Monday, November 5, 2012

You never know where life will lead you .....

Well, I thought by not updating this blog, I was in the clear.  But as we all know, sometimes life just takes you places you never expected to go.  You can either roll with it, or jump back in the driver's seat and take control.  I, of course, am going to try to take control.  Although I understand some things are totally out of my control.  But for now...I'm just going to get on with it and do what I need to do.'s why I'm updating.  For the past 2 years I have felt so good.  Lots of energy, no sickness..all my scans continued to stay clear.  I had a regularly scheduled CT scan last week and it showed some small lumps close to the outside edge of my skin (not regular lymph nodes).  So at first my docs thought it was not the lymphoma back, but I had a biopsy just to make sure.  It turned out that it was lymphoma cells, although it was an odd way to relapse.

After collecting some info, I was told I would need to start a pretty intense couple of cycles of chemo here in Grand Junction, and then if the cancer responds to that, I will transfer to Huntsman Cancer Center for a bone marrow transplant.  It's going to be a long few months upcoming.  But I have a lot of support, and again I know that this is something I will not go through alone, and for that I am so thankful!


  1. Oh Jen! You can do this. I hate that you have to go through this again. You are in my prayers and we will be cheering you on the whole way!

    1. This is Jess Hansen, from the Emporia days, btw. :)

  2. You know we love you and will be there if you ever need ANYTHING!! You are nothing but amazing!!!! Prayers and hugs to you :)

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your doctors. May you be given strength, faith, love, knowledge and a deep closeness to the spirit.

  4. Our prayers are with you!! And if you need anything, you know I'm just a text away! You have done nothing but shown me kindness and friendship since the day we moved here. You're an inspiration!
    (Melinda Workman)

  5. Oh Jen. You are an amazing and wonderful woman and friend. Keep your awesome, positive spirits up and know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family!

  6. Sending love and prayers your way! You are so strong--Fight! Fight! Fight! Love you!!