Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Brain Surgery is Over


It's been a long  time. I had surgery on november 21.
I had three different procedures.  Three different operation
rooms. I wasn't aware of anything on Monday 11/21, I was aware of
of a couple of things on Tuesday 11/22 and by Wednesday ...I was able to go home .



I got the staples out on December 1st, and I will get a check up on
December 21st.  I hope by Christmas all will be better.




















166 comments:

  1. So glad that is behind you now!! Get better and enjoy the holidays!

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  2. Wonderful news ... praying for you every day. Blessings, Ann

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  3. Bless you dear Deena, I pray all is well at your check up.

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  4. It's good to see this is over and you are getting better. I know I have checked for a update about everyday. You know how we all care and love you sweet Deena! You are in my prayers and thankful JESUS has blessed you mighty with all you have been through! Keeping my faith shield held high for you! Be always safe in JESUS! (((Hugs))) Judy

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  5. I've been checking in daily and so happy to read your words tonight! Have a wonderful December Deena!
    xoxo-nancy

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  6. I'm so glad to see your post, Deena. You did it. You also looked great today. See you next week.

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  7. So glad it's over and that you're back home. You're such an inspiration, Deena, what a prave soul you are. I'm hoping that your Christmas will be beautiful and every day from now on. Still praying for you. Blessings, Diane

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  8. So glad to hear that you are doing better. Sending love.

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  9. It was good to hear from you! Praying that you continue to get better every day. And that your Christmas is a blessed one.
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  10. Glad that you are feeling better Deena. Now is the time to just sit back, rest and enjoy the holidays. (((Hugs)))

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  11. So happy to hear it all went well and you are home for Christmas. Best of luck and Merry Christmas and hopefully a Happier New Year !

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  12. That's wonderful news. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Love, Zoë

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  13. I'm sending you prayers for a quick recovery!! God bless!! : )

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

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  14. I am happy to hear this is behind you. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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  15. I am so happy to hear that your surgeries are over and I pray for good news for you. May you have the happiest of all Christmas' and an even better New Year.

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  16. Wonderful, wonderful news. I am so happy for you. I have been praying hard just for you.

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  17. So glad you are back home and can rest and enjoy time with your family ... Praying you have a pain free and exciting New Year ... filled with the joy and happiness that you deserve ... Love you so much my friend ~ JO

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  18. I'm so glad your home and on the mend. Have a wonderful and restful Christmas.

    Hugs!

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  19. Yay! so glad this went well!!! Can't wait to see you get better and better! Hugs and prayers! Maridon

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  20. You have been through so much. Thank you for letting us know how you are. I will pray that each day is a blessing for you and those you love.

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  21. So glad you will have time to recover for Christmas.. Blessings to you and your family this season.

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  22. Deena~ So glad to see your post! Wish I lived close, would love to cook you some goodies and help you!!! Praying for you a speedy recovery and many happy and healthy days ahead for you!

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  23. You have been on my mind for weeks now.. so good to see you here.. Praying for you my sweet sister in Christ.. Praying

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  24. I hope you are feeling better and am so glad to read that you are home and all that is behind you! Love and prayers, Jann

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  25. I hope your Christmas will be wonderful!!! So glad to hear from you, have been checking every day!!! Big happy hugs to you from Michigan - Diane

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  26. So happy to see this post! I am glad that those surgeries are behind you. Still praying for a quick recovery for you. God bless, Lisa :O)

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  27. Such good news...I pray your recovery continues to go well. May God send you and your family many blessings during this season of our Savior's birth. Enjoy those grandkids at Christmas!

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  28. So glad it's behind you. I hope you heal quickly and can have a wonderful Christmas.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  29. So glad to see you posting ...I will continue to pray for a complete recovery:)

    Love to you,
    Robin

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  30. Bless You Deena! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  31. I got here in a magical way!!! I read your comment back in 2008 about "The Littlest Angel" book(original) on a blog. I also have that book from childhood and love it. So, I came to see you and read about your surgery.
    I will keep you in my prayers and when I read my book I will think of you!
    Take care!

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  32. Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Happy New Year to you and your family! praying for you! love with many hugs from my heart in the Heart of Texas! Be safe in JESUS!

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  33. Dearest Deena - Bob and I are thinking of you and sending very best wishes for your Christmas and the coming year. May life improve daily and the love of your wonderful family and close-by friends help you along the way.

    Our love is with you each day.
    Mary & Bob in NC

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  34. I'm so glad your surgery went well. You're certainly braver than I was -- I put mine off as long as possible and just barely got to the ER before passing out!

