Well as much as I wish Jen felt up to writing this post, our friend still needs just a little more time. So many of you have asked about the patient and her progress, so we thought it might be good to let everyone know she is still in the hospital. She truly does appreciate all of the kind words of encouragement through the blog comments, Facebook, and texts, so please keep those coming. I think the best way to describe this hospital stay is Jen is literally taking it one day at a time (the ‘sweet Jesus’ kind not the Valerie Bertinelli & MacKenzie Phillips kind).
Speaking of sweet Jesus… Jen did tell me that all of the quiet time she’s had at the hospital has actually been a huge blessing as she’s able to spend a lot of time with the Lord. I thought this was especially poignant because if you know Jen well, you rarely see her without an entourage of friends or other people around. There was something really pure in the picture she painted of this precious time, and it was a good reminder to SLOW DOWN and declutter our time if you will. How a bald gal hooked up to countless IV’s while eating hospital food continues to inspire is beyond me. Oh how I love my friend.
Jen’s pain has lessened a bit and she is starting to slowly wean off the heavy stuff. She still doesn’t have a discharge date, but it seems they are at least moving in that direction. In the meantime, she is scheduled to start a new chemo this week, which feels like progress. There are lots of other items she will update you on when she takes the writing reigns back (like MRI results, no hot water in the shower, velcro tank tops & more Linc visits), but we are both weary and this is all I’ve got tonight.
And because apparently you don’t feel like taking a lot of pics when you are in pain, I am reduced to using my own bitmoji to sign off…
Much love to all,
Jamie (aka B)