Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ho Ho Ho!

I ended up getting my results from my PET scan yesterday. Not a good Christmas present. Compared to my last scan in September, I have more cancer in my liver, lungs, bones, and some lymph nodes among other places. And mysteriously my tumor marker is going down. My doctor said maybe the cancer isn't producing the tumor marker anymore. Cancer is a sly thing and can change on you. My doctor suggested switching to another chemo called Taxol. I shouldn't have much nausea with this one (YAY!) but it can cause pain (sometimes severe) and pain and tingling in the hands. And I will lose all my hair.


Is anyone up for fasting? We're having a fast this Sunday December 28th. I feel like I need all the help I can get to make the right choices and to handle whatever comes. I still would like a miracle--but that's up to God. Right now I'm just going off of faith that He's watching over us and whatever happens, things will be okay.

Hope your Christmas is Merry!!!
Love you all!!


jess said...

Jenn, I would like to join in the fast. I hope this next treatment is more manageable for you. Just want you to know we are thinking of you and praying for you.
Jessica R.

Jill said...

WOW!! I will not complain about my Christmas gift, and it helps keep thingsin perspective like that I have a broken water heater on my front porch!! We love you Jenn, and yes we will be fasting for you on Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenn, I don't even know you,but I found your blog by accident. I can't find the words to tell you how much I admire your courage. If permissible, I would like to join in the fast for you. You are in my prayers.

May God bless you and your family


Christi said...

Jenn! I didn't know until I got your Christmas card this year that you have cancer. I blog stalked until I found you! I am so sorry for this challenge that you, Bry & the boys have been slapped with. Glad to see you are drawing so much strength from the gospel. My family will definately be fasting for you this weekend and also my cousin who is battling breast cancer. Love you so much! Many thoughts & prayers sent your way! The Dieckmans

Brian and Staci said...


I don't even remember how I came across your blog...I've never left a comment because I really didn't feel like I had any words that would help. I've been praying for you. I've been praying for a miracle. I've been praying for your family. I'm so sorry to hear of your last PET scan results. I'm not giving up hope...I'm praying for strength for your family for whatever is brought your way. I will continue to pray for a miracle. God bless are a true inspiration to me. I hope you don't find this weird that I've been "blog stalking" and just decided to comment now. I just wanted you to know you are and will continue to be in my prayers. I hope your sweet family had a Merry Christmas!

Angela Strong said...

Super Jewkes....I love you! You are my hero and of course I will be fasting for you and your family. I have been so impressed with you and how much strength you have. You are truly an inspiration to me. We've been friends forever and I am so grateful for that. I will go shopping with you for a cool new "do" if you want. Maybe you should try red little vixen you! Take care and I will see you shortly!

Christi said...

Hey Jenn - Just wanted you to know that 7 of us in SLC fasted for you today. Also my sister Julie in N. Carolina fasted with her hubby & some friends- so I don't have a total headcount- but lots of prayers and well wishes were sent your way. Hope you caught them!! Much Love- Christi

Hez said...

Dear Jen,

I love you, my dear friend! Your grace, strength, and courage facing this formidable foe is truly remarkable. Your words are so eloquent and heart-felt! What an amazing writer you are! You have touched me deeply.
I adore you with all my heart and soul. Soren and I are praying for you every day. You and Brian are never far from our thoughts. Y'all are two of our dearest friends in the world. Thank you for blessing our lives each day.
May God give you strength of body, mind, and spirit as you face this next treatment. If your hair does fall out, you will be the prettiest bald woman on the planet! I can picture you looking very chic in a gorgeous scarf.
I can't wait to see you soon. You are the BEST!

All my love,


tatum said...

okay, this makes me sad! but i am still hopeful because the way your test have been so inconsistent.....i don't know, the only consolation right now is that you are BEAUTIFUL so even though you will loose your hair, no one will even care. your cute face can compensate for sure. =) not everyone can say that. your so loved.