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Jan 11, 2018
Welcome to Jolene's CaringBridge website. This is her journey to health. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one central place. We appreciate your prayers, support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Let us know you visited. Put in comments as you feel is appropriate.
From Jolene: Thank You so much Heidi for setting all of this up. On August 1, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is stage one-located only in my neck. Within a week I had a pet scan and surgical biopsy to determine what type of NHL it was ( there are 60 to 70 different types ) . I also had a bone marrow biopsy. The type I have Diffused large B cell (DLBC). I praise God for this result because it is the most common type and therefore the treatment protocol was very clear . I will have three rounds of chemo therapy followed up by radiation .
While being an emotional roller coaster with all the feelings that come with a cancer diagnosis , God has revealed himself to me in amazing ways that many would call coincidences. He's always with me and is already there ahead of me. I trust that he's going to use me for a bigger purpose than me through this journey. This for sure I know it's no coincidence.
My God, my family, my friends and school and church family have been absolutely incredible . This honestly is the part that overwhelms me the most . That God would love me so much to put these people in my life --I am overcome with His love for me.
We have a phrase in our house that we often remind our kids when the going gets tough:TOWSONS DO HARD THINGS. Well it's my turn and I am reliant on Jesus- because it's only throughHIS strength that we are able to do anything .