Announcement

Readers may recall a few weeks back where I mentioned that there was a major health challenge in my family. It remains, but we do have a plan of attack.

That will occur this Tuesday, and a 5.5 hour surgery at one of the country’s top medical centers is involved. The operation is not on me, but my lovely wife.

As a result, I’ll be pretty much offline this week. But there is good news in all of this.

WUWT has a life of its own now. It will continue without my help, thanks to the tireless work of guest authors, our moderation team, and of course the tips and notes brought in by our volume of readers.

Since this will be a lighter than usual week, guest posts and news items are welcome.

Along those lines, as I mentioned in comments here, I extended a guest post to Tamino, since he thinks my presentation of Arctic sea ice is all wrong. I formally extend that offer again for him to do a post on Sea ice this week, either or both hemispheres, with the only caveats being that it has to be published free of any insults and that all comments must be accepted that fit within our blog policy.

If anyone has ideas for a guest post, flag a moderator. “Charles the moderator” can publish guest posts. Just leave him a note and he or somebody will contact you.

I leave WUWT in capable hands. Barring complications, I’ll likely return late this week or this weekend.

Thank you for your consideration. – Anthony

[UPDATE]

I can be contacted at charlesthemoderator (at) gmail dot com.

I don’t read every comment so email is best if I you need me to see something. ~ctm

[/UPDATE]

UPDATE: 10/20 11am pst from my Blackberry at SU med ctr

Surgery went well – no issues- prognosis good.

Long road to physical rehab begins.

My sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone for their support and prayers.

Anthony

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Alan the Brit
October 18, 2010 8:08 am

I sincerely hope & pray for a successful operations & speedy recovery for your wife.
Best wishes
AtB
PS it’s going to get cold over here according to the Wet Office! Why isn’t it getting warmer?

jaypan
October 18, 2010 8:09 am

Anthony, good luck.

Green Sand
October 18, 2010 8:09 am

Sir, you only have one priority!
It is good to hear that “there is good news in all of this”
I trust all goes well, good wishes.
Regards

Djozar
October 18, 2010 8:10 am

You and your wife have my prayers for a successful procedure and rapid recovery.

Kath
October 18, 2010 8:10 am

Good luck and best wishes to your wife and yourself.

October 18, 2010 8:11 am

Prayers for the wife and the family.

Chris Aviss
October 18, 2010 8:11 am

Anthony,
I do hope everything goes according to plan, for both of you.
Best Regards,
Chris

Stephen Singer
October 18, 2010 8:11 am

We all wish you and your wife all the best. May god be with you both. Take all the time you need your associates have your back I’m sure.

Vinny
October 18, 2010 8:11 am

Anthony concentrate on your wife we will be here when you are ready. My prayers are with her. God bless.

michaeljgardner
October 18, 2010 8:11 am

Anthony,
I hope all goes well for your wife.
Best of luck!

PaulH
October 18, 2010 8:12 am

Don’t worry about anything going on here, Anthony! Focus on your family, and we’ll take care of the shop until you get back. 🙂
Paul

sharper00
October 18, 2010 8:13 am

Best of luck to your wife and here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.

Robert Morris
October 18, 2010 8:13 am

God bless and good luck to you both.

Jack Maloney
October 18, 2010 8:13 am

Best wishes to you and your wife, Anthony, for a positive outcome on the surgery! You both will be in our thoughts.

Hank Hancock
October 18, 2010 8:14 am

Best wishes to your wife and you for an excellent outcome and a speedy recovery.

juandos
October 18, 2010 8:16 am

Good luck to your wife – hoping everything works out for you both…

Andrea Smith
October 18, 2010 8:17 am

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. All the best …

John
October 18, 2010 8:17 am

From Europe I am wishing you and your wife all the best in these difficult times.

Tom Bakewell
October 18, 2010 8:18 am

I’ll be thinking kindly and supportive thoughts for you and your family. You try so hard to give back and make the world a better place for others.

Mike Jowsey
October 18, 2010 8:18 am

All our best wishes for you and your wife, Anthony. Thanks for your tireless efforts in establishing such a resource as WUWT.

dp
October 18, 2010 8:18 am

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for Mrs. WUWT!

Max Hugoson
October 18, 2010 8:19 am

Wow Anthony:
I’ll give you this, the “ho pistos” (Greek) will be keeping your wife in our prayers and concerns…
Fortunately in the Medical realm, (unlike climatology) we still have a fair amount of INTEGRITY these days!
Max

Seppie
October 18, 2010 8:19 am

whis you both all the luck you need!
Seppie.

Colin from Mission B.C.
October 18, 2010 8:21 am

Godspeed.

October 18, 2010 8:21 am

All the best!

Dave Johnson
October 18, 2010 8:22 am

Hope all goes well

October 18, 2010 8:22 am

Please accept my best wishes for a good outcome.

LabMunkey
October 18, 2010 8:22 am

Anthony, best wishes to you and your wife. I hope everything goes as well as it possibly can.

October 18, 2010 8:22 am

Best wishes to you and your wife Anthony, you will both be in our thoughts.

Layne Blanchard
October 18, 2010 8:23 am

Best wishes to you and family, Anthony.

Gary Pearse
October 18, 2010 8:24 am

God bless and best wishes.

Bob Kutz
October 18, 2010 8:27 am

You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Frank Lansner
October 18, 2010 8:29 am

All the best wishes Anthony!!!
For CTM, perhaps either an answer to skeptical science:
http://hidethedecline.eu/pages/posts/sea-ice-extend—answer-to-skepticalscience.com-205.php
This mentions development in global sea ice extend and the Chryosphere correction done around jan 2007 to ice extend.
Another topic is a Funny little thing that deserves more attention i believe. Its the surpricing move by the French academie of science to invite a lot of climate scientists to debate – and secretly inviting sceptics too :-)http://hidethedecline.eu/pages/posts/french-academy-of-science-talks-climate-202.php
Third… 🙂 What looks a little like a “coral gate” – check it out:
http://hidethedecline.eu/pages/posts/corals-and-the-great-barrier-reef-43.php
and..
and….
K.R. Frank

DCSpotter
October 18, 2010 8:29 am

Heartfelt wishes for a successful surgery and recovery to your wife!

