So the thing with cancer is that you never get a “hooray, you’re cured!” certificate. What you do get is a “hooray, you haven’t had a relapse yet” update, but it’s not even in certificate form. After Jenn's treatment ended there were scans done every few months to see where things were at vis-a-vis her lymphoma, and a few months ago there was a suspicious growth: just a tiny one, but something that shouldn't have been there.
What you do then is basically drink radioactive juice. The radioactive sugars get absorbed by tissues, and you look to see if there’s any growths absorbing them, which would indicate some cancer cells that made it through the first round of chemo. Unfortunately there was some uptake in that growth we were worried about and a few other places too, which means treatment has started again.
This is the hardcore round, where they throw everything they can at it. At one point the treatment will be so strong it’ll actually completely destroy Jenn’s immune system. But before they do that, they extract stem cells from her, and once her immune system is gone they’ll inject those stem cells back into her, which will restart her bone marrow and reboot her immune system. That’s kind of amazing. And it is a complete reboot: she’ll lose any acquired immunity she ever had. She’ll have to be re-vaccinated. She’ll be able to get chicken pox twice. You thought it wasn’t possible, but SCIENCE FOUND A WAY.
This won’t be an easy couple of months (the “rebooting the immune system” part requires a hospital stay of at least a couple of weeks) and while there’s no guarantees this will work, the odds are at least 50/50. While we’ve been able to tell many of you this in person, I’d hate to miss anyone.
I’ve cancelled all convention appearances this year (except for TCAF, taking place in my home town) until this is over. We both appreciate your support!
This concludes my cancer tumblr post with a funny gif at the top
welp. time to go be financially supportive.
Some of you will know where this concept came from. The original art was created by askthederpvengers. It’s amazingly awesome.
This is just me being a fan of the original.
Please forgive Fury’s eyepatch.
Oh no I can’t stop laughing #SendHelp
WOAH I WAS NOT READY FOR THAT HOLY SHIT.
Never not reblogging this
OH. MY. GOD.
My ears had an orgasm that lasted longed than a pig’s orgasm..
I was doing my make-up as I started this song and now I have Mascara all on the right side of my face..
I can has Reign of Terror Schwarz AU? Bonus points for working in the Austrian tension.
would one of you maybe like to come over here and do the whoosh thing to the freshly-shaved bits of my hair? yes?
Broken Mirror / Evening Sky is a stunning series by New York-based photographer Bing Wright, who creates breathtaking images of sunsets seen through shattered mirrors. Richly colored skyscapes are distorted by the cracked glass, abstracting the traditional image of a sunset in a visually striking way.