▼ After being admitted overnight for my first chemo & other treatment.
If you know your hair is falling out next week, why wouldn’t you do this?
(put a water bottle inside and decorate with hospital gloves)
▼ “None but Jesus” at Soul City Church our last Sunday before it all began. Took out my phone in the middle of the song to snap a pic because I knew I’d need to remember that moment.
▼ One of my favorite nurses, Peggy! We had to put masks on whenever they needed to access the source of my PICC line. And in order to come in my room people had to put on these plastic gowns/gloves to decrease the chance of spreading germs.
▼ My first blood transfusion. Pretty heavy getting someone else’s donated blood—makes you think about the total sacrifice of Christ, and how he freely shed ALL his blood to give us salvation.
▼ FaceTiming with #jackiethadog of course.
▼ Thank you to our church families, family and friends! All these incredible expressions of love, prayer, hope and support were a huge source of encouragement in my hospital room—I got lots of compliments on “my wall.”
At the Residence Inn during November or Northwestern Memorial Hospital during December…
10. He spent hours creating an entertainment center (basically getting the Apple TV, Xbox and internet FUNCTIONAL)! It was his mission. From NetFlix to HBO Go, iTunes, Pandora, Amazon Prime, and dozens of Breaking Bad DVDs, we pretty much had every show/service anytime. Continue reading
It was really scary being in a big city away from home when I couldn’t walk and didn’t know my way around. Keith made everything okay, but then he had to leave. He was contractually bound to play a gig a week after we got here so he had to fly home.
Kelsey, one of my best friends, came to stay with me during that critical and scary time—bringing me to the hospital for my first chemo treatment/being admitted. Continue reading
When I was in the hospital last year I was stuck to my computer, posting updates, photos and keeping everyone in the loop. Since getting home/Christmas, though, I haven’t stopped enjoying (and adjusting to) my new version of life. I’m sorry I neglected to update everyone!! I will do that now during this week—my 6ish-month evaluation—and share the photos I’ve been saving for you to see.