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Message to All of My Followers:

  1. kenneth avery profile image82
    kenneth averyposted 12 months ago

    Dec. 9, 2015
    Hi, to All of My Wonderful Followers,
    First of all, I offer ALL of you a heart-felt apology for not being able to get around to read everything that you all have written. For this, I am truly sorry.
    Not only do I have to endure the chronic pain 24/7 from Fibromyalgia, but Neurothopy and all I can do is treat the symptoms due to both being incurable. But since fall is turning to winter, these diseases only grow worse.
    But in mid-October, I had to be admitted to a hospital in Tupelo, Miss., for congestive heart failure and within an hour, I would have died, but I am not writing this to get your pity.
    I just want to take this moment to tell ALL of You Wonderful Followers, from the newest to the first, just how much I cherish you and your friendship and talents.
    I also want to take this moment to wish ALL of You and Your Families A Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous, Happy 2016.
    Thanks to ALL of you once again for not leaving my hub action. I promise that when I get on my feet again, I will produce more hubs for your entertainment and drama.
    Love,
    Kenneth Avery

    1. theraggededge profile image92
      theraggededgeposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Never mind trying to read all our stuff, you just take care of yourself. We'll see you back here, hale and hearty in 2016.

      Have a happy Christmas. Xx

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks, theraggededge,
        Love you lots.
        Kenneth

    2. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      I wish you a speedy recovery, Kenneth. Hopefully, the doctors can ease your pain.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your fans will be here when you feel well enough to return.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Best wishes for a speedy recovery Kenneth.  Merry Christmas to you and yours.

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

          Hi, sallybea,
          Thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate it.
          You also and all of my friends/followers be blessed with a Very Merry Christmas.
          Love you!!!!
          Kenneth

      2. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        bravewarrior,
        God bless you, dear friend, for the warm wishes.
        Love you too.
        Kenneth

    3. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Best wishes to you, Kenneth. I am among the many who have often enjoyed your good humor (not the ice cream bar) and are thinking good thoughts. Hope you can maintain the laughter despite your pain and use it as a therapy to carry you through the tough times. You have a lot of people pulling for you.

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Dear, Sweet Rochelle,
        God  bless you for your kind words. They made my night. I promise to do my best. And God bless you and all who are pulling for me.
        Merry Christmas.
        Love you.

    4. carolynkaye profile image97
      carolynkayeposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Kenneth,
      I hope you're feeling much better soon. Best wishes to you and your family. Happy Holidays smile
      -Carolyn

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Dear Carolyn,
        Thank  you much for the sweet words.
        Have a Very Merry Christmas.
        Love you.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image96
          Jean Bakulaposted 12 months ago in reply to this

          Dear Kenneth,
          Just take care of yourself my dear friend. Thank you for all the smiles and laughs you have given me and all of us at HP. I hope you are up and about in the New Year. I will never, ever forget you. Jean

          1. kenneth avery profile image82
            kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

            Dearest Jean,
            Sweetie, I am not dead. LOL. I have to just recover from a heart cath, what they called it, to survey my heart for blockages and thank God, there were none. Just 57 pounds, that's right, pounds of fluid. I weighed 345 when I went to the hospital and now I weigh 260 and am going for 180. Pray for  me and I will be thinking of you and I do wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!
            Love you.

            1. Jean Bakula profile image96
              Jean Bakulaposted 12 months ago in reply to this

              Hi Kenneth,
              I didn't think you were saying goodbye for good! I do think of you though, and am glad to hear you are getting good care, and have no blockages. Feel well fast, and I wish you and your family all the best for the holidays. Hugs.

              1. kenneth avery profile image82
                kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

                Hi, Jean,
                LOL. Okay. I will do my best.
                Love you.

    5. Margaret Schindel profile image89
      Margaret Schindelposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Dearest Kenneth,

      I'm so very sorry to hear about your recent hospitalization for congestive heart failure and your serious chronic health challenges. You have always impressed me as a wonderful, kind, funny and authentic person, and my appreciation of and admiration for you has only increased on learning that your upbeat attitude co-exists with, and triumphs over, severe chronic pain.

      My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend. Sending love, light, and loads of positive and healing energy your way, along with my warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a very merry Christmas and a joyous, productive and prosperous 2016. 

      Margaret

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Hello, Margaret,
        Thank YOU so much for your sweet  post.  It cheered me up. May God bless you.
        Merry Christmas!

        1. Margaret Schindel profile image89
          Margaret Schindelposted 12 months ago in reply to this

          And you as well, dear Kenneth!

    6. JoanieMRuppel54 profile image84
      JoanieMRuppel54posted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Keep getting better!  Believe!