    I wish you good health and best of luck with your cancer journey.

    Kitty

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  35. Merry Christmas Deena! Hope you are feeling better with each passing day and many healthy wishes for 2012! :o)
    Fondly, Lori

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  36. Dear sweet Deena....you've been on my mind this precious season! Please forgive my absence ~ but I have to tell you what a blessing it is to see your smiling face!!!! I pray you have the most wonderful Christmas ever ~ sending you hugs and love, Dawn

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  37. Deena, may His healing hands continue to take good care of you.
    Have a beautiful Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  38. Wishing you full recovery and able to have a wonderful Christmas... judy

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  39. Hope you're feeling much better Deena! I think of you so often. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a happy new year!! Holykisses xoxo Lea

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  40. Deena, Lifting you in prayer right now. I hope you are feeling better today and can enjoy Christmas. Hugs, Kathi

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  41. Thinking of you today and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. I hope this finds you doing much better.

    with love,
    Becky, Duhgall and Fiona

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  42. Merry Christmas my friend! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and feeling much better! Hope to hear from you soon!

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  43. Deena I haven't been blogging for quite some time...working at a Crisis Pregnancy Center..and it takes so much of my time...but you have been in my prayers all the time...were you able to be home for Christmas?

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  44. Hi Deena! Hope your Christmas holiday was as beautiful as you are! I am looking forward to 2012 even as I am reminiscing about auld lang syne! Hugs and prayers. Maridon

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  45. Happy New Year Deena! Here is to 2012 belonging to you!
    hugs!
    maridon

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  46. Happy New Year Deena! Hope to hear from you real soon! Prayers for you!
    Sheree

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  47. Happy New Year sweet friend!

    I hope 2012 will be extra special for you and your family.

    BTW...just like my blog post tonight expresses - YOU are important to me. Thanks for your friendship.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  48. Praying for you!

    Many Blessings!

    Donna

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  49. Praying for you. The Lord has helped us in the past. He is helping us in the present and we belive that He will help us all the way through. he will help you too! Just follow His word and by a simple faith do the right thing. From a sermon preched in 1891 by Spurgeaon from a book called Spurgeons gems

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  50. Just checking in, Deena. Hope all is well and you are enjoying the new year with your family. xoxo

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  51. Hi dearest Deena, checking in to let you know you are in our thoughts.
    Sending love and wishes for good days.........hopefully a little post here soon so we know how things are going. We love you from afar.
    Mary & Bob in North Carolina XX

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  52. I've been reading your blog since 2007. I'm hoping your silence is because you are still recovering from your surgery. Thandi..in South Africa.

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  53. Oh how I wish someone would let us know about Deena!!! Special prayer for you tonite!

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  54. HOW ARE YOU DOING? WE ARE ALL WORRIED ABOUT YOU!PLEASE POST SOON!

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  55. Yes, me too! I sure hope all is well with you Deena.....continued healing blessings !

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  56. I feel the same way. I do wish a family member would post something for us.
    God Speed my friend.

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  57. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL US SOMETHING! WITH I COULD CALL HER!!!!

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  58. Hi Deena--wondering how you're doing . . . much love, Jann

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  59. I'm going to send a snail mail to the address she posted once and see if I can get some information that way.

    It's been too long without an update. I know everyone is worried.

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  60. PLEASE, is there someone out there who can give us news about our much-loved Deena? If she is unable to blog but someone in the family, or a close friend, is reading these comments, could you please just let us know how Deena is doing these days. It would mean so much to so many people who have been her blog friends for such a long time. We really do care and are hoping someone can post asap.

    Thank you - Mary in NC

    We love you Deena.

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  61. Thinking of you Deena and hoping you and your family are well. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Warm hugs to you.

    Renee

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  62. Dear Deena,
    Very worried about you. The silence is scary. Hope desperately that you are okay. And if you are not, may the angels bless you forever. You are/were very much loved.

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  63. All - I finally found the address she once posted again and have sent a snail mail through the post this morning. I simply wrote to let them know we are all very worried about her as it had never been this long without an update. I'll let you all know if I get any response.

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    1. Thank you, Cristy--I, too, was thinking of sending her a card via snail mail. I appreciate you doing this--hopefully you will hear back! We are all so worried . . .

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  64. Thanks Christy- I had her address and was wanting to contact her. Glad you did. Hopefully someone will contact you soon!!
    I check for her post daily !

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  65. Deena, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  66. Thank you Christy, much appreciated.
    I fear the worst, and feel so badly for Deena, she was so sweet and so courageous.

