Friday, September 19, 2008

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I start Brain Radiation on 11 AM, every week day for 4-5 weeks.
The Gamma Knife procedure in July worked, but new cancer has appeared.
I will take a picture before, so you can see how much hair I have. I expect to lose my hair AGAIN. Please pray for good results & little brain damage
Rich and I plan to go to the movie "Burn After Reading" tomorrow and then to dinner. One last date before I feel crummy AGAIN! eeekkkk I know how chest radiation kicked my butt!!

My oldest daughter and her boys are still here and don't know when they'll be able to be out on their own . It's not bad, just an adjustment to have the grandsons here all the time & she so wants her own place's hard to go back home.

Have a great weekend, Deena


a date with hubby

a bit of hair


  1. I'm praying earnestly for you.
    It's only gone for a little while-your hair. This is such a hard journey you are on. Please know I care very much.
    Love, Debra

  2. Deena, I will be praying for you dear. I know how terrible I felt. I didn't have brain radiation. I had chemo and radiation.It's a long hard journey. My heart goes out to you.

  3. It's me again. I've just spent some time at the brain site you linked, reading about my own tumor, a meningioma. I could feel my heart racing a bit-it's hard for me to go back and relive that time. But on my anniversary of the surgery, Oct. 10th, I'm going to do a post about it.
    It scares me to think that they can come back, even tho they are mostly non-cancerous. BUT-I can't "live" there! I don't dwell on it-I am thankful for this day. It's been a lovely one.
    Love, Debra

  4. Deena,
    We do so identify ourselves with our hair don't we? I bet you are so much more YOU now that you have had to walk without yours, not even by choice.

    I am so sorry you are walking this painful path. I can yet see your beauty -- with or without hair, all through your lovely posts and your caring about others amidst your own pain.

    Blessings to you and grace and peace for next week when your world shifts yet again. Tiffany

    "Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.From the end of the earth I will cry to you, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, And a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever.I will trust in the shelter of Your wings." Psalm 61:1-3

  5. hope you and rich have a wonderful fun and love filled date!!!
    one day at a time, dear deena...
    love and prayers,

  6. Bless your sweet heart my friend. I will be praying for you. I am SO thankful I found you via the internet and blogging. You're such a help to so many. We cover you with our prayers.

  7. Hi Deena...
    I will most definitely keep you in my prayers. There's a book I really like too that you might read called, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem. It's by Wayne Dyer. I found it comforting when I was in the hospital with my son years ago..his appendix had burst. He was misdiagnosed and had a long recovery, but did fine. I read that book while I stayed with him.
    Keep the faith...xo, Betzie

  8. Dearest Deena........ I pray that your faith remain strong although our fleshy heart wants to fear..I have no idea of the path that you are on but I can tell you that my heart hurts for you........ I have such faith in my Father God for all things but I also have times of great fear in my life...... I wish that I could understand that scripture about perfect love casting our fear... I have studies on it and of yet have not had any insight ...... I pray for you healing...... AND I pray for you the insight to the scripture that promises that in HIS perfect love........ fear is dismissed......... I will pray that for you tonight and every time that the Father bring it to my mind.......... I pray peace and great faith Deena........ and I pray you Jesus.........

  9. I will keep you in my prayers. :) You are going to do great !! :) My mom came today and took me to that movie. It wasn't what I expected at all, but we enjoyed it none the less. :) I hope you have a great date !! :)

  10. I am praying for you and your mom. I am so sorry that you are going through this.

  11. I found your blog through Theresa at Take A Sentimental Journey. I will be lifting you up in prayer! Hope you had a wonderful date with your husband.

  12. I just don't know what to say. I'm so sad for you.

    Here is the blog of a young woman who has been fighting breast cancer, since '02. During this time it has been in her lungs, bones, and brain, but yet, "she keeps on keeping on".
    She has had many joys, including getting married during her treatment.

    She might be someone you could talk with who might offer you much hope.

    Her name is Nancy Wehrell. Sometimes it helps to connect with someone who has been there.

  13. May God, Jesus, and Virgin Mary cradle you in their hands through your trial. Praying for you.

  14. You remain in my prayers for successful treatment. May God hold you tightly.

  15. Deena, I can't imagine what you are going many ups and downs.I'm sure you are in pain & so very tired but somehow you always manage to show us the positive side of life.
    I will pray for good results for you. I wish you the best with radiation.
    Your Daughter is too in my prayers.. these are such very hard times for so many.
    God bless you sweetie :-}
    I love you! ~Mary~

  16. May you feel the loving arms of God wrapped around you and know you are not alone in this. Enjoy your date with your hubby.

  17. First YOU are beautiful with or with out your hair!!!!
    and what a wonderful Mom and Grandma YOU are!!
    I will be praying for YOU and thinking of YOU as YOU go threw this.
    I bought something in mind of YOU and will email it to YOU!! I love this site I bought it from! it is... love it!!I don't know if you know of it or not.
    I hope YOU have a wonderful weekend!! And YOU are so important to all of us who visit You!!

  18. Oh, sweet, dear Deena, I am so sorry that new cancer has appeared. I pray for you that you will be okay and that the treatments will get rid of the cancer. I also pray for you to have the strength to undergo these treatments on a daily basis. I will continue to remember you in my prayers.

  19. God Bless You sweet Deena. You are the first person I pray for each night, and you are so strong. You will be fine but the road will be rough. Hair will return and life will be good again. Love, Nancy

  20. Dear Deena,

    I just found your blog and I wanted to say that I am inspired by your incredibly positive attitude while being taken down this difficult path in your life. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through but I wanted you to know that I will be praying for you and that I will be thinking of you and sending well wishes and thoughts your way. Enjoy your date with your husband!


  21. I'm praying for added strength for you as you start this new round of treatment...

  22. Deena,

    I am sorry to hear that you have to go through the radiation again.
    I have prayed for you since your first diagnosis and will continue to pray.

    Blessings and hugs,

  23. Dearest love and most fervent prayers for you, Deena.


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