Friday, August 12, 2011

An Update on Jami

First, thank you all so much for all the fabulous pillowcases...our count as of today is 329...I've delivered to Jami three times and each time I wish you all could be with me...the joy in Jami's face is beyond description...her eyes just light up and then she cries...the last time before I gave her the 100+ that I had I said, "we will have no tears today"...she said "OK" and then she saw the bags and bags and boxes and she started to cry....she said "These are HAPPY tears"...and then of course I'm right there with her...the tears start.  Her poor husband just shakes his head...poor thing, he knows what's coming each time.  So again, THANK YOU!  I wish there were more words that I could use to express our gratitude...you all are amazing!

Jami went last Friday for her last chemo treatment...she had 3 treatments...she would go on a Friday and then off for 3 weeks...back on that Friday...she went in for a scan last Wednesday and the doctor was very pleased...he said things were looking great and that for now, her treatment Friday would be the last and then when she got stronger again, they would do 12 radiation treatments and then she should be good.  So please, please, please keep those prayers and good thoughts coming, she knows that's what has made the difference.  The doctors are pleased.  She also has to go back over to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on the 24th for them to reevaluate her hip...they're talking about replacing it now that the radiation treatments got rid of the cancer in there...they are afraid that it's been weakened and that it could break...she really doesn't want to have the surgery, she's really hoping that when they check it that it will all be good.  So that's what my prayers are for her...

So based on this schedule, she is tentatively planning on going to Fort Gordon toward the end of September to make the delivery...so we can push the date for pillowcases to the beginning of September...so if you were thinking you wanted to make one or two or...and just ran out of time this summer...you still have time...

Again...THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!!!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, that is such GOOD news! Praise our Loving God for answering prayers!!!

Pam said...

That is wonderful news. I pray she continues to get rid of all the cancer and can avoid the hip surgery.

Stephanie said...

Please give my best wishes to Jami. I'm happy for her good news.

Gretchen said...

Wonderful news! So happy to be part of the happiness!

Betty Lou said...

God answers prayers, hope that Jami's stays in remission. Give her a hug for me.

Linda V said...

It was a pleasure to participate! So glad she is getting such good new! I'll keep praying!!

Janet O. said...

Glad to have contributed to "happy tears"! Prayers for Jami continue.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Carol, Thank you so, so much for the update. I am definitely keeping her and her family and you as well, in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hugs for you, Big but very gentle Hugs for Jami...

Darlene said...

Wonderful, wonderful news - thank you so much for sharing, Carol. Now that I'm back in the sewing chair I'll have some pillow cases off to you very soon.

Janet said...

I'm so glad things are looking up. It's such a small thing for individuals to make a pillowcase or two, but look at what it all adds up to! You are a wonderful friend. Hooray for Jami!!!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What wonderful news - so glad you are keeping us updated. blessings, marlene

Michelle said...

What happy news! I'm crying happy tears!

Cheryl said...

Such wonderful news about news about Jami. I definitely have her in my prayers. Big hugs to you for being such a wonderful supportive friend to her.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Thank you so much for giving us and update and I'm delighted to hear the good news! Continued prayers for healing. It's so nice to hear how small contribustions can make such a big difference. Keep us posted and I'll try and sneak in another pillowcase or two.

Anne Heidi said...

Happy tears are always good! So happy to hear she's doing well!

JCnNC said...

I needed a dose of good news today and this is great. Thank you for the update - so encouraging. Give Jami our best wishes for furture wonderufl updates. Judy C in NC

Pamela V said...

Thanks for the update! My daughter and I were happy to help. All the best to Jami.

Kris said...

Carol - Thank you for the update on Jami!! It all sounds really encouraging!! Prayers continue to flow!! More "happy tears" are on the way!!! Kris

Karen said...

Thank you so much for the update. VERY VERY glad to hear the good news.
Thank you for the reminder. I will get on more pillow cases...K

Tammy said...

I am so thrilled to hear how many pillow cases you've gotten and glad that I sent some for the effort. I'm glad that Jami will get to go to Fort Gordon for the delivery. She is in my prayers and fighting cancer myself I so understand how hard it all is for her and I'm thinking of her and praying that all goes well and that her trip to the Fort is extra special as she is to all and to our troops. Please give her a big hug from me and a big hug to you as well for doing this!!

Michele said...

I'm so happy that Jami's progress sounds so positive :-) How wonderful that the pillowcase project is going so well :-) Great news!!

AnnieO said...

Fantastic reason for tears of joy!