Greg Holmes
October 18, 2010 8:29 am

May I wish you and your family all the very best at this trying time.
I am sure there will be a happy outcome.

October 18, 2010 8:29 am

We will pray for your wife and trust Him that all will go well. God bless you.
If you like my blog
http://letterdash.com/HenryP/more-carbon-dioxide-is-ok-ok
you or Charles the moderator may post it here.
I think at the moment I am (still) the only scientist in South Africa skeptic of global warming caused by CO2….

John Whitman
October 18, 2010 8:30 am

Anthony,
You both take care.
John

M.A.DeLuca II
October 18, 2010 8:30 am

Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery, Mrs. Watts!

Crossopter
October 18, 2010 8:33 am

Anthony,
Wishing you both every success and a speedy recovery.
Regards,
C.

Wilf Walker
October 18, 2010 8:33 am

All my very best wishes from Scotland to you and your wife, Anthony-looking forward to your return!

Doug
October 18, 2010 8:34 am

2 years ago we had a scare when my wifes blood pressure was so low (60/40 and lower than that when she stood up – and then fell over) – so I have an idea of what you are going through.
Very Best Wishes to you both.

October 18, 2010 8:35 am

Good luck to you and your wife, we’re all pulling for you.

John from CA
October 18, 2010 8:35 am

Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery

Jason Price
October 18, 2010 8:36 am

God bless and go with my prayers…

Mike from Canmore
October 18, 2010 8:36 am

Keep the chin up and all the best to your entire family.
Sincerely
Mike Hodges

Ike
October 18, 2010 8:37 am

All the best to your wife!!
p.s. The one Tamino-link seems to be broken…
“Along those lines, as I mentioned in comments here, I extended a guest post to “”Tamino””,” <-

R. de Haan
October 18, 2010 8:37 am

I wish you and your wife all the best.

Vorlath
October 18, 2010 8:38 am

WAIT WAIT WAIT!!! You’re going away for a week or so and leaving us with a possible guest post by Tamino??? WTF? That’s pretty twisted, man. 😉
Joking aside, good luck and all the best to you and your family.

Ben D.
October 18, 2010 8:38 am

To echo what others have said, I wish you luck and also offer prayers.
I might have an article I have been working on for awhile myself, so I will flag Charles and I guess we will all hear from you next weekend.

D. King
October 18, 2010 8:39 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
All the best,
Dave

A C Osborn
October 18, 2010 8:39 am

Anthony, Best wishes and a good outcome to your wife. I am sure we will all be thinking of her tomorrow.
Tony

Don Wagner
October 18, 2010 8:41 am

Please accept my sincere best wishes

Patrick M.
October 18, 2010 8:41 am

Best wishes to you both!

October 18, 2010 8:43 am

The warm wishes expressed here speak for themselves. I wish to add mine.

October 18, 2010 8:43 am

Prayers out Anthony. God bless the Mrs.

mkelly
October 18, 2010 8:43 am

Prayers.

Jenn Oates
October 18, 2010 8:44 am

I’ll also be praying for your wife–and for you.

Eddie
October 18, 2010 8:45 am

Best wishes for your family. Hope everything turns out well.

Rick K
October 18, 2010 8:45 am

Anthony, best wishes to you and your wife for a safe and successful surgery.
Job 1 is to take care of her and your family. Your WUWT “family” will be here for you when you get back. We aren’t going anywhere!

Douglas DC
October 18, 2010 8:46 am

As one who has a wife who has recovered from a severe chronic condition-Lyme-
and now is back to hiking, biking and teaching, my prayers to you and your wife.
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
– Winston Churchill

Mike Smith
October 18, 2010 8:47 am

Good luck, Anthony! Hope your wife does not have to wear a ‘Miami Vice’! http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2010/10/dad-joke.html 😉
Mike

Wilson Flood
October 18, 2010 8:49 am

All fingers and toes crossed. Been through all this. It is harrowing but keep the old chin up old bean.

Gnomish
October 18, 2010 8:51 am

Very best wishes.

richard verney
October 18, 2010 8:51 am

Anthony
I would like to join in with the others and extend my very best wishes to your wife and hope that the operation is a complete success, and that it is followed by a full and speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers will be with her, with you and the rest of your family. GOOD LUCK.

beesaman
October 18, 2010 8:52 am

All our best hopes and wishes from this side of the pond.

Chris H
October 18, 2010 8:52 am

Just to echo Alan the Brit’s comments and good wishes.

a jones
October 18, 2010 8:52 am

Best Wishes
Kindest Regards

Atomic Hairdryer
October 18, 2010 8:53 am

Good luck, and I hope all goes well for your wife and family.

a dood
October 18, 2010 8:53 am

Best wishes to your wife.

SouthAmericanGirls
October 18, 2010 8:53 am

Dear Sir:
I hope everything goes well.
Best regards

Frank K.
October 18, 2010 8:55 am

Prayers and best wishes for your wife and family, Anthony. I know it will all go well.
cheers,
Frank K.

Marcia Turnquist
October 18, 2010 8:55 am

Anthony,
You will be missed, but better you and your family stay healthy. We promise to be patient. 🙂
Prayers for the best outcome for your wife,
Marcia T

Donald Shaw
October 18, 2010 8:57 am

My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your wife
Don

Foxgoose
October 18, 2010 8:58 am

Best wishes to you both Anthony, for the best possible outcome.

October 18, 2010 8:59 am

Good luck with this. Best wishes for your wife.

October 18, 2010 9:00 am

Best wishes that all goes well! Will hope and pray for the best outcome!

