Thursday, January 29, 2009

Milestones, Thanks Be to God


I just wanted to share TWO milestones with you.
My Oncology Radiologist, Dr. Z released me
today. I don't have to see him again unless my
Oncologist , Dr Diane Prager sends me back to him.

Tomorrow is my last Zometa IV too. I have been
getting it for a whole year(a bone hardener, as I had cancer in my bones) 

From here..I'll be doing a follow up with my Cardiologist , Dr McRea
in March..due to the drop in my heart function, but remember , I'm not
in danger.

  I see Dr Prager and get a  Pet/CT scan and  Brain MRI every three
months . WOW 
MILESTONES

My hair is continuing to peek out..after a year of being bald, between chemo
and Brain Radiation, I will be SO glad to have hair.. Tis COLD in 
the winter for sure!!

I feel better, eating a bit more, driving and I have Christmas decor down
and packed away!!

woohoo

 MY JOYS

Starbucks tastes good again
March will bring some warm days
Friends to love
praying
What are your joys??







73 comments:

  1. I could just cry big happy tears for you! That is so wonderful!

    Love you,

    Becky K.

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  2. Fabulous milestones, both of them, Deena !!!!! I am so happy for you, so very very very very pleased and awed that *you ARE A MIRACLE SURROUNDED, FILLED AND PROTECETED with love*

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  3. My joy is hearing you sound and feel better. Love you, Rhea T

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  4. Hello my friend-I've been here a few times, but jumped in way at the end of your many comments-so I may have been sorta lost...
    I love it that you are gaining strength, hair and appetite.

    My sweet sister in law has just been diagnosed with two brain tumors. Her surgery for one of them is Feb 6. It is an acoustic neuroma-she will probably loose her hearing in that ear. She has a fabulous attitude, like YOU.
    I will catch up on your nature blog-I love your furry fellow Mr. Possum.

    I love you, Deena, and you've been in my prayers and on my heart all these days.
    Debra

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  5. Deena what wonderful milestones you have reached.
    I am so, so happy for you
    Alison

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  6. Great news, Deena! May God continue to bless you.

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  7. One of my joys is that you are feeling so much better - you have come a long way these past few months. I wish you continued good health and peace. You deserve every minute of it. Love ya

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  8. My joy is seeing you surpass every obstacle and turning them into milestones.

    You have our love..always.

    Deanna :)

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  9. So glad you're starting to feel better!

    My joys today- spending snow days in the warmth of my home with my kids and hot chocolate.

    hugs
    Lennea

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  10. Iam soooooooooo happy for you. There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for you. Spring is just around the corner and won't it be nice to go outside and walk in the sun?? ......JAN

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  11. My joys? A brand new grandson that I was blessed to see come into this world and reading about your milestones!

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  12. So happy for you Deena. You deserve wonderful days being "left alone!" I had a PET today. Praying for good results.

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  13. Oh happy day! Good good news!

    Wonder if your hair will come in curly...that would be a cute look for you.

    So glad to read your blog today!

    Warm hugs, Jenn xoxo

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  14. Hello Sweet Deena,I am so excited that you are feeling better:) I have left an award for you,if you feel like playing. Have a Lovely weekend.
    Hugs Mary:)

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  15. Dear Deena, Happy milestones, to be sure. We all rejoice with you, Deena. God is so good.

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  16. Those are good, very good milestones.
    And good joys. I'm so happy for you.
    My joys are sunshine in an azure blue sky and singing lullabyes to my 11-year old daughter as she falls asleep, still, and at her request.

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  17. I am so happy for you I could just cry. You have been through so much and weathered the storm so gracefully, you are a beacon of Gods truth.
    love katie

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  18. Deena, I was on my way to sit down and relax and thought I would check on you first. I am sitting here in tears and they are tears of Joy. Oh I am so happy for you that things are looking better. What a great joy and blessing you have been given today. I want to jump up, but I might throw my back out-lol.
    Oh Thank You Lord Jesus for this Blessing to the sweetest lady in Pink. Love and Hugs, Pat

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  19. Wonderful news Deena and since you mentioned Starbucks...you must try the London Fog Latte. :) slurp!

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  20. alright, I am bawling here, tears of joy, you are a mircle and I let everyone know it!! you asked "What are you joy's" that you've been healed and that our God is healing God, and that I can continue to keep reading your blogs.....
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU!!
    Annette

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  21. One of my joys is comming to see how you are doing! So happy to see you in good health and spirits D~ W*O*N*D*E*R*F*U*L!
    xoxoxo rachael

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  22. I am happy feet dancing and just hanging out waiting for a good report.. I am going to put this in my prayer journal next to your name...... Hold to the faith, believe every day that HE is hoovering over you........ Sing to the Lord of the goodness of HIS healing hand and LISTEN in the quiet of the night to hear HIM singing over YOU!!!!!!!!!! You have the world praying for you........ HE hears!

    Love ya!

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  23. Oh Deena! You have no idea how happy I am for you, you are always in my prayers! God Bless You!

