Monday, February 18, 2008

Back from the Doctors

I'm doing good, almost all healed up.
I got THREE hugs
from  Dr. Jones , then he asked me about
chemo treatments & radiation

After he left , I started crying..cuz I'm so 
emotional I HATE CANCER!!!.ended up with a nose bleed too.
(darn chemo)

The nurse came in and settled me down, I got
a 3D pic taken of my body too & photos of my 
surgery area.

my joys:
the bird songs woke me this morning
I got three hugs from Dr Jones
I wore blue jeans & look cute
I saw my grandson Caleb for a few minutes and got a kiss and hug from him too
a little nap
God keeps holding me, hearing all your prayers

PLEASE share yours too!!!

I am home & happy now
fondly, Deena


  1. I'm glad your doctor visit went well today. THREE hugs from Dr. Jones, what a treat!! he he Be encouraged that you are such an inspiration to all of us here in blogland praying and rooting for you!

  2. Hi Deena! You do look cute! I love it when you do self portraits...and three hugs ~ he must have known you needed can't be expected to keep a brave face all the time Deena, let it out, I know you need to....

    Making me happy right now:
    I'm home making art, what I love to do.
    My children are home with me this week ~ no schedule!
    I am loved by the Lord although I am so unworthy, like a Father loves a child....
    I have more friends on this earth than I've ever had in my entire life because of the land of Blog ~
    hugs to you, Deena,

  3. So thankful your dr's visit was a good one ... my hematologist gives me a hug before I leave too.
    1.My Uncle had a good report at his vision exam today (he had been losing his eye-sight due to a strong medication he was on ... that's a long story in itself)
    2. My Mom being well enough to care for her brother, my Uncle
    3. Working on the scrapbook for Perri
    4. Spending time with Stef & Erica last night
    5. Being alive & relatively healthy in spite of health issues

  4. Boy, you sure must have loved those HUGS from your cute Doctor!!!
    So glad your home & heard the sweet birds sing for you Deena...
    love Ya...Marilyn

  5. you do look cute!
    hugs from me too!
    and prayers...

  6. Deena:

    You look soooooooooo pretty in that picture. Old Mr. Cancer CAN'T rob you of that beautiful smile.

    Praying for you daily and believing for a complete healing.

    In Him,
    Jim's Patty

  7. Dr. Jones picked a very sweet inspirational lady to Hug today...He is proud of you and we are all proud of you... just remember we are here praying for you each step of this journey...crying with you and rejoicing with you... loving you!!!

  8. THREE HUGS!!! Congratulations!

    You always look beautiful, my friend and yes, sometimes you will be emotional, which is to be expected. Did you know that tears are healing? They cleanse our souls, so don't despair, my friend. You're doing great. Keep up the good work.

    Hope you had a lovely President's Day. We had our first official Family Day in Ontario. I do hope that many families got to spend the day together.

    Love you. Praying for you, Rich and Nichole, as always.

  9. Deena

    I like your attitude. Be positive as much as you can. I know it's hard. In the beginning I cried almost daily. I think that's pretty natural. Mine always happened around 5PM each day. But it ended and I moved on. The bible tells us our words are powerful so be sure to think, feel and speak postively. I don't know if you've seen this on my blog, but on the top of my sidebar I have my mantra. "I am a person who breast cancer was a part of my history...NOT a part of my future!"
    Do everything the doctor tells you, take care of yourself, rest and stay positive. Before you know it, your chemo and radiation will be behind you. I'm praying for you.

    Hugs sweet friend!

  10. Every poke, jab, needle, sickness, worry, fright and panic you may or may not feel is worth every little hug from that sweet little boy.

    More hugs and prayers coming your way from my end of the world!

  11. Hi Deena, you look darling! Spending time with my friend Kathy this weekend made me realize again how big GOD is.....It's ok to cry and let it out, but remember we are all here for you.

    LeAnn :)

  12. Hi Deena,
    You are a beautiful woman inside & out and I am glad your doctors visit went well.

    My joys today:
    1.Going to work and it not being so cold.
    2.Seeing spring flowers already coming up.
    3.Coming home with hubby & him making me supper.
    4.Coming to read about Deena's Day & seeing her pretty pictures. Deena is not only pretty in pink but any color she has on!!!

    Many joys to you Deena. I will be checking in on you each & every day!
    Love & hugs,

  13. You look beautiful!



  14. Deena...... You cry girl,,,,,,,God keeps those tears in a little bottle ....Do not forget that.......

    Psa 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book? He is asking,, you save my tears .. and are you keeping record of them in your book?

    Yeah!!!!!! He is saving those tears.. He knows the meaning of each of them.....and THEN!!!!

    Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.


  15. I forgot......

    1. I got to work with my son all afternoon.. that made me happy..

    2. I get my first shot in my back tomorrow and that should help.

    3. I have found a wonderful lady that is going to come out and clean house for my Mom and Dad !!!

    4.. I have seen many of my blue birds back in my yard.. They have been neglected by me this winder.. I am sorry and I am doing better..

    5. I have lost 1LB!!! YEAH

  16. A "hugfull" day for sure. That is wonderful. The tears flow as a cleansing for all you have been through. Grandson hugs are the best though! Today I:
    1.) Helped my mom with laundry and fixed them supper
    2.) Played with my granddog out in the beautiful sunny day.
    3.) Watched a good movie
    4.) Enjoyed RETIREMENT!
    5.) Thanked GOD for all my blessings

  17. Deena Deena...My goodness girl...Can't see the bottom half, but I do believe you look cute in those jeans and that is a biggy blessing indeed !!!....LOL
    Cry cry cry.....Cleans ya out... !!!
    Had to get my Deena fix....