ShrNfr
October 18, 2010 9:00 am

May all proceed in the best possible manner and may the recovery be rapid and complete.

October 18, 2010 9:00 am

Paula, We need you.
Good luck.

TimC
October 18, 2010 9:02 am

Every good wish to you both.

Rhoda R
October 18, 2010 9:03 am

Best wishes to your wife and to you.

Anthony Hanwell
October 18, 2010 9:03 am

We look forward to good news on your return. The force sceptic is with you! Thousands of us!

Jason S.
October 18, 2010 9:04 am

Bless.

Tim Williams
October 18, 2010 9:05 am

I hope all goes well. Good luck.

October 18, 2010 9:05 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, Anthony.

October 18, 2010 9:05 am

Best wishes to you and your wife – AJStrata

Jim G
October 18, 2010 9:06 am

Our prayers will be with you and your wife.
Jim G

Brian M. Flynn
October 18, 2010 9:08 am

Prayers for a speedy recovery of Mrs. Watts, and best wishes for you and your family.
Brian

Ed Murphy
October 18, 2010 9:09 am

We’ll have a collective conscience healing effort for her here at WUWT. The power of our l♥ve, thoughts and prayers be with you both.

Enneagram
October 18, 2010 9:11 am

Anthony: Our best wishes for your wife and you. I am sure it will be OK, it can’t be other way and it won’t!

October 18, 2010 9:13 am

Best of luck to your wife and to you. I pray for a successful surgery and recovery.

Bob Buchanan
October 18, 2010 9:13 am

My prayers that your wife recovers quickly.

TonyBerry
October 18, 2010 9:16 am

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt
best wishes for you and all your family. I’m sure your wife is in a safe pair of hands
hope it works out well for you and yours- as it did for me
Kind regards
Tony Berry

pesadia
October 18, 2010 9:16 am

From what you tell us, it sounds as though Mrs Watts will be in the best of hands.
I am sure those who about to tend to her needs know that a very special and precious person is relying on their skills and will very much appreciate their help at this time.
We all hope that everything goes as well as it possibly can and that Mrs Watts makes a complete recovery.

Grumpy Old Man
October 18, 2010 9:16 am

Best wishes to the missus Anthony. Your family are in our prayers.

October 18, 2010 9:18 am

Viel Glück und gute Besserung für Ihre Frau und eine schnelle Genesung wünscht Ihnen Fred aus der Schweiz

kim
October 18, 2010 9:21 am

Bon chance, bon voyage, bon, bon, bon.
==============

October 18, 2010 9:22 am

My sincere very best wishes to your wife (and you). In Sweden we have the expression “to hold your thumbs” (equivalent to “cross your fingers”) and I am holdning my thumbs. Hard.
–Ahrvid

Enginear
October 18, 2010 9:25 am

Good luck to your wife. I’l keep her in my prayers.
Barry

John Wright
October 18, 2010 9:26 am

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Ed Waage
October 18, 2010 9:26 am

Our prayers for you and your family.
Ed

hunter
October 18, 2010 9:26 am

Best wishes and blessings on your wife, you, and your entire family.
Thank you for your work here.
Respectfully yours,

Eric Anderson
October 18, 2010 9:27 am

All the best Anthony. Will keep you and your wife in our thoughts and prayers.

Joel Hoffman
October 18, 2010 9:27 am

All of the best for your wife and yourself Anthony. God bless.

Chris B
October 18, 2010 9:29 am

Best wishes to to both.

MangoChutney
October 18, 2010 9:29 am

Best wishes

October 18, 2010 9:30 am

Prayers and best wishes for you and yours.

Thomas
October 18, 2010 9:32 am

My thoughts are with your wife and you! Like all others here I sincerely hope that everything works out well – all the best from Bavaria!
Thomas

Snotrocket
October 18, 2010 9:33 am

There seems to be evidence of Global Warming on this blog: on closer inspection I see that it is emanating from the warm hearts and good wishes of your correspondents. I would like to add a few more degrees to that warmth.
And as Winston Churchill has been invoked by Douglas DC, may I offer another of his great axioms: ‘KBO’: keep buggering on!

opsimath
October 18, 2010 9:34 am

I know what a difficult time this can be for all concerned and would just like to add my thoughts, prayers and good wishes for your good lady to those expressed above.

Dominic Allkins
October 18, 2010 9:34 am

Anthony
Best wishes for you and your wife. I look forward to hearing news of a successful recovery.
Dominic

Phil
October 18, 2010 9:35 am

Wishing you all all the best.

pwl
October 18, 2010 9:35 am

All the best to you and your wife Anthony.

October 18, 2010 9:39 am

You and yours are in my prayers.
I’ll contribute what I can

Scott Covert
October 18, 2010 9:39 am

Good luck with the surgery.
Much respect Anthony.

October 18, 2010 9:40 am

Good luck and best wishes to your wife, and to you.
From the French contingent.

Doug Sherman
October 18, 2010 9:41 am

Best wishes

Ron Pittenger, Heretic
October 18, 2010 9:44 am

Good wishes to your bride, with a few left over for yourself and the rest of your family.

sandyinderby
October 18, 2010 9:45 am

Best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery

October 18, 2010 9:45 am

Best wishes to you, your wife and family, Anthony.

Coalsoffire
October 18, 2010 9:46 am

My sincerest best wishes to you and your wife.
Your role as the true honest broker in the climate wars is greatly appreciated but take all the time you need to look after your family needs. The climate won’t change much in 1,000 years, let alone a couple of weeks.

Cold Englishman
October 18, 2010 9:46 am

Every blessing to you both.

geo
October 18, 2010 9:47 am

Best wishes to you and yours, Anthony.

Robert B.
October 18, 2010 9:49 am

Hope everything turns out well.

Richard deSousa
October 18, 2010 9:49 am

Best wishes for a successful outcome to your wife’s surgery, Anthony!

oldseadog
October 18, 2010 9:49 am

Tell the medics that we’ll cut off their Whisky supply unless everything comes OK.
Seriously, all Scotland wishes a speedy recovery.

