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Joe Way
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Update on a Forum Member

Postby Joe Way » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:58 pm

I wanted to let all of our Forum friends know that one of our members, Mike Lutomski who posted here as Kokenpere is recovering from a very difficult time. I spoke with Mike last night and in September he had a brain aneurysm that kept him in the hospital until December. His wife told me that he almost didn't make it on several occasions. He is at home rcovering now wearing a crash helmit to protect him in case of falls and using a walker.

Please keep this great Cohen fan in your thoughts and prayers. I hope he will resume posting again.

All the best,

Joe
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby jeanne » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:21 pm

Joe Way

I do not know him...nor you...but tell him ... that he is in our thoughts and will remain there until

he recovers.....

Friends of Leonard are a mighty crowd...and I am sure he will hear our words..
Also...I think Leonard has a special connection in that area......

jeanne
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby lightasabreeze » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:45 pm

I do not know you or your brave friend, but I wish him a speedy recovery back to full health.
and just keep smiling and 'listening to the music'
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby merton » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:32 pm

Hello Mike,

Along with others from the Forum community I'm thinking about you and praying for you.

All the best,
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby kokenpere » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:23 am

Hello to all -

Thanks to Joe Way, merton, lightasabreeze,and jeanne for their words of encouragement. I am recuperating with liberal doses of Leonard's music and videos, and writings. Thanks to Jarkko for his kind note, also.

all the best -

kokenpere/mike lutomski
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby jeanne » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:38 am

Hello Mike....

Glad to hear your voice on the forum.....

Keep listening......you will hear us all....working for that miracle..

A speedy recovery......
jeanne
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby Tchocolatl » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:09 am

Dear Joe Way, I truly hope your friend recovers the best health possible very soon.
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby mutti » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:23 am

Hi MIke
Sending you lots of light and healing energy at this time...keep us posted and hope you feel better soon.
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby zodkavombie » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:52 am

Hi Mike
Wishing you a speedy recovery and L C is one of the best medicine.
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby shelleyd » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:58 pm

You really are a true fighter, wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby 3mariza1 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:32 pm

I hope a speedy recovery,
and Heaven Father's blessing him.

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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:25 am

Dear Mike ~

I'm relieved to see the note from YOU and that you are thinking/writing/typing with great lucidity. I will write to you privately regarding the irony regarding something you told me about [also privately] a while back. I'm sure you know already.

For now, the more you listen to Leonard, the quicker you'll heal... something you already know.

My gratitude to your wife for keeping Joe updated on your condition and progress. Best of all to hear directly from you :D .


Love,
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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby Cate » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:30 am

Hi Michael, it sounds as though you’ve been through quite the ordeal. I can’t even imagine how frightening that must have been for you and your family
I wish you all the best in you recovery and hope you get lots of Leonard listening time.

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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby its4inthemorning » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:02 am

Mike,

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I thought you might want to hear of the outcome of a similar case. A young man who did home/yard work for us suffered a double brain aneurysm back in 1993 (when he was just 33 years old). His recovery was hampered by a persistent staph infection, but even with that serious development, was complete within 12 months. I remember he also initially wore a bicycling helmet to protect his skull after the surgery. He has had no subsequent events and is fine today, 17 years later; in fact, he shovelled us out of a 12-inch snowfall on January 27 without much effort!

Hang in there, our thoughts are with you. My recommendations are (1) avoid hospital infections at all costs, and (2) listen to at least two hours a day of Leonard's music for its therapeutic values.

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Re: Update on a Forum Member

Postby donalagata » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:21 am

Wishing you continued progress with your healing Michael. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many friends who gather here on the forum . Take care...

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