Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Post for Comments on my progress


I hope to be home by Sunday.
till then..Church will post in the comments
about my surgery and how well I'm doing.
Ta Ta For Now
deena

55 comments:

  1. Lord tonight you know my heart. For this sweet lady I have never met,but you made and love. I pray you touch her and wrap your arms around her as she goes through this surgery.Let her feel your peace and love. Amen

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  2. Deena, here by way of our mutual friend, Becky, at Sweet Cottage Dreams. I am sending loving thoughts and prayers to you. You are a beautiful woman. I know you can beat this! With loving respect, Esther Sunday

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  3. My thoughts are with you and Rich tonight especially,
    God is holding you close.

    Gentle hugz
    Jan Cotton
    New zealand

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  4. Praying and thinking of you Deena!
    HUGS
    Sara

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  5. Deena, I am sending all my love across to you and pray that you hav a very speedy recovery.
    God Bless You.....
    Warmest wishes,
    XXx

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  6. Praying that the Lord is guiding the surgeon's hands today, and that you have a miraculous recovery!! Praying for God's peace and love to overcome you and your family during this time. Hugs to you... Jackie

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  7. Thinking and praying for you today my friend.

    Hugs!!!

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  8. Deena--
    You are surrounded by pink light and love--and with all of us out here all over the globe sending our healing thoughts, You are on the path to an incredible recoveryHealing Love,
    Brenda Bliss

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  9. Dear Deena,
    Warm thoughts and prayers are being said for you. God will take care of his little lamb and all will be well. Wishing you peacefulness and love during your recovery.
    Hugs,
    Kimmie from Whispering*Prims

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  10. Dearest Deena, wish I could be there with you today. You are in my thoughts and prayers, miss you!!!!! Hugs, your friend, Linda

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  11. Church Here. I want to keep this short. We only have so much comment space. Deena's daughter has let us know that Deena just went into surgery 20 min. ago..2:00pm midwest time. Very delayed. 2 hrs for surgery, after, 3 hrs for reconstruct. Let daughter know that family and her needs must come first, while we all care we are secondary to family. We'll get the info later this evening when the daughter has time.
    Any questions, use email holyghost@iland.net or check www.saintsandhaints.blogspot.com if we run out of comment space.

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  12. Church.... Deena thru first phase surgery and in flap phase now. Sentinel Lobe cancer positive, all nodes hard. It is 6:30pm 12-12-07.
    Chemo and radiation will begin in 4weeks. No nerve damage. Her daughter Nicole is very scared and wants to relieve her mother of this path. This 25 yr old is a mother herself. She is also trying to help stabilize Deena's husband, Rich, who is distraught at results. Let's keep this young woman in prayer also along with the whole family.
    I will post more if I get anymore info tonite.

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  13. Rabbit Hill PrimitivesDecember 12, 2007 at 6:34 PM

    Dear Deena ~ You've been in my prayers all day. God Bless ~ Jenn

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  14. Oh Nicole, I was going to try to call you tonight, but after reading latest from Church have decided to wait until tomorrow evening. Give Mom a hug for me and You and all of your family remain fervantly in our prayers, Love Mollye

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  15. Church, thank you for doing this. You're such a good friend.

    Deena, honey, you've been on my mind all day long. Thought of you on the way to work, at work, and on the way home. Know that you're loved and supported.

    Giant hugs, super positive vibes, and prayers.

    Jill

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  16. Church, thank you for the updates. Have been thinking about Deena constantly. Positive nodes is NOT necessarily a bad thing..please pass this one. I had 1 positive node in the sentinel and then the rest removed..all were clear. Scans will need to be done to see if cells have travelled. Will keep positive thoughts that they haven't.

    Chemo and radition are essential now and can be done...I've done them all and am glad I did...and we'll get Deena through this. Family will manage this too...cancer is a hard road to walk but it can be done.

    Bless you for keeping us informed.

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  17. Church replies.... please scroll to Sherry comment and it's "Sentinel node", sorry for mispell. Thank you and I am just to serve and we are all doing this together, being there. Please if all/any women like Sherry have this kind knowledge/experience, share it!

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  18. Keeping Deena in my prayers and thanks for the updates.

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  19. Church...Deena is out of surgery and Rich is waiting for her when she is brought back to her room. It is 9:46pm Wed 12-12-07.

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  20. Tis Nicole my mommy is AWAKE!!!!!! she sounds good. Shes a sore of course she asked who I talked to. It was good to hear her voice finally! I will see her in the a.m. let you know how she is. I LOVE YOU MOM!!! Im off to bed.