DaveF
October 18, 2010 9:50 am

Very best wishes to you both, Dave.

chip
October 18, 2010 9:50 am

Goodluck to your wife, you, and all your family, Anthony!

Phillip Bratby
October 18, 2010 9:52 am

Best wishes to you and your wife for a good result and a speedy recovery. You both deserve the best.

Bill Illis
October 18, 2010 9:55 am

All the best to you and yours Anthony.

Jeff Larson
October 18, 2010 9:56 am

My prayers are with you and your wife. May there be no surprises other than good ones. You are providing an invaluable service to many thousands of concerned people. Thank you. Take some time for yourself and your wife.

George E. Smith
October 18, 2010 9:56 am

Well first things first Anthony; so I hope all goes well and your wife is better very soon.
George

David Y
October 18, 2010 9:57 am

Anthony–We send our prayers for a successful procedure and speedy (and complete!) recovery for your wife–and fortitude for the family.
Best,
DY

Brian D Finch
October 18, 2010 9:57 am

Good luck and God bless.
Brian

DJ Meredith
October 18, 2010 9:59 am

Anthony,
All the best wishes from me and my family!!
…and don’t forget to pass on to your lovely wife the news of the growth of her unknown fan club!

RockyRoad
October 18, 2010 10:01 am

I second all the above–and that’s a ton of good wishes and heartfelt prayers to you and your wife!

oakgeo
October 18, 2010 10:02 am

Best wishes to you and your wife, Anthony.

Ronaldo
October 18, 2010 10:04 am

Very best wishes to you and your wife. Our thoughts are with you and our hopes for her speedy and complete recovery.

Greg Cantrell
October 18, 2010 10:08 am

All my hopes and prayers Mr. Watts, for your wife and yourself.

Dave Springer
October 18, 2010 10:10 am

Blogs are a dime a dozen, Anthony. Don’t waste a single moment on it that could instead be given in support for your wife. Godspeed my friend.

October 18, 2010 10:11 am

Prayers for a successful surgery and recovery for Mrs. Watts. May God bless her with and family with healing.
Andrew

Grumpy old Man
October 18, 2010 10:14 am

Best wishes for a successful outcome of your wife’s operation.

Erik
October 18, 2010 10:15 am

Best wishes to you and yours

October 18, 2010 10:16 am

All my best wishes for your wife and for yourself Anthony.
You’ll soon be back when all is well and all stressful worries have vanished.

JinOH
October 18, 2010 10:17 am

I hope for a safe, event-less surgery and a speedy recovery for your wife, Anthony. God bless.

Larry Geiger
October 18, 2010 10:23 am

Best results and quick recovery to Mrs. Watts!

wayne
October 18, 2010 10:26 am

And don’t you rush, not now, you must have one fine lady to put up with all of the time you pour into wuwt, now the time is her’s. Our prayers are with her and here’s a h/t from us here to her! hope the recovery is smooth.
Maybe I’ll later write some neat and unique unanswerable climate science questions in tips & notes that maybe we could spend some time answering with so many fine scientists now with some spare time on their hands. ☺.
– wayne

michael e forster
October 18, 2010 10:27 am

May God hold you and your wife in the palm of his hand, and bring you through smiling and safe!

October 18, 2010 10:30 am

Best wishes and a speedy recovery.

Greg, San Diego, CA
October 18, 2010 10:31 am

Anthony – your wife, you, and the rest of your family are in our prayers for a successful procedure and a fast recovery.
God Bless.
Greg

October 18, 2010 10:33 am

Sincerely, I hope for the best possible outcome of your wife’s impending surgery.

lowercasefred
October 18, 2010 10:33 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you both and all your families.

October 18, 2010 10:34 am

Dear Antony
Good luck and best wishes to your wife and yourself.

R T Barker
October 18, 2010 10:35 am

Prayers and best wishes for your wife’s speedy recovery.

phil
October 18, 2010 10:38 am

You and your wife are in my prayers.
Best wishes
Phil

October 18, 2010 10:38 am

Best wishes to your wife and yourself. We will be right here.

NK
October 18, 2010 10:41 am

We all hope and pray for the best for you and your wife.

Pleione
October 18, 2010 10:43 am

Best wishes for you and your family from Spain.

Grumbler
October 18, 2010 10:43 am

Best wishes.

Paul Deacon, Christchurch, New Zealand
October 18, 2010 10:44 am

Best wishes, Anthony. Our prayers are with you.

Julian in Wales
October 18, 2010 10:45 am

I have a fun idea for a post that might fit in with your site, if you are interested in knowing about it please send an email to me. You will find a spam collector asks for you to identify your first message to me.

Dusty
October 18, 2010 10:48 am

Best wishes to your wife and family for happy outcome and a speedy recovery.
Dusty

Julian in Wales
October 18, 2010 10:48 am

Sorry, forgot to mention my best wishes to your wife for a safe operation and speedy recovery. I am sure she is in very good hands and is being blessed with the loving support of her family.

Kitefreak
October 18, 2010 10:51 am

Sincerely – all the best.

October 18, 2010 10:54 am

All the best wishes and hopes for your wife and for you.

Westerner
October 18, 2010 10:55 am

Anthony – All your followers here in the UK will be thinking about you and your dear wife, and we look forward to hearing good news about her recovery.

Katherine
October 18, 2010 10:55 am

All the best to you and your wife for a quick and complete recovery, Anthony.

MDAdams
October 18, 2010 10:55 am

My hopes & prayers for your wife, and for a successful surgery and recovery. Also, for you and family members, to provide her with strength and support.
Mark Adams

October 18, 2010 10:55 am

Positive vibes from the UK. I wish Mrs Watts a speedy and complete recovery.

