We learned late last night that our dear friend, Deana, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells! The Herbal Husband worked with Deana at a downtown architectural firm and they became fast friends. If anyone can beat this disease, it's Deana. She's a Texas Aggie, first and foremost! She has the loving and powerful support of family and friends. This disease is going to have to fight us all, including Deana's mother and two sisters and her husband's family as well. We are only sending positive energy! We consider ourselves adopted by her family and we have enjoyed being with them on all occasions. Her youngest son just turned 2 and her oldest son will be 12 and her daughter will be 8. Deana is a young vibrant woman who wants to live for her family and friends.
This disease recently took the life of Geraldine Ferraro. We refuse to believe that Deana will be nothing short of a miracle in her treatment. She has already started at the Hillman Cancer Center here in Pittsburgh. To get a second opinion (which insurance would not cover) would have cost $35,000. Something is wrong here, people, but I'm not going to get negative! Please keep Deana in your thoughts and prayers!
Pretty soggy in the 'Burgh. We have had over an inch of rain in the last three days. Got to run and make some more horseradish jelly. Talk to you later.