Read about Jennifer's unbelievable journey that started in 1991 at age 14. Jennifer has overcome three different cancers: bone, breast and lung (all years apart and distinct). Ultimately, chemo as a teenager resulted in a heart transplant. Transplant was an intense journey, as Jennifer's mother also had ovarian cancer at the same time. Jennifer's mother lost her battle and died while Jennifer was recovering from breast cancer surgery. At times life felt unbearable for Jennifer. Now at age 45 in 2022, this difficult journey continues with blood clots and organ rejection. This post is Jennifer's story.
If you're able to do one small thing for me, it would impact me greatly. This list includes helpful ideas for my physical limitations and, honestly, strategies to help my depressed mood. I welcome any other ideas you might have to help me or Adam. Thank you.
To be blunt...shit is getting real. I've had some serious health setbacks. I've been in the hospital for about 3 weeks. I'm home now and so grateful for the peace and quiet. In the middle of all of this, Adam had surgery on his knee to repair a torn minscus.
Twas' the night of my first chemo to treat lung cancer (non-small cell) and I was all hopped up on steroids. Impulsively, I booked a bucket list trip abroad for a Tori Amos concert.
I've lost my hair rendering me bald, not once but, twice in my lifetime.Pictures document my hair loss and gain over the years.
See my recent treatment for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer, including my gnarly surgical scar to remove part of my lung. It's been a challenging 3 months in/out of the hospital.
I couldn't breathe last night. Even when I tried to be as calm and still as I could, I'd have a coughing fit and be unable to breathe. So, of course, this all happens at 2am. My husband drove me to the ER and I was admitted impatient at Seton Main in Austin. Today, they … Continue reading Admitted Inpatient…
I'm discharging tomorrow to recuperate at my sister's house. Also, here is my latest status for lung cancer treatment.
My surgery to remove part of my lung was postponed until late May to allow me time to heal from my recent blood clots and to start my blood thinners.
I've been hospitalized for Pulmonary Emboli. Yes, in addition to having lung cancer. Here's the latest plan for my treatment and the crazy way I found out I had these blood clots.
I'm scared, but I'm also ready to fight this cancer.