Friday, April 11, 2008


I have had a great couple of days with lots of visitors and good news from doctors! 

The best news is that a bed opened up at the rehab hospital at Zale Lipshi, so that will be my new home for a time beginning tomorrow!!! I am supposed to transfer at 11:30 to room 812.  I will let you know if that changes.  I will also let you know tomorrow about their policies, etc. I am hoping that since it is in the same hospital system that I will still have cell phone/computer access, but we will see. One thing for sure is that I will have a lot less down time as I will have rehab 3 hours a day.  I am looking forward to the challenge as each step will bring me closer to my goals.  Have I mentioned that I am not sure of my goals yet?!?

 I am assured by my PT and OT that they will make big plans in rehab.  Sometimes I slip into charting the plan by myself.  Today, I realized that other people have had my injury.  And there was a plan.  I have a realistic vision now that they have met at least one person like me right there at Zale! But I am most assured by my God who knows all plans.  

"You will show me the path of life; In your presence is the fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11 

Each day, I ask for enough light and grace, blessing and courage for that day.  I ask for the path in front of me to be clear and obvious.  And then I am filled with the peace that He is directing my steps.  

Thoughts of what the next days will bring are sometimes heavy and always unknown.  I wish I could talk to someone who has been there ahead of me to tell me exactly what happened to them.  Thank you for praying for me to be okay with the unknown and remember constantly Who knows it all. 

Two requests:

Pray for any anxiety: "Do not be anxious about anything.  But in everything with prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.  And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4: 6-7

Pray for tomorrow: "The path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day." Proverbs 4:18

I love you all and am constantly encouraged by your email, calls, visits, prayers, support... you are an amazing group to be with in this journey.  



Anonymous said...

Yea! One move closer..we will take that. Rest when you can and ALWAYS know we are cheering and praying for you from near and far away. Love you to Heaven and Back!
Jacque, Zander and Kaylee

Lynne said...

Jess--- you are amazing, and it was so wonderful to learn that you have a bed and a plan for tomorrow...take each day one moment at a time...the path will be made clear.
with all our love and prayers,
Dave and Lynne

natalie said...


I am SOO excited you are HOME! I loved the plane pictures! I am SO happy you can hug your kids again.

I just wanted to tell you that I think this Tykerb is kicking some serious butt after the Ixempra didn't make a bang. (my markers only dropped 10 points after that round). I started Tykerb with Xeloda and Ixempra and my markers started plummeting. I don't think the Ixempra did much, and the Xeloda just a bit more, but as soon as I was able to work up to 3 pills consistenly (dosage is 5) my numbers really started falling!!! I wanted to share this with you because you have that wacky Path like me. Remember my bone biopsy came back Her2 less than 1, truly Triple Neg but I knew that the Her2 was lurking in there somewhere. I have scans next week so we will see the real deal, but it is looking pretty good. Hopefully it could be an option that works for you when you get all your bones stable again. I love you and pray for you all the time.
Natalie (From YSC and MD Anderson Conferences!)

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 3:5 has always been THE scripture I seem to go to, when I catch myself trying to figure EVERYTHING out. :}

"Trust the Lord with all your heart, and LEAN NOT UNTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. In all your ways acknowledge him, and HE WILL direct your path."

You're in good hands; you've got THE GREAT PHYSICAN taking care of you!

Tessa said...

Yeah Rah! I love what your friend Natalie has to say about her new meds. It sounds like she is on some other planet kicking alien butt and taking names! You go girl!