Nolo Contendere
October 18, 2010 10:59 am

Best wishees for a successful operation and a full recovery with no complications.

slow to follow
October 18, 2010 11:00 am

Best wishes to you both for a succesful outcome X

John F. Hultquist
October 18, 2010 11:00 am

Anthony’s wife: My wife Nancy and I live where Mariposa Lilies grow wild. It is our favorite flower. I have personal photos but they are not on-line. Thus, we send these beautiful images to you:
http://www.dereila.ca/na_nature/more3.html
Our best wishes to you both, John and Nancy
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Background 1: Nancy, following a Thanksgiving-Friday heart attack and several rare complications, had surgery (double bypass and mitral valve replacement) in late December of last year. After a good start at recovery she got a second case of endocarditis – now cleared. Again her recovery seems to be on-track. Folks brought and sent flowers and plants to the hospital. Those sorts of things are not allowed in ICUs and I had to carry them away and find a suitable recipient. When she was able to have a lap top that was allowed. So, the image was better than the real thing.
Background 2: When I realized I couldn’t keep up a flow of information to family and friends I started writing using a personal WordPress post with a password. That has become a useful source of information for us, especially for Nancy to learn what happened to her when she was sedated or just not up to the task of keeping up.

Brent Hargreaves
October 18, 2010 11:01 am

Fingers crossed for a straightforward operation. We’re rooting for her!

Adam Gallon
October 18, 2010 11:05 am

Best of British to yourselves!

Stephen Brown
October 18, 2010 11:05 am

Anthony,
We here at WUWT come a very distant second to your family, but we all join in sending your wife and you our very best wishes and our prayers. I hope that both you and your wife will be able to draw strength from these sentiments which come from around the globe. Yes, you and your family really are that important to us all.
We promise to play nicely while you are away. Honest!
All the best,
Steve and family.

jorgekafkazar
October 18, 2010 11:06 am

Best wishes for all concerned. Hopes and prayers for a smooth recovery.

October 18, 2010 11:07 am

Best wishes for a successful surgery and full recovery Anthony. I am sure you have the prayers of a vast readership. Murray

Stephan
October 18, 2010 11:07 am

Igualmente may your wife have a full and great recovery

Disko Troop
October 18, 2010 11:07 am

May the Force be with you and also with your wife. Speedy recovery.

Mick
October 18, 2010 11:09 am

Keep your thoughts and prayers focused on your wife…as we will.

Steven Kopits
October 18, 2010 11:09 am

Best wishes.

Richard S Courtney
October 18, 2010 11:09 am

Anthony:
I can only echo the many heartfealt good wishes to your wife and concern for her, you and the rest of your family. You are all in my prayers.
Please forget WUWT for now because the love and comfort you share with your wife are the only priorities you can now have.
WUWT will still be here when your wife has recovered, and there are millions of us who look forward to greeting your return then.
Richard

Carrick
October 18, 2010 11:09 am

Good luck, Anthony. Our prayers are with you and your wife.

Peter Melia
October 18, 2010 11:11 am

My prayers for your wife Anthony, that she has a successful operation and a speedy recovery.
My prayers also for you, since there is non so lonely as a husband (or wife) in a similar position of utter helplessness.

October 18, 2010 11:12 am

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your good wife.

Chuck
October 18, 2010 11:12 am

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Invariant
October 18, 2010 11:13 am

All my best wishes for your wife and for yourself Anthony – medical technology has been improved quite substantially over the years!

Stephan
October 18, 2010 11:14 am

[snip. Completely off topic. ~dbs.]

Karen
October 18, 2010 11:15 am

Your wife will be in my prayers.

Michael Larkin
October 18, 2010 11:15 am

God bless your wife, yourself and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Antony M Windsor
October 18, 2010 11:16 am

Mizpah: the Lord be with you while we are apart from one another. The prayers of our Church will be with you and yours.

oMan
October 18, 2010 11:17 am

Anthony: Prayers to you and your family.

NoAstronomer
October 18, 2010 11:19 am

My thoughts will be with you both.

miket
October 18, 2010 11:19 am

All the best to you both. All my fingers are crossed.
Mike Thornhill

Milwaukee Bob
October 18, 2010 11:19 am

The best to your wife and we’ll say a prayer, or two, or three. God bless you both.

Disputin
October 18, 2010 11:20 am

With heartfelt best wishes.

Virgil
October 18, 2010 11:21 am

Your number one priority is your family. Mine will pray for yours.

Matt
October 18, 2010 11:23 am

God bless you and your wife. My fingers crossed from down here in Chile – it helped twice this year – and my good wishes are with your wife. Warm regards and godspeed.

AJB
October 18, 2010 11:23 am

Sincere best wishes for a happy outcome.

Tommy Roche
October 18, 2010 11:24 am

Best wishes to both you and you good lady wife.
Tá mo smaointe agus paidreacha a bhfuil tú ag an dá cheann.

son of mulder
October 18, 2010 11:27 am

The positive vibes are focussed!

Leon Brozyna
October 18, 2010 11:29 am

Thoughts and prayers to your wife and you.
I always got all twisted inside whenever any doc wanted to poke around my wife’s innards; always wished I could protect her and be the stand-in and that somehow that would make the problem go away.

Robin Pittwood
October 18, 2010 11:29 am

Anthony and Mrs Watts,
I thought I’d just write you a prayer.
I pray you both, you and your lovely wife, the caring hand of God at this time, both directly, and through your friends. And that the surgeon’s hands be guided and skillful. And I pray for a speedy recovery. With love, from Robin (in New Zealand), and from a God whose love knows no bounds.

October 18, 2010 11:30 am

Anthony,
I hope your plan leads to a resounding success!!
Regards,
G.

John Campbell
October 18, 2010 11:31 am

All the best for the operation and a full and timely recovery for your wife. May you both enjoy long and happy lives.
Thank you for all that you do. We look forward to the news of your wife’s recovery and good health.

