Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Brain Tumors are TOAST

I'm home!!
Here's my bandaged head from the screw holes
Just four two in front two at the back side of my head.

Two pumpkin heads.
I convinced Rich to take a picture of me.. I'm the one WITHOUT
the lights.!! Don't you love my Hannibal Titanium Mask??


After about 7 hours of procedures, meds, IV's, MRI, Gamma Knife procedure planning
and 15 minutes of the Gamma Knife....we are home. The tumors should have been
burnt senseless and the tissue will just be absorbed by my body.

All went well ..I had the same nurse..same Gamma Team from last July
a new Neurosurgeon ( Click here to read about *and see* Dr. Klopfenstein) and a Resident .

Piece of cake compared to the Whole Brain Radiation &
the first Gamma Knife.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
EDUCATE YOURSELF, GIVE TO KOMEN FOUNDATION,
RUN A RACE, FEEL YOUR BOOBIES
TELL A FRIEND ABOUT MY BLOG

I can offer hope ..experience, what to expect and prayer. I'd
love to be someone's "Breast Friend"

36 comments:

  1. You dear sweetheart.....Its wonderful that you can have a postive attidue about it all..
    Prayers and Hugs
    Brenda

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  2. You are one brave woman and you continue to amaze me. Keeping you in my prayers!!

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  3. Sending you hugs. You are wonderful.

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  4. Bless your good natured heart! What a joy you are!

    Sending my love, hugs and prayers...

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  5. Thank you for sharing your journey in such a positive way even though it is a difficult one.
    I know from experience myself it can help us through the most difficult times.
    I have added you to my pray list!!
    Hugs! Sabrina

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  6. Oh sweet and wonderful YOU!!! I just gasped when I saw the contraption of screws in your pretty head. My goodness! But ...so joyful to hear that you are conquering this. I have faith in YOU and faith in GOD!!

    love and hugs,
    becky, duhgall and fiona

    ps...love your irish music!!

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  7. Many hugs and thoughts are being sent your way, you are a very beautiful woman!
    God bless,
    Christina

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  8. Dear Miss Deena,

    What an action packed day! I cannot even imagine how you went through it all, and still had the energy to smile for the camera. You are truly an inspiration. You are such a positive fighter and thinker. I highly admire that in you. I didn't have nearly the struggles you have been facing... and I feel like a whimp compared to you. I continue to pray for you... for your "complete cancer free" announcement! It's coming, I just feel it!

    Hugs to you... and may you find sweet peace and rest in the arms of our Lord as you recoup from you day.

    Penny Suzie

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  9. Deena, how you amaze me! I am so glad to hear the good news! You even look beautiful with a contraption in your head!! Simply Stunning!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and I will keep saying prayers for you!!

    HUGS to you!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  10. How great is that?!!! I'm so glad everything went well and I can't wait to see you.
    Sally

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  11. It amazes me how you go through all of that and continue to smile and even have a sense of humor(with the pumpkin). You are an inspiration to so many and have so much courage and positive energy. I just know that you will beat this. Keeping you in my prayers, as always.
    XXXXXXXX

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  12. It's so good to see you doing so well, despite the "pumpkin" head. :) You are truly an amazing woman of faith and courage.

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  13. Deena Deena, You simply amaze me! Thank you for sharing this journey with everyone. Your courage is incredible. I watched the gamma knife video and it's just awesome! Thank God for this technology, and for your wonderful doctors. Just wanted to tell you what an inspiration you are to me. You remain in my prayers. Love ya bunches!
    Lea

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  14. Great that you can write about this all with a smile. You are an example to all of us! Bravo!

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  15. Deena....You are my hero! Your positive attitude and loving personality will take you far. You're in my thoughts and prayers as always.

    Love & hugs, Karen

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  16. Whew, I'm glad that's over! You are amazingly strong spirited about this whole thing, and look at your lovely smile! You are an inspiration!

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  17. You are one strong lady Deena. I am so glad that you can have such a sense of humor with this. I love the way you are smiling in the photos.I think your trip did you a world of good.
    (((Hugs)))

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  18. Hi Deena,
    I'm so glad everything is working out for you. I love your strength and humor. Your Dr. is a cutie and you still look beautiful even with the thing on your head. Lots of prayers and hugs to you, you gorgeous girl!
    Susan

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  19. Deena
    Glad to hear all went well and you are doing fine. You are a beacon of hope for all who have encountered cancer. Peace

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  20. Deena, you are amazing--I think of you every day, and you inspire me so much! Hugs, Jann

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  21. You are too funny...I love that you have continued to have such a awesome sense of humor through everything!
    You're right... he is handsome... he looks so young but what a successful person he is... and 6 children!! he has a lucky wife :)
    love ya!

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  22. I'm so glad to hear that everything went well! This is great news! You are an amazing lady and an inspiration to everyone! Many hugs to you! -Jackie

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  23. I can't believe you are doing so well ... blogging already.

    Thanks for posting the pics ... that is amazing.

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  24. You even look great with screws in your head. Seriously. I am so happy this procedure went better than before. You are such an encourager. Love ya! Lynn

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  25. Deena, so glad that your procedure went even better than the first time! You look so good!!
    Sending my thoughts, prayers & hugs your way Deena!!

    Take care now...
    Blessings,
    ~Lynn/OKC

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  26. You are an unbelieveable woman, Deena!! God bless you!! : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  27. i admire you as always for being so brave in going through all these,i know you have inspired many of us here reading your post as well to Hunter.God bless Deena, keep the faith.

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  28. What I love, is that you had that lovely smile on your face. I admire that very much! Suzie. xxx

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  29. Deena, I've been away for a while and I come back and you've got screws in your head. Just as I was about to get angry and upset that you have to endure another setback, I saw you standing next to the pumpkin and I laughed when I read what you wrote. "That's my Deena" I said. You are grace and beauty.....and your smile is the prettiest smile in the whole world!

    Love,
    Deanna

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  30. Gosh Deena, you'd think you'd get a break! My goodness. Pleae know my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a strong woman. Keep it up!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  31. I'm glad this procedure went better. I know that God is watching over you and guiding you to the best Drs. to care for you.
    Hugs.

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  32. You sure know how to make a headpiece look cute. Praying for healing in your head, hope in your heart, and a passion towards Jesus.

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  33. Just wanting you to know you have continued to be in my prayers (even thought I don't visit muche!! I do pray much!)

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  34. You are one incredible lady, and I love your attitude here. Not sure I could go through all this like you have, but I've learned on my journey so far, you CAN do what you HAVE to do! And you have proven that a million times over!!!!! I'm your breast buddy here, just walking in your footsteps. So glad everything went ok!!!!!

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  35. Deena - you are our inspiration!
    You make us all want to be stronger women. God Bless You for that!!!!!!
    Here's to "toast"!
    Cheers,
    Ter'e

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  36. Deena thinking of you always
    Alison

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