30, Pregnant and Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Treatment Completed!

Today I finished my first chemo treatment. Although it was about a four hour process it was pretty uneventful which was great! My mom, Rett and 4 girlfriends (Jenn, Laura, Natalie and Emily) joined to keep me company. They all planned a Mizzou theme to lighten the mode which included my Mizzou Snuggie, mini Trumans, Harpo's cups, Shakespeare's pizza, tiger ears, tattoos, Tiger wristbands. It brought great joy to the infusion center; we all had fun but the trauma nurse, a graduate from the University of Illinois.

Thank you to all of my wonderful Pi Phi girls that pitched in to contribute to an iPad. What a wonderful surprise! From the note directly: "We are all here for you during this time. But in case we are not physically here we thought this toy would allow you to "TOTT." Enjoy and we can't wait to help you beat this thing."

I can't wait to load it up with photos of all the special people around me.

I feel pretty good right now. Not sure if the steroids are kicking in but I hope the great feeling lasts. I was a bit emotionally drained this afternoon as I really didn't have a clue as to the experience and process for today. But now I now the plan and I know that I can do this! I am going to try to go to work tomorrow morning and see how my body holds up. The funny thing is that sometimes the side effects don't kick in until 48-72 hours later. I am ready to knock this thing out however!

Rett made us a calendar count down and we are only 15 treatments away from meeting Baby Oesch! I am so elated to know that the BRAC test is negative as it relieves a big stress- the stress of worrying if my mom, my dad, my brother or my baby could have also had the gene. Another step in the right direction for today!

Love to all,


  1. Jenna you have such a great, positive attitude!! Baby Oesch is already a lucky little guy! :) Thinking of you! Margo (Miller) Kindred

  2. Glad to see everything went OK yesterday. Jealous of the iPad!

  3. Love the Mizzou theme! You are such a fighter and will get through this in true Jenna style! One down, whoo hoo! XOXO

  4. That is hysterical. Glad it went smoothly. Too bad you couldn't have an adult bev in those harpos cups!

  5. How fun! Love the Mizzou stuff. Glad the first one is out of the way!
    Natalie Nichols McIntosh

  6. Hi Jenna....last time I saw you...you were about 6...I was a bridesmaid in your parents wedding, and I am promising you that I am a Pi Phi Prayer Partner right now in support of you and your family....can't wait to see pictures of that sweet baby and lot of smiles!

    Love, Beth Browning Greenwell