Friday, September 5, 2008

HollyHock Seeds & Today's Dr. Visit

I have lots to share. If you'd like some, email me your mailing address

I'll be sending them out next week, with instructions & pretty packaging.

Today's appointment with my oncologist went well, the Herceptin HAS affected my heart, but not enough to stop taking it. So I got my dose of Herceptin and Zometa. I have another PET/CT scan scheduled for November see if the cancer in my spine is gone.
Next week I see my plastic surgeon to schedule the last of my reconstruction (a nipple and tattooed color in the areola).
I can't believe it's fast approaching one year since my diagnosis. I must tell you that blog friends have been a blessing throughout this year.



  1. Hi Deena! Your hollyhocks are gorgeous! I'm so glad your appt went well and you can continue with your meds. If you rememeber, my sister had to stop taking due to decreased heart function. Several previous tests over the past year showed her heart function had not improved. I took her for another test a few weeks ago and she learned today that her heart function (in the way that it is measured) had DOUBLED!!! She was so happy and called me to let me know. Her first recon surgery is near the end of October so keep her in your prayers.
    God Bless!

  2. I can't believe it's been a year already. Amazing.

  3. You have been the blessing.
    Love, Debra

  4. Love the hollyhocks. I remember the last time I was at your house, that spot was empty...except for the snow:)
    Such a lovely picture.
    Nearly a year, yet still, hope floats.
    I love you Deena!

  5. So thankful your appt. went well ... may all cancer be gone from your body my friend. You have been, you ARE, an inspiration and for that I am thankful. May God richly bless you and yours. The Hollyhocks are beautiful ... much like you.

  6. Hi Deena,
    Wow a year, so happy it is behind you now and you can look forward to a healthier future. You have been a blessing to many, including me.


  7. Blessings to you sweet Deena! You are in my thoughts and prayers. The hollyhocks are so very beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.


  8. Someone I love needs your words of Love stop over! You have been through so much! And you always have words to share that can brighten anyones day!So glad your appt went good!! beautiful flowers!!

  9. OOO, Sweet have come so far in one year. I am just in awe of you, my dear. You are such an inspiration and I am so proud of you.
    Dang...I need some of those seeds...I just LOVE Holly Hocks..
    I'll email you my sweet lady.

  10. oh i dream of a lovely garden such as yours! :) our wonderful mr. sun just is sooo hot, i don't know if they would grow here. still 105today.
    one year....and what wonderful hope it has brought, dear deena....and we will continue to pray that the years ahead are just as hopeful!
    thinking of you, as always

  11. It's amazing what they can do these days with reconstruction etc. and just all the treatments you've had - and how wonderfully you are getting rid of all the cancer! Praise the Lord for His watch care over you. You've come so far this year. Next year will be so much better!!!
    Hurrah for hollyhocks. I have a funny story about them - maybe I'll post it sometime.

  12. It's wonderful to see you come this far. God is so good. I'm still praying

    I'd love to try my hand at those seeds. I have just the spot for them.

  13. I will continue to pray!!!!!!!! AND your HollyHocks are beautiful ! I have never planted any and have no idea how to grow them but I will learn! Sending you prayers for your health and your joys.........

  14. Hi Deena, Your flowers are beautiful and we pray for all the good news to keep coming.

  15. I am so glad that you are feeling well and that the examinations are good.

    Thank you for your kind comment, I know everything will be fine but I need little time.

    Have a great weekend. Love Suzy

  16. Well bout you!! Aren't you just the somethin somethin!
    :-) Almost a year? Already?! Guess that's true, think I first met you last Sept. thru PG. Who knew huh?! Wouldn't of missed being onboard for your diagnosis or treatment. Wish it all hadn't happened to you, but have sure learned a lot from how you do the way you do it. God's Blessings Sweet Annee Girly Girl. Church

  17. Deena, I'm glad you're able to stay on the Herceptin and hope you continue to do well. The hollyhock pictures are wonderful and brought back childhood memories. Take good care!

