Saturday, August 4, 2012

Bedridden

Sorry it took me so long to update here.

I am spending almost all my time in bed, asleep.

All my work friends lunches are already cancelled.

My hour visits are being cancelled.

All my weekend visits are being cancelled.


However, I have a backlog of lovely cheery photos to post here. Hope to do it ASAP.

Love you,
Karen


Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,
We look fw to the photos but hope you are comfortable...whatever you have to do is ok w. us....love to all Mrs. S. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Hugs Karen, you are wrapped in a blanket of prayers from all of your friends, the prayers are for your peace and comfort. No words can ever be enough to let you know how we believe that you are a spectacular person, nor could words explain the impact you have on our lives. You are constantly in my thoughts.
Love, Aunt Peggy

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing person I haved truly looked at you as an inspiration and God's peace be with you and his arms wrapped around you and Lou.

Anonymous said...

Love you, too, Karen! I've been so eager to see your message, and must thank you for thinking of us all and giving us an update. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to you and Lou. Always sending you love and more love,

Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Karen, we are thinking of you and wishing you comfort.
With love, Donna & John

Carol Quast said...

Love, peace and comfort to you. Love, Carol

Anonymous said...

Karen,
I love you so much and hope that when you are asleep you are wrapped in love and peace and cannot feel the pain. Words cannot express how dear you are to me and how much the time we spent together here in the Northwest means to me. You and Lou are both such amazing persons and it is clear from the messages that are being sent to you that you are both loved very much. I wish that I could be there with you!! Jim and I are sending much love and hugs over the miles to you. Thank you so much for taking the time to post and update us all, love Debbie P.

Anonymous said...

Karen, I don't know how I missed your blog before today. I am so amazed at your courage and attitude through your fight with cancer. I am thinking of you and you will be in my thoughts. Love and hugs. Marie

Mary Beth said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for keeping us updated. I am often wondering how you are doing. I am sorry that you are having to cancel lunch dates and visits-I know they are fun (and the lunches always sound yummy). I hope the sleep you are getting is restful and pain-free. Looking forward to your post of pictures :) when you fell up to doing it.
Hoping you have a nice Sunday.
Sending you lots of love.

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Karen, hope you're comfortable right now. Sending you lots of love and support. Thank you so much for keeping us posted on how you're doing.

We met a woman in Asheville who asked about our pink bands. We explained a bit about your story, and it turns out that she organizes a cancer support group in her area. She promised to keep you in her prayers as well. How cool are these bands?? :-)

Hugs,
Meredyth

Anonymous said...

Love you too! Peace......
xoxox Jane

Anonymous said...

Grateful for your part in my life my friend. So much so.
Rest well and I hope you continue to be kept comfortable enough to sleep all you want...love you,

Kathy from Kirklandia

Anonymous said...

Karen,
I hope you can find some peace and comfort in what's to come. Lots of Love, Giovanna

Jenn said...

Have been thinking of you so much--and continuing to cheer you on--since I got this cool pink wristband. I feel blessed to know you and am inspired by your boundless courage and grace in everything you're facing. Along with everyone else here, I am wishing you peace and comfort, and sending love and hugs your way. Jenn

Anonymous said...

May our Lady cover you with the mantle of her protection and bring you safely i love you thank you for your friendship, your grace, your love, your amazing testament to being the person who brings joy to everyone you encounter. Peace. Shauna

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful Sunday, more beautiful because you are with us, Karen, and though our hearts ache, we will rejoice because we will carry your light with us as we go. Thank you for that. Thank you for the beauty, kindness, and grace you have brought us. Thank you for the little things that are big, like picking up Eric's insulin when we were snowed in back in Woodinville. Thank you for the wonderful summer parties. Thank you for the fun we had playing dominoes. Thank you for being Karen. We love you, Jeannie (and Eric, Tom, and Phil)

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen, Knowing you for awhile on the Eastside blessed my life way beyond the short time we knew each other. I pray for your healing, for a miracle. Also that today your pain will be eased, that all the love you have given throughout your life will come bounding back a thousand times over, that this love will cradle your spirit and light your eyes. I send you my love, Dear Friend.
Kathy SW

Tinalynne said...

Sending love, pain free comfort, and peace.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort.

Love,
Heidi

Anonymous said...

Karen and Lou, I wish you peace and love. The love and courage that you share is an inspiration to all. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Sitting on the deck in Woodinville thinking of you today. It was a beautiful day (but a little on the hot side for us NW'ers). Praying for you and Lou and hoping for peace and rest.

Kristen H

anonymous said...

Dear Karen - I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you and wishing you and Lou peace, comfort and blessings.

I have many great memories of our time together as we all worked on our novels. I still think of the great characters in your book, like 'Patty'. That was a wonderfully creative period in our lives that I'll never forget.

Sending hugs your way. Love, Marta

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,

More thank yous to give you this morning--for the Christmas Eves we shared, for your beautiful smile and your laughter when we played games at the kitchen table, for the joy I felt when I'd open the door to find you and Lou coming up the walk in the summer or in the winter. Thank you for your loving friendship! And of course I'm wishing you peace and comfort every moment, from Jeannie

Delpfine said...

