Special Annoucement to My Hubpages Followers

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  1. kenneth avery profile image75
    kenneth averyposted 22 months ago

    April 12, 1:15 a.m.
    Dear Friends -- I will be brief. I am writing NOT to be self-serving or bring attention to myself, but during the Easter weekend, I was carried via ambulance from my hometown, Hamilton, Ala., to Tupelo, Miss., to the North Mississippi Medical Center for what the EMTs said to be that I had a stroke.
    That was on Easter and I was in the hospital until the next Wednesday. I did have a stroke and during the stroke, my heart was kicked off-natural rhythm.
    So with the four doctors, three physical therapists, I was treated by some of the most gifted medical personnel I have ever known.
    The reason that I am sending you this is because I am not up to writing any hubs at the particular time and I have a heart specialist meeting on May 3, 2018, and I will know from there what I can do and what I cannot.
    But this, I do know. I am not a perfect man. Never said I was, but God IS. He stood by me in the shadows and fears that accompany such an event. And will continue to carry me the rest of the way.
    I hope to see you all very soon. Oh, and have a safe and happy Spring time.
    Sincerely yours,
    Kenneth

    1. HoneyBB profile image95
      HoneyBBposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Ken, thanks for letting us know you're still out there. Hope and pray you have a speedy recovery. I'm glad you had great doctors and God watching out for you. Take it easy and Take Care.

    2. Sneha Sunny profile image89
      Sneha Sunnyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Kenneth! It's really great to hear from you. Stroke is a very serious condition, and I think it's a good decision to take a break for a while. You'll find us here only once you're back! smile

      I'm really glad that you wrote this post and let us know that you're doing better. I hope you recover soon! Take rest and take care! Our prayers are with you. smile

    3. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Kenneth,
      It is good to know that you are in safe hands.  Here is hoping for your speedy recovery.  Rest in the knowledge that we are all rooting for you.

    4. Kenna McHugh profile image90
      Kenna McHughposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Kenneth,

      You are in my prayers, and you are in good hands. To speedy recovery and happy spring!

    5. Eurofile profile image96
      Eurofileposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear that.  I'll be praying for you.

    6. RoadMonkey profile image85
      RoadMonkeyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Kenneth, sorry you haven't been well. Hope you get better soon.

    7. Margaret Schindel profile image96
      Margaret Schindelposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Dear Kenneth,

      Thanks very much for this update. It’s so good to hear from you. I’m thankful that you have such wonderful medical professionals caring for you during this difficult time. Sending love, hugs, prayers and healing energy, my friend!

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Margaret, for the sweet love, hugs and prayers.

    8. SakinaNasir53 profile image95
      SakinaNasir53posted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hello, Kenneth, dear friend. smile

      It's been so long since I last heard from you. Miss you, buddy. Hope you overcome this difficult phase soon and get back to writing your awesome hubs. ❤

      I hope you get well soon and I'm glad the team of doctors is a gifted one. Thank God, and may He bless you with unwavering health, blessings, love and patience. ❤

      With love and respect,

      Your budette for life,
      Sakina

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        God bless you, Sakina, for your very kind words.

    9. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Kenneth, Thank you for the heads up on your situation.  My best wishes for your continued recovery.
      Blessings,
      Cat:)

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Cat, for your thinking of my situation. I appreciate you.

    10. Christy Kirwan profile image92
      Christy Kirwanposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Wishing you a swift recovery, Kenneth! Take care.

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        @ Christy -- "My sincere thanks to you. I shall mend and God willing, go to war again."

    11. heidithorne profile image98
      heidithorneposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Oh my! I'm surprised you had the ability to even remember your HP community while you're in recovery! Thank you for letting us know. Sending healing thoughts your way. Given what we know about you, I hope your sense of humor will help speed your recovery. We'll look forward to seeing you back soon. Take care!

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        heidithorne -- thanks for the sweet post. I will elaborate on my stroke. One of the specialists told me that I had evidence that I had "several" strokes over the year and he, the specialist didn't have the answer, but in my heart, I knew WHOM was ordering my steps as well as you.
        He is whom I am listening to.

    12. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Kenneth, dear friend, I'm so sorry to hear of your latest setback. I'm concerned that you are having health problems, and I wish you a very speedy recovery. I'm sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. I hope to see you back in the saddle very soon, or perhaps I should say "the ole truck" as you are a true Southerner of me own heart. Love you!!

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        smile Hi, MizBejabbers . . . thank you so very much for your very sweet post. I am sitting here watching TV and trying hard to NOT lift things, write, or other activities that might cause my condition to be worse.
        Thanks for asking about me and you and All of My Great Followers, have a Blessed Night and weekend smile

    13. Margie Lynn profile image96
      Margie Lynnposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Kenneth I have experienced some scary situations with my husband, he broken his neck from scooter accident, then back home three days and back to a heart hospital for quadruple heart bypass surgery, then later a pacemaker and defibrillator.The prayers of God's people and God sustained us, praying for God's guidance for your care. May God bless you and your family!

