I’m Jennifer, and this is my family: Dennis and Little J. We live north of San Francisco in a charming city I like to call Sugartown. We moved here three years ago from the Big City. We were excited to put down roots and be a part of a community. A few months later, I was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. We were shocked, to say the least, but got through it with our love for each other, a lot of love and support from our family and friends, and a lot of prayers being answered.
After enjoying a year of remission and the new sweetness of life that comes along with having nearly lost it, the C came back. But we fought again, as a family, as a community, and continued to enjoy the nectar of the everyday. It is possible, you know, to live a fully embodied life while fighting cancer. I can honestly say, it is almost easier.
After last summer’s fight, I got a three month remission, but then it came back. I’m now on a constant low-dose of weekly chemo that is keeping the disease away while I try to live a full life with the family and friends that I love. Update: The weekly low-dose of chemo stopped working mid-summer, a week before Little J’s sixth birthday. So, I’m taking a daily dose of Cytoxin and Avastin every three weeks. Keep praying this works, friends and readers. Same thing. xoxo
Fourseeds is a place for me to share the things I love about this life that leads me. The title Four Seeds comes from the story of Persephone.
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