Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 2nd

is chemo #5 of 6, here I am getting pumped with 
poison, life saving!! and almost 5 lbs lighter!!

then #6 is in 3 weeks..May 23rd.

Life is good here in the woods.

Busy days...sleeping nights

loving every minute of it & OH

American Idol!! well I am WAY sold on David Cook, but if David Archuleta or Syesha Mercado win, I will NOT be dissapointed.

Farewell to Brooke..don't know how she got so FAR..she's sweet but not as talented as some who have long gone.

love to all of you..& here's my sweet friend Sandra isn't she a doll. She's doing good, keep her in your prayers.


  1. good evening, sweet friend.....keeping you always in thoughts and prayers....and close in heart tomorrow....hope it all goes well.
    your friend is glad to hear it is good for her. cathy is home..resting and pain is not as bad as first day...will find out more next week.
    signed up for the walk, on the day she had her surgery...good day to commit...
    have a wonderful sleep ( you are probably already there) and will be praying for a good day of chemo tomorrow!
    love and prayers,

  2. Great to hear you are doing so well.Nearly finished with chemo!!Yay!!!! Thinking of Sandra and wishing her well
    Take care

  3. Sandra is a beauty! You are both in my prayers....I will be thinking of you tomorrow...

  4. I'll be praying for you tomorrow with your #5 Tx. Soon you'll be done with them all.
    Just keep on being your sweet self - and we'll all be here for you.
    Blessings to you.

  5. Hope your chemo no. 5 goes off fine. You are in my thoughts.
    Your friend Sandra is so pretty! Sending loving thoughts her way too.

  6. Hi Sweetie -

    You are in my prayers today and tomorrow and all the time. :)

  7. Praying with you today as Chemo #5 gets under way...
    still remembering Sandra as she walks through her trials...

    now for American Idol...

    I do like David Archuleta,

    I don't like David Cook (He always looks too unkempt and dirty)

    but I loved Brooke...I thought she had talent...not only did she sing but she could play the instruments...I thought Simon was way too hard on her...
    I guess my next choices will be either Syesha or David Archuleta...

    May the best one win!!!
    Love ya,

  8. Hi Deena,Hope all goes well with your next round of chemo,even though I haven't blog for what seems like an eternity I have kept you in my thoughts and prayer and will of course do the same for your friend Sandra!Thank you for your email and kind comments whilst I've been ill,I have only just got back on the computer again,I have started to blog again and as long as it stays warm,I will be able to keep it up!As always love and blessings to you and your family,from Kathyann and the girls

  9. Deena, You were in my thoughs this morning... I am wondering how your second to last chemo is going today. I wish you the very best!
    Glad you are busy & sleeping too.
    Thanks for letting us know that Sandra is doing good. She is so pretty.
    Take care. Hugs & Love ~Mary~

  10. Deena,

    I will be thinking about you today and
    sending good thoughts your way...


  11. Stay positive and keep the good fight! Hugs, Kelley

  12. You're in the home stretch! I'm praying that the chemo will ELIMINATE all cancer cells and that a year from now, this will all be a distant memory.

    Go David Cook! Isn't he GREAT! My dh and I just love him. He's so much better than the rest.

    Take care

  13. Good thoughts and prayers for both you and Sandra. Have a beautiful weekend, Deena!

  14. good morning, dear deena....keeping you in my heart and prayers....hope all is going well....

  15. Hope you're feeling wonderful today. You're so talented but the thing you do best is inspire others. God bless you. Diane

  16. Deena,

    I hope that your chemo treatment goes well today. I pray that you have a good few days after too. You're almost done! Yea! Oh how I pray that it is kicking that cancer. Your friend is so pretty.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Sharon

  17. All of our prayers are being answered are feeling good, sleeping well, great attitude...I am so thankful, Sweet Annee,
    Your friend is a beautiful woman!
    hugs, bj

  18. Deena,

    Ah! Only one more to go. That is GOOD news. I'm praying for you today as you go through #5. Glad you are sleeping and hoping this will continue.

    Will put beautiful Sandra on my prayer list as well.

    Love and blessings,

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  20. I'm so glad you're almost done with your Chemo!! Your friend is lovely. Blessings and prayers for a good day.

    xx Nancy

  21. I always watch American Idol. I was sorry to see Brooke leave, but I agree she wasn't as talented as some of the others. I like David Cook, but David A. is my favorite, and I really hope he wins.

    Hope you are having a good day.