      1. Jean Bakula profile image94
        Jean Bakulaposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Dear Kenneth,
        Get all the rest and treatment you need. You are strong in Spirit and I know you will get through this. So many of us love you here at HP. Take a break if you need too, we will be here when you get better. And we are all praying and sending thoughts for your speedy recovery. Hang in there.

        Love,
        Jean

      2. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        @ Margie -- thank you so much. I am resting and not doing things that cause stress or pressure.
        @ Jean --thank you so much for your support. I will get back with HP as soon as possible. And read the following . . .
        " I MISS YOU AND EVERYONE. LOVE YOU ALL."

    14. The Dirt Farmer profile image94
      The Dirt Farmerposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hope you’re better soon!

      1. kenneth avery profile image75
        kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        @ The Dirt Farmer: thank you. I am working on it, but it will take some time and as it says, I have more time than money, so I will be back as soon as I can. Thank you for asking.

  2. vocalcoach profile image97
    vocalcoachposted 22 months ago

    Dear Kenneth,

    Thank you for bringing us up-to-date with this very scary situation.  So glad you're taking time off to recover from your stroke.  You'll be missed, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Take good care and we're looking forward to your return.
    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13463016_f1024.jpg

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      vocalcoach: how did you know that roses are my favorite flower? They are and I love them. Thanks not only for the beautiful flowers, but the kind words.

      1. MizBejabbers profile image90
        MizBejabbersposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        They're my favorite flower, too, especially since my middle name is Rose. I should have thought of that. I'll just enjoy yours, how 'bout that?

  3. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth, my friend, thank you for letting your fellow hubbers and followers know what you are going through. I am sure no one expects you to write any more hubs until you have a clearer diagnosis. however, I am confident you will get through this and be back on track writing more hubs in a month than I can in a year.  Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    1. profile image0
      threekeysposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Kenneth, speedy recovery in the timing of your Higher Good.
      Be kind to yourself.

    2. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, Jodah -- you are a great friend. I appreciate you and All of my Fellow Hubbers more than each of you know. I mean it.

  4. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 22 months ago

    Glad to hear you are making a good recovery, Kenneth. Take it easy  smile

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      theraggededge -- will do and thank you. smile

  5. Coffeequeeen profile image83
    Coffeequeeenposted 22 months ago

    God is good.  Do take care Kenneth.  I hope all goes well for you.  x

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Amen, Coffeequeen! Amen. Thanks for your sweet thoughts.

  6. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth, many people have been concerned about you. Have you seen this thread?

    https://hubpages.com/community/forum/33 … nneth-well

  7. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image83
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 22 months ago

    My blessings and all my prayers for your recovery. I know the Lord will be every by your side and my thoughts will ever be with you.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Gypsy Rose Lee -- this comment says it all. Thank you kindly.

  8. nikkikhan10 profile image82
    nikkikhan10posted 22 months ago

    Get well soon Kenneth, it must be very hard times for you, but will pass over soon, just follow up your specialist and be positive, I know you’re very strong on head and by heart too.
    Bless you and take good care of you, we’d miss your poetry for sure.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Dear Nikkikhan -- thanks for your support and kind thoughts.

  9. Venkatachari M profile image58
    Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth, wish you get well soon.
    Thanks for letting us know your latest condition of health. Glad to know you are in the care of best doctors. God is generous. Keep faith and you will be alright soon.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Venkatachari M -- thank you so much for these helpful words.

  10. UnnamedHarald profile image94
    UnnamedHaraldposted 22 months ago

    Hang in there, Kenneth. Wishing you all the best.

  11. snakeslane profile image84
    snakeslaneposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth smile good to see you're alright, get some rest now, take it easy.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      smile snakeslane - XXXOOOO. Will do.

  12. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 22 months ago

    Dear fellow hubber Kenneth, I am so relieved to see you post this. Thank you so much for giving us an update on your condition. God IS great and he has your back and front. Please take care of yourself, rest and no worries about writing or anything else. Hugs to you during your recovery. smile

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @janshares -- I have to agree with you. Thank you.

  13. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 22 months ago

    So happy to read your update, Kenneth!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks so Much, Kierstin!

  14. neelia_lyn profile image79
    neelia_lynposted 22 months ago

    I hope and pray for a speedy and full recovery for you, sir.  God will always be faithful to those who believe and He will never leave or forsake you.  Take care and hope to see you writing more hubs soon.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @ neelia -- thanks for taking time to leave me your very warm thoughts.

  15. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 22 months ago

    It's so good to hear from you, Kenneth. Best wishes for the future. I hope you recover quickly.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Alicia -- thank you and may God bless you.

  16. Urbane Chaos profile image97
    Urbane Chaosposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth, you do what you have to to get better!  Just glad that you got the help you need.  Rest well and know that we'll be praying for a quick recovery!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Urbane.

  17. Nadine May profile image60
    Nadine Mayposted 22 months ago

    Have a speedy recovering Kenneth

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @ Nadine -- I am going to do what you advise. Thanks and I will see you soon.

