Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day after shot update:

I have never had the flu…. but they said the symptoms were about the same. Well, thank goodness! I felt like crap most of yesterday and today. Starting to feel like a bit like myself. Cleaned a little, organized, showered…now back in bed.

There is no way of getting around the fact that cancer SUCKS and I just want it over with as quick as possible!!!!

Only for my husband I said I’d end on a positive note: I took a shower, you’re welcome 🙂


Well today I went for my after chemo shot. They do it in your belly and it’s not so bad. It pretty much makes the new healthy cells grow really fast. It all sounds fine and dandy, but they say this process can be quite painful and to just take it easy and take my pain meds.

Then I had my check up with my surgeon and he said I looked like a Playmate I was so beautiful. hahah Just Kidding. But I am healing well, and that’s what is most important. I go back next Wed. and that’s sort of a big deal. They will take blood and I’ll pretty much know if my treatment is working or not.

I pray to the good Lord everything will be fine and I am good:)

Thanks for everyone who comes to my site and is interested in my story. It’s hard to believe that this site was started a month ago today by my SIL Claire and may hit 7,000 views. So wonderful.

Above all else I want women to know that they are in the drivers seat when it comes to their life. Keep up to date on all appointments, check your breasts monthl , and just take care of you.

By definition we are nurturers. We want to nurture others before ourselves, and that’s not always possible. We need to promote women watching out for other women and when our litle girls grow up they will do the same.

Anyhow, enough babbling:) lots of love, Jen



Chemo Update:

Chemo TOTALLY SUCKS and that is all I have to say. I am achy, I want to hurl, and just feel crummy:( Not good.

When they accessed my port for chemo it hurt like hell. I about jumped out of my seat. I also chose to be in a room alone and didn’t want in the chemo room with everyone else. Thank goodness they let me! I got there at 9am and left at 1:30pm.

I am lucky to have all the good people around me that I do. I had childcare, food, soup, presents and more.

Today was HELL. I would not go through this for just anybody…myself included. This note my oldest Kaylee wrote explains enough 🙂


Chemo #1 Done

1st Chemo is DONE. It wasn’t wonderful, but I didn’t expect it to be. I was happy my mom was with me, I needed her. John also stopped by and cheered me up. I am staying upbeat, and will report more later. xoxoxo

chemo # 1

Getting chemo… what’s
not to love 😉 actually it’s torture…someone break me out of this joint!

Its Chemo Day:

The day I have been dreading. The day I know nothing about. I am scared beyond words. What the hell is CHEMO? I still have no idea and I am about to walk into the Doctor and get it. I am worried beyond belief 😦

I could post a video of me crying before chemo, which is how I really feel…i prefer this video of my mom shooting this weekend:)


My mom:

My mom supported me today by chopping off all her hair 🙂 How sweet.

With: Deb Rigano


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