Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Quick note

Yes, folks, I'm still here. I've been getting back to my life in a big way--which means work, work, work, writing, writing, writing. (Papers, not blog entries.) Sorry for the silence. The biggest reason is that I have to write an update on The Scare last month, and I just haven't been ready to do it. Soon, though.

Meanwhile--yesterday I had my second 3-month check (yay! I've been out of chemo for 6 months now!) and all was clear. Very good news, of course! I've lost another couple of pounds and am back to most of my physical activity and am really feeling great.

Of course, then, today all over the news is the sad notice that Molly Ivins has died of breast cancer. Dammit, that sucks. First of all, she was amazing and one of my heroes, even though I've apparently been pronouncing her name wrong all these years. Second, breast cancer. Gah. Just when I can start to think of it as innocuous again for a few minutes, it whacks someone fantastic way before her time. Stupid disease.

Anyway, I *am* here, and I'll write a real update (hair pics, too!) very soon. Really!


Heidi and Sarah Face The Day said...

Good to hear you Jen! - SRA

Anonymous said...

Yay, The Schmoopie! All hail The Schmoopie! Even living with you every day, I love to hear from you in this medium. TYTB!

Jenny D said...

Hi Jenny,

My name is Jenny and I am part of an online community called CarePlace, for people experiencing similar health related issues and their caregivers, including Breast Cancer. We have recently added new Breast Cancer related communities to the site.

As your blog relates to what we are doing at CarePlace, I was wondering if you might be willing to check out our site and let me know if you think it might be helpful to the people who communicate through and with you. People can join multiple communities, share experiences, check out info on medical conditions and treatments and form their own groups within the site.

We have gotten great feedback and as you know the more people in various communities the more outreach and support that happens. Our users have really liked it so far and we are adding new features all the time based on what everyone is telling us.

It is important to us to get feedback from people like you about the site as we develop features – the site is You can add me as a friend (jend) and let me know what you think.

Thanks in advance!
Jenny (jend)