  22. Hey Mickey! You in that chemo chair? Are you there?!! It has taken days to be able to get your comment section to come up!! I am rural and dial up is ssssslllooow, ya know! Even so, I'm thinking bout you today, sending prayers your way. My husband and I were prayin on ya last night (he's out there driving) and he was saying how he had seen a program on tv at some truck stop and a person was telling how they had been Stage 4 and describing all the horrific details of dire diagnosis, but they were there to say...It all just went away! The doctors etc were stumped. But there they were in testimony to it, praising God for seeing them through it. Dale said, "That's what will happen for Deena." He's a special husband and a mighty comfort. From his lips to God's ears!! It's sunny and 65 today and I'm on my way out the door for errands. Blogged my blogs in advance for Mother's Daze that for some of us can be sooooo difficult.
    While I'm here I'm givin a shout out to all of you out there who needed a caring loving Mom but didn't get one. You are loved from Above. And to all women who were mothers and lost children, still born, miscarried, crib death, ran away, kidnapped or in wars...Happy Mother's Day to all of you all-ways! And for those young women and older too, who could not for whatever reason fulfill their one wish to become mothers...God blesses you and keeps you. So girl while you are in that chemo chair doin what you do, just know they are right, you are the inspiration for soooo many others. You're the catalyst that lets God's light shine in a brighter way to renew through you.
    We love you.
    Saints&Haints and Theresa Mary Rose too! but most of all, your friend. XO

  23. YOU are beautiful.... outside and inside... Love to see you smiling!

    But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
    (Isaiah 40:31)



  24. Yeah!!!! Only one more treatment!!! Yippee! Let's put on some good music and do the happy dance. Okay?

    Sandra looks so beautiful.


  25. Hi Deena...
    Been thinking of you!
    Glad to see your smiling face.
    Take gentle care...

  26. Deena: You do look good there doll. Such a peaceful radiant face. I'm glad you're almost done with the treatments. My prayers for your friend, also!

    Now on to American Idol. Well, it's turning into a teeny bopper popularity contest. Once Brooke made a mistake, she lost her confidence which is sad. She's a lovely girl and she does have talent, but she let stage fright get the better of her. Michael Johns should not have been kicked off early. Jason is a nice kid but has minimal talent, but lots of little girls voting for him. David Archuletta's voice has not matured yet and needs to work on it for a few years. Sayesha will be great for broadway but I don't think she can compete vote-wise with the guys. David Cook is the one that should win. If it's down to David A. and Jason, hubby and I are not watching any more. Whew.

    Now go get some rest!

  27. Praying for you always...:o) more to go!!!
    Sending lots of hugs!!

  28. good evening dear,
    I just stopped by again to see how the chemo went...
    I am praying that you don't get sick this time and that you sleep well..
    good night,

  29. 5 DOWN!
    1 to GO!

    Yay for chemo!! Your hawaiian hibiscus cap is so pretty and your smile is so warm, Deena.

    Drink water, rest well...

    and keep smiling! :-)

  30. Hi Deena,
    I don't watch American Idol but do love watching Dancing with the Stars. I can't believe you have one more chemo to go....hip hip hooray, that will definitely be a day to celebrate. We will wear party hats and blow horns and everything. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

    LeAnn :)

  31. You are looking great although I know the days have been hard. Keep fighting and swinging, girl. How is your friend Sandra? Didn't she have surgery last week? Hope everyday you are getting stronger. We will have a celebration when you are through!

  32. Last time I was here, the first picture of you did not load so I did not see it. You look amazingly good Deena. It is hard to believe what is going on on the inside of your body. I pray that you will win the battle going on.

    Bless you today! Sharon

  33. Deena...I have been reading your blog, and praying for you for a couple of months. I admire the strength you have showed through all of this. You are a beautiful lady.

    Friday night I recieved the news that my baby sister,Darlene, has Ovarian cancer. She will have surgery Tuesday and I am praying I can be brave like you and help her family through this.


  34. Hugs and prayers, ALWAYS . . . Jann

  35. Deena,
    Keep strong
    you are on a journey that you can and will achieve,
    to finish this trial and live a long and happy life,
    i always pray for you,
    my thoughts are with you

  36. Hi Deena,

    I am sold on David Cooke too ;) What a talented young man he is. I so want him to win. I'm with you, Brooke was a sweetie but it was time.

    Hugs to you my friend, you are always in my thoughts and prayers.


  37. Hi, I'm a lurker; a pretty frequent reader. I agree with you about Brooke - and about Jason Castro. They are sweet people but not strong enough to be Idol winners. I too am all for David Cook (though hated to see Michael Johns, my other favorite, leave).

    I predict the two Davids for the last two contestants. Even if David A. wins, David C. will have a great career.

  38. Deena, You are very brave. You are in my prayers, and I will pray for Sandra too. Kathi

  39. Praying for you and Sandra. You look so good, Deena! You are an inspiration.


  40. Deena: Only YOU could look so gorgeous when having a chemo treatment! The warmth of your smile could melt a glacier...

    I am continuing to keep you in prayer and I will pray for Sandra as well.

    Much Love... *Linda*


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