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  24. What wonderful milestones Deena! I am so happy for you. My heart feels so light!! Much love to you sweet girl, Suzanne:)

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  25. So happy for you...

    great milestones...

    HUGs,
    Louise

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  26. My joy, my dear, is that you are better. Praise the Lord...Sally

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  27. My Joy is coming here and seeing a post like this from you!!

    I'm sure you'll have a full head of hair by summertime!
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  28. God is Good!!

    I am so happy that things are looking good for you now...and each milestone will give your more strength..
    Prayers!

    Brenda

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  29. You asked what our joys are--well, goodness, my greatest joy today is that you're doing so well and able to start enjoying food, driving, housework, in short, LIFE, again! Hugs and continued prayers, Jann

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  30. My joy is that you are doing so well! Hooray!

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  31. You are so precious, Deena! You are such an amazing and inspirational lady! I went through chemo & radiation for breast cancer in 2004 so I know how it feels to be without your hair. I am so happy about your milestones. Keep your upbeat spirit and you can conquer anything!!!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  32. That is such wonderful news. I am so happy for you-you bring a smile to my face. You are such a strong lady. Love ya, Traci

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  33. Now that is something to CROW about. Thanks be to God. Peace

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  34. DEAR DEENA,
    GO DEENA! GO DEENA! CAN YOU SEE ALL YOUR FRIENDS THROWING A BIG WAVE UP AND DOWN AND ALL AROUND.
    MILE STONES ARE GREAT...WE TAKE EVERYONE WE CAN GET!!!!
    I CHEERED, JUMPED, AND LAUGHED FOR EVERYONE MY DAUGHTER HAS MADE.
    I AM THROWING CONFETTI, EVERYWHERE...WAIT A MINUTE...THAT'S NOT SMART...I SHOULD BE THROWING IT AT YOUR HOUSE...NOW I HAVE TO CLEAN THIS MESS UP...OH WELL...IT WAS WORTH IT...I'LL MAKE MY DAUGHTER CLEAN IT UP...LOL
    I AM PRAYING FOR YOU EVERY DAY.
    HUGS
    LOVE
    GOOD POSITIVE THOUGHTS
    debbie

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  35. Hi dear Deena

    My joy for today is that you feel better my friend!!!

    Kisses and hugs
    Marcela

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  36. Hi Deena, I am so happy you are starting to feel better and you are starting to see HAIR. How wonderful. I will keep on praying and I will write soon, God Bless you my friend, Julie

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  37. Deena ~
    I check on you every day and am so thrilled to hear of your wonderful milestones ~
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers ~
    xoxo,
    Lori

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  38. Hallelujah ~ God is So Awesome.....
    What Wonderful Milestones ~ Spring will be Very Sweet for You....
    hugs
    cheryl

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  39. My joy is in rejoicing with you today!

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  40. I love all your blogs Deena, and when I saw this one, I clapped in joy for you! Interestingly, one of my sis's dogs has microfractures all through her body because of spongy bones, and was in constant pain. They gave her the same drug you have been on, and her bones seem to be responding, and she is up and active more (though she has to be kept relatively quiet.) I hope you both thrive!

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  41. I am crying as I read all this wonderful, blessed news, SweetAnnie. Oh, how thankful I am to know that you are doing so well. We have all prayed so hard for you and will continue to pray...Your life IS going to be wonderful again...I just feel it in my bones!
    love, bj

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  42. Thank God Deena, I am so happy for you ! We have an awesome God !

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  43. soooo good to hear your joys, blessings and sweet thankful voice dear deena....we are soooo thankful today (and every day)!
    jamie and matt's little blessing is here!!!!!! just wanted to share!
    love you,
    kimberly

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  44. Reading your post has given me sweet chills. Our God is so good...all the time! So many things to be thankful for.

    Hugs sweet friend!
    Kat

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  45. Such wonderful news!! I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better! Hugs~Jackie

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  46. It has been such a journey, hasn't it???? I could just feel your lightened heart as I read your post today. Just to hear you are driving again, doing stuff, etc., made me so happy! Those milestones are so important to us as we fight for our lives. And it looks like you crossed the most important of them and on your way to the finish line! It's been so wonderful to cheer you on from the sidelines! Can't believe I'm in your footsteps behind you! YOu did a great job, Deena, in leaving a courageous path for me to follow in! Thank you!

    Cora

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  47. I am so glad for you Deena. *hugs*

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  48. Hi Deena,
    What a joy to read your happy news after my time away from blogging.
    Rejoicing with you!
    xo

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  49. God is good.
    Prayers and Blessings,
    Virginia

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  50. hat are my Joys? Friends like you....hugs DEENA!

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  51. Deena, I just happened to come across your blog today, and I am so happy to read that you are gaining your strength, appetite and hair back... Awesome!! Our God really does answer our prayers and works miracles everyday!

    I will come back to read your blog again! Take care now.. I will have you in my prayers Deena!

