Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, dear Judy! (even though you're not supposed to eat cake right now)


Paddy said...

Hi Judy,

although this year might not be your happiest birthday, we wish you a great day. Perhaps the bottle of Champagne that Jürgen will hopefully find somewhere in his champagne bar will make a little difference...
Congratulations that you got this quick appointment for next week. Good luck.

Big hug from Cologne, Germany,

Paddy & family

Daryl Lynn Davalos said...

Dear Judy,

All of us, (the secretaries) of the English Dept. will keep you in our prayers.

We will never forget your thoughtfulness of the many, many years of the wonderful cookies you baked and which Jürgen delivered.

My friend went through a lumpectomy and she was advised to take IP6 Gold when she was about to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments. IP6 is a potent anti-oxidant that builds up your immune system. "It was developed and patented by Dr. A.K.M. Shamsuddin, MD, PhD. at the University of Maryland, USA. As a pathologist, Dr. Shamsuddin sees the ravages of disease associated with a compromised immune system. Research from around the world continues to expand and validate Dr. Shamsuddin’s findings."

I take it myself for a little boost from my chronic fatigue and my daughter uses it for her gall bladder problem. An IP6 distributor told me it dissolved his kidney stones, so he didn't have to undergo surgery.

Take care, Judy; we'll keep praying for you!

Daryl Lynn Davalos
TTU English Dept.

MichelleL said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Judy!
Glad to hear you have a game plan. I know from our ordeal last year with cancer that a plan makes all the difference, no matter how hard. Susie and I are planning to come see you after you recover to give you big hugs and relive our cake-making/cycling moments! Big Birthday hugs from us, Michelle

Anonymous said...

No cake for the premier baker! Hold on until next year and I will bake you a great birthday cake. I know this is a very scary time, even for you, who posses such strength, grace, and a truly genuine heart of gold. I am in awe of you, and working with you was an honor as well as a great pleasure. I know it is not in your nature to put yourself first, but you have to do that now, and the innumerable people who love and respect you will stand behind you all the way.
Liz Davidson

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday JuJu!
We'll celebrate next year together!
(no "Chances Are") Promise!
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you. I hope you find joy on this day. Find joy in the fact that you have touched so many lives and now it is there turn to touch you
Christi Sampson (Adrian)

Celia said...

Hi Judy

Belated happy birthday and I'm sorry I missed the day but hopefully Jurgen gave you a lot of hugs to make up for lack of cake. Hugs are good! That's good news about the surgery so quickly - we will be thinking of you. Love from us all - Celia and Co. x

kaym said...

Judy, keeping ya in my prayers."When the going gets tough, the tough get going". kaym