Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Off to See the Wizard (of radiation)

I'm up and slightly painted. I took some pics of my hair. It's just long enough to need a style and just stubborn enough to do what it wants. I will let you know how today goes. It's every week day for 4-5 weeks. I hope I can drag myself around the house to do cleaning.

Today is lovely & some leaves are starting to change colors. I hope your day is blessed & thank you for all your kind comments & prayers. I do read every one . They lift me up like Angel Wings.
Please remember Dee in your prayers today as she gets her final pathology report from her surgery on Sept. 12th.
fondly, Deena



hair gel

birds singing



  1. I have to just say that you amaze me. You have so much spirit and faith, that I get so ashamed at myself. I read your blog and pray that all goes well for you.

  2. How in the world could any of us NOT have a blessed day after reading your blog? You are such a Witness and an inspiration! The heavens are surely being bombarded with prayers for you.

  3. Your hair is looks very chic!
    I have thought of getting mine cut really short to have that same sassy look.
    Have a blessed day.

  4. Hi Deena,
    Your hair looks adorable....you look adorable!! I will be thinking and praying for you in these coming weeks as you go through yet another trial. You are truly amazing!!


  5. I am thinking and praying for you, but seeing the photos of your hair today - and remembering what you said a couple of weeks ago about never, ever, choosing to have such short hair - I'd like to tell you that, apart from the fact I like your hair short(although not the reason for it being that way) your beauty is apparent both from your face and from what radiates out from you...

    Our son has recurrent brain tumours - and still a brain stem tumour that could never be completely removed from its treatment in 1978 when he was 3. All I can say is that, although the journey has been hard, he is still here - and mentally fine. Everyone is different and with medical care, inner strength and loving support, so much can be achieved. The hardest thing of all is 'acceptance'- but you have wrestled successfully with that demon, sending love...Andrina

  6. Hi Deena,
    Praying for you!
    Keep smiling your beautiful smile.
    Stay strong!

  7. Remember we are all waiting for you to come back home. We are all here if you need us. God be with you on your journey.

  8. ((hugs)) to you, brave Deena. You look very pretty to me, always, long hair, short hair, no hair - your sweet spirit shines through :)

    I hope that the radiation goes well today and for the next five weeks. *May the treatment be over then for good, all the tumors and headaches be gone, and your energy come back and health be good*

    Blessings to you,
    Loving Annie

  9. Deena, I wanted to take a moment to tell you my family and I prayed for you at our family time this morning and will in the days to come.Though I do not know you, you are especially close in my thoughts and prayers today. Love and blessings, Tiffany

  10. I'm thinking of you today. Wish you didn't have to go through this.

  11. I am thinking of you today!! i hope you have the energy to clean....but hope you don't use on cleaning!!!

  12. You are such a beautiful woman inside and out! Your hair is tres chic! I pray that you'll be happy and totally healthy soon!
    Hugs, Susan

  13. You are continually in my quiet thoughts and prayers...
    Continued strength to you and your family...

  14. your hair looks a little curly...and very cute...but...it it goes again we will still love you...we are becoming accustomed to you being bald..LOL
    I am praying for your treatments that they will not leave you too very tired or nauseated...this is such a tough thing for you to have to go through...but through it all you are such an inspiration to so many

  15. I think you look wonderful, and I am also praying for the headaches and other not good stuff to go away. You are a very much prayed for lady!
    Love, Debra
    PS Let the housework go...

