A Update from member QTKaren (It's been awhile!!!!!)

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/17/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello  everyone. In case some of you have forgotten my name is Jason and i am QTKaren's husband. It has been awhile for either one of us to have a moment to post anything but here is an update. Karen recently had a angiogram and the doctors discovered a large area of dead brain tissue due to a collapsed vein in her brain. It is operable but the place it was discovered( in the curve of her brain) only gives it an 80% chance she could recover. She has decided to go through with the surgery. I have promised her i would be there for here no matter what. We are trying to be as optimistic as we can. We are doing all we can to make her life as stress free as possible. If she had elected not to have the surgery eventually it would claim her lifeeventually VIEW IMAGE. I'm sorry but i just can't allow that to happen. She is my everything. Picturing life without Karen would be like living in darkness for she is my light. She has a tendency to make if the most grumpy person smile. Sorry but the world cant lose a person like her. I Hope you can all find it yourselves to say a prayer for the greatest woman i know.
      Thank You and God Bless,

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 8/17/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
((Jason)) Thanks for the update. Give Karen a very soft Hug. I will put her in my prayers that she will be part of the 80%.

God bless Karen, you and your whole family.
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White Beard
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   Posted 8/17/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Bless you Jason

I will keep both you and your wife Karen in my prayers! Thank-You for the up-date, it has been a while! Please keep us informed of her progress. What a lucky and Blessed couple you are, to have each other!

May Gods Peace be with the both of You!

White Beard
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   Posted 8/17/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the update!
Please give Karen my hugz and lots of them, thoughts and prayers are with you both...
God Bless you and your family...
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   Posted 8/17/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hugsssssssssssssss to Karen! Jason you sound like the type of husband that I have in my life. He is my rock and without him I would be lost in a world without his smile and laughter! He worrys over me like you do to Karen and that is all I could wish for in a man that has truly captured my heart.

I know that my husband would treat this situation as you are. We are both very lucky people. My prayers go out to Karen and give her a big hug from us all. I have added her to my prayer list and will continue to pray for a speedy recovery for one of our own.


What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P

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   Posted 8/17/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Jason thank you so much for taking the time to post about Karen. I had wondered how things were going not long ago, then I had to back off from the computer and keep the feet elevated. You are a wonderful person no doubt and Karen is one lovely lady. You bet, you and Karen can count on alot of prayers from her and your buddies here at HW. Take care of you both please as it is going to be a very trying time for you and the family as well. Please let Karen know we have not forgotten about her, and we will be praying for both of you. Gentle Hugs coming your way.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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   Posted 8/17/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jason,

I'm sending lots of prayers for you & Karen your way! I wish her only the best! Here's to a successful surgery & speedy recovery!


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   Posted 8/17/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   


My thoughts, prayers and sincere hope that Karen's surgery is a success!

May God and Archangel Raphael (the Angel of Healing) be with both of you and your family!

Take Care!


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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 8/17/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Jason, please tell Karen that we are all praying for her and for you. Let us know when the surgery is and keep us updated. Karen is blessed to have you one her side.

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   Posted 8/18/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Like everyone else, you and Karen both have my prayers and best wishes for a successful surgery. I'm sorry that you both need to go through this, but I am sure that with you beside her, she will get through this and make a great recovery.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
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Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.

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   Posted 8/18/2009 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
80% sounds like good odds to me! I wish Karen and you both all the love in the world to bring you both to the other side of this successfully.

Hugs and Healing Wishes for you both!

And thank you so much for posting!

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