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  • Mar 26, 2010 5:20pm

    Hi DJ,
    Don't know if you see messages from here or not, but just thought I'd pop on to say I think of you often and I hope all is well.  I miss you on LLS lots.


    Jeri Milliken

  • Mar 14, 2010 2:52pm

    I just saw your journal entries.

    I have no other information. Am trying to visualize your life since the eighties.


    anastassios kyriakakos

  • Jan 5, 2010 9:08pm

    Hey Donna,
    I'm back from the east coast.  Was there for about two months.  My brother Tom with the brain cancer was getting worse and I wanted to see him.  Got to be with his daughter just after she had a new baby.  Tom was glad to be able to hold her. 

    I about freaked out when I didn't see any more posts since August!  Anybody know what is going on with Donna?

    Rosezella Michalsky
    Juneau, AK

  • Nov 10, 2009 4:10pm

    Hello Stranger!!!  I hope things are going smoothly for you... I notice you haven't updated this venue since August and I hope that isn't BAD news!!!

    I'm still scanning (although I'm the only OA I doing this right now)... 

    I do keep you in my prayers and would like to hear how you're doing!! 

    Love to you...

    dianna scheel

  • Oct 28, 2009 12:32pm

    Hi Donna,
    They took out the port-a-cath a couple days ago. It's been over 2 years since transplant and the scans are clean so I'm celebrating. Yippee!
    How are you doing? I hope and pray the answer is great.
    Prayers and best wishes, Jerry

    Jerry Kartak

  • Oct 20, 2009 4:26pm

    Hey Donna,

    The sun is shining and I have a new(er) car and a funny story.  I was getting pretty tired of my clunker and we tried the cash for clunkers program and kept watching the paper and nothing was working.  Then one day at Costco I noticed a beautiful silver Passat from this century and it was clean and a good price.  It now sits in my driveway.  It even has heated seats.

    One day I noticed something like a rubber end on the floor and leaned over to pick it up.  It was wet and disintergrated in my hand.  It was not rubber but fungal.  My car has mushrooms.  I pick them out when they sprout.  They are funnel shaped and light colored, not quite translucent.  I know they'll be back.  Here and there on the edges of the floor mats.  Sometimes between the seats where they are a bit difficult to dislodge without creating many pieces.

    I thought you might appreciate a mushroom story.  I also found out last month that my prior mushroom partner from Fairbanks is alive and well at 90.

    Hope you're enjoying the Seattle fall.


    Delores O'Mara

  • Oct 18, 2009 4:25pm

    Hi dj,

    Just poking my head in to say hi and let you know I'm thinking of you.  I sure hope you're doing stupendously. 

    Many blessings and hugs,
    aka:  Cookie Monster

    Jane Cormack

  • Sep 29, 2009 10:02pm

    Hi dj,

    I wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and hoping you are doing well. 

    Miss you, but glad you're taking care of yourself.

    Hugs and blessings,
    aka:  Cookie Monster

    Jane Cormack

  • Sep 19, 2009 6:02am

    Hi DJ,
    Just checking in.  I miss seeing your posts and knowing you're okay.  I hear you had a vist from Tex and I hope it was as enjoyable for you as it seemed to be for him.

    Had a little minor excitement w/my hubby John a week & 1/2 ago when he was taken via ambulance to shock trauma after a good spill off his bike.  Ended up he only broke his other collar bone (maybe you remember he broke the one 2 years ago on the same bike).  I said now he has bookend broken collar bones to all his stuff in between :)!  I'm so thankful that's all the damage he did.

    Anywho, just wanted to pop on and say I miss you!  Hoping no news is good news and you're off enjoying yourself somewhere.

    Hugs, Jeri 

    Jeri Milliken

  • Sep 7, 2009 9:09am

    Hi, dj!

    It has been ages since I've said hello. I've been moving my family inland to Corvallis, OR.

    We're living in an apartment - first time in a long, long time that I've experienced communal living. Quite an adjustment!

    I've been so happy to read your updates.

    Despite the frustrations, it seems that you are well on your path toward complete recovery!!

    I think of you every day and wish you well!


    Martha Smith
    Corvallis, OR

  • Sep 7, 2009 8:12am

    Just wanted to pop in to say I was thinking about you and miss you DJ!  Hope all is well!

    Hugs, Jeri


    Jeri Milliken

  • Aug 29, 2009 7:26am

    Just thinking about you, DJ.  Hope you have a great weekend :)!  

    Hugs, Jeri 

    Jeri Milliken

  • Aug 27, 2009 9:10pm

    Hi Donna-- I've been keeping up with the updates and it sounds like things are moving forward.  I talk of you often to people that know you and some that don't and what I think of when talking about you... is a fighter and survivor.  I want you to know my thoughts are with you daily and its nice to slow down for a moment and actually respond back versus just reading.  It seems to be back to rain here in Juneau for now--but hopefully we get one more run of sun.  

    Your friend,


    Shane Quigley

  • Aug 27, 2009 6:10pm

    WooHoo!! more good news  :)

    Patricia Garcia-Sanchez

  • Aug 27, 2009 5:34pm

    Yea Dj, no infusion!!! Hot diggity dog!  There they are again, baby steps to complete healing. :-)

    Hugs and prayers,

    Jane Cormack

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