  16. Deena, you look great. Will continue to keep you in my prayers. Come by and see what Al made for me---he is so good to me. Love your new banner. Going to make a fall one for me now. Love and Hugs, Pat

  17. DAM! you look so good Deenz!! Ya know, I don't know what you're not seeing that I see? You're back...the "me" you miss is back...not kidding...I see her right here! Just a different color hair for now...but same neck, face...all of her, she's there Deenz. I promise you I see her.
    So at night when the dark doubt thoughts come..what about just spelling them out here? What about letting others "stay up with you" in a different way? Deenz, it is best for people to let out their stress/fears...out of their bodies by speaking/writing...go ahead..we can take it....we'll even not comment if that will help. You don't have to always be positive Deenz...we're all big girls here...let us help by letting us know and do what is called "HOLDING SPACE' which is what women do while a woman speaks her truth in safety and to get it out while all those around her stay silent, don't tell her no, don't try to get her to feel differently, just let her be right where she is at with no judgement. We can do that, I can do that...so just know, it's there if you need.
    NOW GO REST!!!!!

  18. Would you believe that 2 years after my hair was like yours from chemo...I had it all cut to look just like that?! I loved having so little hair!! And it's nice to have the choice about cutting it.

    Sending you blessing upon blessing upon blessing for your next round of rads.

    Housework and cleaning?!? Forget about it for now -- you are all that matters my sweet ♥

  19. Lovely hair....it looks wiry * I mean that as a compliment, and spunky. You look great with short hair. Now, why are you worrying about cleaning house? DON'T DO IT. I know your family will help you out on that one. YOU JUST REST and let the Gamma do it's magic.

  20. i soooo have to agree with church!!
    your blog page opened up and there YOU were!!!! dear deena....i see YOU!!! and you look absolutely beautiful, radiant, that little smile, feisty....you look wonderful!
    and love your joys and you...
    hoping your day goes well and you get the rest you need.
    keeping you in heart and prayers my friend!

  21. Deena, Your hair is lovely & you are beautiful with or with out hair!
    You have been in my thoughts & prayers all day today.
    Hugs {{{{{{{Deena}}}}}}} & much love to the most amazing gal I know!
    I love you! ~Mary~ :-}

  22. You are a hottie! You look great and your lovely spirit shines through your eyes.

    Take it easy on the housework. It'll still be there tomorrow.

  23. I found your blog from LeAnn's and I have been praying for you.

    Your are beautiful and I love the hair! You have the perfect face for it.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you, may the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give
    you peace.

    Blessings! Maree

  24. You look beautiful, and I love the look of your hair....it looks alittle bit curley....I hope your feeling better, and forget cleaning....you don't have to do any cleaning....OK......well prayers to you ..... judy

  25. Deena....I am thinking of you and praying. Nothing more to say. But to hold on.

  26. I just WISH my hair looked this good, Sweetanne !! and, I would take your sweet smile, too!!
    love, bj

  27. Deena, you are my inspiration sweet girl,always in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and hugs to you, Suzanne.P.S. How cute are you in those photos!

  28. You are simply stunning my friend...

    Love your hair and you shine with your beauty and grace



  29. Deena,

    You look lovely, as always. I will keep both you and Dee in my prayers.

    My joys for today:

    Visiting with Mom who will be 81 tomorrow.

    Spending time with the grandsons.

    Enjoying autumn breezes and sunshine.


  30. I am praying for you, Deena.

    You're handling these 20 days of radiation like you've handled everything else this past year, with courage, spirit and grace.

    And by the way, what a total babe! Short hair becomes you :)

  31. I posted my joys today in honor of you. Not to copy, but to let you know that you inspire!!!

    Love you!

    Becky K.

  32. Deena! Your hair looks so modern and great- very chic, with it and happening. (I know, your intent :)) That's the silver lining. Still smiling after all this. Such a positive influence on all of us, sent by the Lord to remind us........

    10 second each side? Too bad they can't just make that a hand held unit you could do at home- like one of those new zit zapper lights! Seems like a lot of travel, getting ready, etc- for 20 seconds.

    Love ya-


  33. You are so inspiring..always praying for you on this journey....God hears us....


  34. I've never seen someone come through this far and look as lovely as you do! It's really amazing how good your color is and your eyes are still sparkly =) You're just an amazing reflection of Christ!! Blessings... Polly


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