Mom’s VIP Room

Jul 17

I got a speaker phone call from Dad, Mom, and Chief Sister from the hospital room.  Mom is talking, and talking coherently.  She says that the drugs are fabulous, and she was making jokes.  She really sounded good, and Chief and Dad seemed surprised at how “with it” she was.  Dad filled her in on her OR antics, and she is pleased with the big picture: everything went smoothly and her prognosis is good.

The Rozzer has been given the largest room on the floor, which has a great view of downtown Cincinnati.  It is the room that they give the VIPs who come in as patients.  If the Reds get a home run or win tonight, she will get a fireworks display!  Already she has three flower arrangements, two edible bouquets, two bunches of balloons, a couple of banners, and some other fun goodies.  She might need a moving van when she checks out!  All her friends from the floor are fighting over who gets to take care of her, and she is in great hands.

Dr. B-cup will be making rounds late-morning tomorrow.  Dad will go home tonight and head back in the morning.  I’ll probably swing by the hospital for a quick visit before lunch tomorrow on my way to chemo.  This is probably the last update of the day, so assume no news is good news from this point.  I’ll blog tomorrow as soon as I have both an update and a wifi connection.

We are celebrating that Mom’s cancer bits are now safely out, and she can focus on the next steps towards her long and happy future.

Thank you God, and Go Rozzinator!


  1. Mark Powell /

    Writer I am so thrilled with your news from OR & recovery and ward and the Rozzinators progress through – Give my love to all and a gentle HUG to the patient when you see her next -love Doctor Dog

  2. Julie /

    Wonderful news. All the updates were truly appreciated…thinking of you every day and then some…

    Your silent warrior from the North.

  3. Sue Nitz /

    For you Jen and your mom. Glad everything went well today.

    You, Lord, are my lamp;
    the Lord turns my darkness into light.
    With your help I can advance against a troop;
    with my God I can scale a wall.
    As for God, his way is perfect:
    The Lord’s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.
    For who is God besides the Lord?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
    It is God who arms me with strength
    and keeps my way secure.
    He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights.
    -2 Samuel 22:29–34

  4. Lynda M O /

    BEst news of the week; thanks for the update. MAy all go well from here on out.

  5. Margaret McDonald /

    That was the best news I’ve heard in a long while. Thanks for keeping everyone informed Jen. Good on ya Roz.
    Lots of love from Margaret. (Sydney)

  6. Mimi Galgano /

    Wonderful news! Keeping you both in my prayers!!! Mimi Galgano
    (Maryann’s Mom)

  7. Bethany Bohmer /

    Roz has this. Cancer never had a chance….with you or her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Eloise O'Mara /

    Great news Jen! I have spent this morning reading all your updates about our “special” Rozzinator. Give her a big, gentle hug from all of us. Eloise and Brett xo

  9. Bonniebj /

    Absolutely wonderful news Jen!!!!! Please give your Mom and Dad a huge hug from us. The Lord is so faithful to grant our hearts desires, grant us immeasurable faith and give us His consuming peace. Your Mom will certainly have more stories for her story. Love you all and praying you all have a peaceful slumber tonight. Thank you so much for the updates..

  10. Jen, Thanks soooo much for keeping all of us updated throughout the day! I drove in from NC today so was able to read each post the moment we arrived. Sounds like after a few bumps in the road that all went well. Hugs to all of you!

  11. Jen ~ Your Mom deserves the best room in the house ~ I so hope she sees Fireworks !!!!! It feels so good to read your updates ~ Thank You 🙂 Your Mom will be sore; however, she is a fighter & will do well now that this is in her past !!!!!!! This will be you soon ~ CANCER GONE !!!!!!!! Continued Prayers & Peace, Marlayne 🙂

  12. Thank you for including all of us who are thinking of your family often. I feel as if I was there with your mom through the whole process. Our love and prayers are with all of you. I am so happy for her to be cancer free. I can’t wait to celebrate with both of you at the end of the summer. You know I love to throw a party so I would love to work with your sisters to throw you and your mom a cancer free party after your surgery and recovery in the fall. Thoughts??? : )

  13. Amy Wheeler /

    So glad to hear she is doing well and is getting the pampering she deserves!! Prayers to ALL of you!!!

  14. Denise Eck /

    Wonderful update. We are thinking and praying for the entire Mathie/Anderson families. We will share this with my mother who is an 18 year breast cancer survivor. Roz, here’s to at least 30 more years!! Love, Denise and Mike

  15. /

    Thanks Jen The Writer + Communicator. We love your work. Great news on the Rozzer front. That staff group will be glad to evict the troublesome patient asap. Lots of love and gentle hugs to you all.
    Neecie and the Beerwah prayer team

  16. Kelly E /

    Wonderful news. Continued prayers of healing and thanksgiving for you, your mom and whole family.

  17. Patty Wheeler /

    Jen…I have been following the updates from yesterday and I prayed and had no doubt she would come through with flying colors and drugs! You are both amazing women (in fact all of the Mathie women are amazing) and your dad is watching over you all with love. Although I am happy she has the best room on the floor I am a little disappointed to hear that she only has 1 room as our Diva deserves the entire floor complete with Cabana Boys and a masseuse. 🙂 I have been following your journey and as I told your mom you are quite a woman too.

  18. Michele /

    Jen, thanks so much for the updates & wonderful news. Sounds like your Mom definitely had the *Star* treatment by all her loving caregivers/friends. Hugs & kisses to you all. Our prayers for you & your Mom aren’t divided, but multiplied. Blessings to you both this and everyday!!!

  19. Michele /

    Jen, thanks for the updates & wonderful news. It definitely sounds like your Mom had the *Star* treatment from all her loving caregivers/friends. Our prayers continue for you both. Hugs & kisses to you all.