Thinking of you, Karen.

Love ya,

Delpfine

Anonymous said...

All of our prayers are with you and Lou. Peace and comfort Karen.
Sandi

Anonymous said...

Love You So~~~ Sharon from Bellevue, WA xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen and Lou, Thank you so much for being such an amazing couple and for being such wonderful friends to so many others. We are thinking of you throughout the day and hoping that you are not in pain Karen. Rest peacefully tonight, we love you so very much. Debbie and Jim

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,

Sending very gentle hugs and wishing you comfort and smiles. Your blog is amazing--your grace and strength are truly inspirational. I was looking through old photos on the Ross Ranch site and came across a photo of writing group at one of yours and Lou's wonderful parties. So funny (and great) to see! Thinking of you both.

Love,
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Sending good morning wishes for you to have a quiet, peaceful day in the arms of Lou and your folks. Sending you lots of love, Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Karen and Lou. thinking of you today Karen, as we meet for an hour at noon today with some of your lady friends. xoxo Shauna

Beverly Brown said...

Karen,

I can't thank you enough for all the great wisdom, humor and you've shared with me in the short time I've known you. You provided advice that I will apply and share with others as long as I am able. May God's power surround you and bring you comfort and peace.

Love,
Bev

Anonymous said...

Hello Karen and Lou, Thinking about both of you all day, as well as Karen's mom and dad, and hoping that all of you are finding peace and comfort and love in each other's company. Today I was remembering your lovely home in Woodinville and all of the rocks you placed so carefully to make a border to your yard, and I think that the dogs began to try to eat all of them...... Also was remembering how much Lou loved to chain saw everything in the back tree belt. Smile. Love you very much and hope that you have a restful and pain free night. xoxo Debbie P.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lou and Karen, It is Wed morning here on the West coast and I am thinking about and sending love to you both today. Also I just saw on your Ross Ranch website that you won Yard of the Month. Congratulations that is very cool!! Love you lots and lots, Debbie P.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Karen! It's cool and gray at the Oregon coast this morning. Sending you love and hopes for a sweet and restful day.

Much love, Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, I hope you're comfortable and that you're able to get restful sleep. Thinking about you and Lou this morning, and sending you lots of love.

Hugs,
Meredyth

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a report on Karen.. We would to know the sataus on her and Lou right now

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen & Lou,
We are thinking and praying for your comfort and peace.
Love,
Donna & John

Anonymous said...

Prayers and love from Kirkland.
And a lot of gratitude I got to spend
quite a bit of time with you Karen, you sure rubbed of on me...I can still hear your little hee hee giggle in my mind.
Love, Love, Love,
Kathy

Unknown said...

Hoping your day is peaceful and pain free. We think of you and Lou each day. We love you, Gail and Eddie

Anonymous said...

Sending you a good morning, with much love from Jeannie, Eric, Tom, and Phil

Anonymous said...

Karen praying that you are pain Free.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lou please anything we can Do please ask. Praying for you both. Your neighbors Lena and Bob

Anonymous said...

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I found thisupdate from Lou...

crysi said...

Karen,
How much I miss you and I send you many warm hugs and lou Hugs at this time of pain.
I want and hope for you to be comfortable and know that you are loved by so many.
The time we spent together is forever near and dear to me.
And I wish I could hop a plane and come see you one more time..
but I will always remember our last visit, when I gave you your pink hat your warm hug and beautiful smile.
Ill remember when you threw both my honeymoon is over party and baby shower. and how you came to hold Abby when she was born.
you are a truly great friend and you are a wonderful example of what any woman should strive to be. gracious kind and wicked smart.

sending you more love from the NW
crysi

Unknown said...

Thinking of you - I stay up on things via our Crysi...did she tell you that we went to Seaside -it was her first and we had a super time...she is celebrating tomorrow...thought that would bring a smile to your face - what memories of the 2 of you. Jodie is moving back to the NW - haven't seen her yet. Sending cyber-hugs, susan

Anonymous said...

Good morning Karen and Lou, Thinking about both of you today and your mother and father also. Love you so very much and hope that today is peaceful and pain free. Tonight we will be at St. Thomas in Medina and your beautiful spirit will be felt there with us to celebrate special birthdays for Crysi, Kathy A. and myself this month. Jodie J. and her movers arrive today and she sends her love and blessings also. All our love, Debbie P.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, dear Karen and Lou. We're sending morning greetings with hopes for a quiet, restful day. Love to Patsy and Omer. You're in our hearts. Love, Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,

It's a Saturday morning, gray and cool here in Oregon, and as always we are thinking of you. It's becoming time to let you go, knowing that you are heading into the beauty and rest that is waiting for you. Be there to meet me when I come along, dear friend.

Much love from Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Good morning Karen and Lou. Karen you were in my dreams last night. we are carrying you with us in our hearts every day and praying for peace and comfort for you. much love, Shauna

Nick Terrigno said...

Hey Karen. You are a bright, energetic, always happy and smiling woman that always brings joy when I see you. We've had long conversations. Your my four square buddy!! I miss you and will pray for you. God works miracles everyday. I just found your blog and hope to you keep us updated with your progress. Love ya!!

Nick