Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tales from the Princess

Today's trip was good. Driving felt reasonably comfortable.
Dr Mammolito liked the poster print. 
 She said I was
coming along well, and perhaps
I was doing a bit too much, thus the discomfort.
She thought my progress on how far I could
lift my right arm was good.  I tell ya , with 39 
lymph nodes taken out, tis hard to work that
arm too much.

She told me
"I found your pretty in pink blog"
She googled herself to see what was out there, cuz
you never know..and found my blog.  At least I 
wrote good things!! How cool is that..???

She's so fun..I really like her a WONDERFUL doctor
and an awesome woman.
Tomorrow Rich and I venture to the Oncologist. It's my 
first visit so he wants to go and I want him to.
I'm sure the chemo game plan will be discussed and
the path mapped out so, the journey continues.
Thanks for caring and visiting
and keeping me happy.

Lots of Love


  1. What a great report fom Doctor Denise. Good luck tomorrow with the Oncologist. It is wonderful that Rich is being so supportive of you.
    Take care.
    Check the comments on your last post. I have given you an award.

  2. Hello,
    Dena, sounds like you are starting to
    feel alittle better, I have been thinking and praying for you, rest, peace and a quick healing and recovery, love to you Pinkie Denise

  3. It sounds like you are recovering ver nicely!!! Don't overdo it. I had a Dr.'s appointment today myself...blah! Not fun. I too am doing the "chemo" thing but for a different painful health issue.
    I was so sorry to hear you were feeling discomfort and not sleeping well. Things will get better.
    Hang in there!
    Thanks for keeping everyone posted as to how your doing. I'm keeping an eye on your site and keeping you in my heart!
    Be blessed,
    Joyce M.

  4. I'm glad it went well. Thanks for th update. :)

  5. Good Morning Deena,
    I'm so glad you got a wonderful report from Dr. Denise. "PRAISE GOD"!!!! I'm glad the driving wasn't too much for you. Yes, you should be taking it easy and not trying to overdo yourself. I do hope the appointment with the Oncologist goes well today also. I'm so glad your DH is wanting to go with you and that he is very supportive of you. I'm continuing to pray for you. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  6. Deena,
    I'm so happy the report was good fro Dr. Denise... I think she is right on you doing too much... it seemed to me that you were doing an awful lot for a little lady who had just had the extensive surgery that you had had... but I know you were only trying to do as much as possible so you would feel well again!!
    slow down dear... and let our prayers work for you... God is listening..
    I am so glad that Rich is going with you to your first oncologist appt...
    I am anxious to hear what the treatment plan is!!

  7. Thoughts with you as you begin on the path to chemo-land...glad Rich went too...extra ears makes all the difference. It's like learning a whole new language and you'll be a "pro" with it before you know it!!

  8. Hi Deena, I'm glad you had a good report from your doc. About the lymph nodes and working your arm: be careful and don't let it go too long if you think you're not progressing as you should. I had lymph nodes removed and went to a physical therapist several weeks (too long!) after surgery. She was able to help me regain most of my range of motion, but had I gone earlier perhaps I could have avoided some discomfort and frustration. Everyone's different, I know, so I don't mean to alarm you. I just wanted to let you know that if you think you should be further along with your arm movement then don't hesitate to go to a PT. They work wonders!

    My surgery was not at the teaching hospital in town, but it been, I would have seen a physical therapist before my surgery, while I was in the hospital, and after. That's their standard protocol. Pretty cool! The hospital I went to doesn't work that way, nor does my surgeon (I asked him about it). Oh well, I still like him and am so grateful for his help! Take care, Katie

  9. Hi Dena...sounds like a good report! I hope you are resting easily and more comfortably today...

  10. I'm glad you have a doctor you can feel comfortable with, that makes such a differance in recovery!

    And how funny that she found you online! yep, you never know who is reading!

  11. Dearest Deena, I am so happy that you got such a good report from Dr. Denise! I'll be thinking of you when you visit your Oncologist tomorrow. I'm sending you my prayers and much love as you move forward to the next stage of your recovery. Hugs, Suzanne.

  12. I'm hoping your visit today went well. Thinking of you...

  13. Deena,

    We are home safe and sound. I do hope you are doing well. We had a wonderful time, but so nice to be home. Drop me an email when you are feeling up to it.

    Love and blessings,

  14. Dear Deena,

    I am glad your visit went well with your doctor. How neat that she found your blog! I really hope your visit with the oncologist goes well too. You better listen to your doctor and take it a little easier and really rest and recover.

    I blogged about the cute little deer you sent me and everybody loves them! Thank you again for sending them to me.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Fondly, Sharon

  15. Cannot believe that I have not been here and left a comment.... I am so glad that you had a good day and that you are feeling a bit better... You take it slow and don't over do .. but if you are anything like me I am an overdoer from the get go....... I do not slow down for much...... but try sweetie..

    Health and healing from the word of God I send to you today...


  16. Deena - you have an award on my site. Happy Saturday!


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