Thursday, July 2, 2009

Today's the Day!!

Hi Everyone :-)

I know I've been a serious slacker once chemo finished! The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind. Rachel packed up and left to be a camp counselor in Mass. and I survived a cross country trip with Carly to Los Angeles! I'll have to write all about the trip when I have more time.

I returned to Michigan via Dallas with my sister, Melissa, in tow. She will be with me for the next week helping with post surgery "stuff." My surgery is this morning at 8:15 at the Alice Gustafson
section of St. Joe's Hospital and will last approximately 6 hours. YIKES!! Since I'll be in la la dream land, I'll be counting on all of you for positive thoughts and prayers. I know I will come through this and am looking forward to being cancer FREE!!

Well, my P.J.'s are packed, as well as my Ipod (I'll be spending the night at the hospital) and I'll see all of you on the other side of this.

I love you all, thanks for traveling on this journey with me.



  1. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!
    Stay Strong!!
    Love ya,

  2. Hi All,
    Joanne's sister here. She's out of surgery and resting comfortably in her room. She has a great nurse and even better drugs. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been following her journey. Your love, support and prayers have meant more to her than you'll ever know. I'm sure she'll make a post as soon as she's up to it.


  3. hi -

    don't be shy...ask for whatever you need to speed your recovery and let people take care of you for a change.

    rest easy and feel better.



  4. You have been in my thoughts, and I was so happy to hear your sister's update. I hope you continue to do well, and are resting and healing.
    Hugs - CeRae

  5. Thinking of you as you recover! Thanks for the update on how she is doing. Looking forward to seeing her next entry, but for now... just recoup! :0)

  6. Thinking LOTS about you Joanne. Thank you so much for the update Melissa. It's comforting for all us CC Sisters to know Joanne has such wonderful, caring family and friends caring for her. I look forward to every post. Bless you and your family Joanne. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.



  7. I'm sending positive thoughts your way during your recovery and final phase of treatment! I can't wait to hear about your California adventure! I somehow picture you as a "California Girl"!!!!!! Thanks Melissa for the update.