  18. You look sooooo good, Deena! When I was going through chemo, I found strength by going over scriptures and old hymns in my mind. Somehow, God carried me though.

    I was teaching school at the time and I remember telling my colleagues that I felt like I was being carried.

    God's Word says that He will never leave us nor forsake us. I know that you are finding comfort in Him. He understands your tears.

    When I lay my head on the pillow at night, I pray for you. Many other bloggers are praying for you. You are so blessed, dear friend!

  19. Sometimes we get a little rain right alongside the sunshine. It seems you had a little of both today.
    I got to see my daughter, SIL and little granddaughter for three days straight.
    My husband's and daughter's birthday was today and we celebrated just being together.
    I got to do art today.
    My piano student cancelled.

  20. My prayers are with you. I love your blog.

  21. Good Evening Deena,
    "PRAISE GOD" you got a good report from Dr. Jones. Of course, GOD is healing you. I know that had to be a good feeling for your doctor to give you 3 hugs. You don't see doctor's doing that kind of thing anymore. You look absolutely beautiful upon returning from the doctor's visit.
    Things I'm happy for right now:
    1. Jesus dying on the cross to save me from my sins.
    2. Having you as a friend.
    3. Having a great weekend with my hubby.
    4. Finally being able to re-do my blog. LOL.
    5. Our oldest daughter is much better and was able to go back to School today.
    I have so many things to be happy about, but I only listed a few. It's good that you cried because crying is good for the soul. It also makes you feel better too. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love, Hugs, & Prayers,
    Karen H.
    P.S. I love your new header also.

  22. Hi sweetie!
    First of all, Doogs sends his love and I gave him a hug from you, several times infact. You would just love the little fella. He sure brings smiles to people's faces.
    You look so wonderful! If I didn't know it, I would never think you are fighting cancer. See, it is all about the attitude. You WILL beat it! I just know it!
    Have a lovely week, Deena! We are here for you!
    Becky and Doogs

  23. Dearest Deena, 3 hugs from your lovely Dr. Jones! No wonder though as you look so cute! Stay well dearest girl, my prayers are with you as always, love and hugs, Suzanne.

  24. Keeping you in my prayers, Deena

  25. You look so great. I hope you get lots of rest tonight. Thinking of you.

  26. My sincere prayer is that you get healed Deena. I pray the chemo/radiation works for you my friend.

    You look so pretty in these pictures. I am glad that you you got some hugs and encouragement from Dr. Jones.

    God bless you,


  27. Sounds as if things are looking good and your photo sure looks good! :~)
    Just keep that smile going.....I'm still praying for you along with so many others.

  28. Glad to hear that the visit went well. Keep praying!

  29. Deena, I just love your pictures. You look terrific without makeup and that smile is contagious. Cry all you want---I did it today at my drs. office. I too have some wonderful drs who take good care of me and they are all Christians. I even went to visit my favorite nurse Mona,and got a lot of hugs from her. She was there for me through 10 of my surgeries, so I am working on a Pay it Forward for the nurses in 3 West. God Bless you sweet Deena, Love Ya, Pat
    ps, I only have 1 committement so far---they don't know what they will be missing-lol.

  30. Oh sweetie, if you had to shed tears, I hope you felt refreshed afterward. Cleansing tears can be a relief at times. Follow what is in your heart sometimes and try not to always be what you think that others around you need for you to be. It is a lot of work, hiding it all. When we are weak He is strong, right? I wish I looked cute in my jeans...sigh. Well, maybe in a few months! Jennifer

  31. What an inspiration you are, Deena. So very glad your dr. appt. went well today! Is he a young good looking one? Just wondering about the 3 hugs!! TeeHee

    You look might pretty with no makeup! I'd never pose without mine.

    Will continue praying for you daily, sweet friend!

    Big Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  32. Hi Deena...3 hugs! Wow..lucky gal...

    You looks so pretty..I hope you're doing okay..I know you are strong.

    My joys today were cleaning the garage...packing up the car for a Goodwill run tomorrow and watching a GUY FLICK with my Hubby...(a movie about hockey)..I figured its the least I could do after he sat and watched Becoming Jane with me yesterday!

  33. Deena you are looking really good.
    Wow 3 hugs!!! Lucky you!!
    Thinking of you.
    Take care.

  34. Good Morning Deena,
    I hope that you have had a good night's rest and feeling fairly good this morning. I just wanted to let you know that when you felt like it and had time, drop by. I have a couple of things for you on my today's post. I haven't been asleep all night. I was sleepy when I went to bed, but just couldn't sleep. I am having my morning coffee now and out visiting a bit. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love, Hugs, & Prayers,
    Karen H.

  35. You're in my prayers dear Deena.

    You look beautiful in your photos.


    Sarah x

  36. You DO look cute! I'm glad your visit went well.

    I think I'd be scared of a 3D picture of my body. They don't put them up on the wall the way they do with babies at the pediatrician's office, do they? :)

  37. You look gorgeous and sound joyful!

    Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ~Dorothy Bernard

    Blessed Be.

  38. Deena, you are so lovely! I'm really happy you like your doctor and that he likes you too.. that's so important.
    You are a blessing and an inspiration to so many people.
    Hugs to you!

  39. I look in often Deena to see how you are getting on. Your hair is looking fab, keep with that style, it really suits you. x

  40. You look GORGEOUS!!!

    We are continuing our prayers for you, Deena.

    Much Love... *Linda*


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