Friday, February 8, 2008

We Are Home!

All went well. I had Taxotere & CarboPlatin

& Herceptin & Neulasta( to help my body fight that infection)

They were all IV's except the Neulasta shot.

I had one teeny reaction to the Taxotere, so my nurse

stopped it ..called Dr. Prager , then start the prescribed Benedryl

drip, then proceeded with the Taxotere after that

was done!! The benedryl immediately helped the pressure

at the base of my skull and neck.

Praise God for this LIFE SAVING CHEMO day!!

I came home to a sweet Dancing Queen Valentine Box

I won from Miss Rhea

a lovely Penny Rug and stitchery for Henny Penny Prims

& some hand sanitizing products made for chemo patients from

a friend of Amy of Four Sisters Cottage..who works for Avant, the

company who invented the product.

What great timing..I was so delighted!

I'll post pics later..

OH I FORGOT..our possum "Mr Sanders" was up the crab tree eating

the fruit..I got pics of him too. This was God's gift to me today also!!

thank you all for your can never know how much

it means to me



  1. on my mind so strongly....wanted to check in on you and see how things went.....i'm so thankful it was a good day and you were able to begin this process. .....
    hugs, prayers and in my heart.

  2. Deena, much love to you, was so relieved and pleased to hear that you began treatment today. Take care, thinking of you, xoxo

  3. So glad you are now home and can take it easy. Thanks for your e-mail, I hugged Bob for you!!

    I have just posted and have dedicated it to you - stop by when you have time and breathe in some fresh Spring air from North Carolina.

    Deena - you remain in my thoughts and I hope tonight you will sleep well.

    Hugs from me - Mary X

  4. you are my hero, deena!!! much love to you!

  5. I found the link to your blog on Isabella's Closet and wanted to stop by to say hello. God bless you.

  6. Deena, what nice surprises you had when you arrived home. I'm sure you are very deserving of each and every one.

    Keeping you in prayer,

  7. Glad to hear that you are home. You are in my prayers:)

  8. Deena,

    So glad you are home and finished with your first chemo treatment. You have been in my thoughts and on my heart the entire day.

    I continue to pray for you, Rich and Nichole and her family. Keep your eyes heavenward.

    Love and blessings,

  9. Hi Deena, so happy to hear that you have had your first chemo treatment. Take care.

  10. Our prayers surround you. Rejoicing with you that treatment has started. Is there anything that we can send that you would enjoy doing while in your chemo sessions? Rest... -Polly

    I KNEW there was a reason the sun was extra bright & smiling today!! Im SO HAPPY you got to finally start your treatment Deena! Today is the first day of the REST of your life~ BIG HUGS! R

  12. Praying for you. Glad your back home.

  13. Deena you are blessing many people!


    Love to you

  14. Hip Hip Hoooray!!!!!!
    This is such great news Deena!

    Ok cancer get ready.....
    we are gonna kick your butt!

    Hugz and smiles,

  15. There is the unexplainable and undeniable power of God....I do hold that shield of faith high, for you Deena, for your healing...
    Be safe in Jesus!
    Love to you!

  16. yeah glad your home
    take it easy!
    enjoy your weekend!

  17. Deena, I haven't commented before but I loved seeing your smiling face today and I am so glad that you began your treatment.

    I went through chemo for breast cancer in 200l and I am right there praying for your healing. Thinking of you, Cheryl from Cherdecor

  18. I'm so glad you got your first treatment today...please rest and take it easy..lots of prayers coming your way...

  19. Dear Deena, have been thinking of you most of this day. It is good to see your photo and to learn you are home. It is amazing how the good Lord puts people together ... He knits our hearts together because we belong to Him and thus, to one another. You are my sister in Christ and I pray His best for you. May He give you strength, peace, comfort and well-being, in spite of chemotherapy. May this treatment defeat each cancer cell in such a way that God will be glorified and honored. May you have time to rest, sleep and dream peaceful dreams. May time with your family be more than you could wish for.
    Rest well my new friend.

  20. Deena - been "seeing" ya around Blogville - just checking in to tell you that not only are you a beautiful looking woman, you look strong too! Wishing you all the best as you beat this! With love, Esther Sunday

  21. Sweet lady, just lifted up prayers for you. I know He holds you gently in His hangs, and that His hands are firm and strong. You are glowing today. :) Hugs,

  22. Good Evening Deena,
    "WELCOME BACK HOME" from your very successful Chemo. "PRAISE GOD" everything went well and only a minor reaction to the one medication. "PRAISE GOD" again for another wonderful day for you and "CONGRATULATION'S" on winning Ms. Rhea's Giveaway. You truly do deserve it my friend. I do hope you have a restful and peaceful weekend. Just take care of yourself and take it easy. Take care my friend and have a great evening/weekend. May God continue to Bless You and Yours.

    Much Love, Prayers, and Hugs,
    Karen H.

  23. Wow, honey, you started the treatment. I started Feb. 6th last wild we are almost on the same calender. My heart tremors at all you have to go through, it does, cuz I was there, but ya know girl, ya get through it. God's grace and the love of others carries us. You will and are being carried, and in a sense, enjoy the ride. It really is a special time. To some that might sound wild, but it is. There are always treasures to be found in everything.

    Hugging you my friend and holding you close in prayer.
    love you,

  24. I am so glad to see you are home and that the chemo went as well as possible. God Bless and Keep you,

  25. Aren't you lovely, always a smile or at least a hint of one. I want that kind of fearlessness just ot face everyday life. I admire you Deena. Keeping you in my prayers - Jennifer

  26. Glad that DAY ONE is over. Hope the next days are smooth sailing. I know you are anticipating some bad days but just remember that BAD is not from God and just dwell on the fact that it is going to get better!

  27. Very Good Deena,
    So glad that all has gone well and you have done sooooooo good!
    I think your great big SMILE and your winning attitude will help you SO much through this process!
    Hang in there my friend!
    We are all praying.
    Be blessed,

  28. Dear Deena, I'm so glad you were able to get your chemo today. I'll pray that you won't have any more reactions. At least the Benadryl will make you drowsy and you might just get to sleep tonight. I'll be checking on you tomorrow by phone.

  29. You are bold and beautiful Deena!

  30. Mrs. Deena, you need to hop over to my site! I have something for you dear. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Jennifer

  31. Hi Deena: I came over from Jennifer's blog. I wanted to say that I understand what you are going through. My husband had cancer a few years back. Chemo wasn't always a fun experience. My prayers are with you as you go through these treatments. I pray that God's healing hand will be upon you.

  32. Thinking of you so very much. You look sooo pretty!

  33. Hi Deena! So very pleased that you were able to get your treatments started. Will continue remembering you in my daily prayers. Your pictures are beautiful, especially the crown one that Mary did for you on her blog! Isn't she the greatest?!?

    Much Love & Hugs & Prayers,
    Angelic Accents

  34. I am glad you are home - the place where you can fill up you batteries, gather strength and lot of love. I am so happy for you. You are a true brave heart!

    Have a relaxed and joyful weekend, Suzy

  35. You are such a strong lady Pretty Pink Princess. Prayers and blessings coming your way.

  36. I came here from Mary's blog Isabellas Closet. I am glad you are home.
    I do pop on your blog from time to time, and I think of you often.
    Lots of hugs and Prayers for you.

  37. Deena...
    Been thinking of you & wishing you only good things!
    Have a restful weekend & so happy treatment has started!
    Take gentle care...

  38. So glad to hear you got to have your first treatment, Deena!! I will continue to pray for you & your family. Many hugs~~Jackie

  39. That valentine box is so lovely. I am a pink lover too.


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