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  67. All - I haven't heard anything yet and there is no update here. I'll be sure to tell everyone if I get anything in response to my snail mail. They should have gotten it Wednesday. Since Deena didn't update the blog after receiving the mail at her house, I'm beginning to think that it might be bad news indeed. I know we'll all be very sad if this is the case. I just don't understand it though. This surgery was going to take of the last bit of things and she made it home and updated after the surgery. I just can't imagine what has gone wrong.

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  68. I've been told that she has posted on Facebook a couple of times. I don't know what the posts said or any of the details though. At least knowing that she's been on Facebook sounds positive.

    Take Care, Sonja

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  69. Yesterday I saw a comment on Facebook, on Harry Connick Jr.'s wall from last Wednesday, that seemed to be from Deena. Maybe she is just too tired or busy to post here. So many people love her, though--and we all hope she is doing ok.

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  70. A while back if you remember she posted that she had trouble remembering her login and password - maybe it is just that for this site.

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  71. But Deena could still leave a comment here telling people where to find her now, if it was just a case of a forgotten log-in.

    Does anyone have her Facebook address?

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  72. Like the rest of you, I am worried sick about her. Please post a message if you hear from Deena or her family.
    Such a special gal........I hope and pray she beats this cancer.
    Ter'e
    clindsail@aol.com

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  73. Like all of you, I have been so worried, I did see that it appears she did post on the 3rd of Feb. FB
    she is under: Deena A Warner
    https://www.facebook.com/deena.warner1
    I will keep checking here for updates~

    Deena, we miss you & are thinking of You! xox
    Cheryl

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  74. I found her on Facebook last Thursday and sent her a message, but no reply yet :( Hope someone hears from her soon!

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  75. the deena on facebook listed above is not the deena of this blog!i can not find her on facebook.I think something has happened!!

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  76. It is the same Deena as the one on Facebook shows her photo. She stated on Facebook that she is slower at doing things, etc. I agree with the post that she's forgotten her password, etc. for this blog. I'm sure she's just unaware of how many people was keeping up with her blog and are worried about her.

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  77. YOU ARE RIGHT! I FOUND HER UNDER HARRY CONNICKS FACEBOOK PAGE! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? THIS IS STRANGE!!

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  78. ChristyACB - have you heard anything?

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  79. Wish her friend Sally could let us know something. Oh Sally, where are you?

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  80. Oh Deena I am so worried about you. Please post soon. Your email changed and I can not find your new one or Id email you as you always answered. Everyone here loves you and is concerned..praying always~ Jackie

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  81. Nothing yet, everyone. If they respond via snail mail and did it the day they got the mail, I should have received something yesterday. So, I'll keep checking the mail every day. Based on the USPS estimate, they should have gotten my snail mail on last Wed, no later than Thurs.

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  83. Here is the link to Deena's FB page but there is nothing on it!
    http://facebook.com/deena.warner1

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  84. I asked to be Deena's friend on Facebook yesterday and she did friend me today. Someone else posted on her facebook wall that everyone was worried about her and that she is missed here on her blog.

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  85. I posted on her FB wall and she did friend me last weekend! Sent her a message with it, but heard nothing back :(

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  86. All - I heard nothing back from my snail mail either. I also sent a message on FB and received no reply.

    She is clearly okay since she is posting stuff on FB and active, so that is what we should walk away with.

    None of us know why she simply stopped posting, didn't say goodbye or just end the blog...especially at such a crucial time when we were all rooting for her. I don't think it is important though. She's okay. That's enough.

    It's been an interesting few years following this, but as Deena has moved on...I am too! Be in good health all! - Christy

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  87. Deena~ Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. Hoping all is good with you. May God continue to bless you,
    Lisa :O)

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  88. Thanks Christy for all you have done. I bet Deena can't get back into her blog. At least we know she is alive. For those of you, who are on FB, please keep us aware of how she is, if you find out something solid.
    I have been so afraid that the worst has happened. Thank God she can post on FB.
    Again, thanks Christy.

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  89. I too posted a comment on her Facebook wall on Wednesday...she has yet replied to any posts on her wall as of today which is now Sat. On Feb. 11th she did do some posting on other pages, but not her own wall.

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  90. Glad to see there are many others as worried about Deena as I am ... please ... if someone does find out something do let us all know ... I love that gal and truly miss her ...

    ~ JO ~

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  91. Hey all ... ok the facebook page doesnt make sense and it could be possible that someone else is using her page .. or someone stole her page ... as there was an odd recommendation for an attorney and all it said was I have been ill with cancer ... (so that does not sound like something she would do) sounded more like a kid ... anyhow ... I had gotten a card from her back in December some time ... haven heard from her since ... I think I know of a way I can get in touch with her ... i am a bit concerned too ... lets say prayers that all is well ~ JO ~ At least no matter what she does know that we all love her ...

