Jenni Ballance

First post: Jan 28, 2017 Latest post: Aug 23, 2018
Thanks for visiting our site!  We are still in the early stages of a fairly long journey, and appreciate your interest, love and support.  If you want to help our family, keep an eye on the planner page.  We are lucky enough to not need a lot done around the house, and Natalie can drive, so can get her and her sister around town.  As far as food, the biggest help is occasionally having a meal prepared or delivered for Dennis and the kids, especially if returning late from the hospital -- Jenni's neutropenic dietary restrictions, coupled with chemo-induced taste bud changes, limit purchased and prepared food options for her.  So, keep an eye on the Planner.

Backstory: On Dec 26, Jenni noticed feeling a little bloated, and not having much appetite. A week later, her physician sent her for a CT, which diagnosed peritoneal cancer. 16 days later, a biopsy identified diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL, the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with an 80% remission rate and 50% cure rate). At that point her belly was as large as a full-term pregnancy, and was hard to the touch. She started chemo the next day (hyper-CVAD, if you're interested).

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