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Karen

California
I have metastasized leiomyosarcoma and I am looking for some people to cheer me on as I fight this rare cancer. I am always looking for the funny moment or the interesting fact to include in my blog; that makes treatment less of a chore. I am happy married, happily employed, and happily living... Full Bio
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Happy Birthday Karen by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today, March 27, Karen would have been 48 years old. It has been 7 and a half months since Karen's passing.  I still miss her so very much.  After 20 years of ... Read on »
7 stages of grief... by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just for the heck of it, I decided to read the 7 steps of grief.  Very interesting and very different from what I have experienced.  One comment from below is 100%, “Ou ... Read on »
One Month Ago... by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One month ago today the world I lived in was destroyed.  On August 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm ET the love of my life for 20+ years was taken from me.  Even though the battle ... Read on »
It Is Over by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Karen Granger Ross passed away this morning on August 16 @ 12:59 am.  Karen died peacefully in her sleep.  She went into a deep sleep around 10 am on August 15.  She ... Read on »
20th wedding anniversary by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is our 20th wedding anniversary.  Karen and I have a wonderful life together.  Given the circumstances, I would love to be able to jump into a time machine and g ... Read on »
None Responsive by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today Karen went to sleep around 10 am.  She has not woken up since then.  We are unable to wake her up.  The hospice nurse said not to try to wake her up to administ ... Read on »
Hospital Bed by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is Karen’s husband Lou.  A hospital bed has been ordered for Karen.  Should arrive today.  Karen is much weaker and cannot get out of bed.  It is a good t ... Read on »
Bedridden by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 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 bei ... Read on »
Test Post by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Am I still having trouble posting from my phone? Karen Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone Read on »
Watching Olympics on DVR by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I woke up at 3:00am feeling okay. I stayed in bed for an hour and a half, but now I have been up for an hour watching yesterday's Olympics with Lou. Right away, I ha ... Read on »
Feeling Better by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I made progress and feel better. Rough day though. Lots of stuff for my parents to help with. Don't want to be more detailed than that. Also met and really liked L ... Read on »
Testing by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is a test to see if we can post from Lou's phone. Lou, Sent from my Android phone. Read on »
Three Bad Days by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just wanted to get it out there that since Saturday afternoon, I have been miserable with nausea and stomach pain. My friend Marguerite helped on Saturday, and today hospi ... Read on »
Used the Walker for Saturday Lunch Outing by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sue and Irv took us out to lunch on Saturday. Originally, we were planning to try Irregardless Cafe in Raleigh. Although we've seen many rave reviews, neither Lou nor I ... Read on »
Editors Visit by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Thursday afternoon, my friends and editors, Tate and and Kathy, visited me. We had such a nice time! Tate brought gourmet peanutbutter dog cookies for Miss Bailey, who sp ... Read on »
Anointing of the Sick by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Thursday morning, I received one of the Holy Sacraments, the Anointing of the Sick. My hospice team found me Father David of St. Mary's. He was wonderful. I told hi ... Read on »
Lasagna and New Furniture by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer [This was written at noon but technical difficulties delayed the actual posting.] Today most of the sunroom furniture arrives! Our designer, Celeste, has been here for ... Read on »
Fantastic Lunch by Karen Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have been fast asleep since returning home from my lunch out with 24 of the best colleagues and friends a person could hope for. In this picture, Anya was trying ... Read on »