Thursday, October 24, 2013

Franken Whaaat...

Only in Seattle. (Or, of course, Portland.)

Ok. So, first, the security (as expected), was much tougher at JFK than SEA. The doctor's note was definitely a huge help. They still opened all the liquids and held a strip over the liquid. Then they ran each strip through a machine verifying the innocuousness (if that's a word) of my liquids. All-in-all it was still seamless, which is such a relief! One less thing to worry about. I like that.

Second awesome thing, is that I met an amazing woman on my flight home. We got to talking, and it turns out her husband's buddy is fighting a GBM. I hate myself, sometimes - totally embarrassed - because I am such a talker. I swear that I've literally been working on talking less. It's basically a lifelong goal. Anyway, I was so excited to share a few (key pieces) of info. I know how it feels to be overwhelmed, so I told dear Rachel to feel free to share the info, but give a disclaimer so that the friends can toss it of they're already too overwhelmed.

For me, in my life, I will never be offended if people take my ideas and toss them. I'm not trying to prove a point, I just want to help. And the whole point of helping is to be an assistant. It has to be a choice, and above that - people have a lot going on. That's what sucks. Time is the most valuable, and we can't control it. We're only human. We only have so much energy, so many resources, and some of the cancers are evilly selfish, taking everything so quickly. 

Bottom line: I want to help. Take it or leave it. Take a penny, or leave a penny (by way of information to fight gliomas). I just want to learn more and share. 


  1. Still incredible and inspiring every day! Thank you so much for taking your time to share your life with us!!! We are so blessed!!
    Love, Maleka

  2. Keep sharing because we are listening and learning too! You have been a blessing for my family!

  3. Dear Jessica, has anyone told you how awesome you are today? AJ turned me on to your blog. She told all me about you during a physio session, without even knowing that my husband was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and had bravely decided to treat himself with nutrition rather than chemo, radiation, or having his prostate removed. Your story resonates with me very much. I think you are brave and beautiful and the world is a better place for having you in it. Any advice you have for us is welcomed! Avidly reading your every post; genuinely inspired by your kind, strong, generous spirit.

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :))))

  4. Hi, Jess.
    This is Rachel, from the plane. Thank you so much for sharing all of the information with me! It was fantastic and inspirational, and my husband is going to pass it on to his friend, accompanied with your recommendation to "take it or leave it--no need to reply."
    I just started reading through your blog and came across this entry, so I thought I'd let you know that I've followed through, and maybe all of your hard work will help yet one more person fighting brain cancer.
    And it was totally not too much talking. :-)
    Thank you again,

    1. Oh, Rachel, that makes my day!! It was so much fun talking with you, and I've kept you, your family with that sweet zebra socked girl, your friend and his family all in my thoughts.


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