Blog #1 Waiting for surgery

Dear Friends, Thanks so much for coming to our blog page.  I am not good at writing regualry, but it looks like I am going to have a bit more sitting time.  Talking about my health problems is difficult to me.  Most of you know that I have psoriatic arthritis.  I had a heart attack […]

Dear Friends,

Thanks so much for coming to our blog page.  I am not good at writing regualry, but it looks like I am going to have a bit more sitting time.  Talking about my health problems is difficult to me.  Most of you know that I have psoriatic arthritis.  I had a heart attack about 12 years ago.  They put three stents in and later realized that the increased chest pain and the heart attack were actually caused by the stents.  I don’t have classic arthrosclerosis, I have vasospasm.  But unfortunately the stents are beginning to close off.  My cardiologist has scheduled bypass surgery for Good Friday.  I am having a catherization today at 2:30 PM to see if any other vessels also need repaired.  I will try to keep you informed but if I am unable to write please feel free to call our cells.

I am so overwhelmed by your positive encouragement.  As is any trial this makes us think a lot about our own mortality. I know that God has a plan for each of us, and I don’t feel that He has released me from our mission work in Sierra Leone.  I also know that he is with me and will not leave me.  But if I am honest I am a bit fearful. Partly for myself, but mostly for my husband, family and friends who I do  n’t want to leave. I would appreciate your prayers over this Easter season.

God bless you and your families as you celebrate the wonderful miracle of Easter and our risen Lord.

Still in His service,

Karen

Comments

  1. Praying Dr. Karen….

  2. Thinking and praying for you Dr. Karen… May god will be with you and guide the hands of his skilled surgical teams…

  3. Dr. Karen , you are in our prayers and thoughts. You are a very special person and I believe that God will be watching over you.
    Mike and Sally Sapara.

  4. I think and pray for you guys often. Thanks for keeping us in the loop on you medical needs. I will be praying for you.

  5. Good luck Karen. I have had two open hearts in the last 10 years. You will do fine listen to your doctors and take it easy.
    I will be thinking about you good luck.

  6. Prayers with you Dr Karen hope all goes well and God Bless You Love ❤️ Kathy Grove

  7. You both are in my prayers. I’m available this weekend if you need anything. Please don’t hesitate to call or text. Much love,
    Yvonne

  8. Oh so sorry to hear this. Praying for God’s hands to be on the surgeon’s hands as you have surgery this Friday. Praying for a miraculous recovery. We all know God is with you. Thanks for openly sharing. I pray your fear will be replaced with God’s peace and calmness through this storm.

  9. Praying for you and your family Karen!

  10. Karen, pat and I will keep you in our prayers as always. Especially for Friday. May God keep you in his care and everything will work out . I know we talked about this problem before you left. I trust He still has plans for you. Love and miss you.

  11. Dr.Karen
    You , Dr. Tom and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    We will pray for the surgical team and your quick recovery!
    MP

  12. Praying Karen. I believe God will carry you through.
    Love Heather Hall

  13. Hi Karen – You and your family will be in our prayers this Easter season. And, yes,
    God will be with you every step of the way.

  14. Be assured of our fervent prayers for you. God will see you through so that you strengthen others by your testimony. Thanks for your call for prayers.

  15. Prayers being said for you and your family for health and strength.
    Kat

  16. Praying and believing in the power of the Almighty Father to heal and restore. Sending love and hugs and thank you for sharing so we can join together in prayer and thankfulness. xoxox Nancy & Joe

  17. Thoughts and prayers with you Karen

  18. Pray for and WAEMM each Friday. I will ever praying good results on Good Friday.
    Bob Flamm

  19. Just sent you a text a little while ago! I will pray that the news you receive is positive and that God guides the hands of your surgeons, God has seen you through many things in your life and He is right beside you when you need Him the most. Prayers and hugs always.
    Sheri ( your cousin who isn’t really a cousin!!!! )

  20. My former stampin’ up buddy, My former doctor, My Friend….. I will keep you and your family in my heart and in my Prayers. May God’s loving hands guide the Surgeon as they help make a healthier you. Hugs, Love, & Light, Lisa Norris….

  21. I also believe if you still feel the calling to your African ministry along with Tom, that our God will heal you and let you continue.
    God.s blessing to you Karen.

  22. We’ll be praying for you….may God be with you and your doctors.

  23. Prayers for you and your family, Karen. His GRACE is always sufficient for ALL our needs.

  24. Karen, we will be praying for you and your family!!!! Dorothy Judy

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