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  21. Deena and family,
    Just one more out here, wishing, hoping and praying that all is well there, and that the morning brings good news. Hope you are feeling better Deena. What an inspiration you are, and what a truly good group of friends and family that surround you. Bless you all. Love and hugs,
    Doozeys' Daughter

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  22. Have said an extra prayer for you today, think of you often~ am glad to see you are out of surgery & hubby is with you tonight. Its baby steps now~ YOU CAN DO IT!

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  23. Giving thanks and praise for Deena having made it safely through surgery. Thank you, Church, for the updates. I refrained from posting a comment until now ... but I just wanted Deena to know we're thinking of her and her family and praying!!!!!

    With much love,
    Dana

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  24. Glad to hear that Deena is done with the surgery and has been resting..I'm sure they have given her plenty of pain meds which will help her sleep.

    Church, you have been wonderful with keeping Deena's spirits lifted and in keeping all of us informed of her progress. Many blessings to you.

    Breast cancer is a scary prospect no doubt, but the further we walk the road, the easier it becomes. And certainly no fault at all in not knowing the terminology...it's not something I was ever familiar with myself until I had to...

    Node involvement is never what the surgeons want to find, however, this is not all bad as I said last night. What it does is change the classification of her cancer and the staging and it dictates what treatment plan becomes necessary.

    They then check with other scans to determine if the cells have travelled which also dictates treatment and staging.

    There are so many advances and positives with breast cancer treatments now that even a stage IV cancer (which is the last one) is often considered "chronic disease" and treated like diabetes with a life long treatment plan.

    This is a time now for Deena's healing and for the lab to make its determinations from the pathology. So more prayers and more support but the first hurdle is over. Amen for that!

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  25. Deena, I thought of you all day yesterday and kept you in my prayers. Your Church is AWESOME! for keeping us updated on your surgery, etc. All of us are thinking of you and wishing you the quickest recovery. Just remember to rest. Like Sherry said, this can be beat. Cancer is an ugly thing, but YOU have the spirit of a survivior. I don't know you, but what I have read shows that you are a positive person who is full of love and faith.

    Blessings and hugs to you and your family.

    xo
    Becky

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  26. I'm another blogger praying for Deena and her family....God is in control and we can trust Him even in the dark hours. Praying for recovery and healing.

    xo

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  27. Deena, Tears are flowing as I think about what you are going through. You will be in my toughts and prayers and I wish you a speedy recovery. I have many friends fighting breast cancer and it's so sad to add yet another beautiful Gal like you to my list.
    Nicole know your mother has many that are praying for her and you too. I know you are scared. Your Mother is blessed to have you pulling for her.
    God bless you both ~Mary~

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  28. Deena, I am so thankful that your surgery is over and you are now in the recovery process. I pray that the next phases will go really well for you. Please keep us posted. May God give you peace and relaxation now as you heal.

    Love Sharon

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  29. Deena, You are in my prayers..Stay positive! Thanks to Becky at Sweet Cottage Dreams for letting us all pray for you. Michelle

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  30. Hi Deena,
    Just checking back to let you know I'm praying for you..
    Stay strong
    ((hugs))

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  31. Hi Deena Darlin,Thought about you all day yesterday as I said my prayers for you and your family. Thanks to your friend Church for keeping us posted. Stay stong, keep positive thoughts, we are all here to uplift and hold you.
    xoxo
    gail

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  32. Thank you Sherry for explaining things... Most of us do not know the technical words or details...

    Thanks Church for keeping us informed,,,,,,,, We ARE praying... I believe that God can just speak a word and that cancer will wither and die........ I will continue in prayer....

    Blessings to you Deena... You are so loved........

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  33. Church here! Got a phone message this evening from Nicole the Deena daughter and it went like this..."just wanted to let everyone know that Mom is sore of course and she will be talking with the oncologist tomarrow Fri...she wanted me to tell everyone she says HI!"
    It is 9:20pm midwest 12-13-07 Thurs

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  34. HI Deena! Prayers your way!!!!!! Praying for your family, too.

    xo
    Becky

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  35. Deena, we have come by way of Becky's Blog. Please know you are in all of our thoughts and our prayers. Jenn and Jacqui

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  36. oh Sweetie, I am so with you in Spirit and Prayer...been praying since your day of surgery. I can't help but feel all you are going through, as last year at this time me too. Each day gets better in the healing process. If they want you to do the exercises, push through the pain. I did and I have full use of my arm because of it. And I felt so proud that I did this.