  18. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 22 months ago

    Strokes; the gift that keeps on giving. It's not if, it's when; just waiting for mine. Frankly, I think we should all be allowed to get prescribed suicide pills once we hit age 60. If it's not a stroke, it will be something else. My "something else" is already in progress, though docs are trying to stop it. When quality of life reaches a certain point, it's just not worth it anymore. Fortunately I'm still not there yet; but for all of us, it's only a matter of time. Enjoy life while you still can. Don't quit until the writing is on the wall and there's nothing left.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      paradigmsearch -- thanks for your input.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Sorry for the reality dose, just being real. Hang in there, even though we know what's coming (to all of us).

        I don't believe in any of the religion BS; am really curious as to what is next. I think I know, but I will spare you that theory. big_smile

        1. kenneth avery profile image75
          kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          paradigmsearch, thanks for your words, and over the years, in a few of my hubs, I have stated that I AM NOT trying to live a religious life. I do claim to have a relationship with Christ and I will not apologize for that.
          Although I know that you might want to tell me about your thinking, but will my respect to you as my friend work?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 22 months agoin reply to this

            You are one of the good guys. If "soul" really exists, it recognizes our worthlessness here. Some days I am scared to death, other days I don't care.

            1. kenneth avery profile image75
              kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

              "Thanks, paradigmearch. And you are one of the cool folks at 'Hubville.'"

              1. paradigmsearch profile image87
                paradigmsearchposted 22 months agoin reply to this

                So not. Try me.

  19. PatriciaTL profile image85
    PatriciaTLposted 22 months ago

    Take good care of yourself, Ken. It sounds like you’re in very good hands. I hope your recovery is speedy and relatively stress-free.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Will do, Patricia TL

  20. elayne001 profile image85
    elayne001posted 22 months ago

    Hope you recover quickly and get back to writing. I had a hard year last year - they thought I had a stroke - ambulance to the MRI, etc., but turned out to be a bad case of vertigo which comes back when it wants to. God bless!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks and God bless you, elayne001.

  21. PaisleeGal profile image80
    PaisleeGalposted 22 months ago

    Hello Kenneth, Thanks for update and I will keep you in prayers for speedy recovery. Be good patient and do what the docs advise. God Bless!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, PaisleeGal -- you are welcome. Thanks for the prayers that I need so much and I will do my best.

  22. Natalie Frank profile image94
    Natalie Frankposted 22 months ago

    Ken - so sorry for your difficulties.  You seem to be someone who has a tenacious spirit and I know you will find a way to bounce back and re-engage in the writing you do whether it is here or elsewhere.  At the Whistler Conference which is giving me all types of ideas some of which you may be interested in.  I'll pm you.  Best always.

  23. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 22 months ago

    Hey Kenneth, nice to have you back smile Glad you're recovering well and that you have a great team to help you out. Get well soon and rejoin us here.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @ lobobrandon -- thank you so much. I have a heart specialist meeting on May 3 and I will let everyone know what I am to do and not to do. But I am so thankful that Our Maker let me see one more day.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      And Dear Natalie, you are so right. But I can confess truthfully that each thing does take its toll and I feel like sitting on the bank of some isolated river and watch the waves roll by.
      At least I can dream.

  24. Frank Atanacio profile image78
    Frank Atanacioposted 22 months ago

    tons of prayers for you and your family.. tons

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @ Frank, thank you, my friend. You are much appreciated.

  25. beverley byer profile image93
    beverley byerposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth, wishing you a swift recovery & lifting you up I prayer!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @ beverley, thank you so much for your care.

  26. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 22 months ago

    Enjoying a meal; that's all it takes. When the time does come, do it as to help society. The hard part is no innocent people, that is mandatory.

  27. Marie Flint profile image89
    Marie Flintposted 22 months ago

    Kenneth, I had actually thought about calling you for a listening ear, but your problem is greater than mine, besides things seem to be getting better.

    Strokes--nobody wants one, yet no one pays attention to the proper care of the body. Salt is a major villain. My article on Nagano: A Solid Gold for Longevity shows what the Japanese did to improve their lot.

    Another tip: cayenne, aka capsicum, strengthens the entire circulatory system, including arterial walls. Black pepper has the opposite effect.

    God bless you, my friend. You'll get through. Contrary to opinions in the replies here, it doesn't matter how old or young you are--as long as you can breathe, health can be improved and diseases reversed. The body is intelligent beyond our understanding.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Dear Marie smile -- oh what a supportive post you left. Even these words have soaked into my dilemma, well, situation. I am not in any dilemma. Just going to change my diet, exercise more and of course, pray with reckless abandonment. I mean it.
      Thank you, Marie, for the sweet words. I will email you my number in the days ahead. And thanks so much.

  28. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 22 months ago

    Take all of the time you need to recover, and hopefully you will feel better than before once you meet with the heart specialist, and he gives you a new protocol. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, Solaras -- thank you for your patience and care. I really mean that. I will do my best.

  29. jennzie profile image80
    jennzieposted 22 months ago

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Kenneth!

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      @ smile jennzie --- thank you kindly. I appreciate your words. Peace.

  30. seanorjohn profile image78
    seanorjohnposted 22 months ago

    Praying for your full recovery.

    1. kenneth avery profile image75
      kenneth averyposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      seanorjohn -- thank you kindly for your post. I sincerely appreciate it.

 
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