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Karen last won the day on September 17

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About Karen

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  • Birthday 26/08/1962

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    Dorset UK


  • Biography
    Where do I start? I had a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in 2005 and life became very different!
  • Location
    Wimborne, Dorset UK
  • Interests
    James Patterson, Lynda La Plante, Cranford, Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly The Great Outdoors, Planes, Tr
  • Occupation
    Running this site
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    25/07/05 SAH - aneurysm coiled

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  1. Thank you Sallios, that's very kind of you and donation received. x
  2. Many thanks to those members who've made a donation towards the running costs of Behind the Gray in September! It's kept the site ticking over! 馃槝 x
  3. It looks as though this video is no longer available. Sorry guys! I'm going to have to lock this thread.
  4. With many thanks to those members who are making a monthly donation towards BTG funds.....It's very much appreciated.xx
  5. Thank you, for all of your lovely messages! My aneurysm isn't totally fixed and next brain scan will be in 2020....keeping everything crossed etc ... as you do! However, it doesn't freak me out, as it would have done in my earlier years... I've been lucky! Win, just keep singing and love you lots too...xx Here's to next year and taking things a day at a time and enjoying the moment! xxx
  6. Hey Sarah! Thank you and I'm not sure how you've juggled all of the balls in the past ... hope that you're managing a little more rest and relaxation. It was so lovely to meet you at Donna's a few years ago ... time passes too quickly. Love and hugs to you too....xxx
  7. Thanks Subs, that's so lovely!! and also thank you, for all of the help that you give to me and this website. Your friendship is very much valued. Love and hugs xx
  8. Bless you Sami....xx The camera was being very kind for once! Sometimes the time seems to have passed quickly ... the first 5 years pretty slowly....just glad to be here! Thanks lovely for all of your help, support and friendship...means a lot to me and couldn't have done it without you. Love and hugs back to you. xx
  9. I hope that this gives you a little comfort and today is my 14th year after the 2nd SAH ... It was as hot as it is, today... I'm still kicking! Lots of love to you all....xx
  10. Hi Yun, I didn't have clipping, but head and scalp were tender and my hair was starting to go thin .... Brushing the hair, especially in the morning or after washing wasn't good .... I found this detangler brush a huge help and I still use one .... it's called a Tangle Teezer and the following link will give you some ideas as to what it looks like, but you can pick these up now from any supermarket or drug store. https://www.tangleteezer.com/
  11. Wow Heather, that's such fabulous news and it's given me goosebumps! Please give my congratulations to Rebecca and I wish her all the luck in the World with her next adventure! I can well imagine that it's been extremely hard work for her, but she's done it and you must feel so very proud of her! Thank you so much for letting us know .. Well done to Rebecca and Mum too! xx
  12. My thoughts are also with Neil, his children, family and friends.... I wish them love and strength over the coming months. x
  13. It's with much regret and sadness to announce that Neil's beautiful wife Cassandra sadly passed away on May 6th after an epic battle to overcome her deficits. She passed peacefully and surrounded by love. Cassandra's recovery journey was an extremely difficult one, but one faced and fought with great courage and determination. It truly saddens us when we hear that we've lost a friend from our small community and we just hope that this site was a little comfort to Cassandra in her hours of need. She will forever stay in our hearts at Behind the Gray. Written by Neil for Cassandra's funeral service: Thank you, my darling Cassandra, for: 路 Your piercing insights and your companionable silences 路 Your disrupting home truths and your unswerving loyalty 路 Your sense of fun and your sense of gravitas 路 Your push for adventure and your acceptance of introversion 路 Your advocacy of entitlement and your honouring of humility. Thank you, my beautiful Cassandra, for: 路 Your ever-present luminous beauty 路 Your welcoming smile 路 Your authentic style and poise 路 Your flaming red hair. Thank you, my wise Cassandra, for teaching me: 路 How to bring up a daughter 路 How to release my emotions and turn it into support 路 How to not accept second best and send back meals, push for better accommodation and return stuff that didn鈥檛 fit 路 How to treasure relationships and nurture friendships. Finally thank you, my wife, my friend, my confidante, my guide, my mother of our children and my inspiration for your truly amazing love鈥upport鈥race鈥umour鈥nd honesty. Thank you for being the love of my life. Banksy has observed that you die twice; once, when you stop breathing, and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time. I鈥檓 determined not to let you die a second time, Cassandra 鈥 goodbye until next we talk."
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