Saturday, February 9, 2008

In the Pink

I'm doing  pretty in pink  good .  Only got sick once last night and
today I have a pink face & neck  but that's 
one of the expected side effects.
  A headache too, but
big deal!!
Slept about 7 hours without a sleeping pill..that's good!
I go back on 2/29/2008 for my second of SIX treatments, then
a new Pet/CT scan after the 6 chemo treatments, the pl
an is about a month after chemo, 
radiation starts.  
The Herceptin( IV) is a once every three weeks for a year also.

I got an award today from Suzy of Wild Rose Cottage

I'm have no more courage than any of you who
are fighting such hard times, so please I'm passing this on to
all of you.
and an award from Jan of Bold & Free 
a few days ago for sharing joy despite physical turmoil,
oh we all have that, but God makes us strong & when
we cant' be He carries us through it.

Feel free to take  all awards for you or to give to others with me blessingS!!

This award came from Jennifer of Dust Bunny Hostage

Please feel free to take all the awards for you or to pass on to
someone else
thank you all for the kindness

and a little wings for us to fly on.

LASTLY..sign up for my Easter Banner Drawing on Feb 15th

enjoy the day the Lord hath made,


  1. Deena, Glad you were able to sleep a while. I pray the day goes well for you. Allow that wonderful husband of yours to help you today. Talk later.

  2. Deena, So happy to hear you are doing "pretty in pink good" :-}
    Wonderful that you slept without a pill! Yeah!!
    Yes you have much more courage then a lot of us! You are so very brave my dear..
    Hope the red face/neck and headache get better soon.
    Try and have a good week end!
    Love & lots of hugs to you my sweet friend {{{{{{{Deena}}}}}}}

  3. Deena
    Sorry I have been missing but when I did arrive at your blog, I read the wonderful news of your start on recovery. You look lovely in pink and you are as pretty inside as outside. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pictures and I was happy Mr Sanders came to visit you.
    Peace be with you dear brave one.

  4. Deena,
    I was hoping you would be able to get through the entire night without getting sick... but once isn't too bad...I pray that you are able to take these treatments on schedule so they can do their best work!!!
    so happy that you are doing "pretty in pink good" this morning...

  5. Deena....So glad that you could sleep a while and I hope that you feel better each day after your treatments......praying you do not get sick......sleep well, stay warm and enjoy the day. Hugs.........

  6. Deena,

    I'm so glad you got a good night's sleep without meds. That's terrific. You certainly deserve that courage award and all the others as well.

    Hoping that headache doesn't linger. Take care of yourself and be sure not to overdo.

    My prayers for you and your family continue soaring to heaven.

    Love and blessings,

  7. Sounds like the schedule is set for "getting well"! It'll be so great to hear the cancer is G.O.N.E. Take today, wrap up in a blanket and let people wait on you like a queen. REST, REST, REST. Let that headache go away. Even if you don't feel tired, do it. Those are orders from the "paupers" of the pink kingdom.

  8. Sleep is so good. I'm glad to hear you got some. Rest and relax, Deena. Let the world come to you.

  9. Deena, I've called in reinforcements, an international team, each offering thoughts and prayers. I think we have six continents covered, so if you feel a little extra sunshine today, well, there is more from where that came. The crunching and folding community is one of the most loyal and faithful group of loving individuals I've ever met. And they are with you too, with you now.

    Oh, and morning. Coffee and cinnamon rolls this morning. Still hot, on both accounts. I'll throw a blanket in the dryer to warm and be on my way in just a bit. Made you smile didn't I? :-D

  10. You deserve every award! Have a restful weekend dear friend.

    Most sincerely,

  11. Oh, so thankful for the good nights sleep. I think that is a great sign!
    hugs, bj

  12. You are such an inspiration - so glad you had some good sleep, Deena!

  13. Happy Saturday Deena! Good to learn you're up and about today. Also good to learn you were able to sleep. I know the importance of that.
    Your attitude and courage are an inspiration to each of us. That helps so much when you're facing trials, doesn't it?
    Much love to you my new friend.

  14. Hello Deena, you don't know me, but I am stitcher and a Christian that maintains a blog here in cyberville. I found your blog from another and, while I don't know what you're battling, in the eternal scheme, we are sisters. You have my best hopes and prayers and many, many good thoughts being sent your way! May the chemo go well without too much icky stuff.
    Blessings, Julie

  15. Correct, I did read the rest of your sidebar and now know that part of your story and how to more specifically pray. May you find unexpected blessings on this difficult road.


