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Kathy Westmoreland Ill

August 20, 2008 | Book

According to a posting by Kathy's personal assistent, June, on het official YahooGroup site Kathy is ill.

"Kathy has been ill for quite some time now. Bare with me, as this is long and complicated, but it will explain why you haven't heard from her or about her in quite some time and why I haven't said anything before now.

Kathy has what is classified as an epilepsy seizure disorder, usually caused by an injury (which hers was).

No, it is nothing like epilepsy and she does not have epileptic seizers, it is nothing like that, but it does leave her very ill when left untreated, which has been the case lately. Just one of her symptoms is that her eyes look like they're bleeding.

This is not a new problem for Kathy, as she has had it, but managed to keep it under control for over 30 years now.

The problem now is, she's recently had to change insurance policies, so she is going thru what we all know as re-existing problems. Her new insurance has her not only going thru all types of tests, and seeing different specialists but also having to go without her meds off and on.

This has been going on since way before Christmas and so far things aren't getting any better, so something we thought would only take a short time has turned into a long drawn out problem, with no immediate solution in site. They have her down for her next round of tests ------- as unbelievable as it sounds, October 1.

In summary, I talked to Kathy last night, and she hanging in there, as the trooper she's always been, and as the type of person she's always been, she was more worried that she hasn't been able to talk to her fans, and wanted me to stress how much she loves and misses you all. Hopefully the drs will get her straightened back out soon. Kathy is without a doubt one of the most wonderful people I've ever met "and" the kookiest. If you've ever met her, you know why Elvis loved her so.

She is one in a million. June"

Source:Elvis Information Network
johnnygb wrote on August 20, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy for a speedy recovery. xx
dressingroomrehearsa wrote on August 20, 2008
please don't get it wrong what I am trying to express: I am always shocked, living in Switzerland, under what severe conditions U.S. citizens live when it comes to illness. If that wasn't severe enough, they lack an assurance coverage which is mandatory for every citizen in Switzerland, which is available at whatever financial situation you are in. So I feel very sorry for my fellow human beings in the U.S. to be deprived of sufficient coverage. So one can carve for water on Mars, but first goes health for every citizen. So if Barak really wants to do something as a President, he should take this challenge and provide to persons like Kathy a life without this struggle she's going trough. God Bless you, Kathy.
My boy, my boy wrote on August 20, 2008
Kathy, your heavenly father is watching over you !...Take care !
Ruthie wrote on August 20, 2008
This is not a political forum,but dressingroom hit it right on the head!
samcra wrote on August 20, 2008
Kathy, get well soon. We love ya. dressingroom: Indeed!
SnOwMan wrote on August 22, 2008
Get well soon,Kathy! You was a loyal friend of Elvis (just like Charlie Hodge) and i like your voice on various Elvis-recordings.
Rev. Gerhard wrote on August 23, 2008
Dear Kathy, Hope you'll soon get well ! Love you !
GeertFromNl wrote on August 24, 2008
Kathy,I wish you a speedy recovery!!! You're strong.
Mofoca22 wrote on April 05, 2010
man thats rediculous as all hell. why didnt they just leave her on what shes been doing why make her go through tests when the medication she was taking worked. i swear to god its pathetic. but anyways the more important thing is for kathy to get better i miss and love her and her voice shes one of the nicest woman ever