Friday, December 5, 2008

Tis Friday, Please send me BIG prayers

Rich and I are up early.  I have blood tests, visit with my oncologist to get my Echo and Pet/CT scan. I'm asking for BIG prayers today . I want the scan to show NO cancer.  
I'll be gone most of the day as I have cancer meds by IV today too.

My next brain MRI is the end of January.  I'm hoping it's the end of my cancer 
journey too.

I've gotten most of the Christmas decor out.  I just do a bit each day. I'm still feeling
nauseous most of the time .  Good news ..I sleep without sleep aids now


warm coffee on a COLD morning (5 degrees)
friends who take you to appts at the crack of dawn (thanks Sally!!)
a good cheeseburger
my BFF, Marcia has a new grand daughter
SWEET surprises in the mail
hats on a cold bald head
Christmas music

& yours??

I'll be sure to let you all know how today goes


  1. Sending you the biggest prayers my heart can hold ♥

  2. Praying in chilly PA! Keep that head warm, friend!

  3. I will be praying big prayers for you Deena.

    I love your joy lists. My simple little cozy lights, our Christmas decorations, a girlfriend to take my morning walks with, my healthy family, high school basketball games (we went to both our younger son's games last night).

    I'm thankful for blogging because I have met wonderful people like you.

    I pray there is not a trace of cancer!

    Hugs and love, Sharon

  4. I'm also praying for you Deena. What a Christmas gift that would be entirely free from cancer. Big hugs to you!

    My joy list would be that I finally have the tree up and decorated. With four kids helping me, it can be quite a stressful event. :)

  5. Sending you many prayers from frigid Kansas. I pray that God's grace will show you to be cancer free.
    My joys? Sunshine - even if it is cold.
    Hot coffee
    A warm house
    My furry children
    A loving husband
    Not much pain this morning.

  6. I still keep you in my prayers everyday. I pray that GOD continues to heal you and that the devil is out of your body. You are such strong awsome lady. You are in God's healing hands. Love, Traci

  7. I shall lift you up today my sweet friend.


  8. I'll be praying for you all day dear friend. I hope everything is clear. Your joys are inspiring and real...such simple sweet things that are so important but tend to be taken for granted and overlooked. Here's a little prayer my pastor wrote that I say every morning, it helps me keep it real.

    Dear God, may I never take your provisions for granted. Thank you for a warm home, food, clothing, meaningful work, health, and family and friends to share life. Thank you for my daily bread. And remind me to thank you again tomorrow. In Jesus Name, Amen.

    Lots of love and prayers today and always....Jenn

    p.s. Try an apple for the nauseous...fuji's work well for me.

  9. Lord,
    I just ask you to be with Deena today, she needs you so, you have her in your hands Lord we know...but please, just a little extra care today is all I'm asking.
    In Jesus precious, precious name, Amen.

  10. I am saying a prayer for you Deena. I love reading your are one strong lady!

  11. Sending "Big Prayers." :)I check your blog first thing every morning, and the only other person I can say that about is my daughter who's away at college!

  12. Heartfelt prayers for you today.

    Blessed Be.

  13. sending BIG prayers for you my dear friend!

  14. Oh, Deena, I am praying so so hard for your cancer to be A BIG FAT ZERO !!
    LOVE, bj

  15. I ALWAYS pray for you and your family, I love you so much and I know our God will take this horrible disease away from you, but in the mean time YOU ARE OUR angel on this earth, and we all LOVE you!!

  16. Don't worry, I'm praying for you. Hope you have a wonderful day. Bless you for always finding blessings in your world no matter what. Diane

  17. Prayers going up for you this day and every day!

  18. I hate that you have so MUCH to deal with today! I am glad to hear that you are still full of joys! LIKE ALWAYS. My joys were hearing from you today....Christmas family....cold weather in TEXAS....staying in my jammies drinking coffee....prayers that are answered for YOU

  19. Praying for you as always, Deena dear. But especiallly prayig for your test results today!!!

    Love your joys.
    My joys:
    Nice warm house on a snowy day,
    A wonderful husband,
    New great grandaughter,
    Bunnies hopping around the yard with not a care in the world knowing God will take care of them,
    Great friends, All day Christmas music, Colored lights over the fireplace and hot cocoa by the fire

    Special hugs for you today! ♥

  20. A really big and heartfelt prayer just went up from north-western New Brunswick, Canada! I always imagine prayers floating straight up... I'm thinking of you today.
    My joys today - a warm home and a Charlie Brown tree in my living room

    Love and hugs, keep warm.

  21. Dear Deena, the prayers that go up for you from TX are BIG and CONSTANT! But you already knew that, didn't you?

    I'm asking my PRH group (a dozen or so terrific ladies) to join us for your Christmas party on Dec. 15th if that is okay ~ it will be a triple celebration for me that day ~ sharing my love of Christmas with YOU & others, a way to celebrate the start of my new Christmas blog and a fun way to celebrate my birthday which is also Dec. 15th!! I can't wait!!

    Please let me hear how your appts. go.

    Big TX Hugs & Prayers,
    Angelic Accents

  22. Deena, I will say an extra special prayer for you today ;-)

    My joys are my life, my faith, my family (my husband, children, parents, brothers, sisters-in laws, brothers-in laws, nieces, nephews, grandmothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, and the greats too ...that I am fortunate to be close to), Liberty (that is my one year old dog ...she brings such joy) my country (that allows me the freedom to share this with you) ... the song of the bird .... I feel so blessed ...

    Prim Blessin's, Tina

  23. Deena, sending you the world's largest box of prayers and also a little surprise next week. I hope all your tests come back negative---that's the one time I love that word. Don't know about mine yet, so have to wait the entire weekend to find out. Luv Ya, Pat

  24. You have many parying for you in the BIG State of Texas! Also BIG prayers from all over the world are going up for you today! Have Faith my sweet Deena, God hears our prayers for you! You are so very special to Jesus our healer! He is our JOY! JESUS lets you rest in His arms. JESUS is as close as the mention of His name. Now that is Great JOY to know!
    Love you dear fiend. I check and pray for you more than I let you know. My shield of Faith always held up for you! Be safe in Jesus!
    from the heart of Texas,

  25. Hugs and prayers from me too, dear.

  26. You have them my friend! Best of luck today too! :)

    My joy is taking a nap with my baby. I lay with her until she falls asleep and sometimes I slip away too. There is nothing so cozy and comforting as that little heart beating, lungs going in and out, and knowing she's comforted by you being there too. I've had some of the deepest and sweetests sleeps with my little Madeline. :)

    Hugs to you!


  27. Hey lady! Big prayers and thoughts with you today for sure! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I saw a church sign that read "Thanksgiving is thanksliving" I liked that. Oh, and have you heard Harry Connick's new Christmas album yet? I have yet to check it out, but I will this weekend for sure! (and a little eggnog ice cream, yum!)
    Hugs, Maridon

  28. Big Huge Prayers are headed your way! My joy for today? A sweet friend like you who inspires me daily with her wit, faith, and creativity.

  29. Wishing you the best news Deena - i`m sending you all the prayers i can today - God will listen to us all .
    Your courage and strength knows no bounds ..

    (( hugs )) across the pond and much love


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