Friday, March 31, 2006

Here I am!

Hi there! I know it has been a while since my last post. I have not had much news lately, but like my aunt said, no news is good news.

I have been feeling okay. My stomach issues are pretty stagnant. Sometimes I feel a little sick to my stomach and I take an acid reducer. My nurse suggested it due to the meds and it does seem to help. My feet continue to be just a minor issue. I am in the midst of my oral chemo treatment, so my feet tend to be sore. It is as if I have been on my feet all day, and it is only 9:00 AM! I have heard of some people on this medicine can barely walk, so my discomfort is definitely minor.

I go see Dr. Haley Thursday. I will ask her more specifics on my last body scan. So, it will be good to just hear the news from her in person. I do not recommend ever reading a radiologist's first impressions before hearing it from your own physician. All the medical jargon looked much worse than reality. She will be able to show me pictures of the scan, which will be helpful. I suspect I will continue on the same plan.

Jadyn has her pins from her hip surgery taken out Tuesday morning. It is just a day surgery, but I am still a little concerned for her comfort and nervousness. She keeps saying to me, "It won't hurt, right mama?" She still loves her scar and will show it to most anyone who asks!

I am so excited for my aunts, sister, mother and cousin that are walking in the Breast Cancer 3Day this October! I am very proud of them all! However, I am a little jealous because I want to be walking with them. If my feet are feeling better, I will try. At the least, I will be able to cheer them on at the pit stops. Maybe I can be the one waving from the massage chair as they pass mile 20! I love you all so much. I will post on here their website so you can donate to their group and watch their progress. And/or maybe one of you can leave the site in a comment to this blog. There are some other dear friends of mine walking also, so when I find out their info I will post that as well. It is such an awesome organization. I don't want any of our daughters to have to live through cancer, and the Susan G. Komen organization funnels millions of dollars into the research that will find a cure. I think it will be within our lifetime too.

Beyond that, he big news in my life is potty training Bryn and not cancer, so that is a good thing. It has been just over a year since my diagnoses, and though I wish I never had to think of cancer again, it is still something I will probably always have to deal with. That said, I am so grateful for the place I am in now....Annie hair and all! It is the peace that passes all understanding where I still stand.


Amy Sayegh said...

Good to hear from you, Jessica! No news is indeed good news! I am also going to do a 3 day Breast Cancer Walk in October for Avon in NYC. We will find a cure. Our children should not have to deal with this, and we have come a long way. God Bless, you are constantly in my prayers,
Amy (Janette's friend in New York)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! The great news is that you and Amy both updated your blogs in the same day – we also adore Jake’s updates, but WE LOVE THE UPDATES FROM YOU!!!

I so hope to come to Texas to do the walk, with my sisters and nieces, but most of all for you. I am trying, but if I can't I will be there in spirit, as I always am.

Love you to Heaven and back Jess!! You have been on my mind.

All my love,
Aunt Janette

Anonymous said...

P.S. Here is the website. Just cut and paste into your browser.


Anonymous said...

OK, so the link messed up.
Try this:

On the right side go to Team Rank - More (at bottom), Go to OUR JOURNEY WITH JESSICA.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...
This will get you to where you can link to the team page. Sandy's winning!
We figured what Jess'can go through for over a year the least we can do is be a bit uncomfortable for three days.

The sweetest thing happened to me today. A precious, precious second grader at school gave me a baggie full of change and bills that she had been collecting for Breast Cancer. She and her mom wanted us to have it for our walk and to help stop this horrible disease. The light from that precious child is going to shine for all to see!

Carol said...


It was so good to hear from you again after all this time. Please know that your friends in NY continue to pray for you and wear our ribbons in support daily,in hopes that in the future no other beautiful women like you and my sister Elizabeth have to suffer with a horrible illness like cancer!

Amy Sayegh said...

I agree with Aunt Janette, love hearing from you Jessica. I can totally relate to the Annie hair. Mine is definately coming in curly. I saw a women at lunch today who had "6:00 shadow hair". I wanted so much to tell her how great she looked, but chickened out. I'm sure you look beautiful! This Thursday will be one year since my surgery. What a year, for both of us. I feel blessed not to have gone through this alone. You are truely a blessing to all those around you. Love, Amy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing at MOPS today. I am always so encouraged by you. You do have a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Thank you,
Brooke Hicks