A Karen Cathey Update: Some Good News In Her Own Words

Karen sent out her first e-mail since just leaving ICU … here in her own voice are the highlights … it’s great to have some good news and know that thoughts and prayers can make a difference:

Greetings to all my wonderful friends and colleagues. I wanted to send this e-mail to you in my own voice because I miss you all and have been so touched by your numerous cards and messages. I have been working very hard to get well and thankfully was rewarded over the weekend by a move out of the ICU.

Many have asked if they can visit and I would be delighted to see anyone who wishes to come. I am now in room #704 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. It’s difficult for me to answer the phone, so I have requested no calls be put through.

During the day I am very busy with various medical and physical therapy treatments, so I ask that any visitors only come between the hours of 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Also, I hope everyone will realize that, even though I love to talk as much as ever, I get tired very easily and so I will try to stay as quiet and low-key as possible and ask that visitors please do the same. I am really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and I want everyone to know I believe your care and support is what is getting me there.



Karen Cathey
Virginia Hospital Center
RM 704
1635 N. George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA 22205-3698

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Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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