Thursday, November 25, 2010

The unveiling





Today was a weird day she woke up feeling fine, took a shower and then just crashed. The day was a total relapse and she just felt awful. As a sidenote Jenny has had an unwelcome visitor in the form of a old lady with a New York accent loudly chatting on her cell phone outside her room. Today Jenny was not in the mood to have to listen to her loud rantings so she called the nurses station to ask them to quiet her. Nothing changed so after waiting five minutes Jenny got up and went to the hallway and said "lady you have to lower your voice" she didn't hear her so Jenny raised her voice and said it again and told her that she was tired of being woken up by her, after sizing her up the lady slinked away. Jenny felt like she had just cleansed the temple. (read that in a not sac relig way).


Good/Great news of the day Jennys white blood cell count is up to 1.5 and the oncologist says that they will just skyrocket from there (woot woot). For those keeping count Jenny has just two days of chemo and just five days of treatments.

And now for the new haircut, we had a small quiet head shaving party and Jenny was incredibly brave. There was laughter, dancing, tears and a heated discussion about whether Katie Perry sings about a plastic bag in her new song Firework (she does and I was wrong). In the end we were surprised to find that shaving her head didn't make her look sicker in actually made her look strong and powerful and beautiful, seriously she rocks this look. She prefers the top photo, she feels it looks more like her. we love you Jenny and are continually inspired by your strength and determination in this situation.

11 comments:

Laurel said...

Top photo DOES look like you, Jenny. but the 2nd photo is pretty sexy (grin).

LOVE YOU, GIRL!

Jennifer said...

I'm with Laurel... I was just clicking over to say it: sexy. Crazy. I love you JR! I'm grateful for YOU today.

Jennifer said...

OH! And you're wearing your Sun Devil t-shirt. Yeah! And eat will you? You are too skinny. :)

Boyd Family said...

Jenny, you look fabulouso! I think if you had your glasses on in the second photo is would look more like you, but I LOVE the pic with you and that sweet Karen Reeder. Ti Amo

Birdie in DC said...

Amazing. You are so courageous-- way to take this thing head on (no pun intended). We love you!
S, R & O.

Welcome to Lulu's life. said...

You look incredible with your new do! You can totally rock it!

Vicki said...

Jenny looks gorgeous! It's good to see Karen too, she hasn't changed at all. Hope you're having a good day today!

C said...

Jenny, I'm so proud and blessed to know you. This is a step forward and your beauty shines through. You have an army of prayers and love behind you. Keep going! I love you!

The Wyler Family said...

you do ROCK this new look! way to go! you are a brave woman... and so inspiring! i can't even tell you how often i think about you! love you!

Emily said...

Holy cow, I had no idea that a shaved head could look so good! Honestly, you look great and I'm not just saying that to be nice!

Kaedi said...

Love the pic of you in the yellow t-shirt. BEAUTIFUL! You are rocking the shaved-head look, my friend! Much, much, love headed your way, Jenny!