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  92. Hi Ladies, I have tried to find Deena on FB and have not been successful. Maybe I'm doing something wrong! I really wish her family would post on this site maybe once a week just to keep us updated on her condition. Thank all of you ladies that have tried to find out how she is doing. I know everyone sure appreciates your efforts!
    Darlene

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  93. I also did not think the FB posting sounded like her! So glad you thought that too NeereAn.
    Wish her friend Sally would inform us !! Still praying for Deena

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  94. Lets keep praying for her ... sadly the phone number I had for her was disconnected ... I have one more idea that may work ... not sure though ... if anyone finds out anything ... lets make a pact ... that we post it on here so that we all can get an update ... Hugs to Deanna ... we all love you girl ~ JO

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  95. https://www.facebook.com/deena.warner1

    That is the link to her facebook wall. I think the posts sound like her. 5 hours ago she posted a link on her wall to this blog.

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  96. Ok Sonia ... I found her page and the only thing on it is a pic of some shoes ... I had to go in through her comment on Harry Conick jrs page ...

    I am not convinced it is Deena ... anyone can steal a photo from a blog and start a facebook page ... I saw a recommendation that she wrote about an attorney ... it said and I quote "I have been ill with cancer" ... no recommendation ...that does NOT sound like her ... I dont think Deena would do that and I also do not believe she would not have someone let us know she is ok ... she is not like that ... she would not let everyone worry to this extent .... also Sonia ... could you tell us what the posts say and what exactly the link says? I do not get why she would post a link to this blog when she has not been on here? As someone stated she could write a comment and let us know something ...if she has indeed lost her password ... sorry but it just does not make any sense ...

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  97. Upon reflection, and with regret, I must agree with Jo from Neereandear: none of this sounds/seems like the Deena we have come to know over the past four years. This blog, and the friendships she made through it, were of immense importance to her; there is no way Deena would just “move on” and leave us wondering and worried, if she could help it.

    One of the most baffling aspects of this prolonged silence is the fact that neither Deena’s good friends (Sally, Marcia or Church) nor her family (Rich or the three children, Steve, Nicole or Mercedes) have added a comment to update us, although they were all aware of her blog and must know how Deena felt about it. It makes me fear that the news must, indeed, be bad.

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    1. Lets not think the worst ... lets think positive and send positive vibes ... I am with you that a family member or one of her friends would let us know something ... they did all know about the blog and did know how much it meant to her and how much those of us who followed her ... loved her ... they dont have to give us any personal information just something so we are all not worrying about her ... ~ JO

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  98. To all who are wondering about sweet Denna. I found this in her SweetAnnee Esty shop. Maybe you'll have seen this.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetAnnee

    I too have checking on her blog nearly everyday for an update I found this and though one of you might send an email to her with Esty.

    I do feel she is not remembering this blog or cannot get into it as she once did. I'm still holding her up in prayer.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetAnnee

    This will open her shop on Esty and a item was loaded into it on Jan 26, 2012 I know it is her kind of handwork. Hopefully she will answer some one if she is trying to start selling again.
    Hugs to all,
    Judy

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  99. Judy ... thank you ... it is a start at least ... I do know that she cant remember her password to this blog ... however even a family member could put a comment in here to let us know that she is doing alright ... I have one more way to contact her ... not sure I will get an answer but you never know ... I too will continue to pray for her ... and pray we all at least get an answer that she is where she wants to be right now .... My last known contact from her was in December ... I got a note from her ... I did write back however and have not received anything since ... so lets all just think positive ... send positive vibes and maybe we will get some kind of answer ...DEENA WE LOVE YOU ~~~ HUGS TO ALL ~ JO

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  100. I apologize folks ... the last note I have from Deena was in November ... the 8th ... nothing since then ... I in fact tried to contact her in December around the holidays ...nothing ...keep Praying

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  101. I have sent several messages to her FB friends that had the same last name, but no reply :(( The FB page with her name has made some comments on my page! Like NeereAn- I do believe it is NOT her.

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  102. Maybe she just doesn't remember and her family doesn't see the importance of posting here.

    This was the latest post on her facebook page...

    Deena A Warner shared a link.
    15 hours ago
    I am getting better. I am doing better remembering names.

