Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Jen and I took in a concert at the Hollywood Bowl last Thursday.  We saw Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Philharmonic as they played Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.  The concert was amazing and the soloists were incredible.  Even if you have never heard of Carmina Burana, trust me you know at least the section titled "O Fortuna" - it has been used in countless films and television shows.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 22 - One Year on this journey

It was exactly one year ago that Jen had her first seizure that started us down this road.  Her diagnosis wasn't until about a month later and that is the date that is used in terms of survival time.  More on that next month.  Jen has completed her 8th cycle of chemo and is still doing well.  As I write this, a year ago, Jen had yet to have her first seizure that wouldn't happen for about another hour.  It is sobering how much life can change in the span of moments.  This year has certainly brought with it lots of trials and difficulty, but it has also brought an immense amount of love and support.  We are both eternally thankful for all the help that we have received from friends and family.  This journey would have been much harder without it.  We continue to take each day as a blessing and are hoping for many more together.

Today, we decided to go swimming for the first time since this all started.  It was the day for Jen to have her arrays changed for the Novocure, so we took the opportunity with her free and disconnected for a couple of hours to go for a dip.  Jen said it was one of the most relaxing things she has done in the last year.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

And Another Stable Scan!!!

Jen had her most recent scan yesterday and it was again stable!  Her platelets have also held up and she began her 8th cycle of chemo yesterday.  Sorry for the lack of posts recently, there wasn't really much to report.  I will try to post more frequently and hopefully we will have some more fun social events to post soon.  Thanks again for all the continued support and prayers.