Michael T
October 18, 2010 11:36 am

All the best of luck to your wife and yourself, Anthony
Michael

John Ulmer
October 18, 2010 11:37 am

Prayers…..

JohnD
October 18, 2010 11:40 am

Good luck and God bless.

luca turin
October 18, 2010 11:40 am

very best of luck, our thoughts are with you and your wife.

October 18, 2010 11:45 am

Hope it all goes well, Anthony! I’m recovering from appendicitis myself, but yours sounds more serious.

AdrianS
October 18, 2010 11:45 am

Hope all goes well for Mrs Watts , Anthony & Family
These are not good times when these things occur

Pascvaks
October 18, 2010 11:46 am

God bless and keep you both; my prayers will include your wife, you and your family.

Shytot
October 18, 2010 11:50 am

Best wishes and I hope everything goes well for you and your wife.

Steve Schaper
October 18, 2010 11:52 am

I pray that all goes well. If it is in this particular ‘med city’ and you need a native guide, email me.

lance
October 18, 2010 11:54 am

best to you and family, this is reality!!!

kramer
October 18, 2010 11:54 am

God bless you and your wife and good luck to her!

Casper
October 18, 2010 11:56 am

Anthony,
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and your wife!
Best wishes from Germany

paulsnz
October 18, 2010 11:56 am

All the best Anthony, look after your love ones and we will mind the fort!.

GeorgeG
October 18, 2010 11:58 am

You and your wife are in our thoughts and prayers, Anthony.

October 18, 2010 11:58 am

My prayers will be added to all the others who value the service you have done on this site. I hope that the outcome will be what you both hope for.

Michael
October 18, 2010 12:00 pm

All my prayers and best wishes for the most favorable circumstances to you and yours, Anthony.
And,
Thank you for all your great work and dedication.
Love,
Michael.

October 18, 2010 12:09 pm

Holly and I are rooting for you both. You’re in our thoughts.
Mark

Warren
October 18, 2010 12:10 pm

Best wishes Anthony to you and your wife. May she have a speedy recovery and good health.

Huth
October 18, 2010 12:11 pm

Sincere wishes that all goes well.

CRS, Dr.P.H.
October 18, 2010 12:11 pm

Anthony, very best wishes to you and your wife. Our prayers and thoughts are with both of you and your family.
Please take as much time as you need, family comes first. I’ve been there myself.
Be prepared for a lengthy recovery process for all involved, these things take more time that you might imagine.
Cheers & best,
Chuck & Ginny in Aurora, IL

Jack Cowper
October 18, 2010 12:12 pm

Wishing your wife a speedy recovery and all the very best to you both.

HaroldW
October 18, 2010 12:15 pm

My best wishes for good results from the surgery and a speedy recovery for your wife.
By the way, if the surgery should happen to be in the Boston area, and you need a break, feel free to email me. I’d be more than happy to treat you to dinner. Although I’m only a sporadic commenter, your blog has given much to me, and it would be a privilege to give something back.

Admin
October 18, 2010 12:16 pm

I can be contacted at charlesthemoderator (at) gmail dot com.
I don’t read every comment so email is best if I you need me to see something.

October 18, 2010 12:19 pm

To your dear wife all the best wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

October 18, 2010 12:19 pm

Prayers for you, your wife and your family for speedy recovery …

the fritz
October 18, 2010 12:20 pm

bon courage et j’espère que tout se passera bien
Fritz

Dave Wendt
October 18, 2010 12:21 pm

Anthony;
As with the many other commenters I want to assure you that your wife, yourself, and your family are and will be in our hopes, thoughts, and prayers during this trying time.
A surgical table can be a very lonely place. I hope you can find a way for your wife to view this thread before she enters into her surgery, so that, if she does find herself feeling alone in her trials, she can call on the knowledge that their is a large community out here, who though we have never met her, will be doing our best to send her whatever reserves of strength she may need to call upon to achieve a successful result with her treatment.
Take whatever time you need to care for your lady. This blog will likely survive your necessary absence and even if it should not, your wife, your family, and yourself must take priority. May God be with you.

michel
October 18, 2010 12:23 pm

You should be prepared for a post recovery period in which, though the physical recovery appears complete, there is something which is not yet finished. It is less than physical and more than psychological, and it can take a long time. It is difficult, because it comes at a time when the carer has the feeling that the patient seems to be over it. And yet, while they are in a way over it, they are physically back to normal, they are not really over it in the full sense. This is when you need most patience. I write from experience. Good luck.

Janet
October 18, 2010 12:27 pm

I wish your wife and you and all your family the very best for the next days and weeks. I hope she has skilled surgeons and a swift and uncomplicated recovery. My prayers are with you all.

tom T
October 18, 2010 12:35 pm

Anthony Good luck to your wife and you. Our prayers are with you.

October 18, 2010 12:35 pm

“Thank you for your consideration.”
Anthony,
We all owe you a huge debt of gratitude and we probably aren’t considerate enough of all you do.
Prayers that everything goes well.

Varco
October 18, 2010 12:35 pm

I trust you both come back stronger from this. It appears that the best wishes of the world are upon you both, God bless…

October 18, 2010 12:36 pm

Wish the best for you and your family!
Ecotretas

Dianne
October 18, 2010 12:39 pm

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts over the next few weeks. Praise Science.

Dave Wendt
October 18, 2010 12:39 pm

To all the commenters here;
I would remind that even the best insurance doesn’t cover anything near the complete cost of such treatment. I doubt that Anthony would do it himself, so I’ll suggest it might be a good time to make that contribution to the tip jar you’ve been procrastinating about making. Unfortunately my own battles with the medical bill collectors leave me in no position to do much myself, but there should be enough of the community here who are among the still employed to do a little good.

Robert M. Marshall
October 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Behind every great man, there is a great woman. Please let her know that we are not only praying for her sake, but for yours and ours as well. God bless you both.

