Ugh, ugh, ugh.

I really hate having to post things like this, but I should explain my lack of posts here... I've been in a lot of pain for the past couple of weeks, and it seems I have a very bad infection, which may or may not be related to the cancer situation. It is painful even to sit up straight, which means I cannot do much typing on my computer. I can type lying down on my iPad but...that doesn't work that well for longer texts. And to be honest, food is about the furthest thing from my mind right now...So posts will be a bit sparse until I feel better.

Thanks for your understanding. T_T I really hope this clears up soon so I can get back on my feet...or at least. my butt.

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I am so sorry you are going through a painful infection.
We can understand your mind needs to be elsewhere, and that you have other priorities.

Take care

Oh no! Please take care of yourself and don't think to the blog now, your health is much more important!
Get well soon

Feel better, and be better, soon.

Your health is more important- we'll wait (it's always worth the wait). Be well.

Oh no, hope you feel better soon. Take care!

I hope you feel better soon! Don't worry about us. Take care of yourself. You don't owe us anyway. It's our pleasure and privilege to be able to visit your wonderful site, so no apologies needed. Get well soon :)

Feel better soon!

Dear maki, I am such a big fan and think you are so amazing. I hope you feel better very soon. Will be sending healing thoughts your way from Ohio.

I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well!!! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Please feel better soon *hug

Please take care of yourself. YOU are more important than your posts, and I am sure we can all manage until you are better. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Wishing/hoping HARD that you feel better soon. Your online fans will wait!

I hope you're feeling better VERY soon!!! We miss you!

I whish you a sweat and quick recovery. Take your time to fight it out, get well and come back soon :-)

Take all the time you need to rest and heal. There's tons of archives to keep us busy while you work on feeling better. Best wishes!

So sorry to hear you're feeling unwell; best wishes for a swift, complete recovery. <3

I'm so sorry. I hope you feel better as soon as possible.

Oh no, I hope it clears up fast for you!

Sending positive vibes your way. I hope you feel better soon.

Wish you all the best, I'm waiting here 'till you come back, stay calm and take care, send hugs to to get better♥


Get better soon, your writing makes a lot of people happy

Rest well and feel better. I am sure we all will be sending many positive thoughts your way.

Better. Soon. POSITIVE vibes being sent your way now.

I'm sending rays of sunshine and good health to you. Please consider looking into guided meditation to help ease the pain and speed the healing process.

Sending you prayers and hugs! <3 xx


Thank you for everything. What I couldn't learn with my obatian, I learned because of you. And I'm still learning.

I wish you all the good in this world.

Just worry about yourself! I hope you feel better soon!!! ;_;

Best wishes for you to get better as quickly and comfortably as possible!

Oh, I am SO sorry you've been feeling so bad. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know I'll still be here when you're feeling up to writing more. Hang in there, and feel better soon!

Oh no, that sucks! Hope you've got copious antibiotics available, and hope they work speedily.

You are in my thoughts. Please let yourself heal or get treatment. Dont worry about anything else. Much love.

Hope you feel better soon!

We miss you, but we'll deal with it. Please take the time you need to get well. :)

Hope you are feeling better soon

Feel better soon Maki!! Sending good wishes your way!

I hope you get well soon and be free from the pain. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your recipes. God bless!

So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! I hope that it passes soon!!! Hugs.

Feel better Maki =^_^=

Oh no! I hope it clears up soon! I hope everything gets better for you!

Sorry to hear that, Maki. Hope you will be better soon. praying for you. Take care.

Please take it easy!!
I'm hoping for your quick recovery from Japan.


Ugh, Ugh, Ugh Indeed! お大事に

Take the time you need - we'll be here! Hope you and your butt feel better soon.

Take care of you and come back healthy !!!

Thinking good thoughts of you. Here's to health! You've earned it!

I hope you feel better soon and that there is someone taking good care of you.

I hope you will feel better soon.

My thoughts are with you friend.... get well soon...

hope u feel better soon! i have a chest infection too i'm fighting now so i know how it feels to be down!! prayers for u, maki!!!

It is so hard to hear that some one so giving to be in such an awful condition. Your blog has teaching me so much that even the local Japanese. Grocer asked me where I got my information. The lady owner asked me for your link so that she can give it to her customer who came to work n Australia without their wife, so they can learn to cook for themselves. I wish you all the best and please get well soon.

I envision you as healthy, whole, and at peace. Thanks for all your good work so far; you have enriched my life tremendously! Do like the animals do and lie down and rest by the stream drinking plenty of water.

Just focus on getting better. The neighborhood (we have a Just Bento group) is sending you our best wishes for recovery.

So sorry to hear that you are feeling so bad, especially after bringing your readers so much joy. Wishing you lots of love and strength to fight through for a speedy recovery!

