Day+762: Well I’m not the kind to live in the past…

“…The years run too short and the days too fast…”

” …The things you lean on
Are the things that don’t last..
Well it’s just now
and then my line gets cast into these
Time passages”

Happy New Year everyone…

This will be the life saga (abbr. 2012 only) in 99.9 words or less. Karen is getting ready for a very small New Year’s gathering. She straightened up the house, made chili today, and is awaiting the boys. All very mundane and very ordinary; which is really what we hope for in the coming year. The high of meeting Mary Lou, Karen’s bone marrow donor, in the spring to the falling off the cliff with the news of SCC in the summer and subsequent surgeries this fall made 2012 a roller coaster ride not for the faint of heart.

Days slip by…

Karen continues to exhibit minor GvHD symptoms in her eyes and skin; and the neck and throat surgeries brought about a couple of new “side effects” – slightly restricted neck and arm movement, a little speech impediment, and a touch of lymphedema.

Life is good, it’s day-to-day living that is the pain.

To everyone out there, we thank you for your support and understanding and wish you a great 2013!

For everyone on a similar journey as Karen: Burn the roadmap and take a different path!

Seriously, we wish you the best! High Hopes – dare to dream, dare to live!!!

Insert Bugs Bunny Epitaph here.



  1. May 2013 bring you only very ordinary days. Happy New Year to all god blesss, Linda

  2. Happy New Year Karen and Michael! I wish you an extraordinarily mundane 2013, You are never far from my thoughts and my prayers and I am honored to have played a part in your lives. Here’s to a boring New Year!

  3. Hugs to all. Happy new year!

  4. I hope you had a wonderful New Year!! Wishing you a wonderful and happy and healthy 2013!

  5. Thinking of you and Michael. Wishing you the best in 2013!!
    Happy New Year!

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