    She posted this about x factor:
    Josh is the best.
    Top 12 - Finale Night 2
    www.thexfactorusa.com

    Here was the post about the blog:

    Deena A Warner shared a link.
    Sunday
    Can I Be Pretty in Pink
    deenasstory.blogspot.com

    And on the same day she posted this:

    Deena A Warner shared a link.
    Sunday
    Hoping to get some of my brain back
    The Science Behind Lumosity

    I still think it's her facebook page...

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  103. When I go to her page I see nothing so I just keep praying. Do you have the link?

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  105. Sonja ... do you not find it odd that in the same sentence that she says "hoping to get some of my brain back" she uses verbage such as ... The Science Behind Lumosity? pretty big words ... what does that mean? seems that one who is struggling would not use such words ... and if she remembers the blog link (which could be taken off of google or this page itself) ... I still find it odd that she wont post a comment on the very same blog to let people know what is what .... I will stop short of saying its not her but ...will say I am not convinced ...its going to take something that I know is really Deena before that happens ... I also do not feel her family does not know this page is important when she has talked about them to us and us to them ... many have followed her struggle with breast cancer ... dont buy it... we shall see ...only time will tell

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  106. Guess I'm just overly optimistic that it is her....maybe I'm trying to convince myself that she is recovering and doing well.

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  107. Nothing wrong with being overly optimistic ... I will admit I am very confused about it ... I shall therefore be "cautiously" optimistic ...

    HUGS ALL ~ JO

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  108. Hi everyone ... ok ... I left a message on Harry Conick Jrs facebook page under Deenas post asking her to let everyone on the blog know she is ok ... I happened to check my "other" messages on facebook today for some reason ... about 18 hours ago ... I got a message from Deena telling me that she cant get into her blogspot ... thats all it said "I cant get into my blogspot" ... if anyone else has left her a private message on facebook check your "other" folder .... if you get anything can you let us know? Its still not enough to convince me of anything as it was so short and to the point ... but I am a bit more hopeful .... I sent her a message back asking her or her family to post a comment on here ... we shall see ... keep fingers crossed !!

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  109. Her personal email is bouncing as well........has anyone heard anything via snail mail? Thanks.
    Wish we knew how to get ahold of her husband.
    Bless her little heart...............

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  110. Hi Everyone,
    I feel a little better after reading your post NeereAnDear. But I am a little confused. It seems Deena has a problem getting into her blog? Is this a memory problem she is having due to the last brain surgery that she had? I'm just wondering what really is going on. You would just think someone out there, friend or family would run into all of the messages we have been leaving. It's very frustrating. Thank all of you for keeping up the good work! Hopefully we will hear something soon that will let us all know exactly what is going on and how Deena is really doing! I have been following her for many years and she is such a lovely person.
    Take care all!
    Darlene

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  111. Hi Darlene,

    I believe at one time Deena posted here or told me that she can not remember her password ... I have done this before ... but I too feel like you that her family or someone would write in the comments section and let us all know ... so we are all confused at the moment ... I only hope that one of us here gets some kind of a good sign ... something that "I" know would be from Deena for sure ... the last known note I got from her was back in November ... and her phone number is no longer so I can not reach her that way ... her facebook page does not make sense ... odd bits here and there but nothing that would really make me thing it is her ... and her last message to me in my "other" box ... was too short ... so I dont know ... I keep hoping beyond hope that someone can give us a heads up on it all ... Just keep praying and sending positive vibes that we all get some answers soon .. hugs to everyone ... so glad she has such wonderful friends who care ... JO

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  112. Thank you for the reply Jo. Yes, you are right, we should just continue to send Deena our love and positive vibes! Have you sent mail addressed to her husband? I thought if he received a letter directed to him, maybe he would let us all know what is going on. But maybe you have tried this already, as I know mail was sent to her home address. I guesss all we can do is wait, as frustrating as that is at this time!
    Take care all,
    Darlene

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  113. I was considering doing that ... might be the only way we can get answers ... but I had sent her a card in December with a long note ... never heard anything back ... its our only other option I guess ... JO

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  114. I wish SOMEBODY would let us know as to what is going on. Even her friends must know how she liked to read her comments to her. We don't mean to be snoopy we just care about her.

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  115. My guess is that Deena has had some brain damage that has prevented her from even commenting, and no wonder after all the poor thing has been through in the last few years, all the medications and treatments and... well, it is just very sad.

    It is NOT like Deena to play games or not respond, so I can only think that she can't.

    I don't believe the Facebook page is her.

    She was so warm and loved her blog friends. This behavior makes no sense unless she simply cannot reach out and the situation is very bad, or she has passed away.

    Very very odd none of her close friends who know her in 'real' day to day life has left any messages here letting us who all care about her know. Cruel even.