Darkinbad the Brightdayler
October 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Best wishes and good luck to your wife. I hope it all works out

Geo
October 18, 2010 12:42 pm

My fellow meteorologist……God bless your family.

Sam the Skeptic
October 18, 2010 12:45 pm

All the best to you both. Take all the time you need.

John Blake
October 18, 2010 12:50 pm

May kind Providence guide you and yours: “All shall be well again, we know” (Julian of Norwich, 1342 – 1416).

JimBrock
October 18, 2010 12:51 pm

Best wishes and a hope for good results. Those of us who have lost our wives know how a serious illness strikes terror into your heart.

BSM
October 18, 2010 12:53 pm

All the best.

JHagan
October 18, 2010 12:56 pm

Sincere best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for your wife.

Annei
October 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Best Wishes.

Stephen Skinner
October 18, 2010 1:00 pm

My very best wishes.

October 18, 2010 1:01 pm

Anthony,
Best wishes for a speedy and thorough recovery.
My thanks to you and your team for all you do.
SBVOR

DavidS
October 18, 2010 1:01 pm

Best wishes for you and your family Anthony

Ken in Beaverton
October 18, 2010 1:02 pm

I will say an extra prayer for you and your wife. May the surgery be successful and uneventful.
God’s speed in a complete recovery.

pat
October 18, 2010 1:03 pm

best wishes…to u and your wife….until u return.

Jan Pompe
October 18, 2010 1:06 pm

All the best to you and your wife especially your wife may the surgery go well and be success.

October 18, 2010 1:06 pm

Anthony,
All the best to you and your wife – take just as much time as you need.

North of 43 and south of 44
October 18, 2010 1:07 pm

Best wishes to your wife for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Tend to her and take care Anthony.

starzmom
October 18, 2010 1:15 pm

Best wishes and prayers for you both, Anthony.

Oslo
October 18, 2010 1:18 pm

Best wishes to you and your family, Anthony.

Cassandra King
October 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Good luck and best wishes and I hope all goes well.
Yours
Cassie K.

TinyCO2
October 18, 2010 1:20 pm

Fingers crossed and best wishes sent.

October 18, 2010 1:23 pm

Best of luck to you and your wife. Positive thoughts and prayers.

allanglens
October 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Having been in a similar situation twice, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
allanglens

Robert Smith
October 18, 2010 1:27 pm

If there’s such a thing as good karma, you’ve got it by the bucketfull.
Hope everything goes well.

Christopher Hanley
October 18, 2010 1:31 pm


Best wishes at a difficult time Anthony.

October 18, 2010 1:37 pm

Anthony and wife
All the comments here move me to tears, but there is one especially:

tamino says:
October 18, 2010 at 10:33 am
Sincerely, I hope for the best possible outcome of your wife’s impending surgery.

My thoughts and prayers are with you too.

Bruce Sanson
October 18, 2010 1:37 pm

Family is everything.You and your wife have our prayers.

melinspain
October 18, 2010 1:46 pm

Best wishes and promt recovery.

October 18, 2010 2:01 pm

The best to you and your wife.

John
October 18, 2010 2:03 pm

Anthony, sincere best wishes to you and your wife -I hope all goes well for you both
John

J. Knight
October 18, 2010 2:03 pm

God Bless and God keep you and your lovely wife, Anthony! And get well, soon. We will miss you, that’s for sure, but we know you will be back, and that is a comfort. You’ve done more than even you know.

David Jones
October 18, 2010 2:05 pm

Anthony I join in adding my best wishes for a successful operation and a speedy return to full health to your wife and best wishes to you and the rest of your family.
My thoughts will be with you both.

Michael Bentley
October 18, 2010 2:07 pm

Anthony,
All I can say is Ditto the above Dude!
Prayers and best wishes
Mike

Ed Moran
October 18, 2010 2:08 pm

I pray for your wife’s recovery.

Steven Schuman
October 18, 2010 2:09 pm

I’ll be holding you and your family in the light!

Scarface
October 18, 2010 2:13 pm

Best wishes for you and your wife.

Iskandar
October 18, 2010 2:26 pm

Anthony, My feelings are with you and your wife. May health prevail. If you need help beyound this, please feel free to call on me. I will see whatever I can be of use, if any.
Keep up the good work, but now focus on what is most important.

Peter Hearnden
October 18, 2010 2:27 pm

Anthony, I wish and hope for the very best outcome for your wife and for both of you.

October 18, 2010 2:35 pm

Best Wishes, Anthony, to you and your family.

Helen Hawkins
October 18, 2010 2:35 pm

You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Iskandar
October 18, 2010 2:36 pm

Anthony,
I will send a message to CTM about what I may be able to do.

RichieP
October 18, 2010 2:38 pm

Wishing you both all luck and a speedy and full recovery for your wife. All the best.

October 18, 2010 2:47 pm

My best wishes for a full and rapid recovery by your wife.

October 18, 2010 2:52 pm

Best regards and prayers for your wife and for you.

tim c
October 18, 2010 2:53 pm

Best wishes and prayers for all.

Jose Pires
October 18, 2010 2:58 pm

God bless and best wishes.

October 18, 2010 3:00 pm

You and your wife and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers all week. I hope you can really forget about WUWT for a week. I think you have a great family of contributors and readers that care and your moderators and contributors will watch the store.

Editor
October 18, 2010 3:01 pm

Our thoughts are with you and your wife – for a successful operation and rapid recovery.

Mick
October 18, 2010 3:02 pm

Dear Anthony,
you were our hope in these dark ages, let this page of well wishes yours.
My gratitude for your work.
I wish a good recovery for your wife.
All the best, Mick from OZ.

Richard in Oz
October 18, 2010 3:09 pm

Anthony
My best wishes for a successful operation and a complete and rapid recovery for your wife.
My profound thanks again for all you do with WUWT.

John Towers
October 18, 2010 3:10 pm

God Bless! I will be praying for you and for a speedy recovery for your wife!

