I don’t remember everything that was said when I first visited my sister Linda at the hospital (she was heavily medicated, so I doubt she can remember much more), but I do recall one of the first things we talked about was how best to tell our parents and the rest of the family about her condition. Not an easy thing, let me tell you, and I can completely understand my sister’s apprehension. Not so much angst about them being “mad” (though that’s how she put it, initially) but more that they’ll be in a state of shock and grief at the news. Funny how Linda would even be concerned with such things after undergoing such major surgery.

Also wanted to send out a huge thanks to the unprecedented outpouring of support and encouragement for my sister after Monday’s strip went live. I’ve received so many positive comments, emails and Tweets wishing Linda well, that I haven’t been able to respond to them all, so a big THANK YOU from the Schuetze Family. All these awesome vibes are sure to help her on the road to recovery!

And a reminder to my L.A. peeps that I’ll be at the Comikaze Expo this weekend (November 5-6) at the L.A. Convention Center, so come by the JEFbot booth (#3601) and say hi! Linda/Xinda will be there with Mombot and Popbot on Sunday, with possible appearances by my other sister, Lor/Laura and brother-in-law, Coolhand/Mike. I know the Cornfather will be at the convention throughout the weekend, too! See my blog post for details about it, here.