From dating advice to unremarkable

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by The Huffington Post about dating after diagnosis.  It turns out they are doing a whole series on young adults with cancer and the issues we face (fertility, employment, dating, etc).  While I’m certainly no guru on dating, I am open to sharing my experiences.  I told the journalist a few “first date horror stories” and then shared some about what I have learned since my divorce in 2009.  When I spoke with the journalist, I didn’t know who else they were interviewing; however the article includes some of my favorite people in cancerland.  The full article is here:


Yesterday I spent four hours chained to the IV pump receiving my chemo cocktail.  At the crack of dawn this morning, I had a brain MRI.  It was scheduled because I had some headaches which can often be a symptom of the cancer spreading to the brain.  My oncologist’s office just called and said my brain is “unremarkable” which is exactly what I wanted to hear!!!  Maybe the headaches are due to the crazy changes in weather we’ve experienced.  I don’t know what caused them, but as long as it isn’t cancer, I can deal with it.


I have some exciting (and dare I say legendary) things in the works as the year comes to a close.  I look forward to sharing them with you.  I read each message which offers so much support.  Thank you for your loving, kind words that make my heart smile.




Living legendary as a mom with Stage IV breast cancer. Author of Learning to Live Legendary and What You Might Not Know: My Life as a Stage IV Cancer Patient.
  1. Teresa Ridenhour's Reply

    Jen you are amazing! I love the we site!

  2. Keli Revell Reply

    Jen, You have been such a wonderful friend to me! I am so blessed that you came into my life! You are truly amazing!! You always know just what to say!! Thank You!!!

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