    No answer to mail? Phone number disconnected?Those aren't good signs.

    That is one of the most difficult things about a blog with someone who is facing an illness. We all get emotionally involved and root for them to get better.

    Asking someone close to you to leave a message on your blog if the worst happens is really helpful, only because there is an ending, and not just an ongoing worry.

    Bless you, dear Deena, wherever your Spirit is.

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  116. Hello Ladies!
    Yes Cinderella, I agree with everything you said. It is rather cruel to all of us who have followed her for all of these years to not be imformed about Deenas situation at this time. I just took the bull by the horns and wrote a note to her hubby Rich. I told him how worried we all are and that if he could please somehow let us know how Deena is doing. So we'll see what happens. If I do hear back, I will immediately let all of you know, as he has my email and home address.
    Take care all!
    Darlene

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  117. I do hope there is some news soon. I was ill last year and unable to keep up with blogging and was so worried to find recently that nothing has been heard of Deena since before Christmas. I have followed her for nearly three years, such a lovely, sweet person. I am sure she wouldn't want to worry us which of course makes it even more worrying.

    I shall check back each day (as I have been) and hope there will be some good news very soon.

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  118. I just don't understand it. She has talked about best friends in the past and they surely know her blogspot and how she liked to keep up with her online friends. I wish they would take some time and tell us how she is. We don't need paragraph after paragraph just a short note about her.

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  119. I sent a snail mail to her address a month ago and never heard anything. Hope someone has better luck.

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  120. I too have sent several notes to her house via snail mail ... one was answered ... I had sent a package ... the last one after that was not ... lets hope some news soon .. ~ JO

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  121. You know, this may be a last resort - but if someone has her home address - you COULD call the local police department and ask for them to make a welfare check on her.

    Say you have not heard from her and you are worried, it isn't like her. Tried to call, no answer, etc.

    They usually will go by the house and try to make contact - and if they find someone at home, often you can call back - or they will call you back - and let you know if she is okay. Or not.

    Just a thought. I'd do it myself if I had her address.

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  122. Deena used to always answer my emails. I got one right before her surgery in December. It didnt sound like her at all. I feel she did have some behavior changes due to her tumors. She may not remember she had a blog. I think we should just pray for her everyday and send loving thoughts. We will find out something I feel it...I know how frustrating and worrisome this all is to every one that has followed this sweet lady...Has anyone thought of calling the house??? Is the family unlisted?? I know its kinda forward, but we may find something out that way. Just a thought. Jackie

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  123. Ok ... I sent Deena a package in November .. got a note back from her ... she said she has problems remembering her password to this blog ... I sent her a card in December ... have heard nothing since ... I called her house the number is disconnected ... this is not like Deena and it is not like one of her good friends to not come on here with some kind of message to let us know what is going on ... I think the welfare check might be a good idea ...

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  124. Though I will say this ... I am not sure how we would explain to the police who we are and why we are doing the check ... they may not be willing to do that ... if anyone could come up with any other ideas ... keep praying we get an answer soon ... also I know the facebook page ... everything on there was actually posted word for word from one of her other blogs ... its not her

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  125. NEEREANDEAR,,,,What do you type in on facebook?

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  127. The name on the page is Deena A Warner (Deena Cleaver) .... however you will not bring it up during a search on facebook .. it doesnt show up ... I tried Deena Warner ... Deena A Warner ... Deena A Warner (Deena Cleaver) ...nothing comes up ... I found a comment she made on Harry Conick Jrs page ... and thats how I found the actual page .... Good luck ... if anyone hears anything let us know ...

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  128. Oh that explains it NeereAnDear. I tried going on FB and was unable to find our Deena Warner anywhere! Well, I guess we're just stuck waiting. What else can we do? I sent a letter to Deena's husband several days ago and haven't heard anything back. Just send our love and prayers her way!
    Darlene

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  129. I am keeping my fingers crossed ... I sent a package to her back in November so I may go ahead and write him a small note too ... he will remember what it was since it was for the house ... he may not write if he isnt sure who anyone is ... one can only hope we will get a response somehow ... thanks for doing that Darlene ....

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  130. I did some searching on peoplefinders.com and am going to try to send Rich an e-mail and as well call the three different phone number that are listed for them.
    If there is no answer, I will also send a letter to their home fed ex signature required and see if I can get a response.
    Anything I find out, I will post a comment here.

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  131. I just called the Chillicothe police department and asked them to do a welfare check on the last address I had on Curtis Drive. They were VERY nice, and said they would send a deputy over to check on her, and then would call me back and let me know.

