your wife is amazing!!!
Puzzledd2 years ago
Great to hear you're doing well- take care!
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SGH,
I know im a little late, but i hope your recovery stays steady and fast coming!! My wife and i have a 3y/o (in 2 months) son and a near 1y/o (in 1 month) daughter and we could never imagine anything happening to them so drastically as it has you. We feel terrible that you have to go through this kind of horrendously invasive procedure. you are in our prayers!

Get even better soon!!!


SokamiWohali (SoaringEagle)
GeekFilter2 years ago
I've been in the hospital more times than I care to remember and I know it's no fun! Wishing you a speedy recovery sistergldnhair! You'll be back to making carboard flip-flops in no time!
I hope I never have to go back. I'm much better now. Thanks.
Great news! Take care :)
Ez-Kabob2 years ago
I'm so glad to hear you feel better! I hope you feel even MORE fantastic soon!
solpredator2 years ago
Good luck on your speedy recovery! Hopefully the doctors did like I said and added more creative ideas into your head while you were out! ;)
Good to hear that you are healing up nicely!!
glad you feel better!your instructables are great!
mmv50042 years ago
Get well soon! Stay strong and listen to your doctors; it will speed your recovery!
I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope it never comes back.

I think my best friend had that, too... they had to close off one of the arteries in her brain after discovering a small aneurysm (fortunately it hadn't damaged anything yet).


I hear you about using the bathroom before the MRI. I went first, but something they gave me made me have to go, and it was so uncomfortable trying not to squirm in the MRI when I had to pee! I had the nurse stop. Oh, well.
Cambenora2 years ago
I hadn't heard of you until just now when I read about your plight. So get well soon from a new friend. :-)
Kiteman2 years ago
Is that a new costume for Robot?

SGH is a lucky girl!

Get well soon, youngling. We all hope you're able to join us again soon
Kiteman Kiteman2 years ago
Wait, you said *signed* card - can you add mine?
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I really like the doctor robot too and I agree that I'm very lucky. Thank you.
Good to see you back!

Sounds like you had a scary time (the doctors thought I had one, years ago, but it turned out to be a smudge on an X-ray).

Oh, and you don't have wonky eyebrows, you have a unique expression.
hjjusa2 years ago
get well soon sistergldnhair. those brain surgerys are no fun.
Unless they make you smarter. Thanks.
That is true, I've had two, first was for a tumor and the second was to fix epilepsy, second didn't help the epilepsy, but they screwed up something in there and now I can learn things faster and better. They want to go back in and fix the epilepsy but I told them no way I like my brain smarter.
"A picture is worth a thousand words"  (In this case 3000 because of 1000 per picture...) 

Can you add my signature?

Nonetheless, get well soon.


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That's my cat Sparkles. He was mad that day because it was raining out. Thanks.
It was no problem.

"A smile can brighten the darkest day." ~Author Unknown

That's what I hope these pictures do.

Get well soon.
ElvenChild2 years ago
On behalf of the residents of Rivendale; We hope you get better soon!
mennis222 years ago
Feel Better :) I'll be praying for you!
I'm glad you're feeling better! :-)
What a thoughtful thing to do! :) Kudos to Robot and his minions.
I think it was thoughtful too. I'm really happy. Thanks for caring.
DeceptibotX2 years ago
On behalf of the Decepticons, we hope you get well soon, sistergldnhair!
Thank you all.
Get well soon lit'lun.
From Nostalgic Guy & all the Nostalgic Family xx
Thank you all.
landongaga2 years ago
get well soon we will miss u. i love u.
thank you.
TN7772 years ago
I was in the hospital with severe bronchitis when I was younger. Being in the hospital is no fun at all. But I did learn a lesson: always treat any sickness you have. Here is my get well card for her. also add my signature to your card:
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Thank you. I got lots of popcicles in the hospital but I was so doped up that I had a hard time getting them in my mouth.
build522 years ago
Hope you get well soon sistergldnhair my prayers are with you.
Thank you.
sensato812 years ago
We wish for you, a speedy recovery SGH. Blessings sent your way!
I'm doing really good. Thanks.
wirenut19802 years ago
Best of luck, Get well soon so you can create more instructables!!
I'm already working on more ideas. Thanks.
zomfibame2 years ago
that's nice of you guys to send off a letter and such.
i hope she is back up n' about soon.
It was nice and I'm really excited about the cupcake and t-shirts. Thanks.
Get well soon, SGH! Hope all is well :)
It's all good now. I hope. Thanks.
chuangt2u2 years ago
Hi, SGH.

Check your messages.

Get well soon!

AP.
Thanks again =)
I am so sorry you had to have that surgery. I hated having my ear surgery when I was a toddler.... of course, if you are a part of the instructables family, you are as strong as an ox and I know you will make an amazing recovery! GET WELL SOON!

Your Believer,
Lily Baldwin <3
Thank you. I think we are both strong.
canucksgirl2 years ago
Get well soon! You are a brave and strong girl. ;)
Thank you. It is so nice that people care about other people.