Tim Dustrude: Healing And In Good Humor After Surgery

Tim Dustrude

Tim Dustrude

Just got this report from former Update editor Ian Byington:

As most of you know, Tim found out a couple of weeks ago that he needed surgery to fix a blood flow problem he had in his head & brain…yesterday (Monday) he was in surgery and I just got the word (today, Tuesday) from his wife Shannon that things went well:

What a long journey yesterday was. What a choreographed surgery with at least 3 teams working on Tim. Everybody here has been so exceptional. We are in the very best hands and that’s our miracle.

I am so thrilled that he has his sense of humor. He was a crack up coming out of anesthesia. And almost as hysterical today. I wished I’d videotaped him. But I’ve been taking notes.

We just visited with Louise and John, Jan and Eric before they all took off for home.

Thank you and we’ll keep you up to date. Today is one more day in ICU. All day they’ve been removing lines and he even got up and walked a little ways. Progress!!!

And then another ward for the rest of the week. Lots of healing in store for us.

xoxoxox  Shannon                                                                          

He’ll remain in the hospital for this week recuperating, and sends his thanks for all the good wishes from friends & family & the island. As Peggy Sue & I hear more, we’ll let you know, but in the meantime, it’s time for our friend to rest & heal.

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

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  1. I had not heard that Tim was having problems. Thank you for letting us know, Ian, and please extend my wishes to Tim for a speedy recovery.

    Comment by Stephanie Prima on July 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm
  2. Thank heavens! We can ask breathe again. Glad to hear the good news for everyone!

    Comment by Liz Illg on July 26, 2016 at 8:33 pm
  3. Fantastic news Tim! We are all thrilled for you and your family! See you at home soon!

    Comment by Jaime Ellsworth on July 26, 2016 at 9:29 pm
  4. Glad you are on the other side of all that now. Heal well and fast Tim!!! Glad to hear the good news about you… been on pins and needles today

    Comment by tom henry on July 26, 2016 at 9:29 pm
  5. Very glad to hear the good news!

    Comment by David Meiland on July 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  6. Hey Tim…..I wish you a very Speedy Recovery…I’m thinkin of you Tim..

    Comment by Denny Penrose on July 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm
  7. YEA!!!! Happy days ahead! See you on the streets of Friday Harbor SOON!

    Comment by Margaret Bell on July 27, 2016 at 7:19 am
  8. Sending Well Wishes Tim!

    Comment by ChloeKlein on July 27, 2016 at 8:23 am
  9. Had not heard of this but thank you for letting us know. So glad to hear that he is doing well. Keep it up Tim!! You’ll be home before you know it!!

    Comment by Jeanne Newell on July 27, 2016 at 8:24 am
  10. I had not heard of this either. Congratulations Tim – right on.

    Comment by Harry Towne on July 27, 2016 at 9:19 am
  11. Hurray! Now TAKE IT EASY for a while!Hope you may be able to catch Romeo and Juliet before Aug 21, but quite understand if that’s not possible! Love from us both, Helen and Dan

    Comment by Helen Machin-Smith on July 27, 2016 at 9:25 am
  12. Wishing you all the best Tim for a speedy recovery! From all of us at Island Rec.

    Comment by Heidi, San Juan Island Park & Rec on July 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  13. Great news!!!! Thanks for the update!

    Comment by sandy buckley on July 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm
  14. Tim! Hoping you and your hair get better soon.

    Comment by Weed on July 27, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  15. Hmm was wondering why I wasn’t seeing you around town on your bike! Take the time to heal. Best Sally and Tim Thomsen

    Comment by sally on July 28, 2016 at 7:59 am
  16. Dear Tim, I didn’t know either. I’m sending my very best wishes for a speedy recovery and a happy home coming!

    Comment by Sheila Harley on July 28, 2016 at 8:26 am
  17. Glad you’re on the mend…come back home soon and I hope you end up feeling like a kid again.

    Comment by Cat Bordhi on July 28, 2016 at 10:59 am
  18. Thank goodness! what a way to get a vacation, but long overdue Tim! and it is a rare thing to keep personal issues personal, and probably good the public didn’t know till it as all a positive outcome; one of the challenges of living on the island! Many prayers and good thoughts, deep gratitude for the healing care and keeping that great brain and eye in good working order! We love what you do, rest up, Pam fr

    Comment by pam fry on July 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  19. Hey, Tim…can you feel it? Countless islanders are sending xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo for a speedy recovery!

    Comment by Carla Wright on July 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm
  20. Come home soon, we all miss you,

    Comment by Steve McMurtrie on August 2, 2016 at 6:12 pm

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