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golfnut
01-05-2011, 07:23 PM
This is Karen Pottoff's sister-in-law! I am happy to report that Karen is "on the other side"! Her surgery lasted 10 hours. She had some arthritis in the spine too. She was stable throughout the surgery! The doctor said she is about 3 inches taller!! We will get to see her in the ICU in another hour. Thank you all for your support, well wishes, and prayers!!

LisaB
01-05-2011, 07:29 PM
So happy to hear Karen came through the surgery with flying colors and is doing well! Keep us posted on her progress!

ADMoul
01-05-2011, 08:00 PM
Awesome news. Was thinking about her all day.

nanlo
01-05-2011, 08:08 PM
That is fantastic news! Please tell her Nancy says "Way to go!!" and sends hugs!

jrnyc
01-05-2011, 08:15 PM
congratulations!
hope the recovery is uneventful and steady...until she is 100% her old self...but straighter, and pain free!

jess

jeneemohler
01-05-2011, 08:26 PM
I am SOO glad to hear she is done and doing well. I've been thinking about her all day, too. Went to work at 4 am and kept watching the clock thinking "she is probably in pre-op now, now she is probably being wheeled in right about now" etc. It is always such a relief to hear that they are out of the woods. Please give her our love and hugs!!!

KathK
01-05-2011, 08:44 PM
Great News! I logged in tonight just to look for news on Karen. Thanks so much for posting. That's fantastic that she gained so much height. Hope the time at Barnes goes smoothly.

kennedy
01-05-2011, 08:46 PM
good job karen your now on the orther side

Jacque's Mom
01-05-2011, 09:48 PM
Fabulous news! Please send my best and will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for posting.
Regards,
Lynn

foofer
01-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Amazing-yay! I also kept thinking of the time frames of the day and kept wondering how Karen was doing. Lots of airwave messages and prayers being sent your way, Karen!

JenniferG
01-05-2011, 11:28 PM
Thanks so much for letting us know! She has been on my mind. It's fantastic to know she came through such a long surgery so well. Please tell her Jennifer from Australia says, "Welcome to the other side and best of luck for a smooth recovery!"

Doodles
01-05-2011, 11:49 PM
Tell Karen we're all so pleased and happy for her. 3 inches is fantastic! I hope her recovery goes well. Thanks for letting us know. Janet

boopy1
01-06-2011, 04:59 AM
so glad things went well.best wishes on her recovery

junosand
01-06-2011, 08:33 AM
i too was thinking of her yesterday; glad the surgery went smoothly but that is just the beginning of the recovery; hope all goes smoothly; make sure they give her enough pain medicine!

mbeckoff
01-06-2011, 08:57 AM
Glad to hear the good news! Thanks for getting us updated
Melissa

Debra JGL
01-06-2011, 09:13 AM
Thank you for the update. So happy the surgery has come and gone and was so successful. What a great relief. 3 inches, she'll really see things in a whole new way.

Debra

loves to skate
01-06-2011, 10:53 AM
Good news! Now for a quick and relatively pain free recovery. Keep your eye on that golf ball Karen. You will be back doing what you love to do.
Sally

jChris
01-06-2011, 12:35 PM
Great news! I wish her a speedy recovery!

Confusedmom
01-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Yay!!! Thanks for posting. So happy it went well!!!!:)

Evelyn

peachrush7
01-06-2011, 05:43 PM
glad to hear it! hope things continue to go well for her!

titaniumed
01-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Me 3, me 3, count me in also. Tell her Ti-Ed says hi.

Nice to hear good news....

Ed