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Katherine Warren

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Dedication:

My Mom…My Hero!

Personal Description:

Five yrs ago I was notified by the American Red Cross while stationed in Guam that my mother had 3 weeks to live. I had no idea my mom was even sick! At the time my husband was deployed to Afghanistan and I was alone. Immediately, the AF put me on emergency leave and flew me to Houston within 24 hrs of being notified. I frantically arrived to the airport, rented a car and drove to the Methodist Hospital in Baytown Tx. I was completely shocked when I saw my mom! She was extremely emaciated and looked about 88 yrs old. In fact, she was only 53 yrs old. I cried, prayed and cried some more. I spoke to the doctors and they had no hope. Disgustedly, she was denied chemo because she had no insurance and only a 15% chance of survival with the chemo. I was so angry and determined that my mom was not going to die. I was only 25 yrs old and was not ready to lose her. A miracle happened! God sent the angels down and we found a way to make her my dependent through the military. I loaded my mom up in the rental car and surrounded her with pillows to comfort her. I put my hazards on and sped to the nearest military hospital (Wilford Hall Medical Center). WHMC is located in San Antonio Tx, approx. a 3 1/3 hrs drive. I remember that day like it was yesterday. The weather was horrible and the rain made it hard to see. Tons of oblivious Idiots were on the road and paid no attention to my hazard lights. Despite the many obstacles, we arrived safely to a full emergency room. The receptionist had no other choice, but to find her a bed to lie in because I would not have it any other way. Plus she was in excruciating pain. My brave mom was finally admitted and was transported that night to Brooke Army Medical Center, approx. 25 min away. She spent over a month there. During that time, she received many rounds of chemo, blood transfusions, and had multiple surgeries. With her relentless will to live, the grace of God and the US Military she went into remission. My mom spent the next 3 years’ cancer free. During that time I gave her a grandson who she adored and spent lots of time with her. Jan 07, my mom came out of remission. She put up one hell of a fight until her body could no longer take it. On Oct 26, 2008, my mom left this place to go home to sing and dance with the angels in Heaven. I love and miss my mom so much, but I know she’s not suffering anymore. I am angry! I am angry at the evil cancer that took my mom’s life. Cancer sucks and it’s evil! It starved my mom to death and filled her body with so much fluid that her heart and lungs could not function. I watched her die a slow painful death. You know what’s funny? Many months before she was finally diagnosed she kept going to the doctors and the emergency room and tried to tell them something was wrong. She was bloated, crapping and had lower back pain. My mom was finally diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer when she brought a sample of her own tissue that she retrieved from the toilet to the emergency room with her! They were forced to take her serious. Before that, doctors kept telling her she was constipated. At one point she was given a pregnancy test even though she had a hysterectomy 20 yrs prior! My mom is my hero. Not one time did I ever hear her complain about the cancer or the chemo. She refused to give up because she would tell me she “Wanted to see her baby to raise her baby”. My mom spread laughter, love and compassion everywhere she went no matter the situation. When asked how she was doing she would always respond with “Faking it until I make it”. I never really gave much thought to that until I lost her. Katherine Warren was a great person. I can only hope and pray to be half the woman/mother she was. Please educate yourselves on the signs and always listen to your body. My mom knew something was wrong, but kept getting turned away because Ovarian Cancer is the hardest cancer to detect. Please, the signs are very small and are often overlooked. Listen to your body and trust your instincts. If you catch it early enough you can win the battle.

My mom was diagnosed 5 yrs ago with Ovarian Cancer at 53 yrs old. She miraculously went into remission and was given 5 yrs to live. She lost her battle in 5yrs!

This is for you mom. I LOVE YOU!!!

(Please forgive any grammatical errors, I was sobbing)

Last updated on: 02/11/2009


Comments:

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seedieglipaws seedieglipaws – 01/28/2011

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Rocky Rocky – 06/02/2011

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huntfisherr huntfisherr – 04/21/2012

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Veronica Veronica – 09/03/2012

Dedication:

My Mom…My Hero!

Personal Description:

