Monday will be a good day

Sep 13

Well folks, Monday is scan day.

Here’s how I envision the day going:

Wake up pre-dawn.

Pray.  Run.  Pray.

Drive to hospital for PET scan.  Read and pray during the PET procedure from 7-9am.  Say hello to my hospital people.

Go to Dr. Clean’s office for appointment.  I started seeing Dr. Clean last month because my neck/shoulders/upper back were/are really jacked up from 1) being a tall person my adult life and hunching to make myself shorter and 2) my mastectomy and thoracoscopy surgeries that caused me to curl protectively around my chest.  My posture stinks.  Dr. Clean is working to get me bones aligned again, and he’s all about whole body wellness.  I’ve been taking it in and evaluating it and incorporating bits and pieces into my routines.  I figure I have nothing to lose by being as healthy as possible.

Go to Dr. Wonderful’s office for PET scan results.

Dr. Wonderful shows me scan report that says NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE (NED).  He smiles in his quiet way.  His smile is even more reassuring than the report.  We stamp the plan for the next 3-6 months with my current cancer drug protocol (Herceptin, Perjeta, Faslodex); everything remains status quo.  Brad and I smooch and he heads off to do important work type things.

I frolic into the chemo room, and I high-five my posse of fellow drippers.  We all do a Happy Dance.  I send out texts and use the oncology patient wifi to post a quick, gleeful blog update.

I finish dripping, collect Maren off the school bus, and pick up Greta from Phenom’s house.

We laugh and sing and dance as we make dinner.  We eat.  We chat.

We head to Maren’s volleyball game. I am coaching Maren and nine other little girls who are having their first volleyball experience.  It’s really amazing to see them improve so quickly in such a short amount of the time.  For about half of the game, I coach with Greta riding piggy back.  For the other half of the game, Greta sits on the bench with the girls who are rotating in to play.  Maren will try really hard to get her serve over the net… I hope she does it; she’s been practicing so hard.  This is introductory volleyball, so I’m hoping we actually have some back-and-forth volleys with the other team.  It’s a fun-focused league, and we are loving it so far.

We will head home for the post-game snack, bedtime routines and night-nights.

I will lay my head down and thank God (again) for my many blessings.  I will check off the box: Do Today Well.

I love my life.  Monday will be a good day.


  1. ShannonK /

    I pray Monday is exactly that! Sounds wonderful. Since I am a Pilates instructor and I love you dearly I want to teach you mat, reformer and/or wunda chair Pilates so you can be strong to the core! So please take me up on that offer when you want to or have time. I love you friend!

  2. I will be doing the happy dance too…. You make me smile!

  3. Kim rourk /

    Sounds like the perfect plan!

  4. Lisa Marker /

    Praying that is your exact day!!!

  5. Praying!

  6. You are amazing. I am inspired by your faith and endless optimism. Thanks, again, for sharing your journey. Sending prayers.

  7. Michelle /

    I love your plan for Monday! A little visualization, a dash of optimism, a heavy pour of prayer=one incredible cocktail!!!

  8. Praying that this is your Monday!! God is using you in more ways than you know!!!

  9. Offering up prayers for your envisioned day!

  10. Praying with you and for you…yes, Monday will be a good! Love you!

  11. Lori6NV /

    Praying for you from afar. 🙂

  12. Newbie friend /

    I will be awaiting the happy post and praying all day for you! Life is good! We are hiking out in the Grand Canyon right now! Awesome.

  13. Jen, you do visualization better than anyone I know! You’ve have not only set a plan in place, you’ve let your prayer warriors have a sneak peek. How can the Universe do anything but comply! Here’s to a perfect Monday (and many, many more to follow)! ♥p

  14. Praying for you, your family and your Monday.

  15. Julie Hughes /

    Prayed for you as I ran this morning. Will remember you on Monday and anxiously await NED blog/update! Love and prayers from Alabama!

  16. Tiffany /

    I love how your day will go and can’t wait to read all about it tomorrow! In the meantime, I’ll be lifting you up in prayer!! Many, many blessings!!!

  17. I will be sending you my prayers and positive thoughts tomorrow. I love your will to pre-pave positivity!

  18. Bonnie J /

    Was thinking of you on the way to church this morning!! Tomorrow is a big day and my prayers go with you every step of the way. Praying unceasingly !!

  19. Christin /

    I have been and am praying. Thank you, God, for your miracles and for teaching me through Jen how to embrace each day.

  20. Praying without ceasing, believing

  21. Love your vision for Monday! Am sending tons of positive thoughts that the day plays out exactly like this 🙂

  22. We are also praying your day goes as planned. We love you and that beautiful family of yours. Missing you in Iowa!

  23. So much love and hugs coming your way. Brett and I are with you on what will be a Good Monday.

  24. Cuddles and heaps of love from Beerwah.

  25. Pray it, Live it, Believe it, God is good. Praying for NED.

  26. The bible tells us to speak those things, that are not, as though they were…So, we walk by faith and not by sight. For without Faith, it is impossible to please Him. Now Faith, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. God Bless You!