Ugh indeed! Hope you feel better soon.

I wish you all the best and getting better!!!

A faithful reader of your blog since 2007 :)

Take care of yourself. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Rest well and recover soon!

I can only add my best wishes for your healthy recovery to those of your many, many admiring and loving fans.

That really tough. I hope you get better very, very soon! Crossing fingers for you.

Feel better! Thanks for taking the time to give us an update.

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon! Sending good wishes your way! Take care!

Please take care of yourself...
I hope you feel better and get well soon.

Get well soon Maki! Sending you our best wishes for a speedy recovery ❤

Dear Maki,
Please take care. Your health should be your priority now! Sending {{{Hugs}}}
your way.

The best thing you can do for yourself right now is rest as opposed to posting on your blog. ;-) I hope that you'll be able to enjoy healthy and delicious foods soon!

I'm so sorry to hear this... please take care of yourself! <3

Please don't worry Maki, you poor poor thing - look after yourself and don't worry AT ALL about us!

Maki - Wishing you a speedy recovery from the infection, and may you feel better soon! All the best, from NYC.

Maki, I always look forward to reading your blog, and right now I look forward to reading it when you are better. My prayers are with you, get well soon!

Take care of yourself. Writing and sharing should be a pleasure, not an obligation. Hope you feel better soon! : )

We wish for your speedy recovery.
We are looking forward to having you back soon.
Take care and get well.

So sorry for your health troubles! Sending you lots of good wishes for a speedy recovery!!

All the best to you, and wishing you peace and a speedy recovery!

Hope you are feeling better soon, Maki. Take care!

Best wishes for feeling comfortable and well! I hope you feel better soon. We are with you!


Just as cooking for others when you don't feel up to eating is a drag, so writing about food must be, too. So please don't feel any obligation to blog when ill.

Wishing you strength, rest, and recovery from your painful infection.

Sending you healing thoughts.

It's really kind of you to take the time to post when you're clearly in quite a bit of distress.

Thanks for the blog so far, both myself and my girlfriend have thoroughly enjoyed it.

Also, while writing this, I've just bought your book. Hope you feel better soon.

I never comment on here, just lurk (and cook and eat), but I need to de-lurk to hope that you feel better soon! Take care of yourself :)

I hope you get well soon! Take care.

That's terrible! Hope you get well soon!!! Ganbette!

Get well soon.

i join everyone who sends hugs and wishes for you to be well. post when you can, and know hugs and good wishes are coming to you always.

Oh my dear! No need to apologize! I hope you are feeling better soon, I want you to know that I truly feel your blog has enriched my life. I wouldn't cook nearly so many fine meals if I hadn't stumbled across your blog 5 or 6 years ago while trying to learn to make miso soup! deepest gratitude!

Get well soon, Maki! We will all be waiting here for you when you are feeling better. :)

Dear Maki:
so sorry to hear you are not well...Please rest, recuperate and return to us soon....

With love and wishes for a speedy recovery..

So sorry to hear you're in pain. Have always loved your sites and truly appreciate all the time and effort you put into them. Hope you feel better soon!

Thanks for keeping us updated during your hard times. Hope you get well soon, you have our support!

I hope you get well soon! Must admit so far haven't tried much of you recipies (only the tamagoyaki....XD) but there are great recepies here and on JustBento, I can't wait to start making some more! But that on the sidenote, do hope you feel better soon!

Get better soon, my family loves what happens when I read your blog. You rock.

I wish you all of the best, and pray for your speedy recovery.

I have learned so much from your blog and from your bento book. Please take care and know that all of your fans will be here when you are ready to post again.

Get well soon!

I can relate because age (in my case) seems to have this nasty habit of wanting to sideline me, but you have given so much to so many of us; keep in mind how much we want to give our best thoughts back to you.

Beaming healthy, healing energy your way. Please take all the time you need to take care of you!! You are definitely more important than the blog!

So sorry to hear this, Maki. I'll meditate on your immune system fighting back and hope that helps. Good luck and I hope you're making progress. Best wishes, Maire

Oh no! loads of sympathy coming your way. Please don't stress about not posting when you are sick! There are so many great posts on your site that its plenty to keep everyone going! Focus on getting better and hope you get well soon!
Bonnie x

Wishing you health and peace Maki.

Wish you a miraculous recovery! We'll wait, so no worries!

I saw that you have a couple newer posts up, so I hope you're feeling better. But take all the time you need, bad infections are nothing to mess around with :(

Take care Maki! I love your website! Even these types of posts are okay with me as I am in the medical field:)

Hi Maki-San,

Trying to catch up on your blog and I am very sorry to hear about your health. Keep a positive attitude and I am sure you will get healthy again. I love your blog and hope you're able to keep writing and sharing.

You are in our prayers,
John & Christine