Five yrs ago I was notified by the American Red Cross while stationed in Guam that my mother had 3 weeks to live. I had no idea my mom was even sick! At the time my husband was deployed to Afghanistan and I was alone. Immediately, the AF put me on emergency leave and flew me to Houston within 24 hrs of being notified. I frantically arrived to the airport, rented a car and drove to the Methodist Hospital in Baytown Tx. I was completely shocked when I saw my mom! She was extremely emaciated and looked about 88 yrs old. In fact, she was only 53 yrs old. I cried, prayed and cried some more. I spoke to the doctors and they had no hope. Disgustedly, she was denied chemo because she had no insurance and only a 15% chance of survival with the chemo. I was so angry and determined that my mom was not going to die. I was only 25 yrs old and was not ready to lose her. A miracle happened! God sent the angels down and we found a way to make her my dependent through the military. I loaded my mom up in the rental car and surrounded her with pillows to comfort her. I put my hazards on and sped to the nearest military hospital (Wilford Hall Medical Center). WHMC is located in San Antonio Tx, approx. a 3 1/3 hrs drive. I remember that day like it was yesterday. The weather was horrible and the rain made it hard to see. Tons of oblivious Idiots were on the road and paid no attention to my hazard lights. Despite the many obstacles, we arrived safely to a full emergency room. The receptionist had no other choice, but to find her a bed to lie in because I would not have it any other way. Plus she was in excruciating pain. My brave mom was finally admitted and was transported that night to Brooke Army Medical Center, approx. 25 min away. She spent over a month there. During that time, she received many rounds of chemo, blood transfusions, and had multiple surgeries. With her relentless will to live, the grace of God and the US Military she went into remission. My mom spent the next 3 years’ cancer free. During that time I gave her a grandson who she adored and spent lots of time with her. Jan 07, my mom came out of remission. She put up one hell of a fight until her body could no longer take it. On Oct 26, 2008, my mom left this place to go home to sing and dance with the angels in Heaven. I love and miss my mom so much, but I know she’s not suffering anymore. I am angry! I am angry at the evil cancer that took my mom’s life. Cancer sucks and it’s evil! It starved my mom to death and filled her body with so much fluid that her heart and lungs could not function. I watched her die a slow painful death. You know what’s funny? Many months before she was finally diagnosed she kept going to the doctors and the emergency room and tried to tell them something was wrong. She was bloated, crapping and had lower back pain. My mom was finally diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer when she brought a sample of her own tissue that she retrieved from the toilet to the emergency room with her! They were forced to take her serious. Before that, doctors kept telling her she was constipated. At one point she was given a pregnancy test even though she had a hysterectomy 20 yrs prior! My mom is my hero. Not one time did I ever hear her complain about the cancer or the chemo. She refused to give up because she would tell me she “Wanted to see her baby to raise her baby”. My mom spread laughter, love and compassion everywhere she went no matter the situation. When asked how she was doing she would always respond with “Faking it until I make it”. I never really gave much thought to that until I lost her. Katherine Warren was a great person. I can only hope and pray to be half the woman/mother she was. Please educate yourselves on the signs and always listen to your body. My mom knew something was wrong, but kept getting turned away because Ovarian Cancer is the hardest cancer to detect. Please, the signs are very small and are often overlooked. Listen to your body and trust your instincts. If you catch it early enough you can win the battle.

My mom was diagnosed 5 yrs ago with Ovarian Cancer at 53 yrs old. She miraculously went into remission and was given 5 yrs to live. She lost her battle in 5yrs!

This is for you mom. I LOVE YOU!!!

(Please forgive any grammatical errors, I was sobbing)

Last updated on: 02/11/2009


Comments:

lawn undiagnosed typepad both into processor dear keen replaces illegal outdoors
lolikneri havaqatsu

Buy Ambien dfgfg Buy Ambien dfgfg – 02/10/2010

I love? this song, it s been in my head for ages but I couldn t remember the name of the song.Love the dance moves <3
TheDelacourSisters

seedieglipaws seedieglipaws – 01/28/2011

You?re the one with the branis here. I?m watching for your posts.

Rocky Rocky – 06/02/2011

I this site is really great. I’m glad that i found a place to get such important information. Keep up the good work!

Skikepefsib Skikepefsib – 09/01/2011

put up you seen this mammoth medical purlieus i unquestionably liked it and found established healthiness workbook

seo seo – 01/04/2012

??? ?? ??????? – ????? ? www.fisherhunter.ru/kyhnia/sypy-iz-dichi/syp-iz-oleniny.html

???????

huntfisherr huntfisherr – 04/21/2012

I’ll assume you’re sinittg in a library right now using a public computer??? Homeless people don’t usually have internet access.When you say Pending Lawsuit , I’ll assume you have an attorney and have filed a suit?? If so, then go talk to your attorney for advice. Maybe he can get the claim settled.If you haven’t filed a lawsuit or don’t have an attorney, call the insurance adjuster. If your medical treatment has finished, settle your claim and get your check. If you’re still under treatment, and the insurance has accepted liability for the claim, ask for an advance. They will sometimes do that.No one is going to give you a cash advance based on some future payment that you might get from an insurance company. There is no guarantee that you’ll ever collect. If they deny the claim, or the other party was uninsured, they’d never get their money back.My son was a pedestrian about two years ago and was hit by a car. Car was 100% at fault. However, it was a 19 year old kid with no insurance. My son had over $60,000 in hospital and doctors bills and never collected a dime from the other party. Insurance settlements are not guaranteed so don’t expect someone to loan you money on something you might get.

Veronica Veronica – 09/03/2012