Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The last week and a half:

Last Sunday my sister Suzanne came from Illinois to visit, on Tuesday a friend (Cory Alldredge) died of cancer, on Wednesday Suz and I flew to Irvine, CA to visit a Homeopathic Dr., Thursday and Friday Suz and I went to BYU Women's Conference , and on Saturday my sister left for home while I went to my friend Cory's funeral.
I was an emotional mess. I've been nauseous and my head, neck and shoulder muscles in painful knots.
I'm trying to pull myself together this week. Bry hasn't had a paycheck for a month and a half and we lose our health insurance by June. It's hard not to feel a bit of fear--but I'm confident things will work out.
I have a PET scan Friday at Huntsman to see where the cancer is. I'm also scheduled to get my blood tests, bone treatment and shot that day. It sounds like a long day--and I actually want to reschedule it for next week, because we're going on a little family trip Sunday, and if the test results are not so good, I'd rather hear about it after our vacation so I can enjoy myself.
Saturday is the Race for the Cure!! I'm looking forward to it!! My cousin Lindsay set up a team, "Jenn's Joggers" and it will be so fun to see everyone there. If you're interested, the link is and you click on the "Race for the Cure" link to register.


Carrie Heaphy said...

I am a friend of Marci's and when I was in Utah she told me about you-everyday I read your blog to check on you-you are such an inspiration-hang in there and know you are always in my thoughts and prayers! You are such an inspiration and an unbelieveably tought woman- love Carrie

Abby said...

I love you Jenn. Thanks for being you, I'm so sorry you have to worry about so many things. I wish I could reach in and make it easier. I can only imagine how tenderly and lovingly the Lord feels for you - more than I can understand. He'll be there for you, and the rest of us, too. We all love you. We'll show you, we will.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had some encouraging words for you. My heart aches for you and it kills me to know that I can't do anything about it but to love you and support you and give you occasional foot rubs. I'm good at necks and shoulders too. You know I'm there. You always amaze me with your positive outlook on things. Keep it up. You have been such an inspiration to me. Love ya a ton. Connie

tatum said...

jenn i know we haven't talked for what seems like a long time, there has been some crazy stuff happening all around us. doesn't it seem sureal? i have been checking up on you through the blog and want you to know that (even if it doesn't make you feel beter) you lift me up so much, i wish i could lift you up in some way. some of the best people get the worst trials, i have a bone to pick with HF for that one. you are one of the best, your boys are so lucky to have you for a mom, and i am lucky to call you a friend. i am praying for good news tomorrow. i'm going to try to do the race if i can find a sitter.

Kamille said...

Hope you are having a fabulous trip!!