  16. Hi Deena BJ over at Sweeet Nothings has a little note on her blog hat says pray for Deena. SO I just wanted to let you know I'll be praying for you. YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT AND BE FINE. I have always found Psalm 103 to be a comfort whenever healing is needed. Verse 4 says" who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases" The rest of it is great too. I'll be reading your blog with interest to see how you're doing. Rhondi XO

  17. Good Morning Deena,
    "PRAISE GOD" for a good night's rest with only one interuption. I do hope the sickness you had wasn't real bad for you. Hopefully your headache won't last too long. "CONGRATULATION'S" on all of the very well deserved Awards especially the "Courage Award". You are one Courageous Woman. I don't know if I could be as strong as you if I was going thru this. Take care my friend and have a great day/weekend. May God continue to Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  18. your attitude, an inspiration to all of us.....hoping you continue feeling "pretty in pink"
    hugs and prayers

  19. I found you site from JustJoni's blog, my mother is a breast cancer survior, and I think you are just beautiful,my thoughts are with you. God bless you with very a very good day!!

  20. Deena, I can see the smile on that Pretty in Pink face. You deserve every award and more for your courage and strength to fight and share your journey with women. Let your kingdom wait on you and get some needed rest and sleep so your body can heal itself. It is good to know that you got 7 hours of sleep and only sick once. A blanket of warm hugs and love is coming your way. Love Ya, Pat

  21. Deena are soooo beautiful both physically and in spirit !! My goodness, you have a glow about you !!
    I'm thinking of you always and praying the treatments bring about healing and no sickness !! Rest, relax or play just be blessed !!!!

  22. Hello Deena
    I think you look amazing and so peaceful in your photos..
    I have told my sister in law about your courage.. her breast cancer has returned and she is now due for a mastectomy and possible chemo.. you are an inspiration and I am sure will be of great comfort to her..
    Love to you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Deena sounds like you are coping really well with your first treatment. How wonderful that you got 7 hours sleep without any medication.
    Thinking of you

  24. Dearest Deena:

    Last week at church, we sang a song and immediately I thought of you. After reading your last few posts, I had to share it with you.

    You Never Let Go by Matt Redman

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    Your perfect love is casting out fear,
    And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life, I won't turn back, I know you are near.

    And I will fear no evil, For my God is with me, And if God is with me, Whom then shall I fear? Whom then shall I fear?

    Oh no, You never let go, Through the calm and through the storm,
    Oh no, You never let go, in every high and every low
    Oh no, You never let go, Lord You never let go of me
    And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on, A glorius light beyond all compare

    And there will be an end to these troubles, but until that day comes, We'll live to know You here on earth

    Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on, And there will be an end to these troubles, But until that day comes

    Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

    I hope this comforts you in some way . . . as He will NEVER let go.

    Praying each day for you,

    In Him,
    Jim's Patty

  25. Ditto Jim's patty message!
    I love you dear friend!!!

  26. deena,
    I am glad to have found your blog. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. Deena ~ I am praying for you !!! You are such a beautiful lady and I have to tell you that the love of the Lord shines brightly in your gorgeous smile ~
    hugs and prayers !

  28. Hi Deena. Like how the award looks on your site - congratulations on actually placing the thing here. Sheesh! We have had problems with our computers and my hubby is giving me the eye - he blaims me you know. Sleep, blessed sleep. I am so glad you got to sleep. You seem to count each blessing. Love you for that! Hope you have a good weekend. You and your hubby are remembered in my prayers. Jennifer

  29. I left you something on my blog.

  30. Deena, I am thankful that you are doing as well as you are after your treatment. It's good that you were able to get some sleep last night, too.

    Congratulations on your awards and for wanting to pass them on to all who visit you regularly, but for me, I don't feel like I should take them. You are going through so much right now, and these awards were specifically for you, Deena. Thanks anyway. You are a sweetie.

  31. Back flip and a double shake, rattle and roll in sheer happiness that you're day has been relatively good and that you got a full 7 hours of rest. Take care, holler if you need anything at all, and I'll check in on you a little later. Love and hugs, x

  32. I am glad to hear that things are happening now. You are so very brave and I admire your spirit!!!


  33. Oh Deena, I'm loving the purse....good job hubby!! I can't believe you live in Chillicothe. I was born and raised in Bloomington, IL. My parents still live there and my hubby's parents live in Lincoln, IL. I get to Illinois once in awhile, in fact my hubby calls on Caterpillar, maybe sometime we can meet and have lunch. That would be so much fun!!

    LeAnn :)


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