John M
October 18, 2010 3:19 pm

Add my wishes for a successful outcome and speedy recovery.

Chris S
October 18, 2010 3:23 pm

All the best.

October 18, 2010 3:34 pm

Anthony, Best wishes for your wife.

October 18, 2010 3:35 pm

Best wishes and prayers for your wife and for your family.
“May the road rise with you and the sun be at your back” – old Irish blessing.

October 18, 2010 3:38 pm

As a reader, and not a poster, I echo the sentiments expressed above. Nearly 300 comments and the current score is Climate – 0, Love and concern – 288. You have inspired us all and “kept the faith”. Now it is time for your energies to be focused on those you love and especially your wife. Take good care of her and may God hold all of you in the palm of his hand.
Murray

Jack Jennings (aus)
October 18, 2010 3:38 pm

Hello Anthony
From all the comments above one can see you are part of a larger family that you have grown and nurtured.
Our very best wishes for your wife in the op and for a benign recovery.
Jack (Melbourne Aus)

Ken Hall
October 18, 2010 3:38 pm

Best of luck and sincere good wishes to you and your good wife. All the best from Cumbria, UK.
I look forward to reading of a full and speedy recovery. (like this years Arctic ice cover)

Andy D
October 18, 2010 3:38 pm

Anthony
Good luck to you both, and God Bless.

TomRude
October 18, 2010 3:39 pm

Best to you both.

Pytlozvejk
October 18, 2010 3:41 pm

Our thoughts are with you. Hope it all goes well.

CRS, Dr.P.H.
October 18, 2010 3:42 pm

…I’ve had a lot of enjoyment with WUWT, and realize I’ve never made a donation! (red face)
Therefore, Anthony, please accept my modest donation to Surfacestations.org as a good luck gesture to you and your wife.

csanborn
October 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Mrs Watts, my family’s prayers go out to the God of the Bible for you and your special husband this week. May you have a good outcome and a quick recovery.
Clay

jeef
October 18, 2010 3:45 pm

292 ahead of me but my thoughts are with you and the family as much as all of theirs!
Best wishes.

grayman
October 18, 2010 3:45 pm

BEST wishes and recovery for all, my thoughts and prayers are with you

October 18, 2010 3:48 pm

To Anthony and wife from Down Under
Hopes, prayers, thoughts, fingers crossed, anything I can think of I’m doing.

BCGreenBean
October 18, 2010 4:12 pm

Best wishes for a successful procedure, and a speedy recovery 🙂

Peter O'Brien
October 18, 2010 4:17 pm

Anthony,
I wish you and your family all the best.

Cathy
October 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Prayers and all my good wishes for your wife’s speedy recovery.

October 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Wish your wife, you and your family the very best. Hope all goes well.

Torgeir Hansson
October 18, 2010 5:17 pm

All the best to you and your family, Anthony. My thoughts will be with you.

vigilantfish
October 18, 2010 5:35 pm

My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you all.
Jennifer

October 18, 2010 6:01 pm

I’m with the spontaneous groundswell of caring for your wife which is worldwide, Anthony. Mass goodwill is a powerful force; and she has it with her.

tokyoboy
October 18, 2010 6:01 pm

Wish a good recovery of your wife Anthony.

F. Ross
October 18, 2010 6:09 pm

Best wishes for a successful procedure and speedy recovery for your wife.

Leo G
October 18, 2010 6:25 pm

only the best of thoughts and love for your wife and you.

Chris F
October 18, 2010 6:45 pm

The best of luck to your wife Anthony, she’s in good hands.

Curious Canuck
October 18, 2010 6:48 pm

Best wishes to you and your family Anthony and a speedy recovery to Mrs. Watts. Time with my telescope in the coming days will be filled with the knowledge that the same stars are shining on all of you as do our (your readers’) thoughts.

October 18, 2010 6:51 pm

Prayers, thoughts, hope for the future. May GOD bless you and yours and may he keep you and yours in the palm of his hand!

Theo Goodwin
October 18, 2010 6:56 pm

I am praying daily for you, your wife, and all yours.

October 18, 2010 7:00 pm

From Toowoomba, All the best for the op and a speedy recovery.

H.R.
October 18, 2010 7:08 pm

Stay away. Concentrate on your family. We’ll play nice until you get back.

October 18, 2010 7:09 pm

I know the feeling exactly, Anthony. Don’t forget your nutrition during this situation. And take notes.
If I can remember how, I’ll send up a prayer for you and your family.

Jim Clarke
October 18, 2010 7:33 pm

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your wife. God bless you.

Ross @ Cairns
October 18, 2010 7:41 pm

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Louis Hissink
October 18, 2010 7:41 pm

Anthony
Best wishes for a successful procedure for your lovely wife and may she have a speedy recovery.

Bill S
October 18, 2010 7:48 pm

Just adding to the count.
Too many and too much pain for me this year, but that is not an excuse.
Will pray for your wife tonight.

Ron Cram
October 18, 2010 7:59 pm

Anthony, I will be praying for you and your wife.

Judd
October 18, 2010 8:13 pm

I’m tardy on this, and there’s so many comments that I don’t know if you can read this but my most sincere best wishes to you and your wife.

Jeff L
October 18, 2010 8:33 pm

Your family is in our prayers! Here’s to a quick recovery!

Tim
October 18, 2010 8:39 pm

Get well soon and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cheers

Steven Hoffer
October 18, 2010 8:41 pm

As a long time reader, and an almost never poster, I want to wish the best of luck for yourself and your wife on behalf of myself, and my fiance.
you know your work here will keep for as long as you need.

Mike McMillan
October 18, 2010 9:28 pm

Best wishes, Anthony.

Tim L
October 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Hope all is well.

October 18, 2010 10:07 pm

Hope for a swift clean recovery,
thankful for the early discovery,
soon to return home, together as a family,
bless you both, as you carry the weight between you,
partners through life, as man and wife.