Dear Friends and Family,
All the Hallers were in Half Moon Bay for Thanksgiving, except the Iowa clan. (26 people) Mom Helen has been staying with the Peranich family for the last two weeks since she returned from Iowa. The new house is almost done, so it was an indoor camp out when everyone came to visit for Thanksgiving. Dianne and Dave rented chairs and George brought tables from his house and the Finches. We slept on blow up mattresses. Otherwise, there wasn’t any furniture in the new house, which made it great fun to run around in and play tag! Most all of the grandchildren played soccer on the first hole of the old golf course at HMB Ocean Colony on Thursday. (Obviously the course was closed!) Dianne and Dave’s new house is on the first hole (par 5) so everyone just walked out the back gate. The food was prepared at the “old” house and brought over for warming at the new house. The Peranich family will be moving to the new house in approximately 3 weeks or so. Everyone had a wonderful time and it was great to catch up! Dad, Scott, Dan and Jarrett even got in a round of golf on Friday. The weather was beautiful, especially on the finishing 18th hole which is right on the ocean.
Dianne has an oncology appointment tomorrow, so we will see what is determined. Dianne has her last expander fill on Thursday. She feels pretty well for having been through so much in a short amount of time. I’ll let everyone know how her appointments go as soon as I get the update.
Our priest Father Leon said today,”Remember the REASON for the SEASON!” I wish everyone a blessed Advent! Love, MK


More Fill

Dear All,
Dianne had a doctor’s appointment yesterday. She received another 100cc of fluid in her breasts. She is at 300cc and will eventually finish at 400cc in the expanders. She has some bruising in the chest area, so the doctor told her to rest more. She had some pain last night from the stretching of the skin so she did take some pain medication. Her spirits remain very good! She is napping right now, so after that I told her she could go watch Dominique cheer at 4pm.
Dianne and Dave are extremely thankful for all the LOVE poured out by family and friends. God Bless, Love, MK


Dear Family and Friends,
Fabulous news! Doc saw the reconstructive surgeon today and he took out her drains. Doc feels like a FREE woman! She can lift her arms higher and use her arms a little more. The surgeon was very pleased with her progress! She has another appointment on Wednesday and will have more fluid put in the expanders at that time. Doc continues to relax a fair amount, which has probably helped with her quick healing. She occasionally takes a celebrehx for pain, but I think with the drains out there will be less of that.
A quick update on all the rest of the Peranich Family:
Dave has been unbelievable. He starts at 6am and goes until he drops into bed. Highlights include wife caring, children’s activities, work interruptions, remodel decision making, puppy patrol, Phoebe ball throwing on the beach, watering wheat grass in the garage, reading college essays, dishes, making lunches, etc…. You get the idea!
Danielle finished her HMB volleyball career last night. She played terrific against a double block all night long. She just sent her Virginia Tech college application away at the early decision deadline. This is her first choice and she has worked VERY hard to meet all the requirements for Va Tech! She plans to study engineering. She does 3-4 hours of homework each night. She is thrilled today as the HMB football team WON a very important game for first place in their league. Go Cougars!
Dominique is always in a happy mood and will help in any way. She has a dry sense of humor and I enjoy her school stories at the dinner table. She also has 3 hours or more of homework every night. I am hoping to see her cheer next week, as I missed that with a conflict of Danielle’s last volleyball match.
Delaney is my roommate when I stay over. We like to talk when we go to bed each night about anything and everything. One night it was about books and the next night it was about college life. I was able to watch Delaney play in the first round of volleyball playoffs. Sea Crest lost, yet they were very competitive in the match. Delaney has good foot work and a fabulous platform. I see a bright volleyball future for her and I hope she has a good club volleyball try out this weekend.
Well, you are up to speed with the Peranich happenings. Dad George is up for a quick visit to see Danielle play her final volleyball match and go to the HMB auction on Saturday night. Thanks again for all the prayers, cards, dinners, etc…….Doc feels so loved, as it should be! Love, MK

Doc Doing GREAT!

Dear Family and Friends,
Dianne is 6 days post operative and doing amazingly well. She is taking it easy and relaxing. Dave purchased a new bed that moves the head and legs up and down. Dianne is much better if she is sitting up. Doc is also catching up on all her catalog reading. She is totally up to date on all the news, too.
Dr. Naruns called today and the pathology report is IN. The left breast had cancer and it was 4mm, which is VERY small and caught early. The right breast had a pre-cancer area which was removed due to the double mastectomy! Thank goodness Dianne chose to do the double, as they would have had to go back in and take the right breast. Dianne was saved from another operation and more pain!
Dianne rested all day today, so we let her out of the house to go sit on a bleacher to watch Danielle’s volleyball match. The team lost in 4, yet Danielle had 13 kills in their effort.
Dianne and Dave are so grateful to all their wonderful friends and family for all the prayers, cards, meals, flowers, and support. God has truly blessed them! Love, MK