Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jen visits Deutsch again.

Last week Jen was invited to her departmental Christmas luncheon at Deutsch.  It was great for Jen to see everyone again.  Deutsch has a wall dedicated to the employees with 10 or more years called the Deutsch Decade Club.  Jen's employment with Deutsch officially ended after she had been there 9 years, just shy of making the wall.  Well, even though Jen is not technically an employee anymore she is still very much a part of the Deutsch family and at her most recent visit they presented her with a plaque honoring the fact that she has been with them for 10 years now.  Her company has been unbelievably kind and generous.  Jen still receives regular gifts from Deutsch and her boss John has even left her desk with all of her personal things untouched waiting for her to return if at all possible.  Thanks again to all of Jen's Deutsch family for making her and I feel so loved.  It really does mean a lot.


Jen with John, Dana, and Nancy

 Jen is feeling great as she continues to detox from the chemo.  Unfortunately, she did take a fall about 2 weeks ago and broke her pinky.  Today, she got a new X-ray and the doctor informs us that it is healing beautifully and it should be fully healed in about 3 more weeks.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Another Stable Scan!!!

Jen had her most recent scan yesterday and it was again stable!!!  This marks 15 months since diagnosis and 14 months of stable scans!  Last month Jen completed her 12th cycle of chemo and we are now suspending any further chemo for the time being.  This means that the only therapies she will be doing for cancer treatment are the Novocure (electric arrays on her head), her Ketogenic diet, and a few supplements (Longvida Curcumin, Green Tea, Probiotics).  We are obviously a little nervous discontinuing something that may be providing a benefit, but we are both hoping that without the continuous chemo, Jen's own immune system will finally have an opportunity to rebound and join this fight.  Jen's next scan will be in the beginning of 2016.  Thank you again to all who have helped us get through this past year.  We couldn't do it without the love and support of our friends and family.