Monday, June 06, 2005

a beautiful day....

It was a beautiful day.
The sky was blue, and the sun was shining brightly.
The bride was radiantly beautiful,
And her grandmother danced at her wedding...


Anonymous Sandee said...

Sounds like a glorious day Dee-Dee, you and your mom are never far from my thoughts *hugs*

10:49 PM, June 08, 2005  
Anonymous Louise said...

Wonderful. I am so happy for your mother.

2:05 PM, June 09, 2005  
Blogger The Complimenting Commenter said...

That is such a simple, yet beautiful post. Thanks for sharing the imagery and the greatness. Bravo.

12:16 PM, June 10, 2005  
Blogger Laurie said...


7:15 PM, June 12, 2005  
Anonymous Spike said...

That's great.
I am really happy for your mom and for you.

9:55 PM, June 14, 2005  
Blogger Along said...

I found your blog thru Krissy ( It took me a few hours to go through your entries and through it all, you had me mentally crying, laughing and cheering.

I do hope your mom beats this and lives a long, happy and healthy life.

1:05 AM, June 16, 2005  
Anonymous Sandee said...

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, they help me more than you know *hugs*

5:40 AM, June 17, 2005  
Anonymous Terri said...

I know this sounds silly...but after reading thusfar from Dec.'04, I "feel" like I know all of you. And I was thrilled that not only did your mom make it to the graduation....but also to the wedding. She was one determined woman.
I'd worked the Oncology Unit years ago and saw this time and again...the determination to reach a goal/event and they always did.
Bravo for your Mom!

9:15 AM, September 01, 2006  

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(written September of 2005) I have learned much in the last nine months. I have read that ovarian cancer whispers. I say it screams. It just needs someone to listen. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths in 2005. This is a death rate FOUR TIMES that of breast cancer.Almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage. The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent. This is unacceptable. Women need to be made more aware of the symptoms, and doctors need to listen to their patients. Especially when the patient tells them that they fear they have ovca, as my mother did for almost a year before she was finally diagnosed. It’s so sad and senseless when a woman knows the symptoms but can’t get anyone to listen to what she is saying.