    All three of the phone numbers that I had for her have been disconnected.

    I also just tried sending an e-mail to Rich. Hope that the e-mail address is current/correct.

    If the Curtis address is wrong - please can someone let me know what the correct one is - and I let the deputy know.

    Will keep everyone posted. We ought to be able to find out something now, one way or the other.

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    1. The deputy went to the door, and she is home and came to the phone and spoke with me!:)

      She is fine, she said she is doing better.

      She said she cannot remember her blog password, so couldn't post.

      She had her old phone numbers disconnected, but she gave me her new cell phone number 309 397-2238 and said it was okay for people to call, and also her e-mail : rosegardener55@yahoo.com

      What a relief! She sounded shaky but good. And I told her everyone was worried and sent their loving thoughts.

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  132. Cinderella ... thank you so very very much for doing this !!! Good news !!! Thank you !!

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  133. Thank God we have heard something. Bless her little heart. I'm not sure her # should be posted on the net like this. Perhaps we need to rethink this. Who knows what crank calls she could get.
    Thanks "Cinderella".

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  134. Thank you so much for taking that huge step! So glad you talked to her. Has she been to the blog and seen all the comments? I'm very surprised her family didn't take the time to make a comment just to ease the fears of those who took this trek with her for the last several years.

    Anyway...

    So glad to know she is home and well. This is a strong lesson to all of us here to WRITE down our information and be sure our family's know what to do for us just in case.

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  135. I did worry about posting the info., but I hope that the only people who come here are those who love Deena.

    I asked Deena her permission to do so, and truly hope all will be okay and that people respect the info. and only use it for good if they know her and want to be in contact again.

    I also cannot erase it, or I would. Thanks for making me worry! Was your intention to make me feel bad? It worked.

    Deena did not sound to me like she is going to start another blog. I think perhaps it is a bit complicated for her right now.
    I told her that she could leave a comment herself - or even start a new blog and have traffic redirected from this blog to her new one, but I go the feeling that was too involved.

    She was touched that people cared and I think it made her feel good.

    Glad we have news, and I am glad to have taken the initiative -- and so VERY thankful to that kind deputy who made the welfare check!

    Yes, it IS a lesson to all of su to have our passwords and log-ins stored somewhere safe where it can be easily be retrieved later by a family member or friend.

    Rich has as of yet not responded to my e-mails so the address I had for him may not be correct.

    Just because we online are 'cyber-friends' doesn't mean the friendships aren't real or true or meaningful.

    Again another lesson to all of us to make sure if anything happens to us, we have a friend who lets our other blog friends know what is going on.Not knowing causes so much worry and concern, and just a minute or two of thoughfulness on someone else's part can ease that.

    Continuing to send loving, healing thoughts Deena's way:)

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  136. Thank you Cinderella! So glad you had a duputy go right to Deenas door, so we know firsthand now she is doing as ok as she can after everything she has been through! Don't worry about posting the information that you did. I feel people that go to these comments are ones that have followed Deena for years and truly care about her! Again, thank you so much! And keep us posted if you have any additional information in the future.
    Hugs to you!

    Darlene

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  137. You are so welcome, ChristyABC, NeeranDeere and Starzie:)!

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  138. Thank you so very much Cinderella!!! It is such a relief to read the good news, you did a wonderful job taking the initiative like that. We can all feel more comfortable now you have put our minds at rest :-)

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  139. ShySongbird,
    Thank you! Hopefully Deena will get a bunch of e-mails from people (us) that she can read and enjoy!

    I wrote 'thank-you' notes to the dispatcher and the deputy:)

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  140. Hi all ... I spoke with Deena at great length today and now I understand why she has had so much trouble with her blog ... I will explain in a minute ... first off ... she said to thank everyone who has taken the time to write ... she is well ... she has lost some eyesight which is keeping her from driving but is taking that in stride ... her Dr appointments are much less than they used to be so she is quite happy about that ... she sounded good ... really good ... tires easily which is understandable ... the facebook page ... is indeed hers ... now on to the blog ... the reason for all the trouble is that Deenas blog is connected to her website ... its not so much that she lost the password as it is that she lost her customized website when she had her surgery ... it expired ... so because she does not have the website she does not have a way to connect to the blog from the back end ... this is why she has been unable to post ... she also tried to leave a comment as an anonymous guest ... however google is not letting that happen either ...... she was amazed that so many people care for her and she felt so bad that she couldnt get on here and let anyone know she was ok ...it frustrated her as much as it did us ... she is trying to regain her website back ... if not she is planning on starting a new blog and direct this blog to that one ... her email also was customized which is why that is gone also .... but is doing what she can to get it all straightened out .... she said it may take a while and to let you all know and says she is blessed that she has so many wonderful friends ... HUGS ALL ~ JO

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  141. What great news to know Deena is doing OK. Thank you Cinderella, your efforts to communicate paid off and you are to be commend for taking the bull by the horns!

