On Deck

9 Jun

We check in tomorrow at 6 am for what likely will be an 8-12 hour surgery. There are a lot of unknowns and what-ifs going in, but I have a veteran ENT surgeon-neurosurgeon-reconstructive surgeon team to reassure our confidence. A lot of scary risks were recited today, but as one of my doctors said, many of these surgical risks will likely become inevitabilities caused by the tumor if we let is keep growing. 

I’m so thankful for you, my incredible family and friends, for including me in your thoughts and in your prayers going into tomorrow and what will be a trying recovery.


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37 Responses to “On Deck”

  1. Linda Hornick June 9, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    Lots of prayers for you Jenna!

  2. Brian June 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Hold Fast & SHINE BRIGHTLY
    Like you always do 🙂

  3. Sandi June 9, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Thinking and praying for you and your family

  4. Myleea Spencer June 10, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    We love you and thinking of you all day tomorrow.
    Spencer family

  5. jeanneoneilljeo1953 June 10, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    Jenna…sending you and your family peace…your doctors and care team the wisdom to take care of you in the best possible way…will be lifting you in prayer tomorrow as you under go this surgery…

  6. Miki June 10, 2014 at 4:49 am #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your medical team!!

    hugs n prayers,

  7. Rose Forst June 10, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    Hey Jenna,
    We have been praying for you each day and know you are at the best possible place. Stay strong. As always thinking of you often.
    Rose Forst

  8. erika hanson brown June 10, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Jenna….gee whiz! How much can one girl take? I want you to know that I – like ALL of your fans – will be holding your good progress in my heart. Plus, I shall post to COLONTOWN and request prayer from almost 1800 caring hearts!!!
    Love, love, love YOU!!!

  9. Ashlee Suker June 10, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    I will be thinking of you Jenna! Sending lots and lots of hugs!!
    Love, Ashlee, Ben, & Theodore

  10. Nanci Fine June 10, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    Thinking of you Jenna, your husband, and family….love especially from me to your mom! Sending positive thoughts and prayers.

  11. Denise Ludewig June 10, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Prayers and thoughts are sent your way Jenna!

  12. Clare Lynam Goldfogle June 10, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    Been thinking of you a ton lately and my thoughts are with you again this morning. Hang in there! Sending love and positive vibes your way!

  13. Kelsey Olson June 10, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    Sending my love and positive thoughts your way Jenna! – Kelsey (Riggins) & Jake Olson

  14. Laurie Pappenfus June 10, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    Jenna, Jimmy and your entire family, your surgical team and all those who care for you are in my prayers and thoughts today.

  15. Ellie Beaver June 10, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Love to you, Jenna! I’ll keep you and Jimmy in my thoughts today.

  16. Jean Berg June 10, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    Prayers sent your way to you Jenna! Keep fighting!

  17. Beth (Altmann) Rewitzer June 10, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Continued prayers from Tom and I!!! You possess so much strength and courage!!! You’re in good hands….I can’t wait to read your next blog!! Hugs to you!!!

  18. Kim Seifert Samuelson June 10, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!! Keep fighting!!

  19. Sally Squires June 10, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Many prayers today for you, Jenna, for your medical team, for Jimmy, and for your wonderful family.

  20. robinguadagnini June 10, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    Hey Sweet. Jenna (and family ) just a note to let you know you all were my first thought and first prayers today! Praying for complete removal of the cancer and complete healing and none of the scary worries and risks addressed.

    Please know I am sending a hug to you and your precious family too!

  21. Kristen Dahl June 10, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    Thinking of you and your family on this crazy intense day. Be strong my dear and I can’t wait to hear about what a success this surgery is, those doctors at Mayo are the best!!

  22. Rick Harder June 10, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    Its been several years since we met you and your mom at Mayo. Sending you love and positive thoughts from Eugene, OR. Rick and Jeanine Harder

  23. Luz Tenorio June 10, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Sending my positive thoughts and prayers for you and the team that is working on your surgery. Keep strong Jenna, Luz Tenorio

  24. Bryanna Balbach June 10, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Thinking and praying for you girlie!!!

  25. Ted & Marcia Kunze June 10, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    We are holding you up in our prayers today and each day.
    Ted and Marcia Kunze

  26. Kathy Kemmeter June 10, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Jenna and family,

    We are thinking about you all and keeping you in our prayers.

    The Kemmeters

  27. Adam Hoff June 10, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    I stopped praying and thinking about a decade ago, but I’m going to make an exception today. Good luck Jenna! P.S. Fuck cancer.

  28. teresa Vacanti June 10, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Jenna and Jimmy, You know the Vacanti crew are all thinking of you today and the Nebraska pray lines are busy at work for you guys. Love you

  29. Vanessa Beranek June 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Will be thinking about you & praying for you tomorrow!

  30. Jen Fuhrman-Kestler (@jnfuhrman) June 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    You and your family are in my prayers today!

  31. Linda Mertz June 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Keep fighting, Jenna! You’ve been in my prayers and will continue to be!

  32. April Savage June 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    All our love and positive energy are coming your way. We love you guys!!
    ~April, Ben & Daphne~

  33. Kate Lloyd June 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    You inspire me. Every single day. Love you to pieces. Xoxo

  34. Becky Boyle June 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    In my thoughts and prayers…throughout this day… Your bright light shines!

  35. Karen June 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Keep fighting and stay strong! Praying for you, Jimmy and your family today! Praying for your doctors and health care team too! You can beat this! Hugs from Lakeville! Doug and Karen Torseth

  36. Mary & Paul Portner June 11, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Thought about you yesterday & prayers are continued for a recovery! Keep strong!

  37. Carol Guggisberg June 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Jenna, Lisa & family–
    You are in our daily prayers. Wish we could be there to give hugs during the very difficult days ahead. If anyone can beat this we know you can Jenna. There are so many of us that love you and your family.

    Hugs & prayers-
    Charlie & Carol

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