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My Story

I was hospitalized on July 22, 2013 following several days of illness and having my temperature spike to 103. I was eventually diagnosed with West Nile Virus. This inflamed a previous undiagnosed condition called Myasthenia Gravis a rare autoimmune disorder. This lead to a life threatening crisis that included meningitis and encephalitis. The result was several weeks on life support that included tube feedings and a tracheotomy to sustain my breathing. A tumor was found in my thymus gland that required surgery. In the mean time I developed pneumonia in my left lung. Surgery on September 26th included removing the tumor, my thymus and the lower lobe of my left lung. I spent 8 weeks at Northern Colorado Rehab Hospital and finally returned to our Fort Collins home on December 10th after close to five months of hospitalization. This blog chronicles my journey from initial hospitalization to the present status of my recovery.

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Ken Summers posted a new journal entry, "Blame God - Fear God".

Today marks the year anniversary of my hospitalization with West Nile Virus. It has been quite a journey indeed and one that continues to unfold. Our friend Cyndy Luzinski ... Read more

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Ken Summers posted a new journal entry, "My Rehab Verse".

Today has seemed like a day of recovery from my long weekend. But it was worth the effort to make this past weekend work out. I appreciate Debbie’s hard work to help me ... Read more

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Ken Summers posted a new journal entry, "Giving Thanks to the Lord".

It is good to be home! We had an enjoyable weekend but a busy one. It was really my first time to be out and about in a large group with a busy schedule. We enjoyed the ... Read more

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Ken Summers posted a new journal entry, "Don't Forget to Remember".

Today was a full day at the Western Conservative Summit. The event this year has attempted to balance inspiration from nationally acclaimed speakers with a focus on the ... Read more

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Ken Summers posted a new journal entry, "Choosing Wisely".

I am writing later than usual because Debbie and I traveled to Denver today for the Western Conservative Summit. I missed last years event for the first time in four years ... Read more

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Ken Summers posted a new journal entry, "Reasons to Rejoice".

Today ended up being a busy day or at least a day that went by fast. After some early office work, I was off to my weekly massage therapy. After that I stopped for some ... Read more

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