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Dear Joanie,
        I will do my best and when I set my mind to it, normally, things work out. Just say a prayer for me for I am in uncharted territory.
        Thanks for the sweet note and you and yours
        have a Very Merry Christmas.
        Love, Kenneth

    7. jenza20 profile image78
      jenza20posted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear of your illness Kenneth. Like so many others, I love reading your hubs and I wish you a very speedy recovery. Love from Jenny (Jenza20)

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Sweet Jenny,
        Love you. Love your positive note. And I do appreciate your mega-humble tone in your note. I pray that you have THE Merriest Christmas EV--ER!
        Love You!

    8. ChitrangadaSharan profile image84
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Sorry to learn about your health issues. Hope you are doing fine now. Wish you a very speedy recovery.
      Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year 2016.
      God bless you!

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        ChitrangadaSharan,
        My sincere thanks to you for your heart felt note. May God bless you richly today and every day forward. I am doing my best to get well, but it is a slow process, but I also know that there are numerous people with worse cases and I need to be mindful of those too.
        Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to You too!

    9. Kiss andTales profile image22
      Kiss andTalesposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Hello Kenneth how are you comming along ?
      I am happy to see you write here again. I pray your recovery is doing good and that your family hold up under the pain of your pain.
      I just about can visually see your position and adjusting again is not easy. I hope your family knows how valuble you are to many as me number one. I send my prayers and love to your family. May Jehovah keep you close.

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Dear KissandTales,
        I am slowly recovering, eating only what the doctors tell me to eat, not getting excited (to overwork my heart) and doing what I can to get back to living again. The week I spent in (a) hospital was enough terror for me. I won't elaborate due to it all being dark and negative, but thank God, I am living.
        I appreciate so much, our friendship and the comments you have left on my hubs and now this one really makes my day.
        God bless you. Merry Christmas and please keep in touch.
        Love you.

        1. Kiss andTales profile image22
          Kiss andTalesposted 12 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you Kenneth , some times people are blessings and gifts from our Heavenly Father
          I appreciate your kindness and sense of humor.
          I know you have been through a lot but Jehovah is faithful and good to us all.
          May we always keep in touch .

          1. kenneth avery profile image82
            kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

            Dearest KissandTales,
            Thank you so very much for your loving words. They penetrate the pain that these two diseases bring. Did you know that? And it is so easy to be kind to someone like you. And yes, God Jehovah is faithful to His word and promises.
            I would love that. Us always keeping in touch. Thanks for that blessing and may God continue to bless you, my Dear Friend.

    10. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      yes, don't worry about us, you must take care of yourself, get well soon, we will pray for you

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        peachpurple . . ."THANK YOU!" This is meant for being emphatic, not shouting. I am always thinking about you and all of my great followers who now I call Great Friends.
        Thanks also for your prayers. You are appreciated.
        Love you and Merry Christmas.

    11. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
      MelRootsNWritesposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      I have missed your hubs in my feed, Kenneth.  I am sorry for all the health problems you have been experiencing.  I know what hell it is to live with chronic pain.  I hope you are on the mend and will be back to writing soon.

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        MelRootsNWrites,
        May God bless you richly for your sweet words that cheered me up. I have said it on my comments and hubs more than once, "I have THE BEST followers on HubPages."
        "I will follow my doctors' plans and hopefully be back soon.
        Merry Christmas.
        Love you.

    12. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Take care of yourself.  Please be well and have a Blessed Holiday!

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

        Hey, gmwilliams,
        I will do just that. Thank you for caring as well as all of my wonderful followers. God bless you and Merry Christmas.
        Love you.

  2. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Thank you Kenneth for taking the time to post this message. I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well and hope you are feeling much better in the new year. If you are feeling well enough to read just one of my hubs you may like the one I just wrote for this Christmas period "Have a Very Merry Giftmas". My wife suffers from fibromyalgia so I am well aware of how debilitating that can be on its own without other health problems to worry about. Take care my friend.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Hey, Jodah,
      Thank YOU for taking time to send me this nice wish. I love it.
      You and your wife have a blessed, peaceful, and Merry Christmas.
      You and All of my Sweet Followers are All God sends.
      Kenneth

  3. William F. Torpey profile image84
    William F. Torpeyposted 12 months ago

    Best wishes, Ken.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      William,
      Thanks so much! I pray that all Good Things come to your life.
      Merry Christmas.
      Kenneth

  4. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 12 months ago

    Self-care is a must, Ken. I wish you the best as you recover during your break from HP. Blessings and prayers as you heal. Enjoy your holidays as you rest. Best to you.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      janshares,
      You are a sweet soul and a living, breathing blessing.
      Love you.