  18. Glad Friday's appointment is behind you. Keep a watch on your precious heart! Hope you enjoy the weekend. It's hard to believe a year has gone by that we have been friends. Unbelievable all that you have endured this year. Stronger than ever! Love

  19. Hello Deena...your hollyhocks are so beautiful and vibrant. I remember my favourite aunt had them all along the gardens at her summer cottage...your pics reminded me of that and her...thank you.

    I'm glad your appointment went well and that you can continue on with the meds.

    Always thinking of you...


  20. Oh, what beautiful hollyhocks. They ARE lovely!

    I'm glad you can keep on with the herceptin. A year already. I'm sure in a way it seems as if it has flown and in other ways an eternity. Keep encouraged.

    Big hugs,

  21. Beautiful flowers, Deena.

    I will keep praying that the cancer is all gone from your spine... May there be good news from your upcoming Nov. 28th doctor's visit.

    Hope the reconstruction goes nicely, too :)

    Can the damage to your heart be fixed with CoQ10 ?

  22. I am so happy for you that it is going so well and I wish you all the best with the reconstruction and also hope that the cancer has gone from your spine.
    Best wishes.

  23. Hi Deena

    Gorgeous photos. I love your hollyhocks. I'm so happy that your doctor's appt. with well.

    I'm cleaning closets this weekend, but I sneak away periodically to read a few blogs. (Hey, a girl needs a break every once in awhile! Especially from a job I don't all.) It's been fun catching up with you. I hope you're having a good weekend.


  24. Your holly hocks are GORGEOUS! I'll take some seeds if you have some left. I can't believe it's been almost a year already! I pray that this next year will be full of only GREAT news!


  25. Hi Deena, the flowers are beautiful. I am so pleased that your appointment went well today. You are in my thoughts Jackie x

  26. Glad to know that your last visit with the doctor was good.
    The flowers are beautiful. I've only ever seen single florescence hollyhocks.

  27. Hallelujah, life is good. Praise God that you are able to continue the meds. Your grandsons are even prettier than the flowers. I'd love some seeds but I'll pick up mine when I get back. No baby as of today, Sept. 7--one week overdue, poor Mom.

  28. I could just eat up those hollyhocks! The colors are just gorgeous!!! I'm so glad your appointment went well...I can't believe it has been a year. We'll pray for good news in November.

    xoxo and God Bless!

  29. you are an inspiration of hope and this past year has given us glimpses of God's happy to hear the positive news...keep doing whatever you are doing...sharing your joys...

  30. Deena,

    The hollyhocks are beautiful and one of my favorite flowers. Of course many flowers are my favorites.

    I'm happy to hear that the drs appointment went well. I continue to pray for you.


  31. What lovely flowers! Wish I could grow it here too.

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Deena.

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  33. Hi Deena...glad to hear the news...this year flew right by didn't it? You are always in my prayers and many others and we know God is listening....

    I ordered something from your Etsy so if you want to slip some of those seeds in my package I won't be mad....

  34. Hi Deena ;Glad to here your apt went well.the holly hocks are beautiful.I wish I could grow them I have some called peaches and cream that are double but they never bloom.I think maybe they are in the wrong spot.
    Best Wishes

  35. Hi Deena, stopping in to wave hello!
    The hollyhocks are goregous!!! I am so glad to hear your appointment went well.


  36. Such beautiful flowers...I know they love sun or I'd try growing them too. So much shade here. Glad you are doing so well. Keep the faith.

  37. Deena, I sure do hope you have good news....My friend Nancy is having her second chemo treatment today.... you have been through so much, I pray God will heal you... I love hollyhocks they make me think of an old English garden...

  38. Hi Deena,glad you got a good
    Your hollyhocks are beautiful!

  39. oh the flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
    Deena..I have given you a blog award over on my blog. Will pray that all goes well in Nov. for the appointment.
    hugs to you friend,

  40. Love and prayers my friend. Keep surrounding yourself with all the beauty that is around you.


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