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Posted 2018-07-15T03:03:00Z

Update from Milwaukee

This afternoon showed a big improvement over this morning. The steroids have diminished the swelling and that has helped a lot. She had a burst of energy, moving from bed to the chair, watching two comedy movies and demanding a coke – even though she’s not allowed to take even an ice chip or a sip of water yet.  She had us chuckling as she meticulously described the vanilla-with-chocolate fudge custard she was craving from Milwaukee’s famous Leon’s. It’s a little Dairy-Queen-like stand across the street, which has been there since the 1940s. But it’s oh-so-much better than DQ.  It’s packed every night, with a line 15 deep and all manner of miscreants hanging outside on the curbs slurping down their huge cones.  This is not the land of the diet-conscious, to say the least.  Luckily, she had a Leon’s fix before surgery…and she’s jonesing again for it now.  An excellent sign.

Sharon is right beside me as I write this and says thank you all for your support and prayers and posts.  She says asks that you please keep the prayers and positive healing thoughts coming her way. 

We hope to move on to the coca-cola phase of the program soon!  


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Comments (25)

  • Katie Devitt
    Katie Devitt

    Kate, your post just put me in line at Leon’s! Thanks for the updates and tell Sharon she is a rockstar and we love her

    one year ago · Reply
  • Cathy Patrick
    Cathy Patrick

    Sending positive prayers for Sharon!!,

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maureen Ortlieb
    Maureen Ortlieb

    Great post!!!! Oxoxox

    one year ago · Reply
  • Eileen L Wallace
    Eileen L Wallace

    Thanks Kate for this great update that makes us feel that we are not so far away. Hugs 🤗 to Sharon and I hope they clear you for the coke and Leon’s custard very soon. That custard would be the perfect “thick liquid “. 😘 Eileen

    one year ago · Reply
  • Suzanne Gaudreau
    Suzanne Gaudreau

    Fantastic news! Milwaukee custard has healing properties!! Ate a LOT when I was there. Prayers and love continue, Dave and Suzanne

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maureen Van Besien
    Maureen Van Besien

    Hey Sharon I’m sending healing thoughts and prayers your way! Hope today is another good day ! Love ya friend.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Debra Schmidt
    Debra Schmidt

    She’s so amazing! Thank you for the update!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Margee Perry
    Margee Perry

    This one is for you, my dear penguin! Love you! Our prayers continue ~ Margee & Reed

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jeannine Hensley
    Jeannine Hensley

    So glad things are so positive. Sharon your amazing and I love you ,keep up the great fight

    one year ago · Reply
  • Patricia Taylor
    Patricia Taylor

    Coke and ice cream are just around the corner for you guys! Will keep the good thoughts grooving your way! xoxox

    one year ago · Reply
  • Joanne lyons
    Joanne lyons

    Hi Sharon! So glad you are feeling energized! I’m sure you will get that coke soon! Thanks for the update Kate😘 Continued prayers🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Bud and Char
    Bud and Char

    So glad to hear that things are going in the right direction. I do believe that after all that Sharon has been through she deserves all the custard she wants once the Doctor gives her the ok. We will definitely continue to send prayers her way. Sending good thoughts. Char and Bud

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gay Truscott
    Gay Truscott

    Once again Sharon, you show us all that a great attitude and a little humor can cure all! Keep up the smiles and laughs - we are right with you every step of the way! 😘😘

    one year ago · Reply
  • Tracy Betts
    Tracy Betts

    As Oprah would say “FAAAbulous!” Always knew the Dairy State offered so much more than, well, dairy! Of course such great progress is really thanks to our very brave and perseverant trooper Shar and her amazing team! Continued prayers and love from the Betts-Martinez clan!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Genevra Waldron
    Genevra Waldron

    Hope you get that Coke ASAP!!! 😘😘😘🙏🏻 Genevra

    one year ago · Reply
  • Peggy Cecil
    Peggy Cecil

    Praying for you every day! Today is national ice cream day after all....

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nancy Mellin
    Nancy Mellin

    Glad to hear that things are improving. Looking forward to your return to the Forest soon. You are loved by so many!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • leslie sandoz
    leslie sandoz

    Dearest Kate and Sharon, Including us, and keeping us updated, and therefore close, inspired me to post the online novenas on my page to increase your good karma, thoughts and prayers exponentially. You are both awesome, strong, brave, and cannot believe in the midst of it all, you manage to come up with delicious travel and dining tips. Love you two!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nancy Prendergast
    Nancy Prendergast

    Kate and Sharon, your description of Leon's frozen custard treat has my mouth watering. I'll pray that Sharon gets to enjoy that and a Coke very soon. Hugs to the team!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Julie Wood
    Julie Wood

    Thanks for all the updates. Praying that God will continue to surround Sharon and bring healing, comfort and strength. I've never known a stronger woman or a more amazing Cheesehead Support Team. Love to you all!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Stacey Fernandez
    Stacey Fernandez

    Kate thanks for the updates!! Sending love and prayers 😘😘

    one year ago · Reply
  • Suzanne grande
    Suzanne grande

    Thanks Kate for update😘. Sharon, you are the strongest Person I know!!! Keep up the hard work & we will continue to send positive thoughts your way 🙌

    one year ago · Reply
  • Melissa Voight
    Melissa Voight

    Good morning! I'm curious which comedies you watched Sharon. Do tell. So glad you're keeping folks on their toes out there. Keep it up. Frozen custard with chocolate fudge sounds like a wonderful treat to look forward to. We all miss you. Much love, Mel

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Howland
    Jennifer Howland

    Keep going--don't stop now :) We are all waiting for you!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Howland
    Jennifer Howland

    Keep it up :) Laughter and loved ones, friends and family are all waiting right here for you!

    one year ago · Reply