Kara's Blog


Surgery went well...... I am alive!

Thank you ALL for your thoughts, prayers, well wishes.....etc.  

                          thank you note

For my friends who didn't know (I'm sorry I didn't personally tell you---- there was just so much going on) - but hopefully you got a chance to see one of these:     one          two

Give me a few days, and I'll be dancing in the rain with you again :)    

                      dancing in the rain.


And now, back to bed for me!

Thanks again - I love you all :)



Kara Casamassina, Broker In Charge

International Property Management Group, LLC

Downtown Aiken SC.

Thanks for stopping by - come back again! 

Give me a call if I can be of any assistance with your Aiken area property search.


I wasn't born here but Aiken feels like home. Come see for yourself!  

What are you waiting for?!!

Give us a call when you're ready to call Aiken home, too!


International Property Management Group, LLC

Aiken SC. 29801.



Comment balloon 19 commentsKara Casamassina • December 11 2008 01:04PM


I have not stopped by. I don't know why you were be treated. I do know that I hope you recover. I will now read you and find out the little things that make you special.

Posted by John MacArthur, Licensed Maryland/DC Realtor, Metro DC Homes (Century 21 Redwood) almost 12 years ago


I don't think the second link will work for anyone who is not a member of our SM&RE group, because it's a private group, so I am copying it here for those who want to read it, but can't.

GBless Kara!

Our beautiful Kara had surgery today (that mean ol' nasty gallbladder, or GB as Gregory refers to it). 


We all said a little prayer for Kara and I am certain that all went well. 


Kara, when your fingers decide to touch the keyboard again, please come back here and let us know how you're doing!


In the meantime, I've made a list of how much you will NOT need your gall bladder:


A woman needs her gallbladder as much as a fish needs a bicycle.


With one big organ gone, it's so much easier to have a flat stomach.


"Gall" means bitter or severe.  Without it, you're that much sweeter now!


Please add to the list! 


Kara, we look forward to hearing from you!


Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 12 years ago

Kara, get well soon---my oldest son just had his out last week----is this gall bladder hunting season or something?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Kara:  I am so glad all went well!

Your comment to this blog on our SM group board was really funny and made me laugh. 

This is a lovely and thoughtful blog. 

You are a true Optimist: you've maintained your good attitude and your sense of humor through it all!  I'm proud of you! 

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Mirela -  I wasn't thinking about the private group thing.   -      as far as the other comment, lol - it's the truth- it really isn't fair, lol.   My doctor was in stitches, hahaha  (then he gave me some, lol)


Hi Charles -  I hope your son is doing well ---  how long before I can stand up straight - and sleep on my tummy, lol.


Hey John  - thank you :)     I'm hoping for a speedy recovery!

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Hi Kara-I knew you were having a lot of trouble but didn't realize it was your gallbladder. I had a friend that had her taken out. It will be much better for you now. I'll say a prayer for your quick and speedy recovery as Christmas is just around the corner. Glad the surgery went well Rest my fav Aiken gal, :-)

Posted by Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner (RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va) almost 12 years ago

Kara.. I had no idea.. I'm sorry, I would have sent out well wishes earlier.  For now I'm sending them to you for a speedy recovery.  BTW.. you should be getting a package from me soon.. Maybe this will cheer you up.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Kara, glad to hear everything went well.  Take care of yourself and get back soon!

Laura G

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 12 years ago

How freaky. My favorite agent in our office was struck down by the same ailment last week. Good luck in your recovery.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Kara, I wish you a speedy recovery. I would hate to see you lose because of being bed ridden.

Posted by Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru (R & D Art) almost 12 years ago

Kara, glad you are recovering!  Feel Better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, Central New Jersey Real Estate (Alliance Realtors) almost 12 years ago

Hi Pat - thanks for your thoughts and prayers.  I'll be feeling better soon :)

Hi Valerie -thanks -  sorry I didn't have a chance to tell you earlier.   I got the package...can't wait to open it on Christmas day :)

Hey Laura -  thanks, I'm working on it!    today is my second full day at the office  - yesterday was a killer, lol.

Hi Ellie - everytime I turn around I am hearing of someone else having their gb out.

Hi Danny - hahaha -  I thought about it the other night...I was like 'crap, I have to set my fantasy line up!' , lol.   Thanks :)

Hey Lisa  -  thanks girl!  I'm feeling a little better every day.  

Thank y'all so much - I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Hey, Kara. Part of life's journey is getting sick and getting well. Get well soon.

Posted by Not a real person almost 12 years ago

THanks Russell.  I am definitely on the mend :)    Hi to Jim.

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Kara - Nothing hurts more than having gall bladder problems. My girl just went through the same thing, having hers out in the fall, and until she did, she was in so much pain all the time. Thankfully, she, and now you, are all right and back in action!

Happy holidays to you and yours......


Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 12 years ago

I hope you are all healed and healthy for Christmas Kara!

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Craig -  a few more days and I should be good as new.  (so to speak,lol)  Thanks -and Merry Christmas to you guys too :)

Hey Rob - nice to hear from you.  I'm doing good thanks.   Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Kara, sorry that you were down but I hope that you are feeling much better now. Happy New Year to you.

Posted by Eric McGowan almost 12 years ago

Hi Eric, yes I am feeling much better, thanks :)   safe and Happy New Year to you too

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) almost 12 years ago