    So many steps ahead, and it will seem like an eternity, but before you know it, you will be looking back and thinking, wow, I did that.

    With God and your loved ones (and your online buddies) you will be stronger for this trial. Life will be sweeter and the smallest things will be so grand.

    Remember, I'm Stage 3 and LIFE is still (better) after cancer. It is an upside down blessing, indeed, but a blessing in so many ways.

    Hope you got a little pillow for that arm and I'll be sending you the hot waterbottle for chemo...going to order that for you right now.

    love to you my friend,
    joanna

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  37. I am praying for you with all my heart. Love Nita

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  38. Your in my thoughts & prayers Deena. It is good to hear your doing well and on the road to recovery....God Bless you & your family!

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  39. Dear Deena and Family,
    I'm a friend of Mollye's, leaving another message to let you know that you all continue to be in my prayers.
    You are on the road to healing now and surrounded by love. You can do this!

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  40. Church....Deena daughter called, talked to Rich at approx 2:00pm midwest Fri 12-14-07. Rich going to stay over again with Deena. They will be taking some tubes out this pm and also cath out, and getting her up. She has pain and some pump had fallen out and had to be redone and that caused more pain. No more info till tomarrow, daughter with children yelling behind her and having to work late tonight. Home by Sun not a sure thing.

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  41. Deena, I'm keeping you in prayer in regards to pain management and peace. I wish I could bring you a yummy cup of coffee and some chocolate.

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  42. Deena,

    My prayers are with you and your family constantly. Love you, Mary

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  43. Deena..... I went to my mail box this afternoon and found the package of beautiful notes that you sent.. I stood at my mail box for a minute and reflected on the fact that in the midst of all that you are going through you still found the time to give...... What a lady you are..... I am praying for you daily and I thank you for your gift of giving.....

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  44. Just found your blog and I hope all will be well with you. Everyone has you in their thoughts and prayers. Hang in there!!

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  45. CHURCH! Called Nicole to check up on Deena. 4pm Midwest 12-15-07 Sat.
    "Deena up and about today for the first time. Migraine yesterday so she couldn't get up. Migraines have been part of Deena's whole life. Dr's say no reason Deena can't come home on Sun, tomarrow. 11am release most likely." Nicole has to say: "The weather is really crappy. I do not like snow and it is really crappy out." Heard her children in the background....no Grandma last night for Fri baths!

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  46. Glad to hear that Deena has been up out of bed...she'll feel better for that. Being home on Sunday will make her feel even better! Thanks for the update!

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  47. Dear Dear Deena,
    Church says that you should be coming home tomorrow (Sunday)... I know that coming home is not the end of the pain but at least you will be in your own cozy home... with your sweet husband caring for you...
    I am praying for you and Rich as you begin this venture together to get you well from this Cancer that has invaded your body...
    I wish I could do more for you that pray... but prayer is the strongest thing that we who are far away can do...
    {{{Hugs}}}
    Be Encouraged
    Love,
    Mimi

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  48. Dear sweet Deena, I've been praying for you all week ~ I just realized to look in the COMMENTS section for your updates....I do pray that you are able to come home today and that your pain has subsided. Please know how much you are loved and wished complete healing...much love xxoo, Dawn

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  49. sweet Deena,
    I have been praying...and praying and checking your blog...thanks CHURCH for all the updates...they have been so appreciated.
    Deby

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  50. Deena, fellow blogger and artist here to, along with the others, lift you into God's healing hands by way of prayer. Asking him to hold you close, ridding your body of cancer and pain and requesting an abundance of blessings on you and your family.

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  51. Hi Deena,
    just got home from church and rushed in to see if by some chance it would tell us whether or not you were able to come home today...
    but alas no info as to your homecoming... so am just posting another thought of encouragement... and prayer for you and Rich...
    You are on our prayer list at church also...
    Love and {{{Hugs}}}
    Mimi

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  52. Thanks To Church and Nicole for the updates on Deena's surgery. Many Prayers still being said for Deena and her family during this recovery time. Warm Hugs.
    Kimmie of Whispering*Prims

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  53. Thank you all for such kindness and words of encouragement..for walking with me and raising me up..for asking God to care for me.
    For all of this, I am wonderfully encouraged.
    I give the Lord the praise that things went as well as they did ..because He was with my team , my family and me.
    I hope to get to each of you and read your blogs
    and personally thank you..
    fondly, deena

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