Update from Chris

September 14th, 2015

Karen wants you to know that she can’t open her eyes without puking.

The excellent Medical Professionals of Northwestern Memorial Hospital want you to know that they have deployed all reasonable countermeasures, but this feeling is, more-or-less, temporarily normal.

I want you to know that Karen is kicking ass.  She is hopeful, determined and heroic.   Also very, very sleepy, which helps with the open eyes problem.



22 Responses to “Update from Chris”

  1. Julia on September 14, 2015 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the update! She is heroic. It’s good to know that even the bad parts are “temporary” and “normal.”

  2. Krista on September 14, 2015 3:33 pm

    Thanks so much for the update, Chris! You are kicking ass too.

  3. Tim (aka: Mr. Pink) on September 14, 2015 3:46 pm

    Go Karen! You’re almost to the anchors. Keep kickin’ ass!

  4. David Kwee on September 14, 2015 4:09 pm

    Let sleepy Karen’s lie. Keep the faith, sir. you sound like an awesome guy.

  5. Jenny on September 14, 2015 4:23 pm

    Dear Karen,
    Keep your eyes closed. Sleep. Stay hopeful. It will pass; I promise. I know it’s hard to believe now, but it will. I’m sending hugs and warm thoughts your way.

  6. Laurie J. Edwards on September 14, 2015 4:27 pm

    Sending love, hugs, and lullabies.

    PS Thanks for keeping us updated, Chris.

  7. gina massingill on September 14, 2015 5:17 pm

    Bless you Karen. I love the reiki stories. You are very brave.
    Keep it up, I am coming right behind you , different facility but i am doing it also!!! Sounds like you are doing it the right way to me:))

  8. Nancy B. Kraus on September 14, 2015 5:25 pm

    Pity they do not have a marijuana program there for her. My cousin was a test subject for it and it helps cut the nausea in half and has few side effects. Other meds have side effects because the chemo messes with them. Let her know the old YPTW crowd is pulling for her.


  9. Liz on September 14, 2015 5:36 pm

    Nausea sucks big time. Hugging you from afar Karen.

  10. Marjorie Light on September 14, 2015 6:12 pm

    As Elmer Fudd would say:

    Sending you peace and anti-nausea thoughts! <3

  11. Tammy Reece on September 14, 2015 6:35 pm

    Please send Karen my love and let her know she is in my prayers!!!!!

  12. Lisa on September 14, 2015 8:58 pm

    It am in awe of how brave/honest/fantastic/considerate/loving/frank/ our beautiful girl hero remains during what seems akin to Chinese water torture (only with the mind fuck of her having to ask for and allow it.) Wish life was simple enough that we could all be there taking turns holding her hand, making her laugh and just being close. Let me know, please, please, if there is anything I can do these many miles away, that could help her or your family during all of this. Really. Love and cherish you all. Big virtual hugs, kisses and salutes, lv

  13. Gabrielle on September 14, 2015 10:53 pm

    Hang in there, sweetie. I highly recommend compazine and phenergen. Dose up.

  14. Laura on September 14, 2015 11:45 pm

    I love you both! I sent more Reiki Karen’s way today, all to her heart chakra. Go Karen! Love, Laura

  15. Kim on September 15, 2015 3:16 am

    kick some ass karen!!! keep those eyes shut … head down and piledrive ahead!!!! we msers love you for doing this…..giving you tons of love and good vibes!!!!! chris just steady as she goes my friend …… love to you too!!!

  16. Kim on September 15, 2015 3:21 am

    as a love gift please go to my website printsbykim.etsy.com and pick out a print you guys want and i’ll send it to ya’ll with love attached!!!

  17. Karen Staman on September 15, 2015 9:58 am

    That is so nice! I love the one with the bird Receiving. It is beautiful. I’m receiving like that bird.

  18. Rachel on September 15, 2015 9:44 am

    Thanks for the update. Nausea bites the big one. I second many of the thoughts above. Thankful that it’s “normal” and “temporary”, although it’s a slice of eternity while it lasts. I am keeping Karen (and your family) in my thoughts. You guys all kick ass!

  19. Melanie on September 15, 2015 10:40 am

    Biggest hugs ever from Nashville K-Ron. Love you so much.

  20. Kerry on September 15, 2015 1:25 pm

    You rock, Chris. You rock with your eyes closed, Karen.

  21. Heathapatti on September 15, 2015 3:20 pm

    Nausea sux!! Keep those eyes closed and sleep, sleep sleep k-Ron! Hugs and more hugs, xoxo. You’re on the flip side now!!

  22. Liz Hollar on September 15, 2015 10:08 pm

    Chris you are so awesome, too. Hoping this is the roughest bit and things get better soon. Much love and happy happy thoughts.

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