Katie Jensen Daily in Millcreek Canyon, Monday, January 27, 2014
Today, I went to the neurosurgeon’s to have my staples removed. We counted about 27 of them. I am happy to say that my scar is healing quickly. And, since they tapered my off the steroids, I have been able to sleep better and a good night’s sleep can not be over-stated. It is very important. Also, last night, for the first time, I slept a bit on my right side, area where the tumor was. I have been so cautious of keeping my head straight both day and night so it could heal properly.
I also want to emphasis that since my experience where I was comforted by angels, I have been so at peace. It has been the kind of peace that I have not known for at least three years, since the cancer showed up. I have been worried about all the what ifs… and now the worry is gone. Even before I left on the cruise, I had such mixed feelings about going. I was thinking that I must be getting “trip anxiety” as I am getting older. I think I knew something was coming.
I feel really good about my chances for survival. There are so many things that I want to accomplish in life. I also have such a desire to learn about my ancestors. I have this amazing uncle, Newel Reynolds, who has the most incredible website where he has researched and written about our ancestors. His work is so meticulous, truly a labor of love. I am indebted to him for all that he has done to make the stories of our ancestors come alive.
Today, I went back to Skyline which I couldn’t have done without Ann Jensen. She and I have worked together this year in Community of Caring and it has been such a blessing. She is one of the kindest people I know. Today, Katie Jensen Daily, arrived to lend her support and she helped a ton too. I really am so blessed to have them in my life.
My friends are bringing the most delicious dinners every night. It is making such a difference to just have those prepared for us.
I have so enjoyed the visitors coming our way. I’m sure when people hear “brain tumor” the worst thoughts come to mind and I look so normal. I am excited to get stronger every day.
Joanie in Millcreek Canyon 3 days after surgery. I needed an out and Katie took me there!