Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 66

Round 4 complete! This first series of treatments is finally finished. Mom is feeling great. One of the most important thing we've learned over the past 2 months is the magic of nutrition! With the right foods at the right time, we have managed to bring the side effects of this aggressive treatment to its knees.

We've also learned, and continue to learn, what a beautiful support system we have in all of you. We had a lovely visit with Anne & Ken Helms who brought by a delicious lunch and caught us up on all of their comings and goings. They also made a kind offer for us to come visit in Monterey and I think the sea air will do mom some good!

Many of you have reached out to us to plan some quality visit time with our lovely sunshine girl. As promised, now that we have a better handle on our schedule and know the best times for visits, we will be able to begin planning those asap.

We've found that a 2-hour visit is ideal for mom. So, I will reach out to those of you that have expressed an interest in coming by. If you would like to plan a visit, please email me at

As I posted on the calendar, mom's CAT Scan is scheduled for 1pm on 4/4 and meeting to discuss the results with her oncologist, Dr. Pan, on 4/5. I will let you know what we here. As fate would have it, I am also receiving a test at 1pm on 4/4 to take another step in our path to have a baby. I'll be scheduling my 2nd surgery with 3 weeks from that date. So, I will keep you posted on my progress as well.

When we discovered that our tests were the same time, mom said, "Well, we said we would heal together. I guess we're right on track."

The other important thing we've learned is this: mom can rock bald as well as a sassy blond wig!


  1. Wow, Hair or Not you are still Beautiful.
    Keep the Faith! God is on your side...


    Jerilyn & Brian

  2. Josh & AndreaApril 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    We LOVE the new Do! You are gorgeous with AND without hair. You are looking so strong and your smile shines brighter than ever, looking forward to hearing about Wednesdays appointments. Praying for you both :)

    1. I am so happy to hear and see the great news about your progress and spirit. It helps to have the best daughter ever by your side and so many people loving and praying for you. I second everyone's comments about how absolutely beautiful and radiant you look. You are incredible!


  3. You are beautiful Aunt Dee,
    Love both new looks, you rock.
    Love you,

  4. You look beautiful Denise it has beennso long since we have seen you. Prayers are with you my friend.

    Love Tom and Dawn

  5. Who looks this fantastic with or without? You do...You are always in our prayers.

    Sonya & Larry