    NeereAnDeer, many thanks for filling us in on the status of the blog and sharing your conversation with sweet Deena. I'm so happy to know she knows we care and think about her daily. Hopefully she'll regain her blog or be able to start another one soon.

    I've done what many suggest, leaving info. on accessing my blog with my husband - of course I forgot that if anything happened to us both during our travels that won't work! Will also leave info. where my family can find it and request they do the same if necessary.
    This blogging world is so special and the friends I've made in the past 5 years are very dear to me. I would always want them to know if anything happens down he road!

    Hugs to all here - Mary (A Breath of Fresh Air)

    Deena - we love you.

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  143. Mary Mar and NeereanDear,
    You are welcome:)
    Deena gave/gives so much love and kindess - it was very nice to return it in a small way by letting her know how much she matters!

    How frustrating to be shut out of your own blog! I write all my passwords down somewhere, now because I rarely remember them, and that could happen all too easily to me too with google or blogger or facebook!

    Glad that Deena is reading all these comments, and VERY glad she is alive and doing well.
    Many many many hugs, dear Deena:)

    May the roses bloom for you this Spring and summer, and the hummingbirds visit you with joy!

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  144. Test .... I have twice written a post that has disappeared ?

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  145. NeereAnDear - have tried to email you, but could not find an email address.
    Would you please email me
    dropshopree@yahoo.com

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  146. Hi Sheree ... I sent you an email ... let me know if you dont get it ...

    ~ JO

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  147. Thank God that Deena is still doing well. I know we get worried when don't see posts and I know I appreciate the update. You are in my prayers daily, sweet lady. I think of you every morning when I see my little mermaid box on my dresser. Be well Deena. *e*

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  148. If anyone wants to reach me ... go to

    www.neereandearcreations.com ....

    there is a ... contact us .... link ... I will answer your email ...

    ~ JO

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  149. Very good news to hear, thanks to all who tried and made it happen. I am so happy for her and her family that things are okay.

    Think of you often Deena. I hope spring will bring you new joys!

    Renee

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  150. Yes, such wonderful news about Deena! Hi Deena!

    And such great detective work Cinderella....very gutsy to call the police. :o) That was very kind of them to go out there.

    Anyway, just like everyone, I am so glad to hear all is well and that we can all breathe a little easier now.

    Good luck Deena with your website situation. Hope you get that sorted out.

    Take care and lots of continued healing wishes.

    Fondly,
    Lori

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  151. Hi all .... this is a previous post that seems to have been deleted ... supposedly by me... however I only deleted one post and that was today and had nothing to do with anything so I am checking to see if this one actually posts or something happens to it ....

    I need to clear up a misconception ... Deena did not forget her password ... Deena had a customized website with a domain name ... her blog was connected to her website as was her email ... google account etc ... the website expired while she was having surgery ... because it expired .. she had no way to access the blog as it was directly linked ... she also tried to leave a comment on here anonymously but google wouldnt let her do it ... she will have to sign up for a new google account first so she may just go ahead and do that and start a new blog .. hope this makes a bit more sense as to why she had so much trouble .. hugs all ~ JO

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  152. Thanks to all the kind ladies who did all this work and found out that Deena is okay. So many of us have been following her blog since the beginning, and have been worried about her. I am happy to know she is well and hope that she continues to get better!

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  153. I'm so glad I finally came here instead of just looking at my Google sidebar, and not seeing any updates~Deena-you have been in my prayers...what a relief to see from your dear friend's that you are ok!!!!

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  154. This isn't exactly working right for me either-hey Google-get your act together!!!

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  155. THe dumb comment thing won't let me contunue unless I keep using a new comment box! So Deena-I love you-can't wait to see some new posts from you and read what you are doing! Love, Debra

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  156. Sweet Deena- I am glad to hear you are doing well! I think about you often and your reminder to acknowledge your blessings and joys! You are one of them!

    Mere

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  157. I hope all is well, and we hear more from you in the near future! Hope your friends can keep us up dated in the meantime

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  158. Hi Deena. Praying that you are recovering well from surgery and that you are enjoying this glorious Spring!

    Blessings... Polly

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  159. I hope that you are okay. See the countless comments on your post? These are the people that cares about you. Post another piece just to ease our worries about you.
    Ed Butowsky

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