Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Today, Tuesday Sept 23rd

Today went fine. I am getting 20 treatments. The radiation is about 10 seconds on the right and 10 seconds on the left of my brain . The 'mask' isn't too bad since it is so QUICK. Nicole will be taking me each day..at 8 am..and I should be done on Columbus Day.

I spoke with Cancer Center of America in Zion, IL today and will probably go for an evaluation there after my radiation is done.

I feel happy and positive tonight. I know it will get harder, but I'll face that with all my family and friends and blog friends when it comes. I'm already planning and keeping a list and a journal.

My pastor is coming to the house tomorrow to pray with me.


My friend Dee will be having chemo, but not sure when it starts or how many treatments. Seems she has to do the leg work herself. I got from doctor to doctor without making ANY phone calls. From my original mammogram to my latest treatment..it was all handled for me by the professionals & their staff.

Rich, the two grandson and I all played the board game, "LIFE" ..I won..teehee

fondly, Deena

Time to take this tired body and throbbing head to bed.


  1. I'm happy it went well for you today and I just wanted to tell you that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Your recent photos are beautiful! Blessings ~ Nancy

  2. Thinking of you every day and keeping you in my prayers

    Lots and lots of hugs

    Your are one gorgeous and truly inspirirational woman... and I so admire you for your strength



  3. So glad to hear it went well and the plan is in place. Keep smiling -- your happiness is infectious!

  4. I am so glad that DAY 1 is over and now only 19 to go! WOW....time flies...ha ha. Your attitude is going to make the most difference...you are going to set a record. I am so proud of you friend....If I was closer, I could help take you too. Hope your headaches get better.

  5. Hi Deena,

    I hope you have a sweet sleep tonight.


  6. Always Always Praying for you....thinking of you everyday kid!!!
    Love and Hugs,
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  7. Dearest Deena, brave girl, you are doing so well!!Love and hugs always, Suzanne.

  8. Dearest Deena,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. You are my hero...and simply said, you rock!



  9. I'm so glad to hear that everything went well with the treatment. Wishing you a sleep filled with rest and refreshment.

    Big Hugs!

  10. Sweet Deena,
    Glad your first treatment went well. Will keep you in my prayers that they all go this smoothly!

    And your hair in the last post looks great!! So, even if you lose your hair again - it'll come back and look just as good!

    Isn't it great that the leaves are turning now??? This is such a wonderful time of year - I always love fall and the changing colors.
    You can sit in your yard and enjoy the changing colors these days of Indian summer.

  11. Deena,

    I am so glad you are in good spirits today and happy that things went well. You're so lucky not to have had to made any phone calls.

    What fun to play the game of "Life." The boys have it and it is lots of fun. Congratulations on being the winner.

    I continue to keep you in my prayers.

    Love and blessings,

  12. so glad to hear that it went good today. you are going to win the real game of life too. i have faith!!
    hugs, kim

  13. I'm so very happy that the treatments went well today...looks like you still got it...if you could beat both Rich and your grandson at the game...you go girl!!!

  14. Deena...I am always keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...I am in awe of you..
    hugs and love!!

  15. You're a winner. You're gonna beat this thing, Deena.
    Love, Debra

  16. So happy to hear your positive spirit once again...you are amazing!!!
    Keep it up and you will keep right on being a Champion Life player! :)

  17. I am sorry you have to go through this again. One day at a time.
    Life sometimes seems to unfair.


  18. Deena, We're with you in prayers and hope. You're such an inspiration. When I read your blog, how can I dread cleaning the bathroom? Have a beautiful day.

  19. I know I have told you this before but I'm here to tell you again....

    remember that song?


    (big one's & lot's

  20. so glad it went well, dear deena....and so happy that you feel uplifted and good!.....i owned that game LIFE when i was growing up and i soooooo loved it....all those little cars and peg people and children :) that is what it is all about....life...one day at a time.
    hugs and prayers dear friend!

  21. Iam good it went well and that it is not a long process daily..evan though it will be 20 of them all togather!! You were the last thing I thought of when my eyes closed last nite. blessings and prayers!!

  22. I am, oh, soooo thankful it went well..and fast. I can stand most anything if it is FAST.
    I want to remind you that you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time, Deena. We all love you so much and are pulling for you with everything we've got. Prayers are so powerful so please feel protected underneath them....
    love, bj

  23. I am sending you well wishes and love through the cables today.

  24. I'm glad it went well for you yesterday. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Glad to hear it went ok...
    but I am sorry that you have to do
    this again...

    Just remember to keep listing your
    JOYS...for YOU are an amazing person………


  26. You are one day closer to Healing. :) Yep, you are gonna Win. :) Hugs and prayers my friend. I just signed up for your open house. If you need any help, let me know. :) Prayers that this 20 days is the fastest 20 days ever. :)

  27. Hi Deena, hope you are having a good week so far. Glad to hear your day went well. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    By the way, I have an award for you.

  28. Hi Deena,I so admire your strong faith in our Lord. I pray his healing hand be with you. I find your blog very inspirirationa, a living testimony of your love and faith in our Heavenly Father.

    Blessings, Shelley

  29. You continue to be in my prayers. I only hope I would have half as much grace and courage if faced with your health issues. You are truly a beautiful lady inside and out.

    hugs to you today

  30. You go girl!!! Get er done! And itz movin on for you. Baby doll, yer the Bestest! Keepin it all in perspective for the rest of us...life and love minute by minute. n/c

  31. Deena, what can I say except your beauty, charm, spirit, and faith are abound and it shows in your posts. Prayers are such a wonderful thing and I remember having our priest over to bless our home and give me communion when I was sick. You are truly a remarkable woman who has touched my life in ways you will never know. I will continue to pray for you on your journey to a new body without disease. You and Amy and all the others whose names I can't remember should be giving testamonials for other women who are going through what you all have. Get some rest. Love,hugs,and prayers, Pat

  32. Deena, forgot to mention that when I hear Harry Connick Jr. sing "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans", I can't help but get teary eyed, because I do miss it but would never move back---too dangerous with crime and storms. Love Ya, Pat

  33. You won the game of Life! How telling! God is so good...he was just giving you a sign! :O) Blessings!

  34. I would SO sign up for your fall showings but....I just don't do much decorating for fall..I will enjoy looking at all the others, tho...


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