    God Bless,
    ~Lynn/Oklahoma City

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  52. Hi Deena, such good news to read and I'm celebrating here with you. GOD IS GOOD!!!
    Hugs,
    Bonnie

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  53. Such good news! God is truly listening!

    Big hugs-

    Anita

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  54. It's not so much a warm sunny day here in Oregon, but it is a warm sunny feeling to hear of you winning the milestones! Keep healing! Karen

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  55. What a joy to hear you feel better! Hugs to you!

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  56. Such wonderful news Deena - and I can feel the happiness in your words so I know prayers have worked. You will continue to fight the good fight I know - and we'll all be here cheering you along.

    Hope by Spring you'll be sprouting just like the new grass - know you head must be chilled these Winter days.

    Sending you warm hugs - Mary.

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  57. I had been thinking over the last few days how much has changed since you were diagnosed 2007. So many things have changed, especially online. I think because you introduced me to the online world, coaxing me patiently...I will forever think of you when I comment or blog. So many many people were introduced to blogs and all the how to's and the infinite choices by you...you with your insatiable need to learn and to teach, to encourage. I was remembering how before you fell ill, actually you were ill, and just didn't know it yet...you making calls and sending e's to so many women and all before 10 AM. Your give-aways and support of others in their give-aways...your constant enthusiasm. If there was a new gadget that would help others you had already checked it out, incorporated it into your sites and before your "hubby" came home had others using it on their sites. You never EVER asked nor manipulated any of us hoping to glean "hits" back to your own sites for your own ego or advancement. You never EVER used your blogs to get $/cash with advertisements. With so many this past year, leading others to believe they actually care about them when all they want is to add more "hits" to their own site to earn them more $ per hit...it is refreshing that was never your agenda, you didn't have an agenda. While going thru Chemo you were still helping others learn to blog and design their sites...not many will know that because you always remained anonymous. We'll never know how many creative sites you have been behind because you did and do it with such humility and love. Some may use words like "humble" in their text, but it is so clear with their actions, that word rings false. I just wanted you to know that while so many have fallen to greed and ego gratification hoping to have an audience to fill their empty empty selves...you did not. You worked hard to have others work as teams and to support eachother. I don't know what this new year will bring any of us, but I know that because of how you do and did what you have, the world was/is a better place...not just another PR ploy. And while I'm noting things, a Katie P. of Missouri just received her 8th treatment of 22, because of YOU on YOUR BLOG sharing your journey convinced her to get a mammogram, and she feels it saved her life. I was there when you decided to share online your Cancer, and I know those who stated they "were disgusted" with your choice. They wanted you to only talk or share the "pretty acceptable things". But you went ahead and did what you thought was right. I know many thank you tonight, for saving even just one life by your fearlessness. There have been and will be those few who used your time fighting Cancer to advance themselves in your absence. They hoped to become something they can never be. I know what you have said about that, always forgiving and moving forward. You have reached many milestones, and many of us have also because of you. So thank you, we love you, God Bless You All-Ways. Church/Frocks

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  58. I happened upon your blog and I'm giving thanks to God along with you for what He is doing in your life. I said a prayer for you tonight.

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  59. Congratulations Deena! What wonderful milestones to reach. I know each day is a gift. We are going through Lung Cancer with my Dad and truly each day is a blessing.
    Eileen
    www.forgetmenotdreams.blogspot.com

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  60. Deena, such wonderful news. Thanks for sharing with us. I rejoice and praise God for each victory. You are such an encouragement.

    My Joys:
    watching my grand baby
    my laptop
    I'm finally well
    good blogging friends like you

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  61. Oh what happy news this is! I know how thrilled you must be. Keeping you in my thoughts.

    Hugs, Karen

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  62. I am so happy to see this. Those milestones are huge.

    xox

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  63. You are just an amazing woman, Deena. You make me want to both cry and smile! I am so very happy things are looking up for you. Please just keep doing whatever you're doing, because it's working. I am so proud of you. May God and his angels keep watching over you as I know they have been.

    Jane in MI

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  64. my dear friend...I am so very very relieved that you are feeling better! oh happy dance. wonderful milestones. so very happy for you.
    great big hugs.

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  65. Great news Deena, I'm rejoicing with you! And spring on the way, with a renewal and promise of new life. My heart is singing at your milestones!!!

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  66. My Joy is hearing that you are feeling better!! Prayers are being answered!! God is GOOD!!

    Many Hugs My Friend......
    Lori

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  67. Great news,Denna! I am so happy for you...may God continue to bless you....

    Shelley

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  68. This is the very best of news!! I'm so very happy for you and your family. You're a dear!!

    Hugs!
    Nancy

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  69. Oh, how this post makes my heart smile!!

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  70. Woot woot. Milestones are good.

    love Renee

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  71. Deena, You sound so good. I'm so thankful for these blessings. I love it that you mention your joys, even though you are going through so much pain. Hugs, Kathi
    ps I will no longer be blogging for awhile, except for news for my parents. I will be visiting you as often as I can along with Pearl and Michelle.

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