  5. word55 profile image84
    word55posted 12 months ago

    "Produce more hubs for entertainment and drama" LOL, What a combo Ken... Had no idea you were going through that. You seem to float through life with a good sense of humor. I look forward to more of that from you. I'm trying to get out of the woods myself. Of course, I'm a praying man and I'll keep you in my prayers as well. We'll both be alright.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Bro. Word55,
      Oh, how good it would feel to just float through the air. One day soon, I, along with other believers will fly through the air.
      I only wanted to tell ALL of my Great Followers how great I think they are and that I may be a bit scarce for a few weeks.
      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  6. lupine profile image81
    lupineposted 12 months ago

    My dearest Kenneth, I've been thinking about you, wondered what happened. So glad you're back. Please take care, I'm truly sorry you're in so much pain. I will pray for a miracle for your best of health. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  7. Handicapped Chef profile image29
    Handicapped Chefposted 12 months ago

    Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.  Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.  Thanks for thinking about me and all your friends I know what you are going through I am also handicapped.




                                                                                                          Good luck
                                                                                                           The Chef

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Chef,
      I know that thanks is not enough, but right now, it is all I got.
      Thank you and thank God for you and your spirit and humble heart.
      Merry Christmas.

  8. suziecat7 profile image80
    suziecat7posted 12 months ago

    Wishing you all the best. I hope you are back to your old self very soon. Merry Christmas!

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      suziecat7,
      My deepest appreciation to YOU for your sweet and warm post. I have finished my 'dinner,' a hot bowl of tomato soup. Wow, was it ever good.
      Merry Christmas to You!

  9. whonunuwho profile image84
    whonunuwhoposted 12 months ago

    I hope you get well very soon my friend. I enjoy your work. whonu

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      whonunuwho,
      Thank you sincerely for your following and the good comments I have read from you. You have a Safe, Happy and Merry Christmas.

  10. Vellur profile image88
    Vellurposted 12 months ago

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sending lots of prayers your way to get well soon.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Vellur,
      Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy New Year to you also. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts and with God's precious love and grace, I will return soon.
      Love, Kenneth

  11. moonlake profile image87
    moonlakeposted 12 months ago

    Sorry to hear about your bad health hope you're feeling better soon. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wonder why so many awful things seem to happen at Christmas time?

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      moonlake,
      Thank you for your care and concern.
      I am feeling better mentally than I was two months ago, but my strength is not 100%. I just have to lean on God and take it a step at the time.
      Have a Merry Christmas.
      Love you.
      P.S. as for your question about why awful things happen at Christmas, well, read the first few chapters of Job in the Bible. I had to do that and it opened my eyes.

  12. MsDora profile image95
    MsDoraposted 12 months ago

    Great that you send the information.  Will pray for you and family. Have a Merry Christmas!  Get well soon! All the best going into 2016!

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      MsDora,
      Thank you and all of my sweet followers for the prayers, thoughts, and notes on this post.
      I am doing what the doctors say and keeping on the strict diet they gave me. Thanks again.
      And do have a Very Merry Christmas.
      Love you.

  13. CarlySullens profile image89
    CarlySullensposted 12 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you heal and mend.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Dear Carly,
      Thank you, dear heart, for your sweet note/post. I appreciate it so much. I pray that God grants you and yours THE Very Best Merry Christmas ever in your life.
      Stay in touch.
      Love, Kenneth

  14. Barbara Kay profile image84
    Barbara Kayposted 12 months ago

    Take care of yourself. I'm sending prayers for you.

  15. lupine profile image81
    lupineposted 11 months ago

    Hello Kenneth, I'm posting again because I think you missed my previous one...dear friend, enjoy the holidays along with your loved ones, warm wishes.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Dearest lupine,
      Hello.To be honest, I cannot recall either, but my Sincere Thanks to you for your warm wish, prayers, and special friendship. I wish the same to you.
      Love, Kenneth

  16. Missy Smith profile image87
    Missy Smithposted 11 months ago

    Oh Goodness, Kenneth! You shouldn't worry yourself about reading and commenting here, you should focus on your health most definitely. I'm still pretty new here, but already see how loyal you are to hubpages and the writers here. I know each and every one here understands. I wish you a very Merry Christmas! And I hope the New Year will bring you many blessings where your health is concerned. Much happiness and peace to you! smile

    ~Missy Smith

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Dear Missy,
      My Sincere Thanks to you for your warm comments. That goes a very long way with me. I have never been a part of something so special as HubPages. That is why I want to do my part in keeping my followers happy and interested so they will not leave me.
      And a follower is like a new friend being sent into my life and that is a grand blessing. Yes, you are included in this analogy.
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also. May your life run over with peace, love, happiness, and laughter.
